Lynn Wade McCraw

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Professor, 1947-1985


Exemplar of professionalism, integrity, and intellectual rigor and the guardian of the TAHPERD for 31 years.

Awards and Honors in his Name

  • Lynn W. McCraw Annual TAHPERD Lecture
  • Lynn W. McCraw Lecture Series-KHE Dept
  • Lynn W. McCraw Excellence Award-KHE Dept
  • Lynn McCraw Fellowship-KHE Dept
  • Lynn McCraw Scholarship-KHE Dept

Consulted and Served

  • Travis County Board of the American Cancer Society (21years)
  • Texas Governor’s Office; Texas Legislature
  • Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness
  • State Board of Education
  • Texas Education Agency
  • American Heart Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Numerous state professional associations

Research and Scholarship in Strength Development, Motor Learning, and Professional Development

  • 40 professional articles
  • 70 invited lectures
  • 60 master’s theses supervised
  • 18 doctoral dissertations supervised

Career Highlights

  • The University of Texas
    • Assistant, Associate, and Professor of Physical and Health Education–University of Texas: 1947-1985
    • Chair, Department of Physical & Health Education–The University of Texas: 1958-1973
    • Professor Emeritus of Physical and Health Education–The University of Texas: 1995
    • Vice President of AAHPERD
    • UT Men’s Athletics Council
    • State Executive Committee University Interscholastic League (32 years)
  • Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD):
    • Executive Director, 1954-1985
    • TAHPERD Journal Editor, 1954-1985
    • President, 1953-1954