Faculty Profile for Dr. Michelle Hamilton

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Dr. Michelle Hamilton
Professor — Dept of Health & Human Performance
JOW A156
phone: (512) 245-2561

Biography Section

Research Interests

Early Childhood motor skills, correlates of motor behavior; Education success

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Hamilton, M., & Liu, T. (2018). Effects of a motor skill intervention on the gross and fine motor skills of Hispanic Pre-K Children. Early Childhood Education Journal, 46(2), 223–230.
  • Liu, T. L., Hamilton, M. L., Chen, Y., Harris, K., & Rushali, P. (n.d.). Recruiting and Retaining Graduate Students in Kinesiology at a Hispanic-Serving Institution. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1123/kr.2021-0048.
  • Hamilton, M., Meaney, K. S., & Martinez, M. A. (2020). See, Reflect, Act: Using  Equity Audits to Enhance Student Success. Kinesiology Review, 9(4), 324–330. https://doi.org/10.1123/kr.2020-0033
  • 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).
  • Hamilton, M., Liu, T., & Elghary, S. (2017). The Relationship Between Body Weight and Motor Skill Competence in Hispanic Low SES Preschool Children. Early Childhood Education Journal, 45(4), 529–535. https://doi.org/Doi:10:1007s10643-016-0785-y

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Service, College of Education. January 1, 2017 - September 1, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Acheivement Award for Service, College of Education. January 1, 2016 - September 1, 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: San Marcos Women's Hall of Fame, City of San Marcos. September 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Runner Up for the Presidential Excellence in Service Award, College of Education. January 1, 2012
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Excellence in Diversity Award, College of Education. January 1, 2011

Selected Grants

  • Hamilton, Michelle (Principal), Castaneda, E (Principal), Nava, M (Principal). TX State 60X20, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $200000. (Submitted: September 1, 2015, Funded: September 15, 2015 - August 31, 2017). Grant.
  • Hamilton, Michelle (Principal), Dawson, S. (Co-Principal). Local P-16, College and Career Readiness Marketing Grant, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $50000. (Submitted: 2013). Grant.
  • Dawson, S. (Co-Principal), Hamilton, Michelle (Co-Principal). Regional P-16, College and Career Readiness Marketing Addendum Grant, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $50000. (Submitted: 2013). Grant.
  • Dawson, S. (Co-Principal), Hamilton, Michelle (Co-Principal). Regional P-16. College and Career Readiness Marketing grant, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $236000. (Submitted: 2012). Grant.
  • Pope, Michelle (Principal). Grant to assist in college access, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $300000. (Submitted: 2011, Funded: January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2013). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Athletics Misconduct Committee
November 2021-Present
Chair
Athletics Advisory Committee
January 2021-Present
Member
General Education Committee
January 2021-Present
Faculty Athletics Representative
January 2021-Present
Member
CORE FOUR Youth Task Force
March 2020-Present