Dr. Carolyn A. Masterson

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Exercise Science and Physical Education

Dr. Carolyn D. Masterson

Office: University Hall 4139
Phone: (973) 655-5240
Email: mastersonc@mail.montclair.edu

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I am an Associate Professor in the Exercise Science and PE Department. As an instructor in the Teacher Education Program, I have taught many undergraduate and graduate courses. The courses that I teach include Fitness Activities, Movement Education in the Elementary Schools and the Teaching of Physical Education. I advise our Department's Student Panzer Association and volunteer as the Future Professional Advisor for New Jersey Assoication for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In addition, I serve on the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance's Student Services Board.

My area of research includes investigating the coordinated approach schools take to improve student health and wellness. I am trained in several fitness education programs and technology. My research includes schools in Asia as well as in the USA. I investigate what the goals of teachers are for their health and PE Program and whether it includes making student health and well. I also investigate what students think about their PE Program, their physical fitness levels, participation in physical activity and nutrition practices.

Degrees

  • EdD Columbia University
  • MA Columbia University
  • BS College of Mt. St. Joseph

 

Career Appointments 

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Publications

Resume/CV

I am an Associate Professor in the Exercise Science and PE Department. As an instructor in the Teacher Education Program, I have taught many undergraduate and graduate courses. 

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Books, monographs and edited volumes

Masterson, C. Panicucci, J., Hunt, L., Prouty, I. (2008). Achieving fitness – An adventure activity guide. Beverly, MA: Project Adventure, Inc.

NASPE. (2005). Physical best activity guide: Elementary level. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Editor

NASPE. (2005). Physical best activity guide: Secondary level. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Editor 

Journal articles and book chapters

Masterson, C. (2009). Chapter one: Health-related fitness education and physical activity: Physical activity and sport for the secondary school student, 6th Ed. AAHPERD Publications: Reston, VA. 21-34.

Masterson, C., Adams, J (2009) Developing rules, regulations and club activities for your future professional club. Update AAHPERD Publications: Reston, VA. February 2009.

Masterson, C., Adams, J. (2008). Developing a future professional club in your school’s department. Update AAHPERD Publications: Reston, VA. December 2008.

Masterson, C., Flynn, S. (2006). Teaching fitness concepts in tough situations. Journal for the teaching of elementary physical education (TEPE). July, 32-37

Masterson, C., Walkowski, J. (2004). FITNESSGRAM: critical elements and cues. Strategies. Vol. 18, 2. November/December 2004.

Masterson, C., Walkowski, J. (2004). Developing Health-related Fitness: It Takes More Than a Week. Strategies. Vol. 18, 3. January/February 2005.

Masterson, C. (2003). Go for the gold – teaching educational gymnastics. Journal for the teaching of elementary physical education. Vol.14, 6, 6-11.

Chin M.K., Masterson C., Yang, J (2003). Connections between physical education and physical best in Hong Kong. Journal of the international council of physical education, recreation and dance. Vol.39, No.3.

Masterson, C. (2002). Chapter one: Health-related fitness education and physical activity: Physical activity and sport for the secondary school student, 5th Ed. AAHPERD Publications: Reston, VA. 21-34.

Masterson, C. (2000). Professional development practice of physical education teachers in New Jersey. The Reporter. Spring 2000. 24-28.

Masterson (1999) A school-based interventions improve heart health in children with multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 102, 2, 371-380.

Masterson, C. (1999). A descriptive study of the professional development practices of physical education teachers. ERIC: Dissertation Document Reproduction Service No. ED 993952.

 

 

Presentations

Scholarly presentations (refereed or invited)

Masterson, C. (2009). Two schools’ coordinated approach to student health.  Asia Pacific Conference on      

Exercise and Sports Science (APCESS) & 8th International Sports Science Conference (ISSC), July 15-17, 2009.

Masterson, C (2007). Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School’s Coordinated Approach to Children’s Health. Asian Pacific Conference on Exercise Science and Sport. Hiroshima, Japan, December 5-8.

Masterson, C., Sun, Y., Henry, M., (2007). Implementing e Portfolio among preservice teachers and interns. International Blackboard Conference: Boston, MA July 9, 2007.

Masterson, C., Sun, Y. (2007) Using the Teacher Portfolio in Physical Education. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference Book, San Antonio, 2006

Masterson, C. (2006). The Development and Use of Electronic Portfolios Conference on Physical Education and Teacher Education. Boston, MA. October 12-14.

Masterson, C. (2004) The Physical Best and FITNESSGRAM Program. II International Conference on Physical Education: Global Perspective in the Integration of Physical Activity, Sports, Dance, and Exercise Science from Theory to Practice Committee: Hong Kong Institute for Education, Hong Kong, China. July 3-7, 2004.

Workshops And Presentations

Academic Presentations

International

Masterson, C (2009). Developing fitness through cooperative activities. European Alliance of    Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Stuttgart, Germany. February 24-26.

Masterson, C (2009). Coordinating your approach to student health and wellness. European Alliance of    Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Stuttgart, Germany. February 24-26.

Masterson, C. (2008). Coordinating an approach to student health and wellness in the North Vista School, Singapore May 16 – May 30.

Masterson, C. (2008). Coordinating a Student Health and Wellness Program in the Lui Ming Choi Primary School, Shatin Wai, China:  May 31 – June 7.

Masterson, C., Panicucci (2008). Achieving fitness: An adventure activity-based fitness workshop. European Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Aviano Airforce Base, Aviano, Italy. March 19-21. 

Masterson, C. (2007). Physical education consultant workshop series- The new PE in Hong Kong. Lui Ming Choi Primary School, Hong Kong: Lui Ming Choi Primary School, Shatin Wai, China.  May 30 – June 15.

Masterson, C. (2007). CATCH the Fever. European Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Ramstein Airfare Base, Germany. March 2.

Masterson, C. (2007). Class management in the PE classroom. European Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Ramstein Airfare Base, Germany. March 3, 2007.

Masterson, C. (2006). Consultant workshop series: Coordinated approach toward children’s health. Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School, Shatin Wai, Hong Kong, China. June 5 – 9.

Masterson, C. (2005). Survivor –project adventure at its best. European Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Bamberg Army Base, Germany. November 19.

Masterson, C. (2005). Teaching fitness in tough situations. European Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Bamberg Army Base, Germany. November 18.

Masterson, C. (2004). Sport education in physical education. European Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Kaiserslautern Army Base, Germany. November 18-19.

Masterson, C. (2004). Urban students’ feelings about physical activity, physical fitness and physical education. II International Conference on Physical Education: Global Perspective in the Integration of Physical Activity, Sports, Dance, and Exercise Science from Theory to Practice: Hong Kong Institute for Education, Tai Po, China. July 7.

Masterson, C. (2003) Physical best activities and FITNESSGRAM, European Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Vilseck Army Base, Germany. November 21.

Masterson, C (2003) Educational gymnastics, European Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Vilseck Army Base, Germany. November 21.

Juniu, S., Masterson, C. (2003) Use of heart rate monitors. 19TH Pan American Congress of Physical Education Presentation: Mexico City. Mexico. July 16.

Masterson, C. (1999) Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshops, Hong Kong Hong Kong Institute of Education: Tae Po, China. June 10. 

National

Masterson, C (2008. The organization of a future professional club. Eastern District Student Leadership Conference. Stroudsburg, PA. October 11-13.

Masterson, C (2008). The call to leadership for future professionals. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Student Leadership Conference: Boulder Colorado. October 19-23.

Masterson, C., Sun, Y., Henry, M., (2007). Implementing e Portfolio among preservice teachers and interns. International Blackboard Conference: Boston, MA July 9.

Masterson, C., Kowalski, E. (2007). National Association for Sport and Physical Education Pipeline workshop: Fitness for life. Long Island, NY, Adelphi University: July 9, 2007.

Masterson, C. Kowalski, E. (2007). Pipeline: Technology in PE workshop. Long Island, NY, Adelphi University:  July 10.  

Masterson, C., Sun, Y. (2007).Implementing e Portfolios into a teacher education program. International Conference for the Society of Information and Technology in Teacher Education: San Antonio, TX. March 28.

Masterson, C., Flynn, S., Hope, S. (2007).Take two: Making the physical best of tough teaching situations. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention. Baltimore, MD. March 18.

Masterson, C. (2006). Pre service teacher education professional e-portfolios. National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s Physical Education Teacher Education Conference. Long Beach: California:   October 23.  

Masterson, C., Flynn, S., Hope, S. (2006). Teaching fitness in touch situation. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention.  Salt Lake City, UT. April, 26.

Masterson, C., Humann, J., Le Masurier, G. (2006) Fitness for life in action. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention. Salt Lake City, UT.  April, 26.

Masterson, C. (2006). Fit for life training. Boston, MA, April 1.

Masterson, C. (2006). CATCH workshop. Austin, TX, January 18-20.

Masterson, C. (2006). Physical best leadership workshop for PB instructors. NYBOED Workshop. New York City, NY.  January 6-8.

Masterson, C (2005). The call to leadership for future professionals. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Student Leadership Conference: Charleston WV. October 19-23.

Masterson, C., Humann, J. (2005). Physical best leadership workshop for PB Instructors. NYBOED Workshop. New York City, NY.  July 6-8.

Masterson, C. (2005). Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop(s). NYBOED workshop. New York City, NY. June 20 - 25.

Masterson, C. (2005). Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop. NYBOED Workshop. New York City, NY. May 14.

Masterson, C. (2005). Physical best fitness instructor workshop. NYBOED Workshop. New York City, NY. May 7.

Masterson, C. (2005). Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop. NYBOED Workshop. New York City, NY. April 28.

Masterson, C., Humann, J. (2005). Fun fitness activities from the “new” physical best activity guides. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Chicago IL. April 14.

Masterson, C., Flynn, S. (2005). The three C’s of leadership. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Chicago IL. April 14.

Masterson, C. (2005). Physical best fitness instructor workshop. NYBOED Workshop. New York City, NY. April 9.

Masterson, C. (2005). Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop. NYBOED Workshop. New York City, NY. March 12.

Masterson, C., Humann, J. (2004). Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop. NYBOED Workshop. New York City, NY. Chicago IL. November 2.

Masterson, C (2004). The call to leadership – Become real. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Student Leadership Conference: Montgomery AL. October 17.

Masterson, C., Carpenter, J. (2004) Physical best and FITNESSGRAM’s instructor workshop, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention: New Orleans, LI. March 31.

Masterson, C., Walkowski, J. (2004) Fitness education-No matter the numbers. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention: New Orleans, LI. April 2.

Masterson, C (2003). Answering the call- Leadership from within. Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Student Leadership Conference, Montgomery AL: October 10.

Masterson, C., Walkowski, J. (2003) Fitness assessment- Not for the weak. American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention: Philadelphia PA, April 6.                           

Masterson, C., Abbaddessa, E. (2003) Physical best instructor’s workshop National Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Philadelphia PA, April 6.          

Masterson, C. (2001) Physical best instructor’s workshop, American Association for Health,

Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention. Cincinnati, OH. March 26.

Masterson, C. (2000) Physical best instructor’s workshop American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention. Orlando, FL. March 21-25.

Masterson, C. (2000) Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop, Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN.  April 9.

Masterson, C. (2000) Physical best fitness instructor workshop. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention American: Baltimore, MD. July 20.

Masterson, C. (1999) Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop. New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Syracuse, NY. March 5.

Masterson, C. (1999). Physical best fitness instructor workshop. Minnesota Association Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Brainerd IX, Brainerd, MN. June 1.

Masterson, C. (1999). Professional development practices of physical education teachers American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention: Boston, MA. April 2.

Masterson, C. (1998). Physical best fitness instructor workshop. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention: Baltimore, MD. April 2.

Masterson, C., Grossman, P. (1997) The teacher professional portfolio. National Association of Independent Schools Convention, San Francisco, CA.April1997.

Masterson, C. (1995) Teaching developmentally appropriate games, National Teaching of Elementary Physical Education Conference, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (AAHPERD). July 16. 

District

Masterson, C (2008. The organization of a future professional club. Eastern District Student Leadership Conference. Stroudsburg, PA. October 11-13.

Masterson, C., Walkowski, J. (2006) Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop, Eastern District Association (AAHPERD) Convention: Hartford, CT. March 1.

Masterson, C. (2001) Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop, Eastern District Association (AAHPERD) Convention: Newport RI. March 6.

Masterson, C. (2001) Enable your students to go for the gold- Teaching educational gymnastics. Eastern District Association (AAHPERD) Convention, Newport RI. March 8.

Masterson, C. (2000). Fitness education workshop. Columbia University. New York, NY. June 15.

Masterson C. (1996) Authentic assessment strategies: Incorporating the national physical education standards. Eastern District Association (AAHPERD) Convention. March 1. 

State

Masterson C. (2009) .New jersey student division workshop.  New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Convention. February 22.

Masterson C. (2008) A coordinated approach to children’s health (CATCH). New Jersey Education Association Convention. November 14.

Masterson C. (2008) .New jersey student division workshop.  New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. November 2.

Masterson C. (2008) Fitness is fun. New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. September 26.

Masterson C. (2007).Physical best gets fit workshop.  New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Convention. February 25.

Masterson C. (2007).New jersey student division workshop.  New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Convention. February 26, 2007.

Masterson C. (2007).CATCH is fast. New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Convention. February 27.

Masterson C. (2007). Assessment and FITNESSGRAM: Parsippany: Parsippany Troy Hills School District. January 26.

Masterson, C. (2006) CATCH is fast. New Jersey Education Association Convention. November 8.

Masterson C. (2006).New jersey student division workshop.  New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Convention. February 27.

Masterson C. (2005).New jersey student division workshop.  November 5.

Masterson C. (2005). Integrating fitness into the physical education curriculum. AAHPERD Pipeline Workshop. Neptune, NJ. July 7.

Masterson, C. (2004) Achieving good health the FITNESSGRAM way. New Jersey Education Association Convention. November 5.

Masterson, C. (2004) Sport education for PE classes. Bayonne School District: October 8.

Masterson C. (2004). Physical best and FITNESSGRAM test and software overview. New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. February 9.

Masterson, C. (2003) Physical best and FITNESSGRAM overview, New Jersey Education Association Convention. November 6.

Masterson, C. (2003) Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop, New York City Department of Education. October 25, 2003.

Masterson, C. (2003) Physical best and FITNESSGRAM in-service, Bayonne School District September 25.

Masterson, C. (2003).  FITNESSGRAM software in-service, Newark School District. March.21.

Masterson, C. (2000). Physical best and fitness education in-service East Orange Bd. of Education: East Orange, NJ March 20.

Masterson, C. (2000). Physical best fitness instructor workshop. Ocean School District, Ocean, NJ, May 24.

Masterson, C. (2000). Physical fitness education in-service Passaic Vocational Technical High, School Wayne, NJ. December 11.          

Masterson, C. (1999). Physical best and FITNESSGRAM specialist workshop. William Paterson University (110 local physical education teachers), October 18.

Masterson, C (1997) Being your physical best, NJAHPERD State Convention, February 3.         

Masterson C. (1996) Educational gymnastics. NJAHPERD State Convention, February 4. 

University

Masterson, C., McCall, J. (2007). Keynote: A coordinated approach to school health in New Jersey. Center of Pedagogy’s January Advance Conference, January 15.

Masterson, C., Henry, M. (2006) e Portfolios in teacher education. Montclair State Technology Conference. November 10.

Masterson, C. (2005) Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal Summer Conference. June 29.

Masterson, C., DiChairo-Getlan, J. (2005). A journey from methods to movement.

Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal Summer Conference. June 29.

Masterson C., Desideriosceoli, D. (2004) Learning and moving- A pre-K conference. NJAHPERD: October 30.

Masterson, C. (2003) Fitness education in the physical education curriculum. Spring-mini courses, New Jersey Network for Educational Renewal. MSU Campus April 6.

Masterson, C., Desideriosceoli, D. (2003) Dance in the physical education curriculum. Spring-mini courses, New Jersey Network for Educational Renewal. April 3.

Masterson, C. (2003) Space, effort, and objects – A movement education approach to teaching young children. ECELE’s Annual Spring Conference – Educating All Our Children. March 27.

 

Service

National Level

National Physical Education and Sport Association’s National Student Leadership Committee (2008-Present).

Physical Best and FITNESSGRAM Steering Committee, National Association for Sport and Physical Education: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). (1995-2007). Chairperson 2003-2005

District Level

Awards Chairperson for the Eastern District Physical Education Division, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) (2001-2003).

Vice-President Eastern District Physical Education Division, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) (1998-1999).

State Level

New Jersey Health and Physical Education Higher Education Consortium Committee (2000-Present).

NJAHPERD Student Division Advisor (2000-Present).

NJAHPERD Student Division Workshop (Coordinator) (2003-Present)

NJAHPERD Early Childhood Conference: Learning and moving. Montclair State University. (Co-Coordinator) October 30, 2005.

New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. President. (1994-1995).

University Level

Office of Information Technology Search Committee (2008 - Present)

College of Human Services Assessment Committee (2008 – Present)

Exercise Science and Physical Education Summer Chairperson (2008)

College Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. (2003-2007).

College of Education and Human Services (CHES) Teacher Education Program’s Professional Sequence Committee (2002-Present).

College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) Assessment Committee (2005-Present).

Exercise Sciences and Physical Education NCATE Committee (2004-Present) Chairperson

Montclair State University’s NASPE/NCATE Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Rejoinder. Coordinator/Author. Formally recognized on February 4, 2005.

Exercise Sciences and Physical Education Department Personal Advisory Committee Chairperson (2006 – Present)

Exercise Sciences and Physical Education Department Research Committee (2006 – Present)

Exercise Sciences and Physical Education Department Facilities Committee Chairperson (2006 – Present)

Exercise Sciences and Physical Education Curriculum Committee. (2001-Present) Chairperson (2003-Present).

Exercise Sciences and Physical Education Teacher Education (ESPE) Committee (2001- Present).

Exercise Sciences and Physical Education Department’s Panzer Student Association Advisor (2002-Present)

 

Awards 

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award Nomination (2009)

Honor Award Nomination. (2008) This nomination reflects the highest honor for service rendered by the Eastern District Association for the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

The Honor Award (2006). The highest honor rendered by the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

College of Health and Human Services Recognition Award (2205).  Awarded by the College of Education Dean for services rendered to the ESPE Department.

Montclair State University National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Annual Image Award (2005)

New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance’s College Educator of the Year Award (2004)

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society

The Elisabeth Morrow School’s Richard A Davies Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (1996).

New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Outstanding Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award (1992)

Eastern District Association Acknowledgement Award (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (1990)

 

Projects

Specialization

My research involve the coordinated approach that schools take to improve the health and wellness of their students. Students and health and PE teachers are surveyed. PE classes are coded for physical activity; other personnel that influence student health and wellness in the school are interviewed. My research has taken me to schools in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as schools in New Jersey.