We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Witherspoon has joined The Active Gaming Company. Dr. Witherspoon comes to us with years of experience in the active gaming field and brings the knowledge and expertise that is needed to further develop our concepts. She will be serving The Active Gaming Company in mulitple capacities. First, filling a key role on our Board of Advisors and secondly, she will be in charge of programming and curriculum development.
“Having Dr. Witherspoon on board separates The Active Gaming Company from the competition. It puts us in a very powerful and confident position. We are able to validate products on both technology and the medical benefits that they have through research.” says Gary Florindo, Founder of The Active Gaming Company.
About Dr. Witherspoon
Dr. Witherspoon is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of South Florida. She received her undergraduate in K-12 Health and Physical Education in 2000 and her master’s in Health Promotion in 2004 both from Virginia Tech. Her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction was earned at The University of South Florida in the summer of 2009 while working as the Co Director of the USF Active Gaming Research Laboratory and teaching undergraduate courses. She joined the faculty at USF in the fall of 2009. Dr. Witherspoon’s research is focused on technology driven physical activities called Active Gaming. She is working as the Coordinator for all active gaming research projects at USF. She studies the effects that 21st century technology driven physical activities may have on various populations, with a central focus being with children. Dr. Witherspoon has published manuscripts and video publications relative to her research interests. She serves on National committees and Advisory and Editorial Boards related to physical education, active gaming, sports, and fitness concepts. Dr. Witherspoon’s continued passion is to meet generations ‘where they are’ in terms of interests and desires in order to help guide them as individuals in gaining and/or maintaining physically active lifestyles.
Dr. Witherspooon’s teaching responsibilities include both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of South Florida. Undergraduate courses include: Elementary Instructional Design and Content, Health and Physical Education for the Child, Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Internship, and Health, Safety, Nutrition, Motor Skills for the Young Child and Coaching Principles. Graduate courses include: Analysis of Research on Teaching Physical Education.
Lisa Witherspoon Ph.D. Co Director – USF Active Gaming Research Labs 4202 East Fowler Ave, PED 227 Tampa, FL 33620 Office – 813-974-1146 Fax – 813-974-4979