Professors Present at Health and Physical Education Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2011 – Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at High Point University, and Dr. Jenny Lukow, associate professor of sport management at HPU, recently gave a presentation for the Physical Education Association at the annual North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAAHPERD) Conference.

Bell and Lukow’s presentation was titled “Identifying Barriers to Female Head Coaching Positions” and focused on the obstacles that NCAA women’s basketball experience due to the lack of female head and assistant coaches.

“The topic of women’s leadership roles in sports is very important, as it has dropped from 95 percent before Title IX to less than 40 percent since Title IX,” Bell explains. “In order for women to advance as Athletic Directors and coaches in the NCAA, we need to understand how many are currently in these roles.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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