by Ronni Tyger

Ronni Tyger, M.S., CV

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Department of Adult and Adolescent Education


Name: Rona Tyger

Position: Assistant Professor


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Educational/Professional Credentials

2004 - 2011  Georgia Southern University                    Statesboro, GA

EdD in Curriculum Studies – December 2011

Relevant courses include: Instructional Technology Foundations, Technology and Instructional Design, Transforming Learning with Technology, Interactivity in E Learning, Instructional Design and Development, , Multimedia Tools and Applications, Curriculum Theories and Design, Educational Research, Learning Theories and Applications, Multicultural Education, Forms of Curriculum Inquiry, Advanced Seminar in Curriculum Theory, Critical Reading in Curriculum Theory, History of American Education, Philosophies of Education, Power and Schooling, Educational Statistics, Environmental Health, Doctoral Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, The Community College, and Contemporary Critical Theorists.

1993 - 1994       Georgia Southern University                    Statesboro, GA

Master of Science, Exercise Science

Cum Laude, Relevant courses include Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing, Anatomy and Physiology, Athletic Training I and II, Biomechanics, Nutrition, Exercise and the Aging Adult and Biostatistics

1987 – 1991         Southwest Texas State University           San Marcos, TX

Bachelor of Arts, Communications

Relevant studies include Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing. Minor: Sociology


Blackboard/Web CT Certified Instructor Trainer

American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Certified Trainer

Professional Experience

Professional Experience


2003 - Aug 2009  Waycross College                                  Waycross, GA

Instructor, Dept of Sciences

Relevant courses taught:  Steps to Student Success, Issues in Education, Personal and Community Health, Fitness and Wellness, Beginning Tennis, Beginning Golf, Racquetball, Recreational Sports, Physical Conditioning Survey, Bowling and Team Sports.  I learned how to design and instruct health courses in the web environment and added the 100% WebCT/Vista option to our academic schedule for the two-credit hour required health course in 2003 and for the two-credit first aid, cpr, and safety course in 2007 and the Steps to Student Success course in 2009.

2001 – 2003        Savannah State University                    Savannah, GA

Instructor, Dept. of Recreation and Health Education

Relevant courses taught:  Concepts in Healthful Living, Physical Activity and Body Composition, Physical Fitness for Life, Swimming I. and Swimming II., Aqua Dynamics, Tennis I, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training. 

1999 - 2000       St. Peter the Apostle School                   Savannah, GA

Physical Education Teacher

Relevant duties and activities include:  K - 8 Physical Education and Health Education, Think First program, Jump Rope For Heart, Grandparents Day and Field Day coordination and programming.

1993 - 1994       Armstrong State College                          Savannah, GA

Graduate Assistant

Relevant duties included:  assisting the Head Athletic Trainer for a Division II college offering multiple sports, teaching Lifetime Fitness for the Physical Education Department

Employment - Industry

1998 - 2002       LifeTime Fitness, INC.                                Savannah, GA

Owner, Exercise Physiologist, Physical Conditioning Trainer

Relevant duties included:  assessment and exercise prescription, personal training, SPINNING instruction, managing a staff of ten instructors.

1997 - 2005       Chatham County Aquatic Center            Savannah, GA

Fitness Coordinator, Instructor

Relevant duties include:  teaching water exercise and water aerobics to seniors, military, and children and managing an instructor staff of eight.

1994 – 1997        Candler Wellness Center                        Savannah, GA

Wellness Coordinator, Exercise Physiologist

Relevant duties included:  Community, corporate and employee wellness programming, fitness assessment and exercise prescription; established WaterWorks aquatic exercise program, Grant Writing - $50,000, Personal Training and Group Exercise Instruction.


Intellectual Contributions

Intellectual Contributions

Teacher Candidates' Digital Literacy and Their Technology Integration Efficacy, Dissertation, successfully defended October, 2011

Georgia Educational Technology Conference GAETC, November, 2007 

Presenter - GAHPERD, Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and  Dance – presenter, "Using Technology and Understanding by Design to Improve Teaching and Learning in Post Secondary Physical Activity Courses."  November, 2007.