Mel Finkenberg, EdD

Distinguished Core Adjunct Faculty, School of Education

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Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Higher Education Leadership
  • All areas of higher education
  • Research
  • Sport Management

Education:

  • ​Ed.D., University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
  • B.S., Soutrhern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Dissertation:

  • ​A Comparison of Perspectives of Selected Groups Towards and Objectives Generation Matrix to Determine Physical Education Needs of Secondary School Students

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Sport Management
  • Leadership
  • Curriculum

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • ​Lifetime Teaching Certificates, Connecticut & Texas

Select Publications:

  • (Total of 70; below is a list of most relevant)
  •  Finkenberg, M.E. (2011). Will your program be in The Cloud? Accepted for publication in Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. (2008). Future choices, future trends in technology kinesiology and physical education. Quest, 60, 434-442.
  • Finkenberg, M. E. (2008). Video sharing and education. Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 19, 17-18.
  • Finkenberg, M. E. (2008). PowerPoint: Friend or Foe? Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 19, 3-4.
  • Finkenberg, M. E. (2007). Issues related to online teaching, plagiarism, and plagiarism detection. Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 18, 16-17.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. (2007). Analysis of two online survey software solutions. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education , 18,8-9.
  • Finkenberg, M. E.  (2005). Use of discussion-based online teaching for engaging students in learning. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education 16,     4-5
  • Finkenberg, M. E.  (2005). Hybrid courses: An emerging phenomenon. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 16, 6-7.
  • Finkenberg, M. E.  (2005). ePortfolios. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 16, 6-7.
  • Finkenberg, M. E.  (2004). Online Teaching. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 15, 12-13.
  • Finkenberg, M. E.  (2004) ETUDES: An alternative learning management system The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 15, 6-7;15.
  • Finkenberg, M. E.  (2003). Implementing the Seven principles of Good Teaching Through Technology. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 14,6-7.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. (2003). Teaching with technology: Lessons learned. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 14, 2; 12-13.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. (2002). Time requirements for online teaching: A view from the trenches. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education, 13, 7; 12-13.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. (2002). An overview of selected online learning systems. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education, 13, 8-9; 18.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. (2002). Technology and the preparation of new teachers.. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education, 13, 6-7.
  • Walton, V.R. & Finkenberg, M.E.  (2002). Female anxiety about social and exercise setting. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 94 700-702.
  • DiNucci, J.M., Finkenberg, M.E., McCune, S.L., & D. McCune (2001). Body image satisfaction, drinking, and smoking behaviors in adolescent boys and girls. Perceptual and Motor Skills,  93,630-63s.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. (2001). Intellectual Property Rights and Online Courses. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education, 12, 10-11.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. & Moode, M.F. (2001). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Distance Education. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education, 12, 5-6.
  • Bowden, R. & Finkenberg, M.E. (2001). Electronic Publications as Scholarly Activity. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education, 12, 7;9;15.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. & Bowden. R. (2000). Technology in the HPER Curriculum - Preliminary Status Report. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education,  11, 6;15.
  • Finkenberg, M.E. & Bowden. R. (2000). Technology and the accreditation process. The Chronicle of Physical Education and Higher Education, 11, 8-9.

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​Dean, College of Education, SFASU
  • Department Chair and Regents Professor, Kinesiology & Health Science, SFASU
  • Department Chair, Department of Kinesiology & Recreation/Leisure Studies, California State University, Los Angeles