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Staci R Drewson

Assistant Professor

First Year Advisor/Athletics Professor-in-Residence

Service Learning Faculty Fellow – Cohort 1

Ph.D., Physical Education - Teaching and Administration, August 2015, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

MS Sport & Exercise Psychology, May 2012, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

B.A., History, May 1998, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Office
McAllan Hall, 19A
Phone
732-923-4634
Email
srandrew@monmouth.edu
CV URL
https://www.monmouth.edu/directory/documents/2018/08/staci-r-drewson-cv.pdf
Regularly Taught Courses
PE 350/398 Physical Activity in Afterschool Programs
PE 340 Motor Learning and Development
PE 310 Sport and Exercise Psychology
HE 290 Health Research Methods
HE 190 Introduction to Health Research
HE 101 Strategies for Healthy Living
ED 379/597 Methods of Teaching Physical Education, K-12
HE 389 Internship in Health
PE 389 Internship in Physical Education
HE 399 Independent Study Health Studies
PE 130 Basketball
PE 131 Soccer
PE 116 Badminton
PE 127 Volleyball (Indoor/Beach)
PE 125 Tennis
About

Dr. Staci Drewson began her teaching and coaching career in her home state of California after earning her BA and initial teacher certification from Gonzaga University while competing as a NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball student-athlete. Staci’s passion for teaching through physical activity intensified throughout her 9 year career as an elementary school teacher and high school coach in California. Staci relocated to Springfield, MA to develop expertise in sport and exercise psychology while specializing in physical education pedagogy throughout her graduate studies at Springfield College.

Staci became a faculty member at Monmouth University in the Health and Physical Education Department in the fall of 2014. Her research interests pertain to physical activity promotion in afterschool settings for underserved youth, creating resources to support excellence and well-being in sport and health for student-athletes, and using technology as a pedagogical tool in physical education. Dr. Drewson is a 2016-2017 Service Learning Faculty Fellow charged with developing an academic course (PE350 Physical Activity in Afterschool Programs) that features service learning as a transformative high impact strategy to help students achieve learning objectives related to physical activity promotion for underserved children.

Staci serves in the Center for Student Success as a First Year Advisor. As the Athletics Professor-in-Residence, Staci works in the Athletics Academic Resource Center to help student-athletes develop academic efficacy. Additionally, she collaborates with faculty and administrators within the School of Education as a member of the University Teacher Education Advisor Council (UTEAC) to review coursework related to New Jersey teaching certification requirements for future health and physical educators. Dr. Drewson is an active member of SHAPE America and serves on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NJAHPERD) as the Chair of the Future Professional Division.

In her free time, Staci enjoys adventures with her wife and their son.

Research Interests
  • Promoting positive experiences for student-athletes
  • Enhancing health and physical education teacher education (HPETE)
  • Increasing physical activity engagement in afterschool programs
  • Effective school-university partnerships in HPETE
Publications
Scholarly Articles

Published Manuscripts

  • Van Raalte, J. L., Andrews, S. R., Petitpas, A. J., & Brewer, B. W. (2017). Student-athlete career self-efficacy: Workshop development and evaluation. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 11, 1-13. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2016-0015
  • Van Raalte, J. L., & Andrews, S., Cornelius, A. E., Diehl, N. S., & Brewer, B. M. (2015). Mental health referral for student-athletes: Web-based education and training. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 9, 197-212. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2015-0011
  • Andrews, S. R. (2015). Emotional control and instructional effectiveness: Maximizing a timeout. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 28(2), 33-37. doi: 10.1080/08924562.2014.1001104

Published Research Abstracts

  • Andrews, S. R. (2017). Perceptions of mastery-oriented physical activity in afterschool programs. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 88(sup1), A-47. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2017.1301746
  • Andrews, S. R. (2014). The relationship of emotional intelligence and coaching behaviors. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85(sup1), A-105-A-106. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2014.94874

 

Presentations/Invited Talks

 

  • **Indicates Monmouth University student co-presenter: *Student Name*
  • + Indicates invited presentations

NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Drewson, S. R., & Lackman, J. (October 2018). Service Learning, PETE Preparation, and Physical Activity Promotion in CSPAP. To be presented at the 2018 SHAPE America HETE & PETE Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Lackman, J., Chepyator-Thomson, J. R., Drewson, S. R. (October 2018). Student reflections on urban PE and involvement in college. To be presented at the 2018 SHAPE America HETE & PETE Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • **Andrews, S. R., & *Huff, S.* (March 2017). Perceptions of mastery-oriented physical activity in afterschool programs. Poster presentation. Presented at the SHAPE America National Convention and Exposition, Boston, MA.
  • **Andrews, S. R., Hope, A., *Faunce, S.*, McGovern, J., & Konopack, J. F. (October 2016). School Health Guideline #4: Increasing physical activity in afterschool programs. Presented at the 2016 American School Health Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Van Raalte, J. L., Cornelius, A. E., Brewer, B. W., Petitpas, A. J., & Andrews, S. R. (July 2016). Student-athlete career development. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Accelerating Academic Success Program, New Orleans, LA.
  • Van Raalte, J. L., Cornelius, A. E., Brewer, B. W., Petitpas, A. J., & Andrews, S. R. (January 2016). Student-athlete career development. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Van Raalte, J. L., & Andrews, S. R. (January 2015). Mental health referral for student-athletes: Web-based education and training. Paper presented at the 2014 NCAA Innovations Grant General Session. 2015 NCAA National Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Andrews, S. R. (April 2014). The relationship of emotional intelligence and coaching behaviors. Poster presentation. AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, St. Louis, MO.

 

REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Zimmerman, R., & Andrews, S. R. (May 2016). Workshop workout of the day (WOW): Developing in-school activity programs. SHAPE America Eastern District Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Andrews, S. R. (May 2016). Peer leaders as facilitators of physical activity in afterschool programs. Poster presentation. SHAPE America Eastern District Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Andrews, S. R., Bean, L., & Toohey, H. (February 2015). Promoting physical activities in after-school programs. SHAPE America Eastern District Convention, Springfield, MA.

 

STATE PRESENTATIONS

  • +Hodges, M., & Drewson, S. R. (March 2018). The future of physical education: What to do to survive. Discussion panelist. Presented at the Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey State Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • **Drewson, S. R., & *Faunce, S.* (February 2018). Integrating Polar GoFit Technology into Higher Education Skills Courses. Presented at the NJAHPERD Convention, Long Branch, NJ.
    MU Student Research Assistants: *Steven Green & Paul Haines*
    MU Student Volunteers: *Brad Comer, Rebecca Simpson, Mike Brambilla, Alyson Morris, Jack Grace, Mike Valencia, Madison Conroy, Jack Olszewksi, Jack Fay, Justin Irwin*
  • Lackman, J., & Drewson, S. R. (February 2018). HPETE Club: Best Practices. Presented at the NJAHPERD Convention, Long Branch, NJ.
  • +Drewson, S. R. (May 2017). Health and physical education teacher education: 50 million strong by 2029. The New Jersey Future Educators Association Conference, West Long Branch, NJ.
  • Andrews, S. R., & Wehrle, S. (November 2016). Energize your students through CSPAP! Presented at the New Jersey Education Association Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Romagnoli, A., Arnold, L., Henning, J., & Andrews, S. R. (June 2016). Practice-based education: Linking methods courses with clinical experiences. New Jersey Professional Development Schools Conference, Wayne, NJ.
  • Andrews, S. R. (February 2016). Early fieldwork experiences for PETE students: Everybody wins! NJAHPERD Convention, Long Branch, NJ.
  • **Andrews, S. R., *Skolka, C.*, & *Fersini, S.* (February 2015). Best practices to promote physical activities in after-school programs. NJAHPERD Convention, Long Branch, NJ.
  • **Andrews, S. R., *Kinsella, M.*, & *Kinghorn, R.* (February 2015). Writing an effective physical education philosophy statement. NJAHPERD Convention, Long Branch, NJ.
  • Andrews, S. R. & Zimmerman, R. (March 2014). Mutually beneficial school university PETE partnerships. MAHPERD Spring Convention, Westfield, MA.
  • Andrews, S. R. & Zimmerman, R. (March 2014). School-university partnerships. Break-out Session. MAHPERD Spring Convention, Westfield, MA.
  • Andrews, S. R., Sotir, S., & Trachsler, T. A. (November 2013). Team building for sport education units. MAHPERD Fall Convention, Worcester, MA.
  • Andrews, S. R., Groccia, S., Elwell, M., & Walker, R. (Fall 2011). Mentoring through physical activity. Physical Education Institute conducted for a Chinese Delegation from Guangzhou Sports Training and Technological College, Guangdong, China. Springfield, MA.

 

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY PRESENTATIONS

  • Drewson, S. R. (March 2018). Integrating Polar GoFit Technology into Higher Education Skills Courses. MU Annual Technology & Pedagogy Innovation Showcase. CETL Faculty Spotlight Monmouth University.
  • +Drewson, S. R. (November 2017). Physical Activity in Afterschool Programs. Service learning open house: Immersing ourselves in civic engagement as we learn from one another. CETL Faculty Spotlight Monmouth University.
  • +Drewson, S. R. (July 2017). Faculty-student scholarly collaborations. Monmouth University New Student Orientation Academic Session. Monmouth University.
  • Drewson, S. R., Konopack, J., McGovern, J., & Hope, A. (May 2017). Physical activity in afterschool programs initiative. Poster presentation. Presented at the 2017 Monmouth University Faculty Summit.
  • +Andrews, S. R. (October, 2016). Food for thought Faculty Luncheon: “HIPs” never lie: Integrating student-centered high impact practice exercises into your syllabi. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Panel Member. Monmouth University.
  • +Andrews, S. R. (August, 2016). Panel Member. Transformative Learning, Liberal Arts Education, and Teaching at Monmouth. New Faculty Orientation. Monmouth University.
  • +Andrews, S. R. (November, 2015). Children’s perceptions of physical activity in afterschool programs. School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean’s Lecture. Monmouth University.
  • +Andrews, S. R. (July, 2015). Healthy bodies/healthy choices. Invited lecture during Educational Opportunity Fund Orientation (EOF). Monmouth University.
  • +Andrews, S. R. (July, 2015). Learning: What’s your game plan? Presentations to incoming students during First Year Learning Experience. Monmouth University.
  • +Andrews, S. R. (July 2015). Best practices and active learning workshop. Presentation to SONHS faculty and adjunct. Monmouth University.
Forthcoming

Research Manuscripts in Progress

  • Drewson, S. R. (in progress). Integrating heart rate monitors into university physical activity courses. Aimed Journal: Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.
  • Drewson, S. R. (in progress). Impacts of heart rate technology on physical activity enjoyment and using technology efficacy of college students. Aimed Journal: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance  or The Physical Educator.
  • Drewson, S. R., Konopack, J., Mcgovern, J., & Hope, A. (in progress).
  • Evaluation of PAASP effectiveness toward increasing physical activity opportunities for children in an afterschool program based on MVPA data collected via accelerometers
  • Changes in self-initiated physical activity behaviors and exercise self-efficacy of children via a mixed methods approach
  • Gender comparison of PAASP experiences
  • Qualitative investigation of changes in physical activity facilitation efficacy of undergraduate students via inductive analysis of student composed written reflections
  • Drewson, S. R. (in progress). Peer leadership: Establishing physical activity as a social norm in afterschool programs.
  • Drewson, S. R. (in progress). Mastery-oriented physical activity in afterschool programs: We all improved!
  • Drewson, S. R. (in progress). Emotional intelligence and effective coaching. Aimed Journal: Journal of Sport Psychology.
Professional Associations
  • SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)
  • NJAHPERD (New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance)
Awards
  • Nominated for the NJAHPERD 2019 Higher Education Teacher of the Year Award
    Summer 2018
  • 2016 Annual Recognition Event Champions for Change
    Fall 2016

Monmouth University Service Learning Faculty Fellow Cohort #1                        2016-2017

  • Selected by Leaders of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the Service Learning Program as member of a cohort of faculty tasked with developing academic courses that provide transformative learning experiences via intentional connections between learning objectives, service activities in the local community, and student reflection.
  • PE 350 Physical Activity in Afterschool Programs provides undergraduate students with opportunities to learn and apply theoretical frameworks and best practices related to physical activity promotion. Students develop, apply, and reflect upon core competencies via facilitating physical activity opportunities in local afterschool programs that serve underprivileged youth.
Additional Information

 

EXTERNAL FUNDING

 

2015 NJAHPERD Mini Grant Recipient   $1,000
  • Principal Investigator: Staci R. Andrews
  • Polar GoFit Module: Increasing professional preparation and teaching efficacy of health and physical education majors

2015 NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grants     $10,000

  • Principal Investigators: Dr. Judy Van Raalte, Dr. Albert J. Petitpas, & Dr. Britton W. Brewer
  • Consultant: Staci R. Andrews
  • Student-athlete career development

2014 NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grants             $10,000

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Judy Van Raalte
  • Graduate Assistant: Staci R. Andrews
  • Mental health referral for student-athletes: Web-based education and training

2013 Health New England, Inc.                 $5,600

  • Supervisor: Staci R. Andrews     Fall 2013-Spring 2014
  • Physical activity promotion program in afterschool programs for underserved youth

 

INTERNAL FUNDING

2018 Monmouth University Summer Faculty Fellowship         $10,000

  • Principal Investigator & Program Director: Staci R. Drewson June – November 2018

2016 Monmouth University Strategic Plan Initiative          $8,700

  • Principal Investigator & Program Director: Staci R. Andrews
  • Physical Activity Afterschool Program (PAASP) Initiative

2015 Creativity and Research Grant Recipient                  $2,000

  • Principal Investigator: Staci R. Andrews
  • Polar GoFit Heart Rate Module: Increasing professional preparation and teaching efficacy of health and physical education majors

 

Monmouth University Student-Faculty Research Collaborations

Professional Conference Co-Presenters                        Fall 2015-Present

  • Stuart Faunce, Steven Green, Paul Haines, Stephanie Huff, Christopher Skolka, Samantha Fersini, Michael Kinsella, Ryan Kinghorn

Heart Rate Monitor Student Research Assistants                                Summer 2017-Summer 2018

  • Paul Haines, Steven Green, Alaina Serenelli, Noami Greca

Web-Based Artifacts

Support for Sport – Website promotes positive experiences and well-being for student-athletes