TROY – Troy University College of Health and Human Services Dean Dr. Damon Andrew has been awarded the Distinguished Administrator Award by the National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education.
Established in 1991, the award is presented annually to the person who, through application of administrative and managerial skills, has made significant contributions to the profession within and beyond the higher education community.
"Dr. Andrew has made considerable contributions to the sport management, physical education and kinesiology disciplines and his leadership within the College of Health and Human Services has propelled TROY's programs into the national spotlight," said Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. "We are proud that Dr. Andrew represents our University and his field in such a manner."
Dr. Andrew's College includes the School of Nursing, the Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, and Social Work, the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, and the Department of Athletic Training Education. His scholarship includes a research methods textbook, 25 funded grants and contracts, 53 manuscripts accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals/books, 56 publications in refereed proceedings, and over 70 presentations at national and international conferences.
He taught at the University of South Alabama, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Louisville, and, most recently, at the University of Tennessee, where he served as an associate professor. He directed University of Louisville's doctoral program in Sport Administration and founded and directed a doctoral program in Sport Management at the University of Tennessee before assuming the decanal role at Troy University. He was named a distinguished alumnus of the University of South Alabama and the University of Florida, and is the recipient of the 2011 American Association of University Administrators Emerging Leader Award, a nationally competitive award that recognizes an early-career administrator with promise of emerging as a future prominent leader in American higher education.