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Our Team

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Dr. Debbie Rhea

Project Creator & Director

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Alexander Rivchun, M.S.

Project Manager

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Dr. Kathy Cammarata

Program Coordinator

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Carol J. Bollinger, M.S.

Field Manager

 

Dr. Nicole Stroud

Facilitation Director

Laura Clark, M.S.

Research Associate

 


 

School District Coordinators

Candice Williams-Martin

Candice Williams-Martin currently serves as the LiiNK Program Specialist for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.  She was a successful early childhood teacher in EMS-ISD before being introduced to The LiiNK Project. Candice’s desire to foster the growth of the whole child is well suited for LiiNK’s mission to increase physical activity and nurture character development in children.  She is eager to assist schools as they embark on their journey with The LiiNK Project.   Candice received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Educational Leadership from Texas A & M University.

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Additional Research Team

Dr. Michelle Bauml

TCU College of Education Faculty
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Dr. Michelle Bauml is an assistant professor of early childhood/social studies education in the College of Education at Texas Christian University. She teaches undergraduate courses for the EC-6 program and graduate courses for the Elementary M.Ed. programs. Her recent projects involve exploring curriculum integration in elementary social studies classrooms, preparing social studies teachers for culturally diverse classrooms, and the role of teacher preparation in novice primary teachers’ practice. Currently, she is working on a manuscript about teacher education and a research project that deals with practicing teachers’ use of curriculum in primary grades. The Donovan Patton COE Impact Grant supports both projects.

Dr. Danielle Brimo

TCU School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Attentional Fatigue Specialist

Dr. Danielle Brimo is an assistant professor in the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at TCU.  She graduated from Florida State University with her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is a licensed speech-language pathologist.  Her teaching focuses on language development and language disorders.  Her research interests include assessing and intervening of children’s language and literacy skills. Currently, she is working on developing assessments and an intervention to improve children’s grammar skills.

Dr. Stephanie Jevas

TCU Kinesiology Department
Burnout Consultant

Dr. Stephanie Jevas is the Director for the Athletic Training Program in the Department of Kinesiology at TCU. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Health Education from Texas A&M University, her Masters Degree in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Western Michigan University, and her Doctorate in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Psychological Aspects of Movement from the University of Houston. She worked as an athletic trainer in both the high school and clinical setting for over 10 years before teaching in higher education. Prior to coming to TCU, Stephanie served as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX. Her academic interests include psychosocial aspects of athletic injury, burnout in the athletic training profession, and interprofessional practice and education.

Dr. Emily Lund

TCU School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Attentional Fatigue Specialist

Dr. Emily Lund is an assistant professor in the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at TCU.  She obtained her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from Vanderbilt University, and is certified (CCC-SLP) as a speech-language pathologist.  She teaches on topics concerning teaching speech to the deaf and hard of hearing, speech and hearing science, and aural rehabilitation.  Her research interests include spoken and written word learning in children with hearing loss.

Dr. Jackie Pennings

Statistician Consultant

Dr. Jackie Pennings earned a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in experimental psychology from Texas Christian University after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from Belmont University. She has also been accredited by the American Statistical Association as an Accredited Professional Statistician. As a statistician, Dr. Pennings consults with individuals, nonprofit organizations, and faculty on research design, conducting and interpreting statistical analysis, software training, and manuscript preparation. Specific statistical areas of expertise include factor and cluster analysis, basic bivariate analyses, repeated measures analyses, linear and hierarchical/mixed models, structural equation modeling, and nonparametric analyses including logistic regression techniques. She has worked on numerous national and international grants in areas such as health science, nutrition, reading, psychology, and mental illness. She is a member of several professional organizations and has presented her personal research at national and international conferences.  Through her training in statistics and research, as well as being personally involved as a researcher, Dr. Pennings has earned the qualifications and skills to advise others on their various research issues and needs.


 

Graduate Researchers

David Farbo

David attended Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where he obtained his B.S. degree in Physical Education with a concentration in grades 5-12.  He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at TCU, with a focus in Sport/Exercise Psychology.  In his research, David is interested in exploring how exercise affects physical and mental aspects of life among children.  He is a lead observer and assists with data entry and other related tasks in The LiiNK Project.

April Long

April is also pursuing her Master’s degree in Sport/Exercise Psychology at TCU and is interested in investigating the relationship between physical activity and mental aspects of life among children.  April was a student athlete at Iowa State University in Ames, IA, where she earned her B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science.  She is a key observer and assists with data entry and other related tasks with The LiiNK Project.


 

Undergraduate Researchers

Diana Schwene

Diana is a sophomore movement science major interested in working with children in either a physical therapy or occupational therapy setting after graduate school. She is working to develop her research related to active levels of children in the school day and their ability to learn and succeed. She is a key observer in the classroom and outside at recess.

Katie Trolinder

Katie is a sophomore movement science major interested in working with children in either a physical therapy or occupational therapy setting after graduate school. She is working to develop her research related to active levels of children in the school day and their academic success. She is a key observer in the classroom and outside at recess.