Feb. 19, 2007
Dr. Heather Reid, associate professor and chair of philosophy at Morningside College, presented the session “Olympic Studies: A Versatile Tool for Inspiring Global Perspectives” at the conference “Transforming Student Learning for a Global Society” sponsored by The Collaboration for the Advancement for Teaching and Learning which took place Feb. 16-17 in Bloomington, Minn.
Reid’s presentation focused on how she integrates Olympic studies into college courses as part of an effort to engender attitudes of global citizenship. The presentation was derived from Reid’s ongoing research in Olympic studies and experience teaching courses with that theme.
The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning is an alliance of colleges and universities that supports and promotes outstanding college teaching and learning. The organization provides cross-disciplinary, multicultural, and practical educational development to help colleges and universities excel in educating the students, workforce, citizens, and leaders of the 21st century.
Reid has received international recognition for her expertise on the philosophical foundations of the Olympic Games and serves as president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS). She began teaching at Morningside in 1996 and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.