Faculty and Staff Profiles

CAROL C. IRWIN
Assoc Professor, Health Studies
Email: cirwin@memphis.edu
Office Location: Elma Roane Fieldhouse 220
Profile

Dr. Carol Irwin joined The University of Memphis in August of 2007, and currently is an Associate Professor of Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Dr. Irwin earned her B.A. in Physical Education from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, and both an M.A. in Sport Pedagogy, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction-Health Education from Kent State University in Kent, OH. At the University of Memphis, Dr. Irwin is the Unit Coordinator for PETE, and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in methods of teaching, curriculum, and urban issues involving health and physical education. Dr. Irwin has spent over twenty years in the P-12 schools across the US, specifically in Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, and here in Tennessee. Prior to her tenure at the U of M, she was the Curriculum Coordinator for Health, Physical Education, and Lifetime Wellness for Memphis City Schools. Currently, Dr. Irwin is the Principal Investigator for the USA Swimming research study, “Constraints Impacting Minority Swimming Participation.” This nation-wide study was the first research to determine minority youth swimming ability, and to dig deeper to explore possible reasons why these underserved populations drown at such high rates. Dr. Irwin also is involved in exploring reliability of current and popular concussion assessments.

Additional Information

The Department of Health and Sport Sciences 

Education
  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction/Health Education - Kent State University - 2003
  • M.A. Sport Pedagogy - Kent State University - 1991
  • B.A. Physical Education K-12 - University of Northern Colorado - 1979

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Health & Sport Sciences/College of Education, Health and Human Sciences - University of Memphis - 2007-2013
  • Coordinator, Health, Physical Education, and Lifetime Wellness, Curriculum and Professional Development/Academic Affairs - Memphis City Schools - 2004-2007
  • Assistant Professor/Clinical Instructor, Human Movement Sciences and Education/College of Education - University of Memphis - 2001-2004
  • Teacher, Physical Education/Lower School - St. Mary's Episcopal School, Memphis, TN - 1995-2000
  • Adjunct Faculty, Human Movement Sciences and Education/College of Education - University of Memphis - 1994-1995
  • Assistant Project Director, Comprehensive School Health Grant, Adult Counseling, Health and Vocational Education/College of Education - Kent State University - 1992-1994
  • Adjunct Faculty, Physical Education/School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation - Kent State University - 1991-1992
  • Graduate Assistant, Physical Education/School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation - Kent State University - 1990-1991
  • Teacher/Coach, Physical Education - Milliken MS/Weld County RE-5J, Johnstown, CO - 1989-1990
  • Teacher, Physical Education - Heath JHS/Weld County 6 School District/Greeley, CO - 1988-1989
  • Teacher/Coach, Physical Education and Health - Cass Lake Elementary and HS/Cass Lake, MN - 1986-1988
  • Teacher/Coach, Science, Health, and Physical Education - Milliken MS, Weld County RE-5J, Johnstown, CO - 1984-1985
  • Teacher/Coach, Physical Education, Science and Health, Social Studies, Language Arts - Westminster Elementary/Scott Carpenter JHS/Clear Lake JHS/Adams County #50 School District/ Westminster, CO - 1979-1984
Honors/Awards
  • Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award- Nominated - University of Memphis - 2014
  • Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award- Nominated - Tennessee Higher Education Commission - 2011
  • Effective Board Service Training - Volunteer Memphis - 2008
  • Model Submitted Article - AAHPERD/JOPERD - 2004
  • Graduate Student of the Year-Nominated - Kent State University - 1994

Teaching Experience

  • HMSE 7996 Thesis - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7950 Special/Applied Project in Physical Education Teacher Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7501 Advanced Organization and Analysis of Instruction in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7205 Issues in Urban Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7204 Instructional Supervision in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7203 Learner Assessment and Program Evaluation in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7202 Advanced Analysis of Curriculum Models in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7201 Theoretical and Instructional Models in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7152 Special Problems in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7007 Advanced Clinical Practicum - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7006 Instruction in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7003 Principles of Teaching Individual and Team Sports - University of Memphis
  • PETE 7001 Applied Scientific Principles in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 4909 Student Teaching Seminar in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 4800 Student Teaching in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 4300/4301 Curriculum and Integrated Learning in Secondary Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 4200: Curriculum and Integrated Learning in Elementary Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 3800 Instructional Strategies in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • PETE 2003: Skill Competence in Individual Sports - University of Memphis
  • PETE 3604: Teaching Physical Education and Health for K-MS - University of Memphis
  • PETE 2002: Skill Competence in Team Sports - University of Memphis
  • PETE 2001: Skills in Individual Fitness and Applications to Teaching - University of Memphis
  • EXSS 7905: Curriculum in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • EXSS 7904: Instruction in Physical Education - University of Memphis
  • EXSS 3604: Teaching Exercise and Sport Science, K-Elementary - University of Memphis
  • EXSS 3306: School Health, Safety, and First Aid - University of Memphis
  • PEP 49526: Student Teaching in Physical Education - Kent State University
  • PEP 15015: Development and Analysis of Individual Sports Skills - Kent State University
  • PEP 10907: Intermediate Tennis - Kent State University
  • PEP 10904: Beginning Tennis - Kent State University
  • PEP 10204: Beginning Badminton - Kent State University

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • Physical Education, MS - Michael Lauderdale - 2014
  • Physical Education, MS - Cassandra Dowell - 2014
  • Physical Education MS - Kevin Smart - 2013
  • Physical Education MS - Craig Pluta - 2013
  • Physical Education MS - Rebecca Bocz - 2013
  • Physical Education MS - Joshua Campbell - 2013
  • Physical Education, MS - Jeremy Crowe - 2013
  • Physical Education, MS - Debra Howard - 2012
  • Physical Education, MS - Nicole Douglas - 2012
  • Physical Education, MS - Brodie Clayton - 2012
  • Physical Education, MS - Kim Martin - 2012
  • Physical Education, MS - Orien Mitchell - 2012
  • Physical Education, MS - Robert Williams - 2012
  • Physical Education, MS - Crystal Williams - 2011
  • Physical Education, MS - Cheryl Coulson - 2011
  • Physical Education, MS - Jess Langvardt - 2010
  • Physical Education, MS - Vicki Allen - 2010
  • Physical Education, MS - Cheryl Green - 2010
  • Physical Education, MS - Faragi Phillips - 2009
  • Physical Education, MS - Waymond Gray - 2009

Creative Activities

  • Make a Splash Mid-South/Splash Mid-South "Learn to Swim" Program - 2009-14 - City of Memphis and YMCA Pools - Splash Mid-South
  • Conference USA-Nike GO Mens and Womens Basketball Tournament - 2006-09 & 2012 - Memphis City Schools Elementary/Middle Schools - MCS/Conference USA/Nike
  • Revision of District Physical Education Curriculum - 2009-10 - Memphis City Schools - Memphis City Schools
  • Revision-Family Life and HIV Prevention Education Curriculum - 2007 - Memphis City Schools - Memphis City Schools
  • Healthy Choices Week - 2005-2009 - Memphis Area - Memphis City Schools/HMCT/Urban Child Institute
  • MCS Character Education Resource - 2005-2007 - Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN - Memphis City Schools
  • Revision of District Physical Education Curriculum - 1994 - Bay Village, OH - Bay Village School District
  • Revision of District Physical Education Curriculum - 1988 - Cass Lake Elementary - Cass Lake/Bena MN School District
  • Human Growth and Development Curriculum - 1985 - Milliken CO Middle School - Weld County CO School District RE-5J

Support

  • Factors Associated with Pathway from Beginning Swimming to Competitive Swimming for Minority Participants (PI) - USA Swimming - $12,000.00 - 2013-15
  • An Autonomy-Supportive Intervention on Physical Education Motivation and Physical Activity (Co-I) - AAHPERD Research Consortium - $5,000.00 - 2013-14
  • Healthy Home Court: Family Fitness Challenge (Co-I) - Memphis Grizzlies - $7,500.00 - 2012-13
  • Constraints Impacting Minority Participation in Swimming-Phase II (PI) - USA Swimming - $59,500.00 - 2010-12
  • Constraints Impacting Minority Participation in Swimming (Co-I) - USA Swimming - $51,463.00 - 2007-09
  • Technology Access Funds (TAF) Grant-Polar Cardio GX Training System - University of Memphis - $11,600.00 - 2013
  • FedEx Institute of Technology Corporate Engagement (Co-PI) - FedEx Institute of Technology - $25,000.00 - 2011-13
  • Faculty Research Grant (PI) - University of Memphis Research Support Services - $6,500.00 - 2011-12
  • Make a Splash Mid-South "Learn to Swim" Program (PI) - Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change - $2,000.00 - 2011

Outreach

  • Learn to Swim Program - Make a Splash Mid-South/Splash Mid-South - 2009-14 - Methodist/Le Bonheur; MTS Club; YMCA; City of Memphis Aquatics
  • Healthy Choices Week - Memphis Community - 2005-14 - Urban Child Institute; Healthy Memphis Common Table; Memphis City Schools
  • Get Fit with the Grizzlies/Healthy Home Court - 4th and 5th Grade Students, Memphis City Schools - 2006-13 - Memphis Grizzlies, National Basketball Association
  • Think Show Juror - Memphis City Schools - 2009-12 - Memphis City Schools
Service
  • University of Memphis - CEHHS Teacher Education Advisory Council - 2012-14
  • University of Memphis - Competency Task Force - 2013
  • University of Memphis - PETE Unit Coordinator - 2011-14
  • University of Memphis - HSS Academic Council - 2011-14
  • University of Memphis - CEHHS NCATE/SPA Accreditation Committee - 2012-14
  • University of Memphis - Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Faculty Advisory Board - 2011-14
  • University of Memphis - CEHHS Ready2Teach Curricular Redesign Committee - 2010-12
Consulting
  • Make a Splash Mid-South/Splash Mid-South or Splash Mid-South - 2009-14
  • McNairy County Schools - 2013
  • Shelby County Schools - 2013
  • Milan Special School District - 2009-12
  • Memphis Grizzlies NBA Basketball Team Foundation - 2006-12
  • Memphis City Schools/PEP Grant - 2009-10
  • Memphis City Schools/Curricular Revisions - 2009
  • Bay Village School District, Bay Village, OH - 1993
Journal Articles
  • Inoue, Y., Yli-Piipari, S., Layne, T., Chambliss, H.O., & Irwin, C.C. (2015, in press). A preliminary study of a professional sport organization’s family-centered health promotion initiative. International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing.
  • Irwin, C.C., Pharr, J., & Irwin, R.L. (2015, in press). Understanding factors that influence fear of drowning in children and adolescents. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education.
  • Fry, A.C., Nicholl, J., & Irwin, C.C. (2015, in press). Muscular strength and power in 3-7 year old children. Pediatric Exercise Science.
  • Berg, B.K., Irwin, C.C., & Irwin, R. (2014). Higher on the Policy Agenda: A Case Study of Swimming. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 85(S-1), A94-A95.
  • Yli-Piipari, S., Layne, T., & Irwin, C.C. (2014). An Autonomy-Supportive Intervention on Physical Education Motivation and Physical Activity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 85(S-1), A40.
  • Irwin, C., Li, Y., Bene, E., Rach, A., Baughman, B., Schilling, B., & Weiss, L. (2014). Popular Concussion Assessments’ Reliability Using High School and Collegiate Athletes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85(S-1), A19-A20.
  • Yli-Piipari, S., Layne, T., Hinson, J., & Irwin, C. (2015, in review). Illuminating motivational pathways to physical activity participation in urban physical education: A cluster-randomized intervention study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.
  • Rach, A. M., Andrasik, F., Baughman, B. C., Bene, E., Irwin, C. C., & Li, Y. (2015, in review). Rates of reliable change in non-concussed athletes: A comparative investigation. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Berg, B. K., Irwin, C. C., Irwin, R. L., Hutchinson, M., & Wright, P. M. (2014, in review). Prioritizing sport activities in the public arena: A case study of de-escalation and drownings. Sport Management Review.
  • Pharr, J., Irwin, C.C., & Irwin, R.L. (2014). Parental factors that influence swimming in children and adolescents. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 8(4), 368 – 381.
  • Lauderdale, M.E., Yli-Piipari, S., Irwin, C.C., & Layne, T.E. (2014, in press). Gender differences regarding motivation for physical activity among college students: A self-determination approach. The Physical Educator.
  • Li, Y., Coleman, D., Ransdell, M., Coleman, L., & Irwin, C. (2014). The effect of a sport stacking intervention on handwriting with second grade students. The Physical Educator, 71(1), 59-71.    
  • Ross, S.R., Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Martin, N.T., & Ryan, T.D. (2014). Preventing African American drownings: Constraints to swimming aptitude and proposed solutions. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 8(3), 219-239.    
  • Coulson, C.L., Irwin, C., & Wright, P.M. (2012). Applying Hellison’s responsibility model in a residential treatment facility: A practical inquiry project. Agora for Physical Education and Sport, 14, 38-54.   
  • Irwin, C.C., Hays, B., & Irwin, R.L. (2011). Integrative curricular program for physical education:  Classroom on the Court. Strategies, 25(2), 14-17.     
  • Li, Y., Coleman, D., Ransdell, M., Coleman, L, & Irwin, C. (2011). Sport stacking activities in school children's motor skill development. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 113, 431-438.   
  • Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Martin, N.T., & Ross, S.R. (2011). Factors impacting minority youth swimming ability and participation. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82(1), A-68.   
  • Ryan, T.D., Irwin, C. C., Drayer, J., & Irwin, R.L. (2011). Parent/caregiver lack of knowledge:  A barrier to perceived youth swimming ability? International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 5, 219-226. 
  • Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L. (2011). The legacy of fear:  Is fear impacting fatal and non-fatal drowning of minority children? The Journal of Black Studies, 42, 561-576.         
  • Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Miller, M.E., Somes, G.W., & Richey, P. (2010).  Get Fit with the Grizzlies:  A community-school-home initiative to fight childhood obesity. Journal of School Health, 80, 333-339.          
  • Irwin, C.C. (2010). Practice Notes:  Make a Splash Mid-South Learn to Swim Program. Health Education and Behavior, 37, 5-10.
  • Stephens, L., Li, Y., Coleman, D., Ransdell, M., Irwin, C., & Grindle, V. (2009). Effects of a Sport Staking intervention on second-grade students. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80(S-1), A-49-50.    
  • Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Ryan, T.D., Drayer, J. (2009).  Urban minority youth swimming (in)ability in the United States and associated demographic characteristics:  Toward a drowning prevention plan. Injury Prevention, 15, 234-239.  
  • Irwin, C.C., Symons, C.W., & Kerr, D.L. (2009). Behavioral intention and behavior toward the obese on a college campus:  An exploratory analysis of discriminatory behavior. American Journal of Health Education, 40, 106-117.    
  • Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Ryan, T.D., Drayer, J. (2009). The mythology of swimming:  Are myths impacting minority youth participation? International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 3, 1-15. 
  • Fry, A.C., Irwin, C.C., Saunders, J.P., & Richey, C.M.  (2005). Muscular strength and power in children 3-7 years old.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(5), S19.
  • Irwin, C.C. & Irwin, R.L.  (2004).  PR for PE:  Public relations for physical education.  Strategies, 18(2), 25-26. 
  • Irwin, C.C., Symons, C.W., & Kerr, D.L.  (2003). The dilemmas of obesity:  What can physical educators do to help?  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 74(6), 33-39. 
  • Irwin, C. & Pettigrew, F.  (1994). A look back to the future. Physical Educator, 50, 170-176.  
Presentations
  • 2015 Irwin, C.C., Li, Y., Bene, E., Rach, A., Baughman, B., Weiss, L., and Layne, T. Test-Retest Reliability of Selected NeuroCom® Postural Stability Assessments. Society for Health and Physical Educators Annual Convention. Seattle, WA
  • 2015 Layne, T.E., & Irwin, C.C. Perceptions of Working One-on-One With a Student with Severe Disabilities. Society for Health and Physical Educators. Seattle, WA
  • 2014 Irwin, C., Baughman, B., Rach, A., Li, Y., Bene, E., Klimo, P, & Weiss, L. Reliability of Popular Neurocognitive Functioning and Postural Stability Assessments with Collegiate and High School Athletes. TBI Symposium, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN
  • 2014 Pharr, J., Irwin, C., & Irwin R. Understanding Factors that Influence Fear of Drowning in Children and Adolescents. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, New Orleans, LA
  • 2014 Pharr, J., Irwin, C., & Irwin R. Parental Factors that Influence Swimming in Children and Adolescents. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, New Orleans, LA (submitted)
  • 2014 Baughman, B., Rach, A., Li, Y., Irwin, C., & Bene, E. Symptom Report Versus Performance-Based Assessment in Athletes: Are We Doing What We Are Saying? Sports Neuropsychology Society Concussion Symposium , Dallas, TX
  • 2014 Yli-Piipari, S., Layne, T., & Irwin, C.C. An Autonomy-Supportive Intervention on Physical Education Motivation and Physical Activity. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, St. Louis, MO
  • 2014 Irwin, C., Li, Y., Bene, E., Rach, A., Baughman, B., Schilling, B., & Weiss, L. Popular Concussion Assessments’ Reliability Using High School and Collegiate Athletes. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO
  • 2013 Irwin, C., Layne, T., & Wagner, S. Common Core & Physical Education. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 2013 Irwin, C., Bray, N., & Yli-Piipari. Concussion: What Little We Know and What We Hope to Know. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 2013 Rach, A., Baughman, B., Young, C., Bene, E., Irwin, C., & Li, Y. Abnormal ImPACT Reliable Change Indices In Asymptomatic Athletes: A Common Occurrence. National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
  • 2013 Bene, E., Li, Y., Irwin, C., Baughman, B., Rach, A., Bravo, J., Schilling, B., & Weiss, L. Pre- and Post-Season Concussion Screening of Student Athletes: Test-Retest Reliability of the Updated ImPACT Battery Version 2.1. National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
  • 2013 Irwin, C. Swimming and Drowning Disparities: Policy Implications for Communities. Invited Lecturer, Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, Brown University, Providence, RI.
  • 2012 Irwin, C.C. Why Should We Care about Swimming and Drowning Disparities In a Period of Austerity? Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference , Baltimore, MD 
  • 2012 Hall, T., Holt-Hale, S., Irwin, C., Johns-Wommack, R., Kerst-Davis, C., & Whitlock, C., First to the Top: Physical Education Student Growth Measures, Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 2012 Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., & Wright, P.M., Developing Diversity in Swimming: Teaching Minority Youth to Swim, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Boston, MA
  • 2011 Irwin, C.C., Coleman, D., Bray, N., & Wagner, S.M., Don't Pull Your Hair Out! Classroom Management Refresher, Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 2011 Wagner, S.M., Irwin, C.C., & Banning, T., Infusing Health Education Information into Physical Education Activities, Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Murfreesboro, TN  
  • 2011 Irwin, C.C., & Johns-Wommack, R., First to the Top:  New Teacher Evaluation in Tennessee, Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 2011 Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Ryan, T.D., Martin, N.T., & Ross, S.R., USA Swimming Diversity Research Summary:  Emerging Solutions from the Pool Deck, World Aquatic Health Conference, Seattle, WA
  • 2011  Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Miller, M.A., Richey, P.A., Boddie, J.T., & Dickerson, T.A.. Get Fit with the Grizzlies: A Community-School-Home Initiative to Fight Childhood ObesityCure4Kids Global Summit:  Advancing Cancer Education and Healthy Living in Our Communities, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN           
  • 2011 Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Ryan, T.D., Martin, N.T., & Ross, S.R., Constraints Impacting Minority Youth Swimming Participation-Phase II, National Drowning Prevention Alliance Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO 
  • 2011 Irwin, C., Irwin, R., Martin, N., Ross, S.  Factors Impacting Minority Youth Swimming Ability. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, San Diego, CA         
  • 2010  Irwin, C.C, & Irwin R.L.  Constraints Impacting Minority Swimming Ability and Participation, Phase I & II. Administrative Retreat, University of Memphis 
  • 2010  Irwin, C.C, & Irwin R.L.  Constraints Impacting Minority Swimming Ability and Participation, Phase I & II. Tennessee Board of Regents and Board of Visitors Meeting, University of Memphis 
  • 2010   Irwin, C.C., Wagner, S., Ballard, C., Banning, T., Hurst, T., Manker, D., Roberts, J., & Shores, J.  Assessing Fun Fitness Games and Activities. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN 
  • 2010  Irwin, C.C., Ryan, T.D.  Minority Swimming Ability and Participation. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN   
  • 2010 Ross, S.R., Irwin, C.C., Martin, N.T., & Irwin, R.L.  Preventing African American Drownings: Constraints to Swimming Aptitude and Proposed Solutions. North American Society for Sport Sociology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA 
  • 2010  Ryan, T., Irwin, C., Irwin, R., Drayer, J.  Parent Knowledge as a Barrier to Youth Swimming. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN       
  • 2010  Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Ryan. T.D., Drayer, J.  Minority Youth Swimming:  Barriers Affecting Participation and Ability. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN     
  • 2009  Bray, N., Irwin, C.C. Creative Integrated Assessments: It’s Not Top Secret! Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN 
  • 2009  Veal, M.L., Fanning, L., Irwin, C.C., Starks, C., Colclough, S. Dive Into Student Teaching:  What Physical Education Cooperating Teachers Need to Know. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN 
  • 2009  Dyson, B., Coleman, D., Irwin, C., Jordan, P. Pebworth, K.  PE Metrics: Assessing the National Standards, Standard 1: Connecting Assessment to your Instructional Process.  Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN  
  • 2009  Irwin, C.C., Ryan, T.D.  Enhancing Diversity in Swimming. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN  
  • 2009   Irwin, C.C., Dyson, B., Ballard, C., Banning, T., Manker, D. Team Building Fun:  Bring Your Best Games. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN 
  • 2009  Irwin, C.C., Wright, P.M., Okunbor, E.K., & Irwin, R.L.  Enhancing Swimming Competence and Swimming Participation Among Minority Youth in Memphis:  An Evaluation of the Make a Splash Mid-South Learn to Swim Pilot Program. Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Open House, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN    
  • 2009 Irwin, C.C.  Curricular Models in PE. Professional Development In-Service- Physical Education Teachers, Milan School District, Milan, TN  
  • 2009 Stephens, L., Li, Y., Coleman, D., Ransdell, M, Irwin, C., Grindle, V.   The Effects of a Sport Stacking Intervention on Hand-Eye Coordination, Reaction Time, and Handwriting Skills of 2nd Grade Students. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention, Tampa, FL 
  • 2009 Overacker, T., McClanahan, B., Stockton, M., Trammel, R., & Irwin, C.  Process Evaluation of a Community-wide Interdisciplinary Program.  American Academy of Health Behaviors 9th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hilton Head, SC.   
  • 2009 McClanahan, B., Overacker, T., Stockton, M., Trammel, R., & Irwin, C.  Increasing Physical Activity in Children Enrolled in Afterschool Programs:  Activate Memphis.  American Academy of Health Behaviors 9th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hilton Head, SC.   
  • 2009 Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Ryan, T.D., Drayer, J.  Constraints Impacting Minority Youth Swimming Participation. Social Justice, Action, and Policy:  Breaking Down Silos and Generating Discourse- Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research Poster Session, College of Education, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • 2009 Irwin, C.C. Diabetes in Tennessee:  Nutritional Assistance for Home Health WorkersHome Healthcare of West TN, Memphis, TN
  • 2008 Irwin, C.C.  Diabetes in Tennessee:  Jewish Orthodox Diet Suggestions. Tennessee Association for Homecare, Plough Towers, Memphis, TN
  • 2008 Dyson, B.P., Coleman, D.K., Irwin, C.C.  Cooperative Learning in Physical Education in New Zealand: Why It Works Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Franklin, TN
  • 2008 Irwin, C.C., Drayer, J., Ryan, T.D., Irwin, R.L. The Influence of Parents on Swimming Participation in Inner-City Youth. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Denver, CO 
  • 2008 Irwin, C.C., Wright, P.W.  Workshop on the Value of Extra-Curricular Activities. New Teacher Center Symposium, College of Education, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • 2008 Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Ryan, T.D., Drayer, J.  Get Fit with the Grizzlies:  An Assessment of a Community Outreach Initiative. Sport Marketing Association 6th Annual Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, AUS
  • 2008 Irwin, C.C. How Coordinated School Health Can "Activate" Your Teaching. Shelby County Schools Inservice Meeting for K-1 Classroom Teachers, Memphis, TN  
  • 2007  Irwin, C.C.  Appropriate Reactions and Responses to Sexualtiy Questions.  Volunteer Memphis, Mentor Training, Memphis, TN. 
  • 2005    Fry, A.C., Irwin, C.C., Saunders, J.P., & Richey, C.M.  Muscular Strength and Power in Children 3 – 7 Years Old.  American College of Sports Medicine National Convention, Nashville, TN    
  • 2004   Irwin, C.C., Symons, C.W., & Kerr, D.L., Obesity:  College Students' Behavioral Intentions and Behaviors Toward the Obese American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance National Convention, New Orleans, LA  
  • 2004   Irwin, R.L. & Irwin, C.C., PR for PE (Public Relations for Physical Education) American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance National Convention, New Orleans, LA   
  • 2002   Irwin, C.C., Have You Heard the One About the Fat Person?  Ways to Positively Affect Attitudes and Behaviors Toward the Obese  American School Health Association National Conference, Charlotte, NC   
  • 1999   Irwin, C.C., Pitts, M., & Irwin, R.L. PR for PE (Public Relations for Physical Education) A New Approach for Field Days, Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, Cookeville, TN      
  • 1998    Pitts, M. & Irwin, C.C., How to Implement Juggling into the Curriculum, Shelby County School District Physical Education Inservice, Memphis, TN          
  • 1997 Pitts, M. & Irwin, C.C., Juggling:  A Workout for Your Brain!,Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, Jackson, TN   
  • 1994   Irwin, C.C., A Comparison of Physical Fitness Assessments American School Health Association National Conference,Houston, TX                                                  
  • 1994 Olds, R.S., Rubin, M.A., & Irwin, C.C., Comprehensive School Health Education:  The Bay Village Project, Centers for Disease Control Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention & Control, Washington, D.C.     
  • 1993 Olds, R.S., Rubin, M.A., & Irwin, C.C., A Systems Approach to Comprehensive School Health, American School Health Association National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA    
  • 1993 Irwin, C.C. & Ewing, K., Title IX:  A Whole New World, Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, Columbus, OH   
  • 1993   Irwin, C.C., Women in Exercise and Sport, Kent State University Wellness Series, Kent OH            
  • 1993   Irwin, C.C., Quality Physical Education:  The Hidden Ally for Successful Health Education, Comprehensive School Health Conference-Salt Fork II, Ohio State Health Department, Salt Fork State Park, OH
  • 1993 Irwin, C.C., Mental and Physical Health Benefits for Women Through Exercise, Kent State University Health Promotion Conference, Kent,OH 
  • 1992 Pettigrew, F. & Irwin, C.C., Interactive Video in Physical Education, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance National Convention, Indianapolis, IN                                      
  • 1991 Pettigrew, F. & Irwin, C.C., Interactive Video for Physical Education Programs in Small Schools, Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, Dayton, OH   
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • Book Chapter- Irwin, C.C., Irwin, R.L., Richey, P., Miller, M., Boddie, J., & Dickerson, T. (2012). Get Fit with the Grizzlies:  A Community-School-Home Initiative to Fight Childhood Obesity Led by a Professional Sports Organization. In Y. Quintana, A.Van Kirk Villalobos, & D. May (Eds.), Advancing Cancer Education and Healthy Living in Our Communities, (pp. 163-167). Amsterdam:  IOS Press.  
  • Monograph- Irwin, C.C., & Irwin, R.L.  (2012). The Memphis Story:  Teaching a Community to Swim. Retrieved at:  http://www.splashmidsouth.org  
  • Book Chapter- Irwin, R. L., Irwin, C.C., & Drayer, J.  (2012). Get Fit with the Grizzlies:  Application of entrepreneurship in sport sponsorship. In S. Chadwick & D. Ciletti (Eds.), Sports entrepreneurship: Theory and practice, (pp. 51-64). Morgantown, WV:  Fitness Information Technology.  
  • Technical Report- Irwin, C., Irwin, R., Martin, N., & Ross, S. (2010).  Constraints Impacting Minority Swimming Participation-Phase II. Presented to USA Swimming Foundation. Found at:  http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1796&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en