Ann-Catherine Sullivan, Ph.D, C.A.P.E.
Department of Health and Sport Sciences
Ann-Catherine obtained her Ph.D. in 2000 from The Ohio State University in the field of physical education teacher education with dual cognates in professional development and early childhood education. She spent the last eleven years at Saginaw Valley State University as a Professor and Program Coordinator for Physical Education majors and minors, the Adapted Physical Education and MAT-Physical Education programs. Her areas of expertise include: Adapted Physical Education, K-12 Physical Education Pedagogy and Early Childhood Education. Ann-Catherine also has experience in supervising student teachers as well as teaching traditional, hybrid, and online courses at the graduate level. She obtained a National Certification in Adapted Physical Education in 1996.
She has served been heavily involved in the NCATE certification process since 1998, recently serving on the NCATE Board of Program Reviewers and as a NCATE/NASPE Program Lean Reviewer for initial and advanced programs. She has pursued lines of research in the areas of professional development of experienced physical education teachers and infusing movement to facilitate cognition in the Kindergarten classroom. Ann-Catherine has established an active research agenda and regularly presents at the local, state, national and international conference level and has had her work accepted to numerous professional publications. Other professional service activities include implementing the NASPE Elementary and Secondary Assessment Study Pilot and Program for Standards 1-6, acting as an "Expert" advisor for Adapted PE Central, co-editor for the MAHPERD Journal, serving as an advisor for SVSU's Physical Education Club, as a Head Start Body Start Physical Activity Consultant and serves as a member of The Physical Educator journal review board.