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Editor-in-Chief of JTRM in Kinesiology:: Dr. Zan Gao

Assistant Professor at the School of Kinesiology in University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, specializing in physical activity and health.

Before moving to Minnesota, he held faculty positions in the University of Utah and Texas Tech University.

  • Dr. Gao’s research has primarily focused on promoting health through population-based physical activity interventions. In the past several years, Dr. Gao has given over 120 presentations at various international and national conferences. He has also published 40 first authored book chapters and research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Obesity Review, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES), and the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE). Dr. Gao has been the recipient of several international and national awards, including the 2008 National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award, 2009 American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) Mabel Lee Award, and 2013 National Association for Sport and Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction Heitmann Young Scholar Award.
  • Dr. Gao has been the principal investigator of National Institute of Health research grant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant and AAHPERD Seed Grant. He also serves as a reviewer for many journals including, but not limited to RQES, JTPE, the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Journal of School Health, as the Section Editor for Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, the review board member for Middle Grade Research Journal, and the Editorial Board Member for the JTPE. He is currently the Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine, and the Fellow of AAHPERD Research Consortium.



 Co-Chief editor of JTRM in Kinesiology: Dr. Wouter Cools

Teacher Educator / Sports and health professional - Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Belgium


Managing editor of JTRM in Kinesiology: Guy Van Damme

Retired physical education teacher secondary education

He is the webmaster of the site Sports Media. In the past he has established an effective working P.E. community between staff members across many nations of the world. Also he is a staff member of the Dutch non-profit association of Sports Media .


Dr. Daniel Frankl

Professor of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science at California State University, Los Angeles

I currently serve as professor of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science at California State University, Los Angeles. Kinesiology courses I currently teach inlude Psychological Analysis of Physical Activity , Sociocultural Analysis of Physical Activity, Historical Analysis of Physical Education and Sport, Computer Applications in Kinesiology, as well as, two graduate level courses, Research Design in Human Performance & Cultural Analysis of Physical Activity.

My teaching experiences also include elementary and high school physical education, and 30+ years of coaching and teaching at the college and university levels.


Dr. Joanne Hunter-Hynes

An award-winning teacher (9 awards), published author (13 books, 12 chapters, 28 peer reviewed articles) and confident presenter to International (19 presentations), National (47), District (12), State (16) and Community (9) audiences for twenty-one years. Topics include: Teaching Strategies and Methodologies Prek-16+; Classroom and Behavior Management; Multicultural and International Topics; Inclusion; Motivation; Technology; Assessment; Early Childhood; Coaching; Interdisciplinary Integration; Intergenerational Activities; Sports/games (traditional and non-traditional); Health and Nutrition.


Dr. John Vincent

Professor, Sport Management - Department of Kinesiology
Coordinator of Graduate Sport Management Program The University of Alabama Department of Kinesiology College of Education

Areas of Research: sport media and the intersection of gender, race, and nationality


Dr. Corinne Daprano

Associate Professor, Sport Management
Associate Chair, Health & Sport Science
Marianist Educational Associate (MEA)
University of Dayton Department of Health & Sport Science

Areas of Research:
- Strategic human resource management in sport and recreation organizations
- Service learning as pedagogy in higher education and its application to sport management programs


Dr. Michael Roskamp

Professor, K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education
Department of Movement Science, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI., USA
K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education, Fieldwork Coordinator
14 years teaching K-8 physical education, coaching , and serving as MS athletic director.

Teaching & Scholarship Interests:
Physical Education Pedagogy, Non-traditional practices in fieldwork supervision, managing active students in active environments, Faculty Director for study abroad program in Ghana, W. Africa.


Dr. Helena Baert

Assistant Professor Physical Education
SUNY Cortland, NY, USA

Elementary and secondary PE, Education in society, Readings in Physical Education, and Technology in Physical Education, both at undergraduate and graduate level.

Research topics:
The exploration of technologies to enhance teaching and learning in physical education, technology integration approaches in PE teacher education. Multiple regional, national, and international presentations, workshops, and publications in the area of technology integration and movement skill development.

Has studied and gained PE teaching experience in Belgium, Canada, and the USA.



  Dr. Brett Everhart

Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education, Lock Haven University (PA).

Dr. Everhart’s research focus is on preservice teaching and learning patterns in physical education as well as on the impact of pedagogical processes for teaching physical education to PK-12 students with disabilities. Dr. Everhart is also the Director of Teacher Education at Lock Haven University and helps guide and monitor campus-wide assessment reporting of student learning at LHU. He also provides assistance to faculty and programs in other institutions for designing assessment plans and selecting and using data management systems to report annual student learning outcomes. Dr. Everhart has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles.


  Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan

Lecturer in Health and PE, Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia

Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan holds a Bachelor of Education Honours degree in physical education dance and special educational needs, a diploma in research on yoga in education (RYE), and a Masters degree in Dance Studies. She has been teaching physical education, dance and health at all age levels for more than 25 years. Having spent the majority of her teaching career at ‘The International School of Geneva’, where she was head of physical education for seven years, she returned to the UK to a senior lecturing post in the School of Education at Bath Spa University for the subsequent nine years.

Currently, Rachael is a lecturer in health and physical education at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia, where she is also in the process of completing her PhD. Her research interests focus on the development of young children’s motor skills in tandem with the influx of movement programmes in UK primary physical education. She has written a book and a wide range of book chapters and journal articles on early years motor skills development, as well as in other areas such as dance, health and yoga. Rachael is on the editorial committee for ‘Dance Matters’ (National Dance Teachers Association, UK). She is also the UK ‘Fundamental Movement Skills’ consultant for STEPS Professional Development and the lead consultant for physical education in the Nile Egypt Schools Project at Cambridge International Examinations.


  Dr. Lisa Witherspoon

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science - Director of USF Active Gaming Laboratories - University of South Florida

I prepare quality physical education teachers at the Undergraduate and Graduate level with a passion in implementing 21st century pedagogical methods. My research focus is in technology driven physical activities, exergames or active games, and how these activities affect participants. My primary focus is on investigating the use of active gaming in physical education including the most appropriate methods of implementation as well as how the children and/or teachers perceive the activities.


Dr. Katie Fitzpatrick

Senior Lecturer in health education and physical education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She began her career teaching and leading health and PE curriculum in multicultural urban schools in New Zealand.

She has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters and is currently interested in critical approaches to Health and PE and the place of these subjects in wider discussions of urban and critical multicultural education. She draws on an interdisciplinary range of research, including Bourdieu, feminist social geography, critical pedagogy and urban schooling, to provide complex, multilayered critical analyses of young people’s perspectives. She is the author of Critical pedagogy, physical education and urban schooling (Peter Lang, NY, 2013) which won the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Outstanding Book Award in 2013. She is also co-editor, with Professor Richard Tinning, of Health Education: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, UK, 2014).

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Dr. Senlin Chen

Assistant professor in Kinesiology at Iowa State University since 2011.

His research is focused on learner’s motivation, learning, and behavior in K-12 physical education. Dr. Chen has published over a dozen research papers in top tier journals (e.g., Obesity Reviews, BMC Public Health, RQES, JTPE, JPAH, etc.). His work has been presented in 30 scholarly conferences. Dr. Chen is an AAHPERD/SHAPE America Research Council Fellow. He is also an ad hoc reviewer for over ten research journals.


 Dr. Peng Zhang

Assistant Professor of Physical Education, East Stroudsburg University - Pennsylvania.

Area of Research and Teaching: sport pedagogy, psychosocial aspects of physical activities, and biomechanics.


  Dr Ed Cope

Lecturer in Sports Coaching.

Dr Ed Cope is a Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Sheffield Hallam University. Ed teaches and researches in the area of sports pedagogy. More specifically, Ed’s work focuses on the behaviours and practice activities youth sport coaches’ employ. In addition to this, he is also interested in understanding children’s perspectives and experiences of the coaching and teaching they receive. Alongside his job as a Lecturer, Ed also works a coach mentor.


  Dr. Seth Jenny

Dr. Seth Jenny is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.

Previously he taught physical education teacher education and activity courses at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Jenny’s additional work experience includes teaching elementary and middle school health and physical education, coaching high school, college, and elite-level cross country and track, and working as a U.S. Air Force exercise physiologist and fitness program manager. Dr. Jenny is an active scholar publishing in international peer-reviewed journals and presenting at local and national professional conferences. He is a member of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)-America and is a certified American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialist.

Research Interests: Teaching/Coaching Philosophies, Technology in Physical Education, Coaching/Training methods to enhance Distance Running Performance

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