Dr. Lance Pickeral

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Dr. Lance Pickeral serves as program coordinator of the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education program and teaches various courses within the Kinesiology department. He is a firm believer in a student-centered approach to teaching and utilizing best practices to instruct and guide future student teacher candidates.  The philosophy he instills in each student is to become a reflective practitioner, always seeking new ways to become a better student, person, and educator.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education at Greensboro College. He obtained his Master’s in Education with a concentration in Health and Physical Education at Canisius College. Most recently, he has obtained his Doctor of Education degree from East Carolina University. His dissertation and research consisted of digital storytelling as an intervention to increase physical activity among college students. Along with the degree’s Dr. Pickeral has obtained he holds certifications as a North Carolina Public School Health and Physical Education Teacher K-12 and is CPR and AED certified.

Prior to Greensboro College, Dr. Pickeral served as adjunct at Davidson-Davie Community College and the Health and Physical Education teacher at North Davidson Middle School. Dr. Pickeral also served in athletics at North Davidson Middle School as the Head Boys Basketball coach, diabetic care manager, and intramural schedule coordinator.

Dr. Pickeral continues to be active outside of the classroom as well by serving as the faculty supervisor for the Kinesiology Club, a member of NCAAHPERD, volunteers for Winston Salem Forsyth County school athletics, and serves as the Assistant Men’s Basketball coach for Greensboro College. He continues to have research interests in physical activity promotion, mentorship, leadership, coaching, and student athletes. In addition to these interests, he continues to conduct presentations with state organizations like NCAHPERD, the most recent presentations being “EdTPA Tips and Tricks for Physical Educators” and “Digital Storytelling; How to increase physical activity participation.”

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.