Dr. Michelle Bauml
TCU College of Education Faculty
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. Stephanie Jevas
TCU Kinesiology Department
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. Jackie Pennings
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.
Sami is a junior sport psychology major interested in working with children in exercise and sports settings. She is travelling abroad this semester in Italy, but will be back in the Fall to do her senior research on children and self-esteem as a result of being active. She is in her third year with the Liink Project and is one of our lead observers in the field with the K-6 setting.
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 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.
Laura attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX, where she earned her B.S. in Psychology. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology at TCU. Her research interests include how exercise enhances mental and physical aspects of life among children and adults as well as performance enhancement among athletes and exercisers. She is a lead observer and assists with data entry and other related tasks with the Liink Project.