Allison Plopper

Lecturer, PARCS Program Director

(317) 278-9948
(317) 278-2041


PE 060
IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management - IUPUI
901 W. New York Street, Ste. 250
Indianapolis, IN


  • Ph.D. Expected in 2017
  • M.S., Kinesiology
  • B.S., Physical Education Exercise Science


Allison S. Plopper, MS is a lecturer and the Director of the IUPUI Physically Active Residential Communities and Schools (PARCS) program with the Department of Kinesiology in the IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. As the director she oversees twelve student staff and more than 150 Kinesiology students each semester doing service learning. She has taught first-year seminars since 2013 and has been involved with service learning projects since 2008. She has a commitment to working with individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Courses Taught

  • HPER-L 135 Learning Community: Physical Education-Exercise Science
  • HPER-P 246 Performance and Teaching of Cardio and Resistance Training
  • HPER-P 258 Performance and Teaching of Activities for Persons with Special Needs

Current Projects

  • Department of Kinesiology Curriculum Committee
  • School of PETM Scholarship Committee
  • Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Advisory Committee
  • Top 10 Coalition


  • Plopper, A., Keith, N. R., Jones, B., Walker, C., Powell, D.D. Mutually Beneficial Campus/Community Practices: Lessons Learned and Future Visions. Presenter and Panelist. Robert G Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase & Symposium, Indianapolis, IN
  • Plopper, A., Swinford, R., Urtel, M. Camp Brosius Leadership Development Program. Poster Presentation. Association of Leadership Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • Angermeier, L., Plopper, A., Renner, J. Crossing the Finish Line: Connecting First-Year Students to Service Learning. Workshop Presentation Connections IN Advising Conference. Indianapolis, IN
  • Angermeier, L., Hanna, K., Plopper, A., Renner, J., Vaughan. Team Effort: Connecting Our First-Year Students to Service-Learning at IUPUI. Workshop Presentation. Students in Transition Conference. Denver, CO