Shawn Ladda, EDD

Shawn Ladda, EDD

Professor

Department : Kinesiology

Email : shawn.ladda@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7811

Office : ALM 2FL

Education

EDD, Columbia University
MS, Springfield College
BS, Pennsylvania State University

Research

Pedagogy, Coaching, Wellness, Sociology & History of Sport, Quality Physical Education for Secondary Schools, Organization, Administration, & Human Relations of Athletics and Physical Education, Student Teacher Supervisor.

Professional Experience

Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, 1994 to present

  • Professor, Department of Physical Education and Human Performance
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY  1988 to 1994
  • Women’s Soccer Coach                                        
  • Associate in Physical Education
  • Physical Education and Athletic Department
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA 1986 to 1988
  • Women’s Soccer Coach
  • Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Women’s Lacrosse Coach
  • Physical Education Instructor
  • Physical Education and Athletic Department

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Ladda, S.  (2012).  Examining Title IX at 40:  Historical development, legal implications, and governance structures. Research Digest (President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition), 13(2), 10-20.  Retrieved from https://www.presidentschallenge.org/informed/digest/docs/201209digest.pdf

  • Ladda, S.  (2011, March).  Viewpoint:  Where is Our Herstory?  Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 82(3), 9-10.
  • Ladda, S.  (2011, January/February).  Ideas Exchange – What are some suggestions for overcoming any unique challenges found in an urban physical education class?  How might we better prepare physical educators for teaching in an urban setting?  Strategies, 24(3), 9.  
  • Ladda, S. (2010).  Athlete profiles for April Heinrichs and Abby Wambach. In Johnson, R. and Salem Press (Eds.), Great Athletes:  Boxing & Soccer (pp. 213-214, 299-300).  Pasadena, CA:  Salem Press.
  • Ladda, S.  (2009, September).  The National Association for Girls and Women in Sport:  110 Years of Promoting Social Justice and Change.  Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 80(7), 48-51.  
  • Ladda, S. & Cherubini, J. (2009).  Technology in Physical Education and Health.  In Merriman, W. & Nicoletti, G. (Eds.), Technology for the 21st Century Schools.  (pp. 143-154).  Washington, DC:  National Catholic Education Association.
  • Ladda, S. (2008).  Althea Gibson.  In Whitaker, M.  (Ed.), African American Icons of Sport.  (pp. 83-94).  Westport,
  • CT: Praeger, Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Ladda, S. (2007).  Scholastic Physical Education.  In Hums, M., Bower, G., & Grappendorf, H.  (Eds.), Women in Leadership Positions in Sport:  Their Struggles and Legacies.  (pp. 63-83).  Reston, VA:  NAGWS.  
  • Ladda, S.  (2005).  Diving.  In Levinson, D. and Christensen, K. (Eds.),  Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (Vol. 2 pp. 473-477).  Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.
  • Ladda, S.  (2005, August).  Review of the book Playing Nice and Losing:  The struggle of control of women’s intercollegiate athletics, 1960-2000.  Sport in History, 25(2), pp. 341-343.
  • Ladda, S., Keating, T., Adams, D., & Toscano, L.  (2004).  Including technology in instructional programs.  The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 75(4), 12-13 & 56.
  • Ladda, S.  (2002).  Women and Athletics.  In A. Martinez Aleman & K. A. Renn (Eds.), Women in higher education: An encyclopedia. (pp. 315-321). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Press.
  • Adams, D., & Ladda, S.  (2002).  From country square dance to squaring to the rap:  Contemporary and creative dance for urban girls and boys. Proceedings of the National Dance Association.
  • Ladda, S. (2002).  Athlete profiles for Donna De Varona and Diana Nyad. In Markoe, A., & Jackson, K. (Eds.), The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives--Sports Figures (pp. 193-194, 227-229).  New York, NY:  Charles Scribner's Sons.
  • Keating, T., Ladda, S., & Carroza, L.  (2002).  Comparison of maximal metabolic and cardiovascular responses between the treadmill and Nordic Track ellipse.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73(1), p. 9.
  • Ladda, S.  (2001).  Athlete profiles for Constance Applebee, Senda Berenson, Alice Coachman, Margaret Smith Court, Donna DeVarona, and Donna Lopiano.  In K. Christensen, A. Guttmann, & G. Pfister (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Women & Sports (Vols. 1-3, pp. 52, 123, 233-234, 275-276, 322-323, 681-682).  New York, NY:  Macmillian Reference USA.
  • Ladda, S.  (Spring, 2000).  The early beginnings of intercollegiate women’s soccer.  The Physical Educator, 57(2), 106-112.  
  • Ladda, S.  (2000).  Athlete profiles for Joan Benoit Samuelson, Carol Blazejowski, Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, Sonja Henie, Nancy Lieberman Cline, and Sylvia Wene Martin.  In G. B. Kirsch, O. Harris, & C. Nolte (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States (pp. 67-68, 213, 287-288, 307-308, 399, 505-506).  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Ladda, S.  (1999, November/December).  Celebrating the past:  A century of challenge.  Part IX:  The 1990’s, The fruits of progress.  Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 70(9), 13-14.
  • Ladda, S.  (1999, October).  Celebrating the past:  A century of challenge.  Part VIII:  The 1980’s, A new agenda.  Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 70(8), 19-20.  
  • Ladda, S., Demas, K., & Adams, D.  (1999, September).  Standards-based, affective assessment for a project adventure unit.   Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 10(5), 18-21.
  • Adams, D., Raciborski, M., & Ladda, S.  (1999, September).  Constructing rubrics from systematic progressions.  Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 10(5), 7-9.
  • Ladda, S.  (1999, September).  Celebrating the past:  A century of challenge.  Part VII:  The age of equity 1970-1980.  Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 70(7), 15-16
  • Ladda, S.  (1999, August).  Celebrating the past:  A century of challenge.  Part VI:  The age of rapid change 1960-1970.  Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 70(6), 22-23.  (Publication is refereed)
  • Ladda, S.  (1999, May/June).  Ornamental and useless?  Women’s involvement with soccer was part of the emancipation process.  Soccer Journal, 44(4), 35-38.
  • Oslin, J. & Ladda, S.  (1999, May/June).  Celebrating the past:  A century of challenge.  Part V:  The struggle to promote and protect girls’ and women’s sports 1952-1960.  Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 70(5), 23-24.
  • Ladda, S.  (1999, March/April).  NAGWS, women’s world cup, soccer Barbie.  GWS News, 26(4), 7-8.
  • Ladda, S.  (1998).  Women’s soccer.  In Oglesby, C., Greenberg, D., Hall, R., Hill, K., Johnston, F., and Ridley, S.  (Eds.),  Encyclopedia of Women and Sport in America (pp. 252-254).  Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.

Conference Papers/Presentations:

  • The Current State (and Beyond) of Title IX.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (AAHPERD), San Diego, CA, March, 2011
  • Teaching and Learning about Title IX and Strengthening Mission through Collaboration:  NAGWS and the UNC-G Center for Women’s Health and Wellness.  Southern District Association (SDA) of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (AAHPERD), Greensboro, NC, February, 2011
  • Teaching and Learning about Title IX.  Eastern District Association (EDA) of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (AAHPERD), Long Branch, NJ, February, 2011
  • Bullying Behavior:  Not Just in the Schoolyard Anymore!  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (AAHPERD), Indianapolis, IN, March, 2010
  • Achieving Meaning & Purpose through Movement:  Celebrating the SPIRIT of mind & body, National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, NAKPEHE, Scottsdale, AZ, January, 2010
  • A Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection. Kappa Delta Pi 47th Biennial Convocation, October, 2009, Orlando, FL
  • The National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) of the United States: Continued Advocacy Toward Equity for All, 16th International World Congress, International Association for Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW), Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 16-19, 2009.
  • Physical Education and Literacy:  Lesson Plan Ideas to Promote Learning, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (AAHPERD), Tampa, FL, March, 2009
  • Be All You Can Be:  A Health Lesson to Expand the Definition of Gender Roles, Eastern District Association (EDA) of AAHPERD, Lancaster, PA, February, 2009.
  • Contemporary Forces Impacting Direct and Future Trends in Physical Education & Exercise Science, National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, NAKPEHE, Sarasota, FL, January, 2009
  • Giving Attention Where Attention is Due:  Women as Leaders in Sport.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference (AAHPERD), Fort Worth, TX, April, 2008.
  • Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk: Role Modeling & Ethical Decision Making in Professional Preparation of Physical Educators and Exercise Scientists.  National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, January, 2008.
  • Fostering Resiliency through Education:  A Commitment to Excellence in Our Schools. Kappa Delta Pi Convocation, November, 2007, Louisville, KY
  • Squaring to the Rap:  An Urban Dance Experience.  New York City Zone of NYSAHPERD Mini-Conference, Brooklyn, NY, June 8, 2007.
  • Dispositions and Resiliency:  Developing Student Leaders.  National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, Clearwater, FL, January, 2007.
  • Cheap, Cheap, Dance Evolution:  Incorporating Dance Inexpensively in Physical Education.  New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Rye Brook, NY, November, 2006.
  • Win/Win Situations:  How Collegiate and Scholastic Programs Can Benefit from Working Together.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April, 2006.
  • Connections and Collaborations – Happily Serving Our Constituents and the Community.  National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, January, 2006.
  • An Oral History and Reflection of Football from a Pennsylvania, USA School Girl.  Women, Football, and Europe International Football Institute Conference, Preston, England, June, 2005.
  • Are accreditors moving us in the right direction in physical education teacher preparation and exercise science for the 21st century?  National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ, January, 2005.
  • Squaring to the Rap.  New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Buffalo, NY, November, 2004.
  • From Playdays to the World Cup:  Increased Global Acceptance of the Female Athlete.  Selected the Margaret Paulding Lecturer for the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, Burlington, VT, March, 2003.
  • The Bronx:  Win-Win Partnerships with a College, Community, and Neighboring Schools.  National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, January, 2003.
  • From Country Square Dance to Squaring to the Rap:  Contemporary and Creative Dance for Urban Girls and Boys.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April, 2002.
  • Comparison of maximal metabolic and cardiovascular responses between the treadmill and Nordic Track Ellipse.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April, 2002.
  • Squaring to the Rap.  Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Newport, RI, March, 2001.
  • Challenges of Assessment and the Manhattan College Mission Statement.  National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, Amelia Island, FL, January, 2001.
  • Physical Education:  Perspectives of Low Skilled Middle School Girls in Co-educational and Segregated Classes.  Southwest District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI, June, 2000.
  • Develop Better Motor Skill Progressions.  Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, February, 2000.
  • Helpful Hints for Teaching a Successful Undergraduate Research Course. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, April, 2000.
  • The New University and the Role of Physical Education in Undergraduate Research. National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, January, 1999.
  • Women’s World Cup 1999 (panel discussion with organizing leaders of the World Cup and National Team Players).  Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Boston, MA, April, 1999.
  • Teaching the Game of Soccer.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Annual Conference, Boston, MA, April, 1999.
  • History of International Women’s Soccer.  National Soccer Hall of Fame History Symposium, Oneonta, NY, June, 1999.
  • Civil Talk: Conversations Among Us.  National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education National Conference, New Orleans, LA, January, 1998.
  • Positive Coaching: Prolonging the Life of a Girl’s Youth Soccer Experience.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Annual Conference, Reno, NV, April, 1998.
  • Developing Leaders on Athletic Teams.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, April, 1997.
  • Women Moving Ahead: Becoming Involved in NAGWS.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, April, 1997.
  • A Touch of Fitness: Soccer Ball Skill Exercises That Keep You Moving. Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Burlington, VT, March, 1997.
  • Presider for “Gender between the Wars.”  North American Society for Sport History Annual Conference, Springfield, MA, May, 1997.
  • From Lead-up Game to Olympic Sport: Women’s Soccer.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April, 1996.
  • Coaching Evaluation - Bridging the Gap between Administrators and Coaches.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April, 1996.
  • The Women’s History Project (A compilation of individual histories of women who have contributed to the sport of soccer.)  National Soccer Coaches Association of America Annual Conference, Washington, DC, January, 1995.
  • National Association for Girls and Women in Sport “Walk Through the Ages” Project for the Centennial Celebration (Spring, 1999).
  • History of Women’s Soccer, Soccer Hall of Fame History Symposium, Oneonta, NY, 1994
  • Women’s History Project, Women’s Soccer Foundation Leadership Conference, Seattle, WA, 1994
  • History of Women’s Soccer, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, 1994
  • Discussion Leader, National Conference on Higher Education, American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC, 1993
  • History of Women in Sports, Stony Brook’s Girls and Women in Sports Day, “Clearing the Hurdles:  20 Years of Title IX,” 1992
  • Implementing teaching styles in a coaching session, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992
  • Utilizing various teaching styles in a coaching session, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, 1991

Honors & Awards

  • NYSAHPERD 2012 Professional of the Year
  • NYSAHPERD 2011 Ron Feingold Lecture Series Program Lecturer
  • AAHPERD Honor Award, 2010
  • NYSAHPERD Amazing Person Award, Higher Education, 2010
  • Lasallian Educator of the Year Award, 2007-2008, Manhattan College
  • Eastern District Association of AAHPERD (March, 2004) Margaret Paulding Lecturer
  • National Association for Girls and Women in Sport Feature Editor of JOPERD (1998)

Professional Memberships

 

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD)
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS)
National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE) National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
Phi Epsilon Kappa (Physical Education Honor Society)
 
 
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (AAHPERD) Board of Governor’s Representative for NAGWS (2011-2014)
 
National Association for Girl’s and Women in Sport (NAGWS) of AAHPERD       
Past President 2011-2012
President 2009-2010
President-Elect 2008-2009
National Pathfinder Award Chairperson 1999 to present
Member of the Board of Directors 1996-1998
    Vice-President of the Coaching Enhancement Division 1996-1998
  Coordinator of the Womentoring Program 1994-1996
 
Eastern District Association (EDA) of AAHPERD
2010, Committee Member
1997-98 Chair, MPLSSC
1996-99 Margaret Paulding Lecture Series Selection Committee (MPLSSC)
 
 
New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (NYSAHPERD)
        Jay B. Nash Major of the Year Committee – Chair, 2011 to present
 
 
New York State Professional Preparation Council for Physical Education (NYSPPCPE)
2000 - 2001    Past-President
1999 - 2000    President
1998 - 1999    Vice-President
1997 – 1998    Secretary
 
Phi Epsilon Kappa National Physical Education Honor Fraternity
    Former Faculty Moderator, Alpha Eta Chapter, Manhattan College

Other

  • Invited speaker at the Women’s Health Virginia 14th Annual Conference on Women’s Health:  Theme of conference is:  “Play or Peak Performance, gains & pains for active girls & athletes.  A look at issues regarding activity and the physical , mental, and developmental health of all girls, teens and young women and special concerns for female sin sports.”  Presentation entitled, From active to athlete:  changing opportunities in sports for girls, teens, and young women and added benefits from participation. (Charlottesville, VA, June 10, 2011)
  • Attended Women’s Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis, IN (April 2-5, 2011) and helped present the Wade Trophy (owned by NAGWS) as the NAGWS President to Maya Moore, UCONN.
  • Guest Professor (via skype), Vanderbilt University, Women in Leadership Course, (Monday, April 11, 2011).
  • Attended NCAA Gender Equity Forum in Bethesda, MD (May 1-3, 2011).  Invited to special meeting at the NCAA Gender Equity Forum to discuss Diversity/Inclusion Issues.
  • Invitation to special meeting at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference in Denver, CO (June 4, 2011) – “WomenSport International and the Transgender Athlete.”
  • Invited Speaker for Department of Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.  Title of presentation was “Where is our Herstory?” (February, 2011)
  • Invited speaker Hofstra University School of Education, Health, and Human Services 75th Anniversary Conference, Public Health Challenges and Achievements 1935-2010.  Title of presentation was “1935-2010:  Honoring Hofstra University’s Anniversary through the tracing of Girls and Women Movement Experiences.”  (November 4, 2010)
  • Invited guest speaker at the 28th Annual Sisterhood Dinner at North Carolina State University on Thursday, February 4, 2010.  Lecture entitled, “From High Heels to Sneakers:  Women Making Strides in Sport.”  Also was a panel participant for a Title IX workshop, “Title IX:  Prohibiting Sex Discrimination in Academics, Employment, and Athletics.”
  • Outside Reviewer for Brooklyn University (CUNY) Faculty Member Promotion, Spring 2009
  • “Writing from Experience,” NYU Faculty Resource Network, January 2009 Workshop, San Juan, PR.
  • International Leadership Program for Lasallian Universities, June 1-14, 2008 Workshop, Rome, Italy
  • Physical Education Program Reviewer, Barnard College, Spring 2007
  • Professional Development Day for New York City Public Schools Physical Education Teachers (multiple years)
  • Astor Collegiate Academy Girl’s Empowerment Breakfast speaker, April, 2005
  • Professional Development Day for Mount Vernon School District Physical Education Teachers

Courses Taught/Teaching

EDUG 896      Concepts of Wellness
PHED 101      Team Sports I
PHED 110      Personal Wellness
PHED 114      Small Crafts
PHED 116      Leisure Sports and Activities
PHED 120      Outdoor Adventures
PHED 228      Gymnastics and Tumbling
PHED 305      Quality Physical Education for Secondary Schools
PHED 350      Independent Study
PHED 351      Independent Study
PHED 352      Independent Study
PHED 405      Research Seminar
PHED 412      Organization, Administration, and Human Relations
PHED 416      Supervised Practiced Teaching in Elemenatary Schools