Distinguished Lecture Series

The Research Council Distinguished Lecture Series is a research highlight at the annual SHAPE America National Convention and Exposition. The distinguished lectures now include, the C. H. McCloy Lecture, the Raymond A. Weiss Lecture, the RQES Lecture, and formerly included the R. Tait McKenzie Memorial Lecture.

C. H. McCloy Research Lecture

McCloyThe C. H. McCloy Research Lecture provides for in-depth coverage of a research topic and an opportunity to give formal peer recognition to persons who have made outstanding contributions to HPERD through their research efforts. The lecture also provides a form of continuing recognition for Charles H. McCloy, one of the great pioneer scientists and leaders of the profession. The C.H. McCloy Research Lecture was inaugurated at the 1980 SHAPE America National Convention and Exposition.

Raymond A. Weiss Research LectuWeissre

Rosalee G. Weiss. established the Raymond A. Weiss Research Lecture Series to honor her husband. Dr. Weiss is a former department chairperson and head of the Division of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, New York University. He retired in 1981 following 33 years of teaching, administration, and research at that institution. The purpose of the Lecture is to support a scholarly presentation by an individual in the arts and sciences who is an outstanding leader and who has made an important contribution to his or her field, and who has ties to one or more of the fields of HPERD.

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport LectureRQES lecturer

Established in 2006, the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Lecture provides for in-depth coverage of a research topic and an opportunity to give formal peer recognition to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the research represented in the sections of the RQES.

The R. Tait McKenzie Memorial Lecture McKenzie
(no longer presented)

The R. Tait McKenzie Memorial Lecture was initiated in 1967 to honor the life and work of this pioneer in both the arts and sciences of sport and physical activity, the Lecture recognizes an outstanding professional outside of the HPERD fields whose work has the potential to infuse the organization with new ideas for implementation and new directions for exploration.