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was President of the American Association for
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and
President of the American Academy of Physical
Education. At Wake Forest he is regarded as
having virtually established the modern De-
partment of Physical Education as it evolved
from what was an essentially service depart-
ment into an academic center for teaching and
research. (In later years the Department was
renamed the Department of Health and Sport
Science and, still later, the Department of Health
and Exercise Science.)2
n. taylor dodson (B.S.,
M.A., North Carolina;
P.E.D., Indiana) also, in
1967, held the rank of
Professor. He taught
courses in Adaptive
Physical Education and
in Recreation. He was
vice-president of the
division of physical education in the American
Association of Health, Physical Education and
Recreation. He died in 1969. A booklet in honor
of Dodson was prepared in 1972 by Professor J.
Edmund Welch of the West Virginia Institute of
Technology. It was entitled Physical Education
as a Way of Life: The Story of Nathan Taylor
Dodson, and it contained many tributes and
reminiscences by men and women who knew
and admired him.
Two women of long
and continuing service
to the University were
Assistant Professors:
marjorie crisp (B.S.,
Appalachian; M.A.,
George Peabody), at
Wake Forest since
1947, and dorothy
casey (B.S., Woman’s
College, North Carolina;
M.A., North Carolina)
at the University since
1949. They taught skill
technique courses and
supervised women’s
intramural sports.
In 1967 Marjorie
Crisp was named Di-
rector of Physical Education for Women, and in
1971 she became Director of Women’s Athletics:
both “firsts” for Wake Forest. She was also, for
thirteen years, the women’s golf coach. She
retired in 1977 with the rank of Associate Pro-
fessor.3 In 1974 Dorothy Casey succeeded her as
Director of Women’s Athletics: a role that would
acquire increasing significance in the years
ahead because of the impact of Title IX.
leo ellison Jr. (B.S., M.S., Northwestern State
College) was Assistant Professor in 1967. He had
been at Wake Forest since 1957 and, besides the
classes he taught, was, until 1977, the swimming
coach. In that year he became director of intra-
mural programs. (See page 127.)
michael l. pollock (B.S., Arizona; M.S., Ph.D.,
Illinois) was appointed Assistant Professor in
1967 and was promoted to Associate Professor
in 1971. He developed the Exercise Physiology
Laboratory and initiated adult fitness programs
involving Wake Forest faculty members. He
resigned in 1973 to become Director of the Re-
search Division of the Aerobics Institution in
Dallas, Texas.
William l. hottinger (B.S., Slippery Rock; M.S.,
Ph.D., Illinois) joined the Department in 1970.
His primary duties were to teach motor learning
and performance, kinesiology, and adaptive
physical education and to establish a motor
See “Harold Barrow: Scholar of Sport,” an article by Henry S. Stroupe in The Wake Forest Magazine,
XXIV (Spring 1977), 6, 28.
See “Marjorie Crisp: Sportswoman for All Seasons,” an article by Lois Johnson, in The Wake Forest
Magazine, XXIV (Spring 1977), 5, 28.
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