Dr. Harriette Lavenue has been at the University of Memphis since 1967. Since that time Dr. Lavenue has taught almost every activity class the department of Health and Sports Science's has to offer. Because of her experience in this area, Dr. Lavenue is now the Director of the Physical Education Activity Program.
Dr. Lavenue received her BS degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, her MS degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in Physical Education, and her PH.D. at the University of Mississippi in Exercise Science and Leisure Management.
After receiving her BS degree, Dr. Lavenue went straight to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as a teaching graduate assistant. While there she taught volleyball, swimming, and weight training. After completing her master's degree, she taught at Ohio State University and Central Connecticut State University before coming to Memphis State University. (Now The University of Memphis.)
Dr. Lavenue has had a variety of experiences in teaching at different universities and also being a National Park Law Enforcement Ranger in the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park for a number of summers.
Personally Dr. Lavenue enjoys reading Christian literature, camping, and traveling as hobbies.