Academics

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Tegan is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Memphis. She is studying yoga and mind-body integrative therapy.

 

Below is her academic CV

 

Academic Achievement

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The University of Memphis

   Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research

   BRAIN CENTER: Building Resilience across Ages with Integrative Neurofeedback

   2015 – 2019: Memphis, TN.  

   3.97 GPA with Honors & Graduate Teaching Assistantship

PhD, The University of Memphis

   Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research

   Researching yoga instruction

   2015 – 2019: Memphis, TN

   3.97 GPA with Honors & Graduate Teaching Assistantship

MS, The University of Memphis

   Instructional Curriculum and Leadership

   Thesis on yoga in the current school climate

   2013 – 2015: Memphis, TN

   3.98 GPA with Honors and Graduate Assistantship in Instructional Design and Technology

BA, Iowa State University

   General education with an emphasis on Health and Human Performance and Dance

    2003 – 2007: Ames, IA

    Athletic Marketing Intern, Varsity Cheerleading Team, Spirit Squad Chair for Cyclone Alley Development Committee, Scholarship Foundation Choreographer, & National Merit Scholar

Certifications

Certificate in Kripalu Yoga in Schools, Kripalu School of Yoga

2016: Stockbridge, MA

Level 1 Teacher Certificate, Breath Body Mind

2016: Stockbridge, MA

Trapeze and Aerial Teacher Training, New England Center for Circus Arts

     2011: Brattleboro, VM

200 hour RYT Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga with Ana Brett and Ravi Singh

2009: Memphis, TN

 

Publications

Nordstrom, S. N., & Reeves, T. J. (2015, October) Women walking in Memphis. Walking Lab: performing lines and research-criterion. Retrieved from: http://walkinglab.org/portfolio/walking-propositions/

 

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Reeves, T. J. (2017, July) Mindfulness Education, Practice, & Practicum. Presentation at the Lausanne Learning Institute Emotional Learning Conference in Brewster, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, October) Embodied literacy: Choreographing and coaching the college mind. Presentation at the eighth annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference in Amherst, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, July) 10 minutes to  better mindfulness. Presentation at the Lausanne Learning Institute in partnership with IBM Summer Conference in Memphis, TN, USA.

Reeves, T. J., & Azim, K. B. (2016, May) Learning from convergence: Instruction strategies from a mind-body practice. Presentation at The Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA.

 

Peer Reviewed Poster Sessions

Ellmo, F., Reeves, T. J., Nobbman, K., Horn, G., & Schauss, E. (2017, November) A Study of Neurotherapy on the Effects of Childhood Trauma. Poster presentation at the annual conference for the Tennessee Counseling Association in Nashville, TN, USA.  

Nobbman, K., Horn, G., Ellmo, F., Reeves, T, J., & Schauss, E. (2017, November) Neurofeedback: Its Process, Uses, Benefits and Limitations for Youth with ACEs within a Reciprocal Determinism Framework. Poster presentation at the annual conference for the Tennessee Counseling Association in Nashville, TN, USA.  

Rybak T. M, Reeves, T. J., & Jorgensen, R. (2017, October) A Qualitative Comparison of Yoga Instructor Beliefs Between Styles. Poster Session at the annual Symposium for Yoga Research in Stockbridge, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J., Jorgensen, R., Rybak, T. M., Kaufman, J. K. & Dunn, J.  (2017, October) A Qualitative Analysis of Yoga Instructor Beliefs Across Styles within and Educational Psychology Framework. Poster Session at the annual Symposium for Yoga Research in Stockbridge, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, October) The ¾ Platform: Course-Specific and Accessible Contemplative Practice for the College Classroom. Poster session at the eighth annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference in Amherst, MA, USA.

Holden, S. & Reeves, T. J. (2016, October) MIndfulness in Middle School: Connections to Mindset and Attribution. Poster session at the eighth annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference in Amherst, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, September) A Qualitative Comparison of Expression and Performance of Yoga Instruction. Poster Session at the annual Symposium for Yoga Research in Stockbridge, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J., Mustafa, I., Holden, S. & Mueller, C.E. (2016, August) Motivational implications of gendered differences in relatedness as need fulfillment. Poster session at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention in Denver, CO, USA.

Rybak, T. M., Berlin, K. S., Banks, G. G., Klages, K. L., Ali, J. S., Wood, R., Reeves, T. J., Alemzadar, R., Ferry, R. J., Diaz-Thomas, A. (2016, May) Proposing a factor structure for the Diabetes Acceptance and Action Scale and examining relations with diabetes-related outcomes. Poster session at the annual Association for Contextual Behavioral Science in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

Other Presentations

Reeves, T. J. (September, 2017) Yoga in Practice. Guest Speaker at for Mind-Body Class at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Reeves, T. J. (2017, August; 2018, February) Mindfulness in a rural setting. Presentation at Peer Power semi-annual meeting in Memphis, TN.

Holden, S. & Reeves, T. J. (2017, March) The role of mindfulness and empathy in compassion: Exploring relations and recommendations for higher education. Poster presentation at the University of Memphis Annual Research Forum in Memphis, TN, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, April) 10 Minutes Better: A proposed method for classrooms derived from a systematic review of Mindfulness and Yoga Literature. Poster session at the University of Memphis Intelligent Information Systems Annual Student Research Fair in Memphis, TN, USA.

Reeves, T. J. & Holden, S. (2016, March) 10 minutes better: Yoga and mindfulness professional development for teachers. Poster session at the University of Memphis Annual Research Forum in Memphis, TN, USA.

Holden, S. & Reeves, T. J.  (2016, March) Middle school mindfulness and motivation: Connections with causal attributions. Poster session at the University of Memphis Annual Research Forum in Memphis, TN, USA.

Reeves, T. J., Winsor, D. L., & Murrell, V. (2015, October) A modern method: integrating technology into teaching human development. Presentation at University of Memphis UM3D Instructional Impact: 1st Annual Innovation Showcase hosted by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Memphis, TN, USA.
Courses Taught

Christian Brothers University, Adjunct Professor

  • PSYC 218 Human Development; 2017
  • PSYC 105: Intro to General Psychology; 2016, 2017
  • PSYC 235: Fundamentals of APA Writing Style and Ethics; 2018
  • BUS 206: Statistics II

The University of Memphis, Graduate and Teaching Assistantship

  • EDPR 2111 Lifespan Human Development; 2015, 2016, 2017
  • EDPR 4301 Child Development for the Educator; 2017

Courses Assisted

The University of Memphis, Teaching Assistant

  • EDPR 8521: Intro to Education Research
  • EDPR 8541: Statistics Methods Applied to Education

 

School Service

Intelligent Information Systems Student Organization

    2016/17 Office Held: Education Ambassador

    2015/16 Intelligent Information Systems Student Organization Member

Graduate Student Organization Member

    2015/16 Research Forum Committee Member

EDPR Student Organization Leadership

  2016/17 EDPR Colloquia Organizer

  2015/16 EDPR Colloquia Communications

 

Research Labs

BRAIN CENTER (Building Resilience in Adolescence through Integrative Neuroscience, a Consortium of Education, Neurofeedback Therapy, Epigenetics, and Research)

The University of Memphis & University of Tennessee Health Science

2017/18 – present

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Identify, design, and organize multidisciplinary methodology with human subjects
  • Run clinical interventions with integrative neuroscience devices

Kripalu Center for Excellence, Yoga Research Team

Harvard University

2016/17 – present

  • Run qualitative interviews
  • Perform verbatim transcriptions
  • Align qualitative discourse and analysis

Yoga and Mindfulness Research Team, PI

The University of Memphis, Educational Psychology and Research

2015/16 – present

  • Organize projects and lead trajectory of multimethod inquiry
  • Develop methodology and study design
  • Pursue and support presentation and publication for team members

Mindfulness Resilience and Wellness Research Team, co PI

University of Memphis, Clinical Mental Health

2015/16 – 2016/17

  • Developed Study Design
  • Co-lead meetings and delegation of duties
  • Created Stimulus

The Child Illness Lab

The University of Memphis, Clinical Psychology

2015/16 – 2016/17

  • Performed participant assessment at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Assisted in intervention development
  • Assisted in instrument creation

The Optimal Learning Lab

The University of Memphis, Intelligent Information Systems

2014/15 – 2016/17

  • Assisted in stimulus development
  • Ran participants for cognitive experimental studies
  • Presented research designs
  • Collaborated on research projects with fellow students

Peer Interaction Group

The University of Memphis, Psychology Department

2014/15

  • Participated in field specific discourse and presentation
  • Assisted in data collection

 

Professional Service

2015, AERA SIG Presentation Reviewer

JEP Shadow Reviewer 2015

 

Professional Membership

2015/16 – American Education Research Association

2015/16 – International Association Yoga Therapists

2016 – American Psychological Association

2016 – The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

 

Employment

U.S. All Star Federation


2007 – 2014: headquartered in Memphis, TN

Executive Director; Dance (2008 – 2014)

State Manager (2007 – 2008)

  •   Pioneered international industry adjudication and education standards, attaining international credibility by leading research, creating curriculum, publishing resources, implementing assessment and presenting instruction in U.S. and abroad, including Vienna, Austria.
  •   Published “All Star Cheer”, a 200-page award winning textbook used as a global resource on physical progression and coaching.
  •   Issued charter, rules and guidelines now considered the global standard in competitive dance which established legitimacy, fair play and safety by fostering communication, directing analysis, coordinating meetings, enforcing compliance, and developing insurance policies.
  •   Tripled enrollment to over 6,000 young athlete participants for the Dance World Championship by enlisting industry leaders, scouting high profile talent and engaging holistic involvement.
  •    Originated USASF Scholarships a high impact partnership opportunity, donating over $100,000 to deserving athletes, by researching, creating and administering the Young Athlete Scholarship and College Scholarship program.

 

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