Janice A. Savitz, M.S.Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Office: Wass Hall
Department: Sport Management
Degrees: M.S. in Physical Education, Ithaca College; B.S. in Physical Education, State University of New York at Brockport
Professor Savitz has been a member of the events staff at TD BankNorth Garden, Gillette Stadium, Boston College, Boston University and Harvard University. As the director of Sport Management Internships, Professor Savitz utilizes her experience and contacts by placing students in the sports industry arena. She has assisted students in securing internships with the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins that have led to subsequent employment.
Prior to her position at Lasell College, Professor Savitz held positions at Hamilton College, Mount Holyoke College, Boston University, and Tufts University. While at Tufts, she also was the head basketball coach, Assistant Sports Information Director, and Assistant Women's Lacrosse coach. Professor Savitz has an extensive background in coaching both on the collegiate Division I level and internationally. She was the head coach of the silver medal winning USA Women's basketball team at the Maccabiah games in Israel. She has coached the Bay State Games and Empire State games. She has conducted basketball clinics held in Curacao and the Bahamas. Professor Savitz has coached and lectured at various collegiate camps including Dartmouth College, Boston College and was the keynote speaker for the Pittsburgh Boys youth basketball league.
Professor Savitz's scholarly activities have focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her teaching methods use competitive interactive events. This form of education engages learners in direct experience and focuses on reflection, including critical thinking in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, and clarify values. Students participate in practical activities with consequences for the purpose of meeting learning objectives. Professor Savitz's philosophy allows the student to be actively engaged by taking initiative, making decisions, and therefore becoming accountable for the results; while she provides suitable experiences, poses problems, sets boundaries, and offers support.
What is your teaching philosophy?
“Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions."