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Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)

Dr. Luz Cruz

A Photo of Dr. Luz CruzOffice: B251 Tuttle North
Phone: (585) 395-5266

EdD, Teachers College, Columbia Univ
MEd, Teachers College, Columbia Univ
MA, University of Maryland
BA, Hunter College

Area(s) of specialty:
Teacher education, curriculum development, elementary physical education

Research interest(s):
Teacher preparation, beginning teachers, teaching in urban/suburban schools, learning standards in PE, case studies in PE.

Cruz, L.M. & Petersen, S.C. (2003, May/June). Using jump bands to address standards in rhythms and fitness. STRATEGIES, 16(5), 35-38

Petersen, S., H. Byrne, L. Cruz. The Reality of Fitness: What Physical Education Majors "Know and Can Do". The Physical Educator, 60(1):5-18, 2003.

Cruz, L.M. & Petersen, S.C. (2002, October). Reporting assessment results to parents and caregivers. (This is part of a special feature on Assessment Issues and the Elementary School Child, Arbogast, G., editor. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 73, (8), 20-24, 31.

Petersen, S.C., Cruz, L.M. & Amundson, R. (2002, April). The standards’ impact on physical education in New York State. This was part of a special feature on NASPE Standards in Action, Housner, L. & Senne, T., editors. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 73 (4), 15-18 and 23.

Lieberman, L.J. & Cruz, L.M. (2001, July). Blanket medical excuses in physical education: Possible solutions. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 12(4), 27-30.

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  • Latinas Unidas Leadership Recognition Award, April 2002
  • Amazing Person Award for Elementary PE, NYS-AHPERD, November 2003
  • NYS-AHPERD Grant ($500.00) for Research of NYS-Learning Standards
  • UUP Supplementary Travel Grants (2000-2003)

Luz came to The College at Brockport in 1997. She is an appointed member of the Editorial Review Board for STRATEGIES (2003-2006). She has served as a reviewer for STRATEGIES, JOPERD, and The Physical Educator.