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Physical Education Staff - Keri Esslinger

Keri Esslinger, Ph.D.

Keri Esslinger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1018
Phone:  (270) 745-6038
Email:  keri.esslinger@wku.edu
CV:  https://www.wku.edu/krs/documents/keri_esslinger_cv_2017.pdf

Education

PhD: University of Arkansas

MS:  Fort Hays State University

BA:  Jamestown College

Teaching

PE 101: Beginning Weight Training

PE 121: Dance and Rythmic Activities

PE 122: Foundations of Physical Education - (Traditional Lecture)

PE 122: Foundations of Physical Education - (Independent Learning)

PE 122: Foundations of Physical Education - (Online)

PE 222: Fitness Wellness Applications

PE 223: Intro to Teaching Physical Education

PE 300: Outdoor Education - Study Away in Puerto Rico

PE 300: Outdoor Education 

PE 313: Motor Development - (Traditional Lecture)

PE 313: Motor Development - (Independent Learning)

PE 313: Motor Development - (Online)

PE 322: Field Experience in PE I

PEMS 326: Movement Studies Practicum

PE 354: PE/Elementary Schools (Online)

PE 415: Field Experience in PE II

PE 416: Special Topics in PE

PE 456: Ind. Adv. Studies in PE

PE 478: Teaching Physical Education

PE 483: Tech Applications in PE

PE 505: Foundations of Curriculum Construction (Online)

PE 505: Foundations of Curriculum Construction (Independent Learning)

PE 520: Teaching Strategies in Physical Education (Online)

PE 530: Independent Investigations in Physical Education (Online)

Scholarship

Selected Publications:

Ramos, A., Esslinger,K. (2017). A feedback specific video analysis protocol to enhance pre-service

     teachers' interactions. Teacher Education and Practice, (In Review with Teacher

     Education and Practice)

Ramos, A., Esslinger,K. (2017). Design and Implementation of appropriate progression for pre-service

     physical educators. Strategies, (Accepted)

Sobrero, G., Arnett, S., Schafer, M., Stone, W., Tolbert, T.A., Sayler-Funk, A., Crandall, J., Farley,

McCoy, L., Esslinger, K., Baghurst, T. (2016). Injury and Inclusion: Understanding Common

     Legal Concerns in Physical Education. Strategies (Accepted)

Ramos, A., Esslinger,K. (2016). Spicing up your curriculum: A seven-day handball unit.

     Strategies, 29:4, 38-41

L., Brown, J., Lyons, S., Esslinger, F., Esslinger, K., & Maples, J. (2015). A comparison of

     high intensity functional training and circuit training on health and performance variables in

     women: A pilot study. Women in Sport and Activity Journal, 0(0) 1-30

Dixon, D., Esslinger, K., Wan-Ju, Y., & Grimes, A. (2015). Body image perception and body

     dissatisfaction gender differences. KAHPERD Journal. (Accepted)

Esslinger, K., Esslinger, T., & Bagshaw, J. (2015). Reaching the overlooked student in physical

     education. Strategies, 28(5) 40-42.

Esslinger, K. (2015). Adherence of wellness principles in physical and health educators: Can

     the physical dimension predict overall wellness? ArkAHPERD Journal, 50(1) 8-14.

Esslinger, K., Grimes, A., & Pyle. E. (2015). Effects of requiring physical fitness in a lecturebased

     college course; Students attitudes towards physical activity. The Physical

     Educator, 72(4).

Ramos, A., Esslinger, K., & Pyle, E. (2015). The impact of field Experience on preservice

     teachers delivery of feedback. The Physical Educator, Special Edition August 2015.

Esslinger, K., Pyle, E., Hey, W., & Manny, G. (2014). Wellness levels of physical and health

     education professionals. KAHPERD Journal, 51(2) 8-16.

Upright, P., Esslinger, K., & Hey, W. (2014). Health issues affecting college student’s academic

     performance. KAHPERD Journal, 51(2) 30-36.

Pyle, E., & Esslinger, K. (2014). Utilizing technology in physical education: Addressing the

     obstacles of integration. Delta Kappa Gamma International Journal for Professional

     Educators. 80(2), 35-39

Whitlock, S., Cowherd, H., Esslinger, K., & Nixon, T. (2012). Examination of nutritional patterns

     for female college students. KAHPERD Journal, 50(2) 9-16.

Ramos, A., Esslinger, K., Pyle, E., & Whitlock, S. (2012). The practice of videotape analysis to

     augment pre-service teachers use of class time. KAHPERD Journal, 50(1) 29-38.

Presentations:

Pyle, E., Hope, S., Esslinger, T., & Esslinger K. (2015). Leaving the choir and reaching into the pews. Presented at PETE & HETE National Conference, Atlanta GA.

Esslinger, K., Dixon, D., Wan-Ju Y., & Grimes, A. (2014). Fitness perceptions of college age men and women. AAHPERD National Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Dixon, D., Esslinger, K., Wan-Ju, Y., & Whitlock, S. (2013). Active males and females perceptions of body image and body satisfaction. AAFCS 104th Conference, Houston, TX.

Dixon, D., Esslinger, K., Wan-Ju, Y., & Whitlock, S. (2013). Does gender matter? Perceptions of body satisfaction and body image in young adults. National Popular Culture & American Culture Conference, Washington D.C..

Dixon, D., Esslinger, K., Wan-Ju, Y., & Whitlock, S. (2013). Minority gender differences in body satisfaction among college students and the relationship to body image. NAAAS National Annual conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Wan-Ju, Y., Dixon, D., Esslinger, K., & Whitlock, S. (2013). Are guys and gals different? A look at eating habits and body image perceptions in college students. Food and Nutrition Conference, Houston, TX Oct. 19-22

Upright, P., Esslinger, K., & Spurlin, L. (2013). Exploring motivational characteristics of recreational road cyclists competing in multiday tourism events. NASSM 2013 National Conference, Austin, TX.

Grants/Scholarships

Esslinger, K. awarded $3997 for junior faculty grant for technology. Is there a difference in real- time coding versus reflective coding for physical education field experience pre-service teachers?

Esslinger, K. awarded $500 for Study Away Travel Grant awarded for the planning of the Puerto Rico PE 300 course.

Whitlock, SE, Dixon, DL, Yen, WJ, Esslinger, K. awarded $1600 for research on nutrition, body image, and physical activity among college students.

Service

Professional SeService

KAHPERD Teacher of the Year Committee (2012-2015)

Chair: Adult Development and Aging Council SDAHPERD General Division (2015)

VP: Sport & Leisure General Division KAHPERD (2015)

Chair Elect: Adult Development and Aging Council SDAHPERD General Division (2014)

VP: Sport & Leisure General Division KAHPERD (2014)

Section Chair: Adapted Physical Education KAHPERD (2014)

Chair Elect: Adult Development and Aging Council SDAHPERD General Division (2013)

Delegate: Representative Assembly for the SDAHPERD General Division (2013)

VP Elect: Sport & Leisure General Division KAHPERD (2013)

Section Chair: Elect Adapted Physical Education KAHPERD (2013)

Nominated VP Elect: Physical Education Division SDAHPERD (2012)

Delegate: Representative Assembly for the General Division SDAHPERD (2012)

Section Chair Elect: Adapted Physical Education KAHPERD (2012)

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