Division of Kinesiology and Health

College of Health Sciences

head-shot_black-shirt.jpgBen D. Kern, PhD, CSCS

Assistant Professor

Physical Education Teacher Education 



Corbett Building






My research interests lie within physical education pedagogy and the promotion of lifelong physical activity in schools. I have established a unique line of inquiry that investigates the individual dispositions of physical education teachers and related socializing agents that impact their adoption of teaching practices consistent with promoting student physical literacy. My current research is focused on utilizing knowledge of dispositions toward change to develop customized professional development that meets individual teacher needs. Ultimately this work will inform the administration of the Centers for Disease Control’s recommended comprehensive school physical activity programming (CSPAP) model which is contingent upon physical educators assuming new roles as both teachers of physical literacy, and leaders of school-wide physical activity.

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ben_Kern

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WuBBtbkAAAAJ&hl=en

Pedagogical Sciences Research Lab

Curriculum Vita



Ph.D. Kinesiology (emphasis in physical education pedgagogy), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2017)

Continuing Education – Instructional Leadership (30 master’s credits and Colorado Principal Licensure), Adams State University

M.A. Health, Physical Education, & Recreation (emphasis in exercise science), Adams State University

B.A. Kinesiology (physical education teacher preparation and licensure), Western Colorado University



KIN 5586: Teacher Socialization in Physical Education


Contact Us

UW Division of Kinesiology and Health

Corbett Building 119

Laramie , WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5284

Email: kines@uwyo.edu

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