Maceo

Debra A. Maceo

Instructional Professor

Department of Liberal Studies
(Kinesiology)

maceod@tamug.edu

+1 (409) 740-4915

Education:

B.S., Lamar University, 1975.
M.A., University of Houston, 1995.

Certification:
  • Lifetime Teacher Certification, Health, Physical Education and Dance
  • YogaFit Teacher Training Program, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
  • Zumba Instructor Certification
  • First Responder Training/AED/CPR , Recertification 2013
Teaching Experience:

Texas A&M University at Galveston

  • Instructional Associate Professor, 2012-present
  • Senior Lecturer, Physical Education Program, 2003-2012
  • Fulltime Lecturer, Physical Education Program, 1995-2002
  • Part time Lecturer, Physical Education Program, 1994

Texas City High School, Texas City, Texas

  • Dance instructor/Dance Team Director/Health & Physical Education instructor, 1979-1994
  • Created and implemented Texas Education Agency approved curriculum for Dance Education
  • Choreographed and directed performances; winning sweepstakes and choreography awards
  • Directed/choreographed numerous stage productions

Carolyn Ehman’s Dance Academy, Galveston, Texas

  • Assistant instructor/choreographer, 1990-2001

St. Patrick’s Catholic School, Galveston, Texas

  • Physical Education instructor
  • Created the Private Elementary School Basketball League
Honors and Awards:
  • The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Student Relationships, University Level, 2012
  • SALT Camp Namesake; Camp Maceo 2011
  • The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching, College Level, 2006
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004 & 2005
  • TAMUG Advisor of the Year, 2005
  • Nominated for the Ricker Outstanding Teaching Award, 2001
  • Recipient Neches-Gulf Marine Most Effective Teacher Award, 1996-97
Development of new courses:

The Art of Movement 2013
Zumba 2012
Intermediate Yoga, 2005
Beginning Tap Dance, 2005
Beginning Yoga, 2004
Advanced Performance Jazz, 2002
Intermediate Ballet, 2000
Intermediate Jazz Dance, 1999
Intermediate Social Dance, 1998
Intermediate Step Aerobics, 1998
Beginning Jazz Dance, 1998
Beginning Ballet, 1996

Service:

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Committees Served:

  • Selection committee for the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching, College Level 2013
  • Selection committee for the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award, University Level, TAMU 2013
  • Pathfinder’s Committee 2010, 2011
  • Chairman for selection committee for the Association of Former Students Achievement Award 2009
  • Search committee for Assistant Director of Counseling 2009
  • Student Advisory Committee 2008,2003,2002
  • TAMUG’s Wellness Committee 2008
  • Selection committee for the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award 2007
  • Chair of selection committee for the Vice President’s Meritorious Teaching Award 2006
  • Edwin Eikel Award Selection Committee 2004
  • Faculty Advisory Committee 2003, 2002, 2001
  • Sick Pool Committee 2003-2013
  • Staff Advisory Committee 2002, 2008
  • Student Fee Advisory Committee 2000-present

Other Service
Texas A&M University at Galveston

  • Co-ordinated with The Health & Fitness Faculty/Authors (College Station) on revisions of the 5th Edition Health & Fitness textbook 2011
  • Social Dance Club Sponsor 2009-2011
  • Paranormal Investigation & Research Association Sponsor 2009-2010
  • Taught the Engineering Scholars “SNAP” Program 2008
  • Faculty speaker at the New Student Conference, June 2008
  • Attended TexFit Conference, College Station, Texas 2008
  • Faculty speaker at the TAMUG Women’s Conference 2008
  • Hosted the national YogaFit Mind-Body Conference April 2007
  • Taught dance lessons to the Gentleman’s Club, Galveston Independent School District 2007
  • Serve as liaison between TAMUG and The Grand Opera House
  • Teach bi-weekly step aerobics/yoga/Zumba classes for faculty and staff during the summer, 2002- present
  • Taught “Interpersonal Communications” for the Human Resources Department as a part of staff development, 2004-2005
  • Founder/Sponsor for the Fine Arts Association 2002-present
  • Presenter at the TAMUG Symposium, 2002-2005
  • Martial Arts Club Sponsor, 2000-2005
  • Surf Club Sponsor, 1999
  • University Women’s club Vice-President, 1997