Janna LaFountaine

Associate Professor

Coaching Education Advisor

Sports Management/Coventry University (UK) Exchange Program Coordinator

Year at CSB: Since 2000

Education:
  • 1990: MS from St. Cloud State Univ.--Health Education
  • 1981: BS from Gustavus Adolphus--Physical Education, Health Education and Coaching
Academic Load:
  • Cocahing Methods
  • Sports Administration
  • Gender & Sport
  • Sport Ethics
  • Culture & Sport
  • History, Culture & Sport in London (May short-term course)
Scholarship:
  • Refereed Journal Articles:
    • LaFountaine, J. (2009) Student athlete wellness gender perspectives, Journal of Coaching Education, 2, (2).
    • LaFountaine, J. (2007) Wellness among first year collegiate female athletes, Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 16, (2), 83-90.
    • LaFountaine, J., Neisen, M., & Parsons, R. (2006). Wellness factors in first year college students. American Journal of Health Studies, 21, (4), 217-218.
  • National Conference Presentations:
    • LaFountaine, J (in conjunction with Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Univ. of MN at Mankato) Investigating Social Support of Professional Volleyball Players on International Teams, Research Consortium Conference of the 2013 AAHPERD National Convention, April 25, 2013.
    • LaFountaine, J (in conjunction with Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Univ. of MN at Mankato) Women Coaching Boys: Findings and Advice, NAGWS for 2011 National Convention in San Diego, CA March 31, 2011.
    • LaFountaine, J. & Kamphoff, C. (November, 2011). Multi-phase study of females coaching males: Can a new gender norm be created?. Oral presentation at the Tucker Center Conference on Girls & Women in Sport: Creating Change, Minneapolis, MN.
    • LaFountaine, J. Women (in conjunction with Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Univ. of MN at Mankato) Women Coaching Boys: Experiences, Perceptions, and Suggestions for Change at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2010 annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 20, 2010.
    • LaFountaine, J. Women Coaches’ and Athletic Director’s Perceptions of Women Coaching Boys, presented at American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance National Convention as part of Research Consortium, Indianapolis, IN, March 19, 2010.
    • LaFountaine, J. Wellness Aspects in College Female Athletes, presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance National Convention as part of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, Fort Worth, TX, April 12, 2008.
    • LaFountaine, J. Wellness Aspects in First Year College Female Athletes, presented at Girls and Women Rock: Celebrating 35 Years of Sport and Title IX Academic and Legal Conference, Cleveland, OH, March 31, 2007.
    • LaFountaine, J. Wellness among college students: gender variations (Poster presentation). Presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance National Convention as part of the Research Coordinating Board of the American Association of Health Education, Baltimore, MD. March 16, 2007.
    • LaFountaine, J. & Fischer D. V. Training athletes with minimal equipment (poster presentation). Presented at the National Coaching Educator’s Conference, East Lancing, Michigan. June 17, 2006.
    • LaFountaine, J. & Shepherd, L., Exploring Wellness and Academic Achievement in College Males, presented at the 2nd Annual Conference on the College Male, St. John’s University, February 26, 2005
  • Professional Presentations:
    • LaFountaine, J. in conjunction with Carol Howe-Veenstra and Barb Carlson. "Title IX, More than just Sports", Gifted Talented Resource Training and Solutions, St. Cloud, MN. Dec. 19, 2012.
    • LaFountaine, J. "A Celebration of Title IX with Olympian Amanda Smock" College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, Monday, Oct.1, 2012.
    • LaFountaine, J. “Title IX update” Women Studies Class, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, Cathedral High School, St. Cloud, MN.
    • LaFountaine, J. “Playing Hard, Undervalued?” Hot Chocolate Hot Topics on women and sports on Monday, April 20th, 2009 in the CSB Center for Women.
    • LaFountaine, J. Wellness Results for CSB/SJU Athletes, presented at CSB Athletic Department staff meeting Oct. 16, 2007.
    • LaFountaine, J. Wellness Results for CSB/SJU Athletes, presented at SJU Athletic Department staff meeting Nov. 1, 2007.
    • LaFountaine, J. Girls & competition: Classroom & courtside, presented at the Resource Training & Solutions Gifted Talented Network, St. Cloud, MN, May 24, 2007.
    • LaFountaine, J., Greenwood, D., Schoenecker, K. & Carlson, K., Food and athletes – the perfect match, presented to student athletes at St. John’s University and College of St. Benedict, March 22, 2007.
    • LaFountaine, J. & Twohy, K., Wellness among College Students: Gender Variations, presented at Friday Forum, College of St. Benedict, February 16, 2007.
    • LaFountaine, J., Neisen, M., & Parsons, R. The “Magic” of Wellness: Tips for Improving your GPA, presented at Friday Forum at St. John’s University, April 8, 2005.
    • LaFountaine, J., Twohy, K. The “Magic” of Wellness: Tips for Improving your GPA, presented to Academic Advising Staff, May, 2005.
    • LaFountaine, J. Sport as a vehicle for social change, presented at Friday Forum, College of St. Benedict, January 20, 2006.
    • LaFountaine, J. Stage Fright! Teaching and evaluating oral presentations, presented at First Year Symposium Roundtable, College of St. Benedict, October, 17, 2006.
    • LaFountaine, J. MN School Health Education Conference: Active Ideas to teach Health Education, 1999.
    • LaFountaine, J., MN School Health Education Conference: Using Children’s Literature to teach Elementary Health, 2000.
Honors:
  • Breaking Barriers Award National Girls and Women in Sports 2013
Other Scholarly Activities:
  • Faculty Development Grant Awarded: Sabbatical project, Social Support and American Profession Volleyball Players, and Collaboration with Coventry University, UK, Spring
  • Faculty Development Grant Awarded: Women Coaches’ and Athletic Director’s Perceptions of Women Coaching Boy’s Teams at Minnesota High Schools, Dec. 2008.
  • LaFountaine, J., Neisen, M., & Parsons, R. (2007) Wellness factors in first year college students Headwaters,24,60-65.
  • LaFountaine, J. Wellness aspects in first year college female athletes, Power point presentation posted on Ithaca College Title IX Conference web-site May 2007.
  • LaFountaine, J., Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, presented as a brown bag lunch, College of St. Benedict, January 24, 2007.
  • Faculty Development Grant Awarded: Wellness and College Students, January 2007.
  • Faculty Mini-Grant Awarded: Wellness among College Students: Developmental Study, February 2007.
  • LaFountaine, J., Developing an Effective Coaching Certification Curriculum on a College Campus, http://www.csbsju.edu/csbphyed/curriculum/courses/devcoachingcurric.htm, 2006.
  • Dept. of Education Grant Application: Focus on First Years, February 2007. (Health & Wellness Grant Writing Team Member)
  • LaFountaine, J. St. Ben’s ACE report, CSB Alumni Tennis Newsletter, 2001-2006.
  • LaFountaine, J. (2005, January). Celebrate winter. CSB/SJU Community Newsletter.
Additional Experience:
  • 5 years college coaching experience
  • 11 years adjunct professor at SCSU
  • 19 years high school coaching experience
Professional Organization:
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPHERD)
  • National Association of Sport & Physical Education (NASPE)
  • National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS)
Family
  • Janna and her husband, Mike, reside in St. Cloud and have three children.

Janna LaFountaine