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Professor, Physical Education Teacher Education


  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Teaching Specialties

  • Elementary Physical Education Methods

Research Interests

  • Prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.
  • Aerobic fitness and physical activity correlates of academic performance, physical activity and education policy implications.


Selected Presentations:
Dean, B. Academotion: Physical Activities for Teachers of Young Children. AIESEP Specialist Symposium. September 24-26, 2009, Pensacola, FL.

Dean, B. and Mooneyhan, A. Southern District Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. Kona, HI. June 19, 2008.

Dean, B. Arkansas Youth Fitness. National Association for Health and Fitness Conference. Los, Angeles, CA. April 28, 2007

Dean,B. and Stillwell, J. New Dimensions in Movement and Fitness: Through Integration. Athens Institute for Education and Research: 2nd International Conference on Physical Education, Coaching and Health Fitness, June 28-29, 2006, Athens, Greece.

Selected Publications:
Dean, B. Academotion: 100 Action-packed Activities for Teachers of Young Children (2009). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Dean, B. Fit for life: An educator's call for raising the bar. Community Health Care, v 3, (1) 32-33. Summer 2007

Dean, B. The face of fitness. Occasions, v 4, (6) 8-10, January 2007.

Dean, B. Integration through movement activities. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, v 16, (4) 17-19, July 2005.

Dean, B., Adams, T.M., & Comeau, M. The effect of a female physical educator's physical appearance on physical fitness knowledge and attitudes of junior high students. The Physical Educator, v 62, (1) 14-25, March 2005.

Blair Dean

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8112
F: (870) 972-3096


Building: HPESS Complex
Room: 228

Alternative Contact

Sherry Reece
P: (870) 972-3066