Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Name:
Donna Y. Laws, Ed.D.
Position Title:
Office Location:
Office Phone:
Email Address:
Assistant Professor of Health & Human Performance-Tenure Track
Leroy G. Moore Intramural (New) Gym, Room 109
Degree and Area of Study
Institution Name
Degree Date
Doctor of Education: Health &
Human Performance in Physical
Education-Health and Sport
University of Houston
Master of Education: Health &
Human Performance in Physical
Education-Motor Learning &
University of Houston
Bachelor of Science:
Kinesiology-Exercise Science
University of Houston
Position Title
Institution Name
Assistant Professor-Tenure Track
Position Dates
(Beginning and End)
8/2012 - Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Los Angeles Community College
Teaching Fellow
University of Houston
Substitute Teacher
Alief Independent School District
Program Coordinator: Fitness and
Dance Instructor/ Choreographer
Houston Independent School
District: MacArthur Elementary
Work Address:
P.O. Box 519; MS 2415
Prairie View, TX 77446
Barnes, A.S., Goodrick, G.K., Pavlik, V., Markesino, J., Laws, D.Y., and
Taylor, W.C. (2007). Weight loss maintenance in African American women:
Focus group results and questionnaire development. Journal of General Internal
Medicine, 22, 915-922.
Taylor, W.C., Liehr, P., Laws, D.Y., Ahsan, S., Edwards, T., Walker, T., and
Marcus, M.T. (2005). Linguistic inquiry and word count: An unobtrusive
strategy to evaluate youth camps. Journal of Youth Ministry, 4(1), 39-51.
Goodrick, G.K., Kneuper, S., Laws, D.Y. Behavioral management of obesity. In
Gordon W., ed. Best Practices in Behavior Management of Chronic Disease.
Menlo Park, NJ: Institute for Disease Management; 2003.
Postdoctoral Fellowship-Primary Care Research Fellow: Family and Community Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Exercise Specialist, Wellness Coach: Baylor College of Medicine Occupational Health Services
Wellness Program, Pasadena, TX.
Conducting Effective Focus Group Research: Professional Training for Focus Group Moderator:
GELB Consulting, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
Houston, TX.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine:
Omega at the Crossings, Austin, TX (Featured, Newsweek Magazine: September 20, 2004).
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Mindful Living: Mindful Living, Houston, TX.
Psychological Assessments of Injury and Rehabilitation for Professional Athletes and General
Populations: Baylor Sports Medicine Institute and Health South Medical Center, Houston, TX.
Professional Mental Skills Training for Enhanced Sport Performance:
Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
Coaching Enrichment: Bridging the Gap Between Coaches and Sport Psychology:
Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.
Fitness Manager, Certified Master Trainer:
24 Hour Fitness Magic Johnson Sport Club Inc., Los Angeles, CA. (Featured, Ebony Magazine:
June 2006, “Selecting The Right Personal Trainer”).
Health and Wellness Promotion Coordinator, Recruitment: A Nu-Life: African American Nutrition
for Life and Breast Health Awareness Project, The Center for Research on Minority Health,
Houston, TX.
Nursing Clinical Rotations, Pre & Post Operation Procedures, Patient Education:
Texas Woman’s University Medical Center, Houston, TX.
Reducing the Risk: Mentoring Our Youth and Wellness:
Windsor Village United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas.
Primary Faculty Sponsor/Advisor for Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity: PVAMU Theta Beta Chapter.
Faculty Sponsor/Advisor for PAHPERD: PVAMU.
Representative Elect for Health Psychology: Association for Applied Sport Psychology.