(Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology) Dr. Jette joined the faculty in 2011. She received her PhD in 1979 in the sociological aspects of kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. She then completed postdoctoral training in women’s studies at Concordia University (Canada). She has focused her research on how females from various cultural backgrounds and across the lifespan understand and use the various messages concerning health, the body and physical activity they encounter. She has expertise in qualitative research methods and is engaged in community-based participatory research to explore the exercise and health-related beliefs, practices and experiences of American Indian female youth.
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