Sweet Tea, OMG!
Dr. René Shingles being the first African American Woman inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association prestigious Hall of Fame is an amazing tribute to the educator’s distinguished career.
Working with athletes from youth to Olympic elites, cast iron skillets as a necessity, figuring out her mom’s sweet tea recipe, and the world’s best Peking duck are all part of our conversation in “Sweet Tea OMG!”, Episode 50 of the Something About Food? podcast.
Educator, author, and mentor to many, Dr. René Revis Shingles is a University Professor and Administrator. She is currently the Representative Chair of the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences and Director of the Athletic Training Program at Central Michigan University. Dr. Shingles has been a professor for over twenty-five years most recently teaching in the areas of cultural diversity and professional development. She has written numerous research articles and is the co-author of Cultural Competence in Sports Medicine, with Ms. Lorin Cartwright.
She holds a BA degree in education (Health and Physical Education) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; an MS degree in athletic training from Illinois State University; and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a cognate in Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity from Michigan State University. Dr. Shingles has received many national, regional, state and local awards for outstanding teaching, leadership, professional and/or community service. In fact, Dr. Shingles was named Central Michigan University’s Woman of the Year and an Excellence in Teaching Award recipient and received Michigan ACE Network’s Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award. This past June she became the first African American woman inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. She also serves on the Board of Certification Board of Directors. In addition to her busy professional life, Dr. Shingles loves making time to mentor students.
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