Janene M. Grodesky

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Physical Activity & Health

Bachelor's Degree(s): Communication, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Master's Degree: , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Major: Health Education and Promotion

PhD: Health Pedagogy, LSU

Phone: 225-578-3551

Email: janenegrodesky@lsu.edu

Office: 2200 HPL Field House

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Grodesky has 25 years of experience in health education, health practices, and administration at two- and four-year institutions; and non-profit organizations. She was awarded multiple grants in the areas of service learning, diabetes prevention, and peer education. She has taught internationally, and has developed health programs adopted by non-profit organizations and hospitals. 

Selected Publications

Grodesky, J. M. (2008). Somebody Needs to Light a Firecracker under Me! Understanding How Older Adults Make Decisions about Being Active. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller. 

Book Chapter
Magill, R.A., & Grodesky, J. M. (2005). Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults. In Jones, C.J., & Rose, D.J. (Ed.). Applying Motor Learning Principles (pp. 283-299). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Grodesky, J. M. (2008). Somebody Needs to Light a Firecracker Under Me! Understanding the Meaning of Physical Activity and Exercise for Older Adults. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 2, 100-111.

Selected Presentations

Grodesky, J. M., (2018). Understanding motivation for physical activity in older adults. Lecture presentation at the Y-Program Expo, Denver, CO. 

Grodesky, J. M., & Ryan, C. (2009, April). Meaning of service learning for kinesiology students: Ontological change. Poster presentation at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance national meeting, Tampa, FL. 

Grodesky, J. M., Morgan, T., Piazza, W., & Ryan, C. (2009, January). Do I have to go out there? Understanding service learning for students. Paper presentation at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education national meeting, Sarasota, FL. 

Grodesky, J. M. (2008, October). Is service learning meaningful? Paper presentation at the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Louisville, KY.