Dr. Jenée Marquis is a recent graduate of the Physical Education Teacher Education doctoral program at Georgia State University and currently works as a Health Teacher and Cheerleading Coach at Peachtree Charter Middle School in Atlanta, GA. In addition to earning her doctorate, Dr. Marquis has also earned her certification in Qualitative Research in Education. Under the advisement of her mentor, Dr. Michael Metzler, Dr. Marquis has completed a number of research studies in the areas of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs), instructional alignment and effectiveness in higher education, and dance education within physical education teacher education (PETE) programs. Her current research interests include the study of teacher effectiveness in higher education and the teaching and learning of dance in schools. She believes in teaching students beyond the how-to skills needed in the field of education and emphasizes living an embodied existence of one’s chosen profession. She challenges students to tackle the larger questions of “How?” and “Why?” and asks them to examine and deconstruct their own personal belief systems about health, wellness, and physical activity.