The College of Physical Education at Brigham Young University recently presented its most prestigious awards to three faculty members.
J. Richard Jones was honored for excellence in teaching, and Joyce M. Harrison and Phyllis C. Jacobson were recognized for outstanding achievement in research and creativity.Boyd O. Jarman, chairman of the physical education-sports department, said Jones has been an outstanding teacher at BYU since 1961. "He is one teacher who teaches by example as well as precept."
Harrison is a highly productive scholar in curriculum development and instruction, said Associate Dean Elmo S. Roundy. She is the author or co-author of five books, among which are a widely used textbook in curriculum and teaching strategies and a popular fitness book.
Dean Clayne R. Jensen said Jacobson has amassed a long list of outstanding achievements in her 34 years at BYU. She is the only chairwoman of the department of physical education-dance, which was created in 1980. She is the creator of the popular television program, "Hooked on Aerobics."