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KENNETH A. BRIGGS
DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR OF HEALTH EDUCATION
CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Home • 491 Strange Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926 • (509) 925-3968 • kdmjbriggs@charter.net
Office • Health Education, Central Washington University 400 E. 8th Avenue, Ellensburg WA
• (509 963-1972 • briggsk@cwu.edu

Academic Degrees
Ed.D. University of Northern Colorado 1975 Health Education
M.A.T. University of Massachusetts 1972 Teaching Methods
B.A. University of Northern Colorado 1970 Health Education/PE

Professional Experience
1977-Present Central Washington University
1975-1977 State University of New York College at Cortland
1972-1973 Teacher - Loveland, Colorado
1970-1971 Teacher - Greeley, Colorado

Current Campus Based Assignment
• Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation
• Director of Health Education Programs
• Director of Central Wellness Hour

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships
• American School Health Association
• School Health Association of Washington
• University Health Educators Coalition
• Eta Sigma Gamma (National Health Science Honor Society)

Current Professionally Related Assignments and Activities (non-teaching)
• Executive Committee, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation,
CWU
• Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Coordinator, Department of
Athletics, CWU
• Consultant, ETR Associates
• Member, Student Judicial Council, CWU
• Committee Member, Academic Recovery Program Committee, CWU
• Committee Member, Student Retention Committee
• Committee Member, Drug and Alcohol Task Force, CWU
• Committee Member, Tobacco Free Coalition of Kittitas County, Kittitas County Health Department
• Chair, Personnel Committee, PEHLS, CWU
• Faculty Advisor, Eta Sigma Gamma, Salt Company, FCC

Teaching
“The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”
-Dr. William Ward

Teaching Recognition Awards:
• Most Inspirational Educator, The Center for Excellence in Leadership, Central Washington University, May 22, 2003
• Certificate of Excellence Award, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University, May 28, 2002
• Hall of Honor, Barge Hall, Central Washington University, 2002
• Certificate of Merit, HIV Prevention and CSHE Project for the American Association for Health Education, 2002
• Excellence in Leadership Award, Central Washington University, June 2, 2000
• Selected as Best Professor “The Best of Kittitas County” April 29, 2000, Daily Record, Ellensburg, WA.
• Senior Gift Honoree, May 10, 2000, Central Washington University.
• Distinguished University Professor, Central Washington University, 1987.
• Distinguished Service Award, Eta Sigma Gamma Health Science Honor Society, May 4, 1985

Student Evaluations:

Teaching Effectiveness (mean)

Summer 2003
HED 446 4.95
HED 446 4.91

Spring 2003
HED 422 5.0
HED 387 4.94
HED 205 4.86

Winter 2003
HED 422 5.0
HED 422 4.79
HED 345 5.0
HED 445 4.89

Fall 2002
HED 422 4.93
HED 345 4.89
HED 445 5.0

Summer 2002
HED 446 4.94
HED 446 4.86

Spring 2002
HED 422 4.62
HED 345 5.0
HED 205 4.9

Winter 2002
HED 422 4.92
HED 345 5.0
HED 446 5.0
HED 387 5.0

Fall 2001
HED 422 5.0
HED 205 4.88
HED 446 4.77

Summer 2001
HED 446 4.95
HED 446 4.90

Spring 2001
HED 422 5.0
HED 445 5.0
HED 446 4.92
HED 345 4,76


Winter 2001
HED 445 5.0
HED 446 4.65
HED 422 4.90
HED 345 4.76


Mean of the Mean = 4.93

Teaching Effectiveness (1995 – 2003) the mean score of the mean for all evaluations for teaching effectiveness is 4.89

Presentations on Teaching Effectiveness (requested by peers)
• "Session III Panel Presentation of Faculty Selected for Their Acknowledged Teaching Excellence", A Celebration of Learning Fall Faculty Meeting, CWU, September 18, 1997.
• "Teaching for Excellence and Self-Reflective Assessment, 8th Annual Higher
Education Assessment Conference, Spokane. May 8,1997.
• "Creative and Innovative Instruction" for the Faculty Association for Teaching and Learning, CWU, January 26, 1996.

Scholarship/Recent Presentations
• Kickoff Daylong Presenter, “Get the Snooze out of Your Teaching”, 17th Annual Summer Institute for the Teaching Professional, Pacific Lutheran University, Spokane, WA, June 14, 2004
• Presenter, “Top 9 Brain Based Methods in the Classroom”, University Guest Speaker Series, Aerospace Studies, CWU, June 7, 2004
• Keynote Speaker, “Perception Correction or Perception Deception”, Communications Department First Annual End of the Year Banquet, CWU, May 26, 2004
• Presenter, “Perception and Recovery”, Cascade Recovery Center, Ellensburg, WA, May 4, 2004
• Presenter, “Gadgets, Games and Gimmicks to Teach Health and Fitness in the Classroom”, PEAK Conference, Ellensburg, WA, April 24, 2004
• “Back by popular demand” day long workshop Presenter, “Using creative methods to teach”, requested by a team of Kittitas County teachers for the American History Grant, Thorpe, January 15, 2004
• Presenter, “Brain Based Methods to Improve Your Teaching”, Teaching American History Grant Training Day, CWU, November 5, 2003
• Presenter, 58th Annual WAHPERD State Conference, “Stress Management for Teachers”, Shoreline Conference Center, Seattle, October 17, 2003
• Presenter, “Stress Management for Teachers”, 16th Annual Summer Institute for the Teaching Professional, North Central Educational Service District, Wenatchee, WA, July 11, 2003
• Presenter, “How to Integrate Ice Breakers, Energizers, and Games Into the Health and Fitness Classroom”, AAHPERD Combined Southwest/Northwest District Convention, Reno, NV, February 13, 2003
• Presenter, “Team Building Strategies in the Classroom”, AAHPERD Combined Southwest/Northwest District Convention, Reno, NV, February 14, 2003
• Presenter, 57th Annual WAHPERD State Conference, “Brian Based Health Teaching that Really Connects”, Shoreline, Washington, October 25, 2002
• Keynote Speaker, Stress In the Workplace”, Academic Affairs FY03 Symposium, September 12, 2002, Central Washington University.
• Keynote Presenter, “Brain Based Target Practice or How to Get the Snooze Out of Your Teaching”, Institute for the Teaching Professional, Pacific Lutheran University, July 8, 2002, Redmond, Oregon.
• Keynote Presenter, “When Poop Happens….Wellness Works”, Institute for the Teaching Professional, Pacific Lutheran University, June 24, 2002, Montesano, Washington.
• Keynote Speaker, ITAM Symposium 2002, Central Washington University, May 16, 2002
• “Getting the Snooze Out of Your Teaching” and “Using Imagery and Relaxation Skills to Improve Learning”, PEAK Workshop by Practitioners for Practitioners on New and innovative Teaching Ideas, Central Washington University, May 4, 2002.
• Keynote Address, Bacchus and Gamma Regional Conference, Central Washington University, “What is Wellness, Really”, April 13, 2002 also presented Educational Session #1, “Why Drunkenness is Not Acceptable”
• “Stress Management and Diabetes”, American Diabetes Association of Kittitas County, April 4, 2002
• All day workshop presenter, Tahoma School District, Maple Valley, WA, “Health/Fitness
Curriculum Reorganization”, Health/Fitness Summit, March 28, 2002
• “Brain-Based Teaching”, Institute for the Teaching Professional, Humboldt State University, July 9, 2001, Richland, WA
• “Brain-Based Target Practice or How to Jazz up Your Client Centered Teaching and Make Learning More Fun and Efficient”, Mountain Post Wellness Center, Ft. Carson, CO, May 3, 2001.
• Keynote Address, Take Your Daughters to Work Conference for State Legislature Families, “Perception is the Key”, Olympia, WA, April 26, 2001
• “What it Means to Be a Real Man”, Center for Student Empowerment, Central Washington University, April 19, 2001
• Keynote Address, “Choices That Can Save Your Life”, Selah Intermediate School Health Fair Assembly, March 29, 2001, Selah, WA
• “Getting the Snooze out of Your Teaching, Institute for the Teaching Professional, Humboldt State University, June 14, 2000
• “Values and Beliefs”, Mt. Stuart Elementary School faculty retreat, Selah, WA, September 11, 2000.
• Program Facilitator for American Red Cross JARCA Certification Program, Ellensburg, May 22, 2000.
• “The Dangers of Inhalants and Other Drugs to Elementary School Students”, Mt. Stuart Elementary School Parents Group, May 15, 2000.
• “Role Modeling in the Classroom”, Salt Company Keynote Address, Ellensburg, October 12, 1999
• “Communication and Leadership”, Leadership Conference, Ellensburg Chamber of Commerce, September 24, 1999
• “Team Building”, Together We Can Professional Partnership Program, Mt. Stuart Elementary School, August 25, 1999
• Baccalaureate Address, 1999 Baccalaureate Service, Ellensburg High School Senior Class, June 6, 1999
• Keynote Address “Peer Pressure is Harder Than You Think”, Kittitas Public Schools All School Assembly, Kittitas Public Schools Health Fair, April 14, 1999.
• “Ergoenic Aids in Sports”, Community Forum, Planned and served as moderator of a panel of experts from the state of Washington, Ellensburg, April 13, 1999.
• “Wellness is a Way of Life”, Pacific Northwest Conference on Collegiate Wellness, Keynote Speaker, CWU, April 9, 1999.
• ”Drug Information that Can Save Your Life”, Keynote Speaker, Kittitas High School Health Fair. January 14, 1998.
• "Session III Panel Presentation of Faculty Selected for Their Acknowledged for Teaching Excellence", A Celebration of Learning Fall Faculty Meeting, CWU, September 18, 1997.
• "Teaching for Excellence and Self-Reflective Assessment, 8th Annual Higher Education Assessment Conference, Spokane. May 8,1997.
• "The Balance Beam of Life", American School Health Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 1, 1996
• "Creative and Innovative Instruction" for the Faculty Association for Teaching and Learning, CWU, January 26, 1996.

Scholarship /Publications
• Mathias, K., Briggs, K., Lampard, H., Oltman, L., Erion, G., (2003). Healthy heart: A Virtual Classroom Tour. Microsogt, Virtual Classroom Tours, http://www.microsoft.com.
• Briggs, K.A., (June, 2002). Maturation/Puberty Education Resource Manual for School Nurses and Classroom Teachers, Educational Service District 105, Yakima, WA.
• Briggs, K.A. (2002) Professional Education Endorsement Competencies for Health/Fitness. Olympia: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (http://www.k12.wa.us/ProfEd/Competency/default.asp).
• Briggs, K.A., & Steiner, P. (1996) Drugs: Pick and Choose Activities. Santa Cruz: ETR Associates.
• Briggs, K. & Jenkins, A. (March, 1996). Brainstorming with the DOVE technique. School Health Association of Washington Newsletter (7) 1.
• Briggs, K. & Jenkins, A. (1996). The balance beam of life. Published in the 1996 Teaching Techniques Booklet sponsored by the ASHA Health Educator Section of the American School Health Association National Conference 1996, Oct. 30-Nov.3, St. Louis MO.
• Briggs, K.A. (Fall, 1987). The Central Wellness Hour: A Model for University Employee Wellness. Washington Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
• Briggs, K.A. (1982) Accommodating Students with Learning Disabilities in College Health Education, IMS: Central Washington University.
• Briggs, K. A. (1980) Instructor’s Manual for Well-Being: An Introduction to Health. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company.
• Briggs, K. A. (1977) Education for the Health of It. A documentary film produced by Prentice Hall: Englewood Cliffs, N.J..

Program Development
• Second year in a row selected for special appointment by the Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies to participate in the PT3 Grant, preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology, September 2003 – June 2004
• Selected for special appointment by the Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies to participate in the PT3 Grant, preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology, June 2002 – June 2003
• Established HED 101 Health Essentials as a Breadth Requirement under Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior, April 19, 2000.
• Developed and currently teach HED 205 Drugs and Sports which is required of all athletes at Central Washington University.
• Helped develop a Health/Fitness state endorsement - new major, and supporting area endorsement in Health/Fitness. Effective September, 2000
• Developed BS in Health Education Specialization in Chemical Dependency for Central Washington University Department of PEHLS
1996-1998
• Developed the Central Wellness Hour which is an Employee Wellness Program that currently services over 250 clients, 1986 – 2004

Recent Professional Development
• Attended Blackboard Training, Central Washington University, August 7, 2003
• Member of Health & Fitness Validation Panel for the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board in setting standards on the test modules for the Educational Testing Service, Hilton Seattle Conference Center, June 11, 2003.
• Attended Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat PT3 Performance Meeting and Spring Institute, Leavenworth, WA, May 15-17, 2003
• Attended Cooperating Teacher Experience Training for PT3 Grant, Leavenworth, WA, February 28, 2003.
• Attended Performance Meeting and Collaborative Exchange, PT3 Grant, CWU, November 14, 2002
• Attended Summer Institute for Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology, Central Washington University, July 31 - August 2, 2002.
• Attended Training as a Certified Change Agent for Choices: Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Harm Reduction Program, Central Washington University, August 27, 2002

 

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