Julian U. Stein Lifetime Achievement Award
The Julian U. Stein Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a SHAPE
America professional who best exemplifies Dr. Stein's leadership in
teaching, mentorship, writing, speaking and volunteerism at all levels
of professional involvement including higher education, as well as
educational and community programming. As an innovator, creator,
visionary, and risk-taker, Dr. Stein represents the very best in
dedication to an active and healthy lifestyle for all individuals.
The recipient shall:
- Currently be a member of SHAPE America and shall have held such membership for at least ten (10) years prior to nomination.
must have been active in the profession of serving people with
disabilities in physical activity, recreation, sport and/or dance for at
least 25 years.
- Earned at least a master's degree.
- Must meet at least five of the eight criteria below.
- Authored or co-authored at least 15 published articles or monographs.
- Written a book or developed assessment tools or procedures.
- Created a unique program and/or has written curricula that serves students/individuals with special needs.
- Presented ten (10) national and/or international presentations.
for a cause that concerns the health and wellness of individuals with
disabilities and demonstrated long-term commitment of volunteer service
to this chosen cause.
- Conducted and/or created practitioner oriented publications, teacher in-service, and/or public school professional involvement.
demonstrated level of involvement in the advocacy for the rights and
interests of individuals with disabilities in physical activity, health,
wellness, and/or sport for at least 10 years.
- Involvement in national and/or international professional organizations.
*Nominees must submit evidence of these above items through their resume/vita
along with two letters of support from individuals who have been
mentored by the nominee (the letter must show evidence of the nominee's
impact on their professional development).
Julian Stein, Ph.D.
Stein has been in the profession of serving individuals with
disabilities for more than 45 years. He has earned a terminal degree,
and has demonstrated a prolific ability to publish written materials
(books, articles, book chapters and monographs). He has been a mentor to students and colleagues throughout the years and has spoken at local,
national and international levels. Julian has also served as editor for
international journals. Julian has been dedicated to the grassroots land
practitioner level of the profession by volunteering as coach and
referee. Julian has been an advocate for individuals with disabilities
and advocating for legislative supports at the local, state,
and federal levels.