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

  • 2014 – Present Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • 2009 – 2014 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

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

St Pierre, P. E., & Smith, M. A. (2014). Intuition, it’s not magic. Strategies, 27, 37-42.

Treadwell, S., Smith, M.A., & Pratt, E. (2014). Perceptions and Understanding of Games Creation: Teacher Candidates’ Perspective. Physical Educator. 71, 72-92.

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. (April, 2014). Educational Governance and Structure in Hawai'I, AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, St. Louis, MO.

Yeats, J.T., Rhoads, M., Smith, M.A., & White, L.O. (April 2014). Volleyball Athletes Perceptions of Pre-Competition Warm-up Music. AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, St. Louis, MO.

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

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

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. 

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