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. After coaching soccer/football at the college level for 17 years, Haneishi has recently accepted a new position as an Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Human Performance at Valley City State University in North Dakota, U.S.A. On the site note, Haneishi was an accomplished soccer players. 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 Centered Approach in coaching. She has published/presented about Game Centered Approach on various perspectives (i.e., coaching and girls’ in sport) at international conferences such as TGfU, AIESEP, IWG, and IAPESGW. As she is transitioning into a more teaching role with the new position, she is excited to get actively involved in the national organizations in the U.S. such as SHAPE America and the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE). Additionally, her new teaching responsibilities include Physical Education, Health Education, as well as Adapted Physical Education. She looks forward to expanding her research in those areas, and she has already started connected researchers in those areas, especially in Japan.
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