Dr. Haneishi is currently the TGfU International Advisory Board (IAB) representing the U.S. She is currently the Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at Western Colorado University in the U.S. focusing on K-12 Physical Education emphasis.
Dr. Haneishi is originally from Tokyo, Japan and has been living in the U.S. for almost 20 years. After graduating Juntendo University and completing the Teacher Education program for Physical Education and Special Education in Japan, she has completed the first master’s degree in Exercise Science from University of Memphis and the second master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith College. While coaching women’s soccer/football as a head coach and teaching Physical Education at Mount Holyoke College, she has completed the doctoral degree (Ed.D.) from University of Massachusetts Amherst under Dr. Linda Griffin’s guidance.
On the site note, Haneishi was an accomplished soccer player. She has won the NCAA National Championship with Christian Brothers University in 2002, and she has also won the Silver Medal at the World University Games with the Japanese National team in 2003. She was the team captain for New York Magic, the semi-pro team in New York City, for 6 years.
Haneishi’s teaching/coaching and research interest has been focused on Game-Based Approach (GBA) in Physical Education (PE) and Coaching. She has published/presented about GBA on various perspectives (i.e., PE, coaching and girls/women in sport) at national and international conferences such as TGfU, NAKHE, AIESEP, IWG, SHAPE America, and IAPESGW. He recent research focus has been “pedagogical strategies to promote Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in PE and sport coaching.” As part of JEDI work, she serves as the Secretary General for WomenSport International (WSI), a member of the social justice and cultural diversity committee for NAKHE, as well as the member of the advisory board for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Round Table at the 2020 SHAPE America National Convention.
Goals and Plan
As a member of the IAB for TGfU representing United States, I plan to attend as many conferences and workshops related to TGfU as possible and make an appearance at those events. Since I am starting a new position and new to the area of PE, Health, as well as Adapted PE, I will be focusing on learning and networking at first. Then, we are gradually presenting/introducing new ideas with TGfU to the wide population and developing a core group of people who are interested in the TGfU work within the U.S.
Goal stage 1 – Networking and Reporting to the TGfU community (i.e., “What’s Happening in”)
Goal stage 2 – Developing a core group of people who are interested in the TGfU work within the U.S. and creating an action plan for TGfU promotion
Goal stage 3 – Introducing and reaching out to the new population about TGfU and our work