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Kristy K. Ballard, PhD
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Phone: 512-637-1991

Education
  • PhD in Pedagogy at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2006
  • MEd in Physical Education at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, 1999
  • BS in Exercise and Sport Studies at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, 1997
Why I Teach

I take a hands-on approach to teaching. While it is very important to teach concepts and theories, it is crucial to put these ideas into action. By providing my students with tangible examples, I help them put their learning to the test and see firsthand what the course material really means.

I enjoy introducing learners to perspectives they may not have considered before or making them think about ideas in new ways. I love seeing the “aha” moment when a student grasps a concept. And I especially like that by teaching, I am constantly learning myself.