College of Education
Department of Kinesiology
Island Hall 374
Dr. Kesterson received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (2008) from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC). Prior to becoming a university professor at TAMUCC, she worked at a hospital based fitness facility (Covenant Health System) in Lubbock, Texas as a Wellness Coordinator for 12 years. During that time she worked with Phase II & III cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation and other special populations, such as, diabetics, and HIV patients. Along with those experiences, she was also involved with stress testing, teaching water aerobics & arthritis classes. As the Wellness Coordinator, she was responsible for managing the wellness staff, wellness programming & facility management.
Upon receiving her master's in sport management from Texas Tech University in 2001, Dr. Kesterson moved to Corpus Christi and began her career as a university professor at TAMUCC. She currently works as adjunct faculty with the Kinesiology department and also serves as a consultant with the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center in developing a physical activity component for the after school program. Just recently her Foundations of Kinesiology class participated in hosting the first Special Olympics Future Stars Day at TAMUCC. Dr. Kesterson has previously served as the chair & co-chair for activity-based fundraisers for Family Outreach of Corpus Christi.
Dr. Kesterson's research interests include electronic portfolios, sports performance, adult/youth fitness, and higher education leadership. She enjoys being active through running, weight lifting, Pilates and yoga.