Glenn Hushman, PhD
Chair of the Department of Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences (HESS)
Associate Professor: Physical Education Teacher Education
My interest in Physical Education dates as far back as elementary school where I found movement activities and aspects of kinesiology very interesting. After high school, I decided to pursue a career in Physical Education by obtaining a bachelors degree at the University of Northern Colorado. When I obtained my teaching license, I taught for three years at the middle school level in California where I witnessed the utilization of inappropriate and ineffective practices by many physical education programs in the state. Upon further research, I realized there were many physical education programs across the country that incorporated similar inappropriate practice, which I found was directly related to the often disenfranchised feelings from the public about physical education. I decided I wanted to make a difference in the development of future physical education teachers and the practices they employed, which led me to the pursuit and attainment of my masters and doctoral degrees in the area of physical education. My current goals are to further encourage the shift of paradigm in physical education to assure appropriate and effective practice and theory are utilized in physical education. Furthermore, I hope to add to the literature base of teacher socialization and secondary physical education by conducting my own research on pre-service and first year physical education teachers.
Research & Scholarly Interests
- Data-driven decision making
- Teaching Team Sports
- Organization and Administration of Physical Education