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Division of Kinesiology and Health

College of Health Sciences

Jayne Jenkins, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Kinesiology and Health.Jayne Jenkins, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Physical Education / Teacher Education


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Wyoming has been home (primarily) since 1977 when I moved in Sheridan, Wyoming to teach elementary physical and health education. This followed a six-year stint of teaching junior high girls physical and health education in Jackson, Minnesota. The move constituted the change from being a Minnesota Golden Gopher to a Wyoming Cowboy/Cowgirl. Physical Education has been my career for 40 years and I still find it as exciting as ever. I have taught kindergartners through university graduate level students and love teaching at all levels. After attaining the M.S. degree at the University of Wyoming I went on to attain the Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My husband, Bill Gorman, and I returned to the Cowboy State in 1999 where I have been employed as a Professor, and Bill runs an engineering firm. We enjoy bicycling, skiing, and attending as many University of Wyoming athletic and cultural events as possible. 


Dr. Jenkins' research interests revolve around curriculum and instruction. Investigations include pre-service teacher development (e.g., pedagogical content knowledge) particularly in terms of observation and peer coaching as well as curriculum design, development, models, and instructional models. 

Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. Exercise and Sport Science Specialization: Teaching and Teacher Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1999)

M.S. Physical Education, University of Wyoming (1995)

B.S. Physical and Health Education, University of Minnesota at Mankato (1971) 



  • KIN 2003 Movement Core IV: Educational Games and Gymnastics
  • KIN 3011 Teaching Methods in Physical Education
  • KIN 3015 Teaching Laboratory II
  • KIN 4013 School Administration for the Health Sciences
  • KIN 4099 Student Teaching in Physical Education
  • KIN 5012 Curriculum Design in Physical Education
  • KIN 5016 Analysis & Supervision of Teaching Physical Education 



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