Faculty and Staff Profiles

HARRIETTE JOAN LAVENUE
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Email: hlavenue@memphis.edu
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Personal Homepage: http://www.hmse.memphis.edu/faculty/lavenue/lavenue.html
Profile

Dr. Harriette Lavenue has been at the University of Memphis since 1967. Since that time Dr. Lavenue has taught almost every activity class the department of Health and Sports Science's has to offer. Because of her experience in this area, Dr. Lavenue is now the Director of the Physical Education Activity Program.

Dr. Lavenue received her BS degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, her MS degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in Physical Education, and her PH.D. at the University of Mississippi in Exercise Science and Leisure Management.

After receiving her BS degree, Dr. Lavenue went straight to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as a teaching graduate assistant. While there she taught volleyball, swimming, and weight training. After completing her master's degree, she taught at Ohio State University and Central Connecticut State University before coming to Memphis State University. (Now The University of Memphis.)

Dr. Lavenue has had a variety of experiences in teaching at different universities and also being a National Park Law Enforcement Ranger in the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park for a number of summers.

Personally Dr. Lavenue enjoys reading Christian literature, camping, and traveling as hobbies.




Additional Information

The Department of Health and Sport Sciences 

Education
  • PhD Exercise Science and Leisure Management, Political Science - The University of Mississippi - 1995
  • Master of Science Physical Education - The University of Tennessee - 1961-62
  • Bachelor of Science Health, Physical Education and Recreation - The University of Tennessee - 1960

Work Experience

  • Graduate Assistant, Physical Education - The University of Tennessee - 1961-62
  • Instructor , Physical Education - Ohio State University - 1962-63
  • Instructor , Physical Education - West Liberty State College - 1963-67
  • Adjunct Professor,   - Exercise Science and Leisure Management Department, The University of Mississippi - 1993-95
  • Assistant Professor,   - Health & Sport Sciences Department, The University of Memphis - 1967-2013
Honors/Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching - College of Education, University of Memphis - 2011
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Achievement of Girls and Women in Sports - Conference USA and The University of Memphis - 2013
  • Volunteer of the Year - Mid South Chapter of the American Red Cross - 2009
  • 50 Years Service Award to the American Red Cross - American Red Cross - 2006
  • Outstanding Leadership Award - Germantown Parks and Recreation Dept - 2005
  • American Red Cross Board of Directors - Memphis Area Chapter, American Red Cross - 1984-2006
  • Who’s Who Among Teachers - Marquis Who’s Who - 2001
  • Who’s Who Among Teachers - Marquis Who's Who - 1997
  • Sabbatical - Memphis State University - 1991
  • Sabbatical - Memphis State University - 1983
  • Outstanding American Red Cross Volunteer - Memphis Area Chapter, American Red Cross - 1983
  • American Red Cross Volunteer Award - Midsouth Chapter, American Red Cross - 1986
  • Distinguished Teaching Award - Memphis State University - 1982
  • Who's Who of American Women - Marquis Who's Who - 1977-80
  • Who's Who Personalities of the South - Marquis Who's Who - 1979-80
  • Who's Who in West Tennessee - Memphis State University - 1975
  • Outstanding Educators of America - Memphis State University - 1972
  • PI LAMBDA THETA - University of Tennessee - 1961
  • Outstanding Physical Education Major - University of Tennessee - 1960

Teaching Experience

  • Exercise Science 3050, Advanced Life Support for the Exercise Science Major, - The University of Memphis
  • Physical Education 3406, Lifeguarding Instructor - University of Memphis
  • Physical Education 2703 Water Safety Instructors - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1931 Soccer and Field Sports - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 3406 Lifeguarding & Pool Management - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education Field Hockey - West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1001 -- Fitness - West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1331 - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1333 Backpacking - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1501 Tennis - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1521 Racquetball - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1522 Advanced Racquetball - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1561 Bowling - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1571 Golf - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1581 Recreational Games - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1621 Gymnastics - West Liberty State College, Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Physical Education 1624 Stunts and Tumbling - Memphis State University and West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1711 Beginning Swimming - Memphis State University and West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1712 Advanced Beginning Swimming - Memphis State University and West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1713 Intermediate Swimming - Memphis State University, Ohio State U, West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1722 ARC Lifesaving - Memphis State University, West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1741 Advanced Swimming - Memphis State University, West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1782 Kayaking - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1783 Canoeing - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1811 Rhythms for the Elementary School - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1812 Square and Round Dance - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1813 Folk and Social Dance - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education Modern Dance - West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1921 Basketball - West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 1923 Volleyball - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 1941 Track and Field Events - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 2002 Techniques of Team Sports - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 2003 Techniques of Individual Sports - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education 2503 Fundamentals of Volleyball - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education Motor Learning - West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 4303 Problems in Physical Education - Memphis State University
  • Physical Education Organization and Administration of Physical Education - West Liberty State College
  • Physical Education 4808 Teaching Physical Activity - Memphis State University
  • HMSE 1100 Fitness and Wellness - Memphis State University
  • Recreation 2105 Introduction to Recreation - The University of Memphis
  • Recreation 2105 Introduction to Recreation - The University of Memphis
  • Recreation 2105 Introduction to Recreation - The University of Memphis
  • Recreation 3203 Resource Management - Memphis State University
  • Recreation 3305 Program Planning in Recreation - Memphis State University
  • Recreation 3605 Outdoor Recreation - Memphis State University
  • Recreation 4001-6001 Park Visitor Management I - Memphis State University
  • Recreation 4002-6002 Park Visitor Management II - Memphis State University
  • Recreation 4003-6003 Park Visitor Management III - Memphis State University
  • Recreation 4103 Camp Administration - Memphis State University
  • Recreation 4103 Camp Administration - University of Mississippi
  • Recreation 4104 Leadership Seminar - The University of Memphis
  • Recreation 4105 Recreation Leadership - Memphis State University
  • Recreation 4203 Aquatic Administration - The University of Memphis
  • Recreation 4405-6405 Organization & Administration of Recreation - The University of Memphis
  • Recreation 4605 Internship - The University of Memphis
  • Recreation 4705 Workshop in Recr. and Parks - The University of Memphis
  • Sport and Lesure 2703 ARC Water Safety Instructors - The University of Memphis
  • SLS 3406 Lifeguarding and Pool Mang. - The University of Memphis
  • SLS 4103 Camp Administration - The University of Memphis
  • SLS 4203 Aquatic Administration - The University of Memphis
  • SLS 4605 Internship - The University of Memphis
  • EXSS 4808 Secondary Methods in Physical Education - The University of Memphis
  • EXSS 4809 Secondary Methods Clinical - The University of Memphis
  • HMSE 2102 Responding to Emergencies - The University of Memphis

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • MS - Debra Howard Wyatt - 2012
  • MS - Kim Martin - 2012-2013
  • MS - Trey Schenzel - 2013

Creative Activities

  • PHED 2703 Class taught Campus School 5th grade class swimming. - Spring 2012-13 - Campus Recreation Swimming Pool - Department of Health and Sport Sciences
  • Taught Campus School 5th Grade Class Swimming - March and April 2011 - U of M Swimming Pool - PHED 2703 Water Safety Instructor's Class
  • Taught Campus School 5th Graders Swimming - March and April 2010 - Swimming Pool, U of M Campus - Water Safety Instructor
  • Taught Campus School 6th Graders Swimming - March and April 2010 - Swimming Pool, U of M Campus - Water Safety Instructor
  • Taught Campus School 6th Graders Swimming - March - 2009 - Swimming Pool, U of M Campus - Water Safety Instructor
  • Taught Campus School 6th Graders Swimming - March 2008 - Swimming Pool, U of M Campus - Water Safety Instructor

Outreach

  • Taught 2 week Swimming Classes Free for Church group - 35 children ages 4 to 10 years old - Summer 2011-12 - Church Fellowship
  • Taught CPR/AED free for Church Group - 12 adults - Fall 2011 - Church Fellowship
  • Taught 2 week Swimming Classes Free for Church group - 35 Church Fellowship - Summer 2010 - ARC
  • Taught CPR/AED to Church Group - 14- Church Fellowship - Fall 2010 - ARC
  • Public Health Reserve Corps Volunteers - Community Volunteers - 2008-2011 - Shelby County Health Department
  • Germantown Wellness Coalition - Volunteer members of community - 2008-2009 - City of Germantown
  • Wolf River Nature Area Planning Group - Citizens of Germantown - 2006-07 - Germantown, TN
  • Germantown Park Commission - Citizens of Germantown - 2006-09 - Germantown Fitness Planning Group
  • Youth Fitness - Germantown Youth - 2006-08 - Germantown, TN
  • ARC Board of Directors - Citizens of Memphis and area - 2006-08 - American Red Cross
  • Shelby Ct Emergency Response Volunteers - Volunteers - 2006-07 - Shelby Ct.
  • Supervisor Student Teachers - Students - 1978-79 - Memphis State University
  • Head Coach Women’s Racquetball Team - Students - National Champion-1974-79 - Memphis State University
  • Chairman West Tennessee Board of Officials - West Tennessee Colleges and Universities - 1974-76 - Tennessee College Women’s Sports Federation
  • Tennessee State Division of Girls and Women’s Sports - High School and College Girl athletes - 1975 - Tennessee College Women’s Sports Federation
  • Chairman Officiating Tennessee College Women’s Sports Federation - Tenneessee Colleges and Universities - 1974-76 - Tennessee College Women’s Sports Federation
  • Director Swim School Memphis State University - 4 to 12 year olds from Memphis and Memphis Area - 1975-98 - Continuing Education, The University of Memphis
  • Chairman West Tennessee Board of Officials - West Tennessee Colleges and Universities - 1975-98 - State Board of Officials
  • Chairman Tennessee College Women’s Sports Federation Officials - Tenneessee Colleges and Universities - 1971-73 - Tennessee College Women’s Sports Federation
  • Coach Women’s Soccer Teams - Students - 1964-67 - West Liberty State College
  • Coach Field Hockey Team - Students - 1964-67 - West Liberty State College
  • Coach Women’s Tennis Team - Students - 1964-67 - West Liberty State College
  • Coach Women’s Volleyball Team - Students - 1964-67 - West Liberty State College
  • Director College Intramural Program - Students - 1964-67 - West Liberty State College
  • Sponsor Physical Education Major’s Club - Students - 1964-67 - West Liberty State College
  • Director Modern Dance Demonstration Group - Students - 1964-67 - West Liberty State College
  • Director Folk Dance Performance Team - Students - 1964-67 - West Liberty State College
  • Chairman Volleyball DGWS Committee - All Volleyball players-State of West Virginia - 1964-67 - West Liberty State College
Service
  • The University of Memphis - Academic Council - 2012-2013
  • The University of Memphis - COE Scholarship Committee - 2012-2013
  • The University of Memphis - Director, Physical Education Activity Program - 2011-13
  • The University of Memphis - Taught Dr. Bloomer Lab workers CPR/AED Class - 2013
  • The University of Memphis - Taught Campus School Faculty CPR/AED - 2012
  • The University of Memphis - Director, Physical Education Activity Program - 2006-2011
  • The University of Memphis - Taught Campus School Faculty CPR/AED Class - Fall 2010
  • The University of Memphis - Taught Dr. Bloomer Lab Workers and Faculty CPR/AED Class - Fall 2010
  • The University of Memphis - Department Chair Selection Committee - 2009-2010
  • The University of Memphis - PETE Faculty Selection Committee Member - 2008-2009
  • The University of Memphis - Academic Council - 2006-09
  • The University of Memphis - Human Affairs Chairman - 2006-08
  • Department Leader - HSS Department - 2007-2010
  • The University of Memphis - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2006-10
  • The University of Memphis - Technology Team, COE - 2006-08
  • The University of Memphis - Director, Physical Education Activity Program HSS Dept - 2005-2006
  • The University of Memphis - Coordinator HMSE – Teacher education Unit - 2004
  • The University of Memphis - Unit Coordinator Physical Education Activity Program - 2001-2005
  • The University of Memphis - Edna Mae Ferguson Awards Committee - 2000-2002
  • The University of Memphis - Faculty Senate Committee on Administrative Policies - 1996-97
  • The University of Memphis - Sub-Committee -- Physical Education Building Renovation - 1997
  • The University of Memphis - The University of Memphis General Education Committee - 1998-2004
  • The University of Memphis - Recreation Committee - Policies and Procedures - 1996-97
  • The University of Memphis - Faculty Senate - 1995-97
  • The University of Memphis - The Elma Roane Award Committee - 1995-2002
  • The University of Memphis - Faculty Senate Committee on Faculty Policies - 1995-96
  • The University of Memphis - Ropes Committee Advisory Board - 1990-94
  • The University of Memphis - Faculty Evaluation and Staff Development Committee - 1995
  • The University of Memphis - General Education Committee - 1998-2000
Consulting
  • American Red Cross, Midsouth Chapter - Fall 2011, Spring 2012
  • Page, Kruger & Holland, P.A., Jackson, Mississippi - Spring 2004
  • Law office of Johnson Inc. Kentucky - Spring/Fall 1999-200
Presentations
  • "The Park 'Ranger", The University of Mississippi,                             1991                       
    “Parks, People, and Public Policy”   TRPA                                         1989               
    "Fires of Yellowstone",  Sierra Club of Memphis                                1988                    
    “Fires of Yellowstone”, WHBQ - Interview Fall                                 1988
    “The Yellowstone Fires Of 1988”, Memphis State University             1988
    "Putting the Pieces Together    TRPA                                                   1998
    “Safety in and around Parks”    Germantown Park Ambassadors         2004


Appendix A - Teaching Experience

  • EXSS 3050 - Advanced Life Support for Exercise Condition/Testing
  • EXSS 3050 - Advanced Life Support for Exercise Condition/Testing
  • PHED 1722 - Lifeguarding
  • PHED 2703 - Water Safety Instructor
  • PHED 3406 - Lifeguarding and Pool Management
  • PHED 1711 - Beginning Swimming
  • PHED 1771 - Beginning Scuba
  • PHED 1772 - Advanced Scuba
  • EXSS 4604 - Internship Exercise Sport Science
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response Instructor Trainer - 2012
    American Red Cross New Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer -2012
  • CERTIFICATIONS

    Certification                                                           Date

    American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor--1957 - Present
    American Rifle Association Expert Certificate--1966-67
    American Red Cross Sailing Instructor--1964-68
    American Red Cross Boating Instructor --1964-68
    American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer --1975 - Present
    PADI International Open Water Scuba Diver --1980
    Kayak Certificate --1980
    300 Hour Law Enforcement Training - Memphis State Park
        Ranger Training Program --1981
    40 Hour Law Enforcement Refresher - Yellowstone National Park--1983-94
    Commissioned Federal Law Enforcement Officer - Yellowstone
        National Park--1983-93
    Structural Fire fighting - NPS - Yellowstone National Park--1983-93
    American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor Trainer --1983 - Present
    Exxum Climbing School - Grand Teton National Park --1984
    American Red Cross Advanced First Aid Instructor --1984-2006
    Professional Certification: Tennessee Parks and Recreation   
        Association --1986-93
    Emergency Medical Technician --1985-2006
    Present National Safety Council - Defensive Driving Certificate --1986
    American Red Cross IHS Instructor Trainer --1986-2006
    American Red Cross Fundamentals of Instructor Training Instructor--2002-2010
    SR 130-190 NPS Fire fighting Certificates --1986
    Montana Department of Justice - Field Sobriety Testing --1987
    40 Hour Law Enforcement Refresher - Grant Teton National    
        Park --1987
    Law Enforcement Commission - Southeast Region- Shiloh -
        Special Events team --1987
    PR 24 Certificate - National Park Service, MSU --1987
    American Red Cross CPR Instructor  --1988-2010
    Department of the Interior, Radar Training --1988
    40 Hour Law Enforcement Refresher - Yellowstone National Park--1991-95
    Facilitator - Challenge Ropes Course - Project Adventure Inc. --1991   
    PR 24 Refresher and certificate --1992
    American Red Cross ICT-FIT Instructor Trainer --1993-2010
    National Wildfire Coordinating Group:  SR 130, SR 190 --1994
    Emergency Medical Technician --1994-2010
    American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguard Instructor  --1995-2008
    American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Instructor (Trainer) --1995-2008
    American Red Cross Head Lifeguard Instructor (Trainer) --1995-2008
    American Red Cross Community First Aid & Safety Instructor (Trainer) --1995-2010
    American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor (Trainer) --1995-2010
    American Red Cross Responding to Emergency Instructor  (Trainer)  --1995-2010
    American Red Cross AED Instructor (Trainer) --2001-2010
    American Red Cross Oxygen Administration Instructor (Trainer) --2001-2010
    American Red Cross PDT Instructor (Trainer) --2001-2010
    American Red Cross Emergency Response Instructor (Trainer) --2002-2010