Faculty Profile for Dr. Jennifer N Ahrens
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Perez, K., Biedieger-Friedman, L., Hamilton, M., & Ahrens, J. (2019). Fine motor development through mealtimes in Head Start classrooms. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(7).
- Ahrens, J. N. (n.d.). Jack be Nimble and Jack be Quick: Increasing Movement Competence in Childcare Settings.
- Ahrens, J. (2010). Chapter on Aerobic Exercise. In M. R. Lochbaum & D. Rainey (Eds.), Physical activity for todayÂ’s college student. Indianapolis, IN: McGraw-Hill Leaning Solutions.
- Ahrens, J., Miller, S., & LaBuhn, R. (2008). What makes a successful school district? Principal Matters: Excellence through Exchange, 76, 26–28.
- Ahrens, J., Lloyd, L., Crixell, S., & Walker, J. (2007). The effects of caffeine in women during aerobic dance bench stepping. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 7, 27–34.
- Award / Honor Recipient: Bobcat Namesake. 2021 - 2022
- Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National College Honors Society Favorite Professor. 2018
- Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award, Presidential Awards for Excellence in teaching. 2018
- Award / Honor Nominee: Teacher of the Year- Texas Association Health Physical Education and Dance. 2018
- Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor. August 2017 - December 2017
- Ahrens, Jennifer N. Caminitos Collaborative/ Fine motor progression through a mastery motivational climate, City of San Marcos, Municipal, $4000.00. (Funded: May 2018). Grant.
- Ahrens, Jennifer N. Fine motor development in Head Start Children., $500. (Submitted: 2021). Grant.
- Ahrens, Jennifer N. Caminitos Collaborative/ Fine motor progression through a mastery motivational climate, City of San Marcos, Municipal, $2500. (Funded: October 2019 - 2020). Grant.
- Miller, S. (Principal), Ahrens, Jennifer (Co-Principal). The Burgess B.E.A.T- A before school physical activity and recreation program (G), Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: September 1, 2012). Grant.
Selected Service Activities
Graduate Student Mentor
General Education Council
Exercise Sport Science Organization
Angel Tree/ Henry Bush Head Start
Reviewer / Referee
External Review- Dr. Julia Buchanan