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Human Movement Sciences Professor Elected a Fellow in Professional Organization

Xihe Zhu, assistant professor of human movement sciences at Old Dominion, has been elected a Fellow of the Research Consortium in the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). His induction will occur at the alliance's national meeting in Boston next month.

"This is a very high honor in the organization," said Bob Spina, chair of the Department of Human Movement Sciences, who congratulated Zhu on his election as Fellow.

Fellow status is reserved for members who have made significant and sustained contributions to scholarship (research and creative activity) and related service in the areas of concern to AAHPERD. The purpose of Fellow status is to promote scholarship as an integral component of the organization.

Zhu, who joined the ODU faculty in 2009, received a Ph.D. in kinesiology in 2009 from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.Ed. in physical education pedagogy and sport coaching and a B.Ed. in physical education, in 2005 and 2003, respectively, from Shanghai Institute of Physical Education.

His research interests include children's achievement motivation, learning in physical education and physical activity participation. He has presented his research at national conferences, and published in both physical education and educational research journals.

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