Edney's priority has and always will be to do all that she can to assists students in their academic endeavors and life choices.
I earned the B.S. degree in Physical Education from Auburn University and the M.A. degree in Physical Education at the University of Alabama. I have also taken numerous post-graduate courses at Georgia State University and Emory University.
Besides teaching a variety of courses in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, I am also the current chair of the University System of Georgia Regents Academic Advisory Committee (RAAC) for “Physical Education, Health Education, and Recreation”.
In my opinion physical education is the most important field in education although it tends to be a lesser priority in many institutions of higher learning. Physical education requires all of the intellectual processes of other academic subjects while concurrently requiring the management of intricate and complicated physical movements.
My priority has and always will be to do all that I can to assist students in their academic endeavors and life choices. Whatever I can do in service, research, and scholarship toward that end inspires me!
At the former Gainesville State College I was promoted to Assistant Professor and also served as the Chair of the Department of Health and Wellness.
Although not at UNG, another highlight of my career was being inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. As coach of the women’s basketball team, we received national recognition.
I always attempt to pass on the knowledge and inspiration for all my students to make healthier choices in their lives.
Yes, I would like to suggest that all UNG students take PHED 1900 – Personal Wellness – because it is a life changing course. I have had many students contact me long after they completed the course to let me know that they are making healthier choices for themselves and for their families.