Dr. Catherine Ennis, professor of curriculum theory and development in the Department of Kinesiology, died April 8. She had been a member of the faculty since 2008 and was an alumna, having received her master’s degree in physical education here in 1977.
Her research, generously supported by the National Institutes of Health, focused on physical education in urban school settings and sought to determine what curriculum is most effective in enhancing student learning.
She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Health and Human Performance in 2009, and last month she received the Luther Halsey Gulick Medal from the Society of Health and Physical Educators for exemplifying the highest standards of accomplishment, innovation and leadership.
She had held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the University of Maryland, College Park, before joining UNCG’s Department of Kinesiology.
Funeral arrangements in Richmond, Va., and a memorial service here at UNCG are pending. Memorial donations may be made to the UNCG Catherine D. Ennis Undergraduate Scholarship Fund. More information may be seen in her obituary.