Hans van der Mars - 2011 Keynote

Just a quick note to let you know that Hans van der Mars will be the keynote at our conference this year! He will be presenting ‘Physical Educators Assessing Student Learning: It’s Now of Never” on the morning of Thursday, November 24th. We will also have the opportunity to get even more in depth with his applied session later in the day, entitled, “On-the-fly Formal Assessment of Student Learning: It Can Be Done.” Come join us for the day and listen to what is sure to be a very interesting talk on a topic that affects us all on a daily basis.

Dr. Hans van der Mars received his doctoral degree from The Ohio State University (1984). He is a Full Professor at Arizona State University, where he is actively involved in the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Physical Education Teacher Education-Sport Pedagogy. Previously he held a faculty appointment at Oregon State University for 15 years. While there, he taught in the professional Physical Education Teacher Education licensure program, directed the Sport Pedagogy Laboratory, advised a small cadre of doctoral students, and also served as Graduate Program Coordinator. Prior to his tenure at Oregon State University, he held faculty positions at Arizona State University (Tempe) and the University of Maine-Orono.

He has been an active researcher in Sport Pedagogy/Physical Education Teacher Education for over 23 years. He has (co-)authored and published over 65 research papers, professional papers, book chapters and Proceedings papers. His published works have appeared in theJournal of Teaching in Physical Education(JTPE), Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (APAQ), Pediatric Exercise Science (PES),Physical Educator, Strategies, Paleastra, Journal of Sport Pedagogy , Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport (RQES), andEducational Leadership. In 2011, he co-authored the second edition of “Complete Guide to Sport Education” and has served as Co-Editor of the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE). Dr. van der Mars has made over 115 invited, keynote, research and professional presentations at international, national regional and state level conferences. And he also regularly delivers workshops for K-12 teachers in physical education.

Dr. van der Mars is a Fellow in the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education & Recreation (AAHPERD), and was inducted as an Active Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology & Physical Education (AAKPE) in 2006. In 2009 he was awarded Fellow status in the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Professionals, and named Southwest District Scholar in AAHPERD’s Southwest District of AAHPERD. In 2010 he received the Presidential Citation in the Southwest District of AAHPERD, while in 2011 he received the Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition Science Board for a three-year term. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Joanne and their daughter Katelyn, playing golf, listening to music, and following his beloved New York Mets.