Susan K. Kovar is a Professor of Physical Education and Dean of the Graduate School at Wichita State University. Susan has spent her 25-year career in higher education preparing elementary physical educators and classroom teachers to meet the movement needs of elementary-aged children. Much of her scholarship (research, publication and presentations) over that period of time focused on issues in physical education and methods of teaching elementary physical education. She received a B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska, an M.S. degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She is an active member of AAHPERD and NASPE, having served on a number of NASPE Committees. For seven years, she was a reader for the NASPE/NCATE process for accreditation of undergraduate physical education preparation programs in institutions of higher education. For an additional five years, she served as one of seven NASPE/NCATE adjudicators who made final recommendations to NCATE regarding these programs. She is a reviewer for JOPERD and Strategies. In 1987 she was named CAPEHE Young Scholar by the Central Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, and in 1998 she was named Central District AAHPERD Scholar.
Kathy Campbell, Ed.D., FACSM, is currently a faculty associate at Arizona State University. Recently Kathy worked in the private sector as an exercise physiologist and manager of cardiac rehabilitation at Advanced Cardiac Specialists in Apache Junction, Arizona. Her background includes teaching, coaching, and curriculum development in public schools and at four universities. She has worked in the field of exercise physiology and adult fitness for over 20 years, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and possesses certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, ACSM Exercise Specialist and ACSM Exercise Test Technologist. Kathy earned her Ed.D. and M.S. degrees in Health, Physical Education and Leisure from Oklahoma State University and B.S. in Biology with a minor in Physical Education from New Mexico State University. Kathy's interest in daily physical activity in the schools is evidenced by former work with elementary school teachers in workshops and short courses for fitness education in the public schools. She has several publications and presentations in the area of exercise and fitness, is a former chair of the Applied Exercise Science Council (NASPE), and a past president of the Central States Chapter of ACSM.