Carole-M-Casten

Carole M Casten

Carole Casten

College of Health, Human Services and Nursing

Division of Kinesiology and Recreation

Professor

(310) 243-3663

Email: ccasten@csudh.edu

EDUCATION

PhD, University of Southern California
MS, Purdue University
BA, Purdue University

BIO

    Dr. Carole Casten is the Kinesiology Teaching Program Coordinator and Professor in the Division of Kinesiology at California State University Dominguez Hills.  She is also a highly respected clinician, author, and speaker at professional conferences. In, 2000, Dr. Casten was elected to be the first female President of the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. She is a national presenter for several organizations and has authored 5 textbooks on Pedagogy and made over 200 presentations at local, regional, national, and international conferences.

     In 2014, Dr. Casten was recognized as a CSUDH Distinguished Professor by being selected for the Excellence in Service award at CSUDH. Dr. Casten came to CSUDH in 1979 after teaching Elementary Physical Education, Secondary Physical Education, Health Education and Driver Education in West Lafayette School District, Indiana as well as two years at Redondo Union High School and El Camino College.

     Dr. Casten likes the culture of CSUDH. Through the years she has contributed to the culture having served on and chaired numerous committees, serving as Vice Chair of the Academic Senate and the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Department Chairperson. Additionally, she has served as the director of Physical Education and Athletics for the California Academy of Mathematics. She developed the physical education curriculum and earned an award for tat from Arnold Schwarzenegger, then chair of the Governor’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sport.

CURRENTLY TEACHING

  • KIN 310          Nutrition for Peak Performance
  • KIN 425          Physical Education for the Elementary School “live” and online
  • KIN 448          Organization and Conduct of Secondary School Physical Education, “live” and online
  • KIN 495          Special Topics
  • KIN 516          Public Relations in Physical Education and Athletics
  • KIN 530          Law and Ethics in Physical Education and Athletic Administration
  • KIN 593          Fieldwork in Physical Education and Athletics

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • National Dance Association
  • California Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Southwest District American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
  • Western Society of Kinesiology and Wellness (WSKW)

SELECTED CURRENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Event Scheduling Policy and Procedure Analysis Team 1994 – 1997
  • Facilities Committee, 1994 – 1997
  • Program Review Panel, 1994 – 1997
  • Enrollment Management Committeeas the School of Education Representative 1994 – 1997
  • All University Teacher Education Committee, 8 years through present
  • President Western College Physical Education Society (now WSKW)
  • President, CAHPERD Unit 401
  • Future Directions Committee, WSKW
  • Professor in Kinesiology/Physical Education, Recreation
  • Director of Physical Education and Athletics for the California Academy of Math And Science
  • Advisor to the NAPEHE Elections Committee
  • Honor Awards Committee Member: SW District AAHPERD
  • CSUDH Technology Advisory Committee
  • DKR Curriculum Committee Chairperson
  • COH Leadership Council
  • Leadership Council for California Academy of Math and Science
  • Dean’s Council
  • Academic Senate
  • Vice Chair, Academic Senate
  • COPP transition from quarter system to semester system university committee
  • School of Education Advisory Board
  • Dean’s Search Committee’s
  • Search Committee Academic Vice President
  • All University Facilities Planning Committees
  • Chairperson, Elections Committee,   WCPES
  • SOE Technology Committee
  • CHHSN, Dean Search Committee 2013-2014
  • CHHSN College RTP Committee
  • CSUDH Athletic Director Search Committee 2014
  • Academic Senate Instructional Technology Committee
  • CHHSN Intramural Funding Committee (2015)

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Excellence in Service Award, CSUDH, 2014
  • Educational Success of Students Award, CSUDH, 2000 – 2001
  • Carson 2000 Steering Committee Appreciation Award, 1997
  • Outstanding Support Award, 1997 – 1998, CSUDH Recreation Program
  • Selected to attend the CSU Summer Institute, 1996
  • AAHPERD $17,800 Grant to Support After School Youth At Risk, 1996
  • Sally Casanova Memorial Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity Award, 1995
  • Faculty Development Mini Grant, 1995
  • California Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sport Honor Award for the development of an
    Exemplary Physical Education Program at CAMS, 1994
  • Southwest District AAHPERD Honor Award, 1992
  • Young Scholar Award, Western College Physical Education Society, 1990
  • Affirmative Action Grants, 1985, 1986, and 1987
  • Lottery Grant for Instructional Improvement, 1987
  • Lottery Grant for Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, 1987 – 1988
  • Meritorious Professor Professional Promise Award, 1987
  • Outstanding Service Award, CAHPERD Acro-Dance and Movement Workshop, 1982 – 1995
  • Award of Exceptional Service, Southern District CAHPERD, 1986
  • Award for Professional Excellence, Southern District CAHPERD, 1986
  • Nominated for Lyle E. Gibson Distinguished Teacher Award, CSUDH, 1984
  • IRA Grant for Dance, CSUDH, 1983,1984

PUBLICATIONS

Instructor’s Resource Manual for Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary Students, 7th edition, Benjamin Cummings, 2012.

Instructor’s Resource Manual for Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children, Benjamin Cummings Publishing Co., 2007.

Lesson Plans for Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary Students, 87h edition, Benjamin Cummings Publishing Co., 2014.       

"Rhythmic Gymnastics" in Chapter 18, "Manipulative Activities and Rhythmic Gymnastics",DYNAMIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN, by Pangrazi, Benjamin Cummings, 17th Edition, 2012. Used in 800 colleges and universities.

"Lesson Plans for Rhythmic Gymnastics" in LESSON PLANS FOR DYNAMIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN, by Pangrazi, Allyn & Bacon, 17th Edition. 2012. Used in 800 colleges and universities.

A Resource Manual for Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School, Benjamin Cummings, 15th and 16th Editions, 2006; 2009.

AEROBICS TODAY, co-authored with Peg Jordan, West Educational Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA, March 1999.

AQUA AEROBICS TODAY, West Educational Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA, September, 1993.

"Put Pizzazz into your Secondary Physical Education Program", JOHPERD, September, 1991.

"Put the Premier Sport of the Olympics into Your Program--Rhythmic Gymnastics", JOHPERD, 1990.

"Aerobics in College: What Do the Students Want?”, DANCE TEACHER NOW, January-February, 1986.

"Dance Exercise or Aerobics: What Do the Students Want?”, ARIZONA JOURNAL OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE, May 1986

“Physical Education: A Lifetime Commitment", a slide-tape presentation, AAHPERD Distribution. Co-produced with Robert A. Pestolesi, 1985. (Distributed to all states in the U.S. plus districts and individual schools)

"Dance Exercise or Aerobics: What Do the Students Want?”, CAHPERD. January, 1984

"The Differences Between Dance Programs Allied With Physical Education Departments and Fine Arts Departments in American Colleges and Universities.", July 1983, unpublished dissertation. It has been referred to numerous times in university reorganizations and at professional conferences.

"A Selective Program, Grades 9 and 10," in Annarino, Anthony A., Cowell, C.C., Hazelton, H.W., CURRICULUM THEORY AND DESIGN IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION, 1980

"Gymnastics Conditioning Program for High School Girls", in Annarino, Anthony A., DEVELOPMENTAL CONDITIONING FOR WOMEN AND MEN, St. Louis, Missouri, 1976

"Southwest District Applied Strategic Action Plan", 1987. (Distributed through Southwest District AAHPERD and AAHPERD)

Bylines for:

                 "Ballroom Dance”, THE DAILY BREEZE. 1986
                 "Motivating Men to Dance", SELF MAGAZINE. April 1986
                 "Pregnancy Exercise", WEIGHT WATCHERS MAGAZINE. 1987

Abstract Reviewer
2004    Western College Society of Physical Education Abstracts, Second Edition.

Referee
Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOHPERD, an AAHPERD Publication), 1984 - 2010

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES: Over 200 presentations on various topics in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Hawaii, Utah, Florida, Indiana and at State, District and National and International Conventions.

February 24, 1984: Presented, "Rhythmic Gymnastics" at the Annual Arizona AAHPERD Convention, Carefree, AZ.

April 1, 1984: Presented “The Differences Between Dance Programs Allied with Physical Education Departments and Fine Arts Departments in American Colleges and Universities" at the CAHPERD-AAHPERD Convention, Anaheim, CA.

April 2, 1984: Presented with Anthony A. Annarino, Purdue University, "Part II: Curriculum and Instruction Theory and Practices in Public School Settings—Closing the Gap", at the CAHPERD-AAHPERD annual convention, Anaheim, CA.

November 14, 1984: Presented an In-service Session to Phoenix Unified School District teachers on: Teaching Rhythmic Gymnastics to Elementary School Children", Phoenix, AZ.

November 16, 1984: Presented a session on "Rhythmic Gymnastics-Balls and Ribbons" at the AZ AAHPERD Convention, Tempe, AZ.

November 17, 1984: Presented a session on "Rhythmic Gymnastics—Ropes and Hoops" at the AZ AAHPERD Convention, Tempe, AZ.

February, 1985: Presented two sessions:

  • "Introduction to Rhythmic Gymnastics for Elementary School Children", Southwest District AAHPERD annual convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • “Fitness Certificate Programs in Colleges and Universities," Southwest District AAHPERD Annual Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April, 1985: "Rhythmic Gymnastics for Elementary School Children,” Southwest Dance and Acro Workshop Riverside, CA.

May, 1985: Presented "First Aid for Pre-School Teachers" at Early Childhood Developmental Center CSUDH.

July, 1985: Presented two different sessions on "Techniques of Effectively Teaching Elementary Physical Education" at Annual Moving To Learn CAHPERD Sponsored Workshop at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

December 7, 1985: Presented "Elementary Gymnastics" at the annual Southern District CAHPERD Convention, Long Beach, CA.

March 21, 1986: Presented "Swing and Fancy Things" with Dr. Gene Petersen, at CAHPERD Convention.

March 22, 1986: Presented "Rhythmic Gymnastics" CAHPERD annual Convention.

February 26-27, 1988: Presented "European Rhythmic Running and Beginning Rhythmic Gymnastics, A Lesson for 4-6 Students" at the Dynamic Physical Education Workshop, CSU Dominguez Hills.

March 11-13, 1988: Presented "Jump Rope Activities" and "Introducing Rhythms & Dance" at the annual CAHPERD Convention, Los Angeles.

April 21-23, 1988: Presented 6 different sessions on Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythms at the Annual South West Dance, Movement, & Acrobatics Workshop, Raincross Square Contention Center, Riverside.

June 16-17, 1988: Presented "Creative Jump Rope Activities" and "Rhythms and Dance Made Fun For All” Southwest District AAHPERD Convention, Kauai.

February 25, 1989: Techniques for Teaching Relaxation to Children" presented at the regional conference for the Southwest District of AAHPERD, Salt Lake City.

April 21, 1989: "Rhythmic Gymnastics--The Latest Olympic Sport" at the National Convention for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), in Boston.

December 1989: Presented a session of "Rhythms and Dance Made Fun" at the Southern District California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference.

February 1990: Conducted the annual evaluation for the Board of Directors regarding the Applied Strategic Plan of the Southwest District of the American Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, Albuquerque.

March 12, 1990: Presented a two hour workshop on "Awesome Elementary Physical Education Techniques" at the annual California Association for Independent Schools Convention, Pasadena, CA.

March 16-18, 1990: Organized 6 sessions, presented two different sessions at the annual convention of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance annual convention, San Diego, CA. The sessions were:

              "So You've Always Thought of Writing"
              "Models of University Elementary Physical Education Preparation Programs"

March 30, 1990: "Aerobics with Flair" at the Annual National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, New Orleans.

August 5-10, 1990: Presented five different dance sessions at the annual Elementary Physical Education Workshop, San Luis Obispo, CA.

2003: “What are the 3 P’s of Teaching Internet Classes? Planning, Pitfalls, and Perks” National Association of Physical Education in Higher Education Annual convention, Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA.

2004:   “Making Dance Teaching Fun CAHPERD annual Acro-Dance Workshop, May, 2004, Palm Springs, CA.

2004:   “The Pro’s of Teaching Internet Classes”, Western College Physical Education Society annual meeting, October, 2004, Reno, Nevada.

2005:   Management Techniques for Teaching Dance, CAHPERD annual Acro-Dance Workshop, May, 2005, Palm Springs, CA.

October 11 -12, 2006:

  1. “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body” panel presentation with Sharon Stoll, H. So (CSUSB), and H. Van Mullen (Lewis-Clark State College) Western Society of Kinesiology and Wellness, Reno, Nevada.
  2. "PE and Academic Performance" panel presentation with B.J. Holt and H.S. So (CSUSB). Western Society of Kinesiology and Wellness, Reno, Nevada, October 11, 2006.

April 26, 2007 CSUDH Blackboard Best Practices Presentation: “A Model Class on Blackboard,” CSUDH.

October 10, 2007, “Hot Topic Presentation” regarding the impact of a name change for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, to AAHPA at the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness annual regional conference, Reno, Nevada.

October 12, 2009: “A History of WSKW… A Past President’s View” Panel presentation. Reno, Nevada.

October 2010: Panel- The Future of Our Profession and current Titles of Ph. D. granting titles within the field. WSKW.

October 2011: “What is the purpose of today’s kinesiology and wellness professional organizations (AAHPERD, WSKW, etc.)?”

October 2012: Panel – Teaching Online Classes

October 2013: E.C. Davis Honor Lecture, WSKW.

October 2014: Panel – Teaching Online Classes

October 2014: Panel – Mentoring Professionals and Surviving in Academia

SPECIAL INVITED ADDRESSES

June 2014:                  Panel: “Refresh and Restart”
              Connecting Women to Power Conference hosted by the California Board of Equalization,  Jerome Horton

October 2014:             Panel: Tips for Succeeding in Academia
                                 Western Society of Kinesiology and Wellness Conference, Reno, Nevada

October 2013:             E.C. Davis Honor Lecture,
                                 Western Society of Kinesiology and Wellness Conference, Reno, Nevada

October 2012:             Panel- Teaching Online Classes
                                 Western Society of Kinesiology and Wellness Conference, Reno, Nevada

October 2011:             “What is the purpose of today’s kinesiology and wellness professional organizations (AAHPERD, WSKW, etc.)?”

April 1982                   "Innovative Basic. Teaching Styles," CAHPERD Conference Monterey, CA

October 1981               "Innovative Teaching Styles," California State University Dominguez Hills

January 1981               "Creative and Innovative Home-Made Equipment for Elementary Physical Education,” CAHPERD Conference, California State University Dominguez Hills

March 1980                 "Individualized Multi-Media Gymnastics Instructional Program,” CAHPERD Conference, Fresno, CA

February 1978             Guest lecturer in graduate seminar class, Instructional Design, California State University Long Beach

1975                            Presented "Individualized Multi-Media Gymnastics Instructional Program,"Indiana Association of Health, Physical Education" and Recreation meetings Fort Wayne, Indiana

1975-1977                   Guest lecturers graduate seminar classes taught by Dr. Anthony A. Annarino, Purdue University

1976                            "Safety in Gymnastics for Physical Education Teachers," 'West Lafayette School Corporation, West Lafayette, Indiana

CREATIVE ENDEAVORS

1981                            Choreographed and directed "California State University Dominguez Hills Performing Swingers," American Bandstand Dance

1979-81                       Choreographed and directed numerous dance performances and demonstrations

1981                            Choreographed ten-minute California State University Dominguez Hills Dance Concert opening

1980                            Choreographed ten-minute "Dance by Chance"