Distinguished Alumni Awards

W. W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award
William Considine - 2004

For the past 28 years, Dr. William Considine has been a faculty member and administrator at Springfield College in Massachusetts. He currently holds appointments as Dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Professor of Physical Education and the Buxton Professor of Physical Education, an endowed chair. His administrative responsibilities include: (1) all facets of undergraduate and graduate programs in the Departments of Physical Education and Health Education, Exercise Science and Sport Studies, and Sport Management and Recreation; (2) the campus wellness/fitness centers; (3) the Intramural Program; and (4) the United States Sports and Wellness Center for the Disabled.

Current teaching activities (by choice) include:  Doctoral Seminar in Physical Education, Seminar in Teaching Higher Education and Archery.

Throughout his career, Bill has been active in professional organizations at the state, district and national levels. He served as Editor of the Illinois Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, was a member of the  Administration, Professional Councils and Societies Committee of AAHPERD, Chairperson of the College and University Council of NASPE, Chairperson of the Measurement and Evaluation Council of ARAPCS, Cabinet member at large for NASPE, Chair of the NASPE Task Force on Exercise Science and Wellness, and served as President of the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. In addition, he has served as a consultant for the American Council on Education, the Massachusetts Department of Education, several cities for fire and police personnel screening processes, and a number of institutions of higher education as a curriculum evaluator.

His scholarly activities include:  author/co-author of 15 articles in professional journals, author of six chapters in professional texts, and 25 presentations at the state, regional, national or international levels. In addition, Dr. Considine has served as a contributing editor in professional preparation for JOPERD, is currently co-editor of the Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science journal and is a reviewer for JOPERD.

Prior to completing his PED in 1970, Dr. Considine obtained his MS  in Education from Illinois State University in 1966 and his BS in Education from Western Illinois University (with honors) in 1964.