"He put his mark on us to show that we are his, and he put his Spirit in our hearts to be a guarantee for all he has promised." 2 Corinthians 1:22 NCV
Dr. Amanda Aguilar currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in the Department of Kinesiology at ETBU. Dr. Aguilar earned a B.S. in Psychology from Northwestern State University in 2006 during which time she was a four-year member of the Lady Demon’s basketball team. She earned her M.S. in Sports Administration from Northwestern State University in 2007 and her EdD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2021.
Amanda has a wide variety of kinesiology experience. Prior to joining ETBU, she served as a high school basketball coach and elementary teacher. She has been teaching at the college-level since 2008 with much of that time spent teaching virtually for Lamar University.
Her collegiate basketball career resulted in multiple All-Louisiana and All-Southland Conference selections, an NCAA Woman of the Year nomination, and selection as a member of the Southland Conference’s women’s basketball 2000s All-Decade team. She is a member of NSU’s 1,000pt/500reb club and was also named the Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year in 2005. Professionally, Amanda was awarded the 2019-2020 Kate R. Barrett Student Professional Development Award from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Department of Kinesiology.
Amanda’s research interests lie in the sociological/psychological aspects of sport specifically sport specialization. Amanda strives to use her teaching as an avenue where students can develop life skills that will increase positive outcomes in their roles as kinesiologist as well as their societal roles as mom, dad, husband, and wife.
Amanda is married to David, and they have four children: Mateo, Abram, Seely, and Everlee. She is an avid lover of the outdoors and loves to spend her time exploring God’s creation by hiking and camping with her family or anyone who is willing to be dragged along on her adventures.