Mark Smith, Ph.D.

Mark Smith, Ph.D.Education

  • 2004 Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • 1999 M.Ed., Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • 1996 B.S.(QTS), Brunel University College, London, England.

Professional Experience

  • 2009 – Present Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • 2004 – 2009 Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Teaching areas

  • SES 240 Secondary Physical Education Content I
  • SES 266 Introduction to Physical Education as a Profession
  • SES 442 Developing Pedagogical Skills in Secondary Phys. Ed.
  • SES 442(L) Developing Pedagogical Skills in Secondary Phys. Ed.
  • SES 587 Coaching Principles and Perspectives
  • SES 589 Bridging Theory and Practice in Sports Coaching
  • SES 603 Professional Development Seminar
  • SES 640 Curriculum in Physical Education
  • SES 680 Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy
  • SES 685 Critical Pedagogy
  • SES 692 Internship in Sport and Exercise Science
  • SES 703 Doctoral Seminar
  • SRM 680 Introduction to Qualitative Research

Masters’ in Sports Coaching Coordinator: http://www.unconline.edu/future/grad/SportsCoaching.shtml

Area of Specialization

Sport Pedagogy: Physical Education Teacher Education, Coaching and Coach Education

Research Areas/Interests

  • Physical Education Teacher Education,
  • Coach Expertise,
  • Coach Education,
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies

Publications

Treadwell, S., Smith, M.A., & Pratt, E. (anticipated, 2014). Perceptions and Understanding of Games Creation: Teacher Candidates’ Perspective. Physical Educator. Anticipated Publication Volume 71, Issue 2 (2014).

Smith, M. A., & Madden, M. (anticipated, 2014). Middle school students’ opinions and reactions to the implementation of active homework in physical education. Global Journal of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy. Anticipated Publication Volume 3, Issue 2 (2014).

Smith, M. A., & Schmidt, K. (2012). Teachers are making a difference: Understanding the influence of favorite teachers. The Qualitative Report, 17(Art. 36), 1-25. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR17/smith.pdf

St Pierre, P. E., & Smith, M. A. (2012). The Role of Metaphor in Sport Instruction: Insights From a Study of Expert Golf Instructors. International Journal of Coaching Science, 6(1), 27-44.

Yeats, J. T., & Smith, M. A. (2011). High School Volleyball Coaches Instructional Approaches and Perceptions to using Athlete Created Pre-Competition Warm-up Music. Sports Science Review, 5-6(XX).

Smith, M. A., & St. Pierre, P. (2009). American and English secondary students’ perceptions of enjoyment in physical education. Physical Educator, 66(4), 209-221.

Hall, T, J., & Smith, M. A. (2006). Teacher planning, instructions and reflection: What we know about teacher cognition processes. Quest, 58, 424-442.

Professional Presentations

Accepted

Leanne E. Kesselring, L., E., Smith, M.A., & Parker. M. (2014, April). Students’ First Year Teaching Concerns across a PETE Program, AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, St. Louis, MO.

Douglas, S., Cottingham, M. & Smith, M. A. (2014, February). Paralympic Athletes’ Perceptions of Coaching Quality: The Quest for Gold. Presented at the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education World Congress, Auckland, New Zealand      

Juried

Yeats, J.T., & Smith, M.A. (June, 2013). Educational Governance and Structure in Hawai'i: An Archival Analysis. South West District AAHPERD Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Madden, M.,Parker, M., Smith, M.A., & Patton, K. (April, 2013). Factors effecting curriculum implementation: One teacher's perception, AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, Charlotte, NC.

Smith, M.A., & Parker, M. (February, 2013). Physical Education’s Future through the Eyes of Teacher Candidates. Central District AAHPERD Conference, Jackson Hole, WY.

Smith, M.A., Stiehl, J., St. Pierre, P.E., & Steffen, J.P. (October, 2012). Content Relevance in Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs. Physical Education Teacher Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Treadwell, S., Stiehl, J., & Smith, M.A. (October, 2012). Using Photovoice to Advocate for Change in Rural Physical Education. Physical Education Teacher Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Otlett, B., Smith, M.A., & Parker, M. (March, 2012). Perceptions of Cycling Coach Education in the United States. AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, Boston, MA.

Yeats, J., Smith, M.A., Parker, M., & Patton, K. (March, 2012). Letters to Teacher Candidates: Advice from In-Service Teachers.  AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, Boston, MA. With Published abstract

Smith, M.A., St.Pierre, P., & Yeats, J. (February, 2012). Size Matters: Adopting Space to Meet NASPE Standards and Objectives. Central District AAHPERD Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Yeats, J., Berei, C., & Smith, M.A. (February, 2012).The British Invasion: Incorporating Rugby, Cricket and Netball in Physical Education. Central District AAHPERD Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Madden, M., Parker, M., & Smith, M. (2011, June). Factors effecting curriculum implementation: One teacher’s perception. Poster presented at the meeting for the AIESEP International Seminar for Specialists. Limerick, Ireland.

Treadwell, S., Smith, M.A., & Pratt, E. (2011, March). Perceptions and Understanding of Games Creation: Teacher Candidates Perspectives. Poster presentation at the annual American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, San Diego, CA.

Yeats. J., & Smith, M.A. (2010, December). High School Volleyball Coaches Instructional Assumptions and Justifications to using Athlete Created Pre-Competition Warm-up Music. Presentation at the ICCE Continental Coach Conference 2010 in Arnhem, Holland.

DaMatta, G. D., Yeat, J. T., & Smith, M.A. (2010, October). Using video technology to enhance skill performance and skill analysis of physical education teacher candidates. Poster Presentation IESEP Conference, La Coruna, Spain. 

Pratt, E., Smith, M. A. & Stiehl, J (2010, October). Active learning: Physical activities to enhance academic abilities.  Presentation at Colorado AHPERD. Loveland, CO.

Treadwell, S., Setiawan, C., Dounglomchunt, D., Smith, M. A., & Stiehl, J (2010, October). Geocaching: A high-tech treasure hunt. Presentation at Colorado AHPERD. Loveland, CO.

Smith, M. A., & Schmidt, K. (2010, May). The influence of favorite teachers on preservice physical education teachers’ beliefs and values of teachers and teaching. Round Table Presentation at the American Education Research Association National Convention, Denver, CO.

Parker, M., Sinclair, C., Smith, M. A., & Patton, K. (2009, October). The use of dispositions in the development of physical education teachers: What? How? When? Physical Education Teacher Education Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Patton, K., Parker, M., Drury, K., Ronspies, S. M., Perrett, J., & Smith, M. A. (2009, April). Health-related fitness and academic achievement of elementary students. Poster presentation at the annual American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, Tampa, FL.

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