Degrees and Credentials: BS, cum laude, Physical Education, SUNY Cortland; MS Outdoor Teacher Education, Northern Illinois University; MS Physical Education, Springfield College; DPE Physical Education, Springfield College
Professional Background: Faculty Fellow, Department of Physical Education, Springfield College; Coordinator for Physical education, Northfield Mount Hermon School; Assistant Professor Physical Education, SUNY College at Delhi
Awards & Accolades: New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Outstanding College Professor
Selected Professional Work: Millard, L. (2005, November). The impact of feedback. Writing Task Force Newsletter, p. 6. Keene, NH: The Writing Task Force Millard, L. (2004). Class meetings in physical education. Strategies, 17(3), pp. 29-30 Millard. L. (2003, April). The reading summary. Writing Task Force Newsletter, p. 11. Keene, NH: Writing Task Force
Linda Millard loves all outdoor activities: skiing and snow shoeing, jogging, biking, fishing, tennis, golf, cliff jumping, you name it! She's also dedicated to pursuing strategies for character development in physical education programs. As a professor at Keene State College, Linda had an opportunity to combine these pastimes and passions for the benefit of her students.
In the classroom, Linda likes to really connect with PE majors. Connections also form between students. "Because our students move through the program in a cohort group," Linda explains, "they get to know one another quite well and develop a caring attitude and strong friendships."
When graduates finished their education and venture out into the workforce, Linda wants them to be confident teachers and committed to encouraging active, healthy lifestyles among their students. Additionally, she says, "One of the key messages that I hope to impart is the importance of developing a class culture that promotes respect and responsibility when they secure a teaching position."
It's clear that this is also important to the students. "I have often had letters and emails from graduates who have secured teaching positions in Physical Education. They invariably express appreciation for the preparation they received through our program and the support given to them by our faculty as they progressed toward entering the profession."