This award is presented to a Bridgewater State College graduate who received a Baccalaureate degree from the college's Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion, and Leisure Studies. The recipient must have graduated at least five years ago and is an influential role model in the field.
2012 Recipient - Dr. James Leone '01
James E. Leone is an Assistant Professor of Health in the Department of Movement Arts, Health Studies, and Leisure Studies at Bridgewater State University and joined the Bridgewater community in 2008. He earned his Ph.D. in health education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale; his M.S. from Indiana State University, and a B.S. from Bridgewater State College in 2001. He is currently pursuing a master's in public health (MPH) at Northeastern University.
Prior to joining BSU, Dr. Leone held faculty appointments at The George Washington University, Northeastern University, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Leone has served many diverse roles as an athletic trainer, strength coach, educator, consultant, and author. Academically passionate accurately describes Dr. Leone in terms of his role in the classroom and in the academic world. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in well-known journals and has presented his research well over 100 times in a variety of international, national, regional, state, and local venues. He has written several chapters for various textbooks in addition to his own book on male health titled, Concepts in Male Heath: Perspectives across the Lifespan.
He is an active member of several national, regional and state professional organizations and holds certifications and/or licensure in athletic training, strength and conditioning and health education. Dr. Leone also serves on the Executive Board for the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD).
Last Modified: August 16, 2012