Connie CollierProfessor Emeritus 262A MGA
Area: TLC - PEP - CIccollie2@kent.edu
Connie Collier retired from the Physical Education program in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University, as of June 2012. Connie began teaching Physical Education and Health Education in Wauseon, Ohio in 1981. She received her BS from Defiance College and her MA and PhD from The Ohio State University. Prior to coming to KSU in 1997, she worked at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Connie's scholarly interests focus on teacher learning and innovative curricula in physical education. Most recently, she has served on the writing team for the Ohio Content Standards in Physical Education, a guest-lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad-Tobago, and as a research fellow at the PE-PAYS Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland. She serves as an educational consultant and provides professional development on curriculum and assessment for schools and universities.
Jennifer FisetteAssistant Professor 261B Gym Annex
Area: TLC - PEP - CIjfisette@kent.edu
Jennifer Fisette is an assistant professor of Physical Education Teacher Education in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies. She joined the faculty at Kent State University in 2008. She previously taught physical education and health in Rhode Island. She obtained her BS in physical education from Rhode Island College, MS in sport pedagogy from Ithaca College, and EdD in Physical Education Teacher Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her teaching responsibilities include: Secondary Physical Education Content, Inquiry into Professional Practice, Development and Analysis of Game Performance, Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport, Analysis of Motor Skills, and Curriculum Development. Her scholarship explores the critical examination of girls' lived experiences and embodied identities within physical education and physical activity through student voice; assessment and curriculum development.
Dr. Stephen MitchellProfessor 261C Gym Annex
Area: TLC - PEP - CIsmitchel@kent.edu
I am in my 19th year at Kent State, having done Doctoral work in Teaching and Curriculum at Syracuse University, and Masters and Bachelors degrees in Physical Education and Education at Loughborough University, England. With colleagues Judy Oslin and Linda Griffin, I have authored numerous articles and book chapters related to tactical games teaching, my major area of academic interest. We have co-authored three textbooks related to games teaching within public school physical education, including Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A Tactical Games Approach, now into its second edition (having also been translated into Japanese and soon into Korean). I am also currently collaborating with faculty in health education, nutrition, and communication on a project to combat childhood obesity through appropriate diet and exercise programming. I have been heavily involved with NCATE accreditation over the past ten years, having served as a program report reviewer and as the Program Report Coordinator for our SPA, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. I am currently on the NCATE Board of examiners and President-Elect of the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Dr. Takahiro SatoAssistant Professor 261-A Gym Annex
Area: TLC - PEP - CItsato@kent.edu
Takahiro Sato is an assistant professor of Physical Education Teacher Education in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies. He joined the faculty at Kent State University in 2010. He was a coordinator of Health and Physical Education program at Hampton University in Virginia (2007-2010). He recieved his BS from University of Mount Union, his MS from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and his PhD from The Ohio State University. Takahiro's scholary interests focus on physical education teachers' beliefs on teaching students with disabilities, diversity and social justice of students and teachers of color in physical education, and international students' experiences in higher education.