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International scholar will deliver this year’s Clifford Lewis Lecture

Melinda Solmon, a national and international scholar in physical education pedagogy, will deliver the 18th annual Clifford Lewis Scholar Lecture Sept. 13 at the College of Education.

Solmon, the Roy Paul Daniels Professor of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University, will give the address entitled, “Fostering Motivation in Instructional Settings: Creating an Environment that Promotes Physical Activity,” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 205 of the Ramsey Student Center.

Solmon’s major research interest focuses on investigating achievement motivation in physical activity settings. She examines students’ goals in physical education classes and their perceptions of teachers’ actions and works with educators to find ways of increasing student motivation by creating a better learning

Sponsored by UGA’s department of kinesiology, the lecture is free and open to the public.