Boston University School of Education Professor Inducted into Collegiate Athletic Hall of Fame

in BU In the Community, News Releases, School of Education
October 28th, 2008

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(Boston) – Boston University School of Education Clinical Assistant Professor Amy Baltzell was recently inducted into the Wesleyan University Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held on Friday, October 17, 2008 as part of Wesleyan’s annual Homecoming/Parent’s Weekend.

“I am so honored to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame,” says Baltzell. “My collegiate experiences truly helped shape who I am today as an educator, professional and human being.”

At Boston University, Baltzell specializes in sport psychology teaching, writing, and counseling with interests in areas of performance enhancement, coping, positive psychology, and character and sport. She teaches graduate courses in sport and positive psychology, and sport philosophy, and is the Coordinator of the Sport Psychology graduate program.

“We are so pleased that Professor Baltzell is being recognized in this way,” said Hardin Coleman, Boston University School of Education Dean. “Her athletic talents are integral to her role as an educator here at BU and we are proud to have her as a faculty member.”

A 1987 graduate of the Wesleyan University, Baltzell is in only the second class of athletes to be inducted. The first class, which included New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, was honored in May 2008. Baltzell is also one of a mere eight individual former student-athletes to be honored in this class. One of her fellow inductees is Ambrose “Amby” Burfoot, the first collegian to win the Boston Marathon in 1968. The Hall of Fame can be found online at

Established in 1918, Boston University’s School of Education serves a diverse student body of 400 undergraduate and 600 graduate students, 112 of whom are pursuing doctoral degrees. It has 52 full-time faculty, numerous adjunct faculty, and 40 staff members. In addition to a significant focus on preparing education professionals, the school is regarded highly for programs in the fields of literacy, mathematics education, deaf studies, international educational development, special education and science education. It is further distinguished by its productive partnerships with local school districts, most notably with Chelsea and Boston.

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