STEPHENVILLE (March 15, 2017) — Tarleton State University’s Dr. Wendell Sadler has been inducted into The Texas A&M University System 2017 Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators. The academy recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to teacher education.
Selected by past academy members and nominated by university students, faculty and staff, inductees receive a $1,000 stipend, commemorative medallion and recognition at the Chancellor’s Century Council annual meeting in Austin.
A professor of kinesiology within the university’s College of Education, Sadler joined the Tarleton faculty in 1993. He has a doctorate of education in kinesiology/educational administration from Texas A&M, a master’s in education from Baylor University and a bachelor’s in physical education from Campbellsville College in Kentucky.
Known for his passion for teaching and serving as a role model for teacher preparation students at Tarleton, Sadler has served as past president and vice president of the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD).
“Dr. Sadler displays an enthusiasm and passion for teaching, and has mentioned to me that he would like to teach until he is 70,” said Dr. Steve Simpson, head of Tarleton’s Department of Kinesiology. “His area of expertise is motor behavior—typically not considered an exciting topic for many undergraduate kinesiology majors. Yet, he instills a desire to learn in his students that leaves them hungry for more. In his graduate course, he takes them beyond where they ever thought they could go.”
In addition to teaching, Sadler is involved in scholarly research, having given more than 45 presentations and publishing 20 articles pertaining to health, physical education and sport. He has secured more than $250,000 in grant funding for research and related activities.