Assistant Professor of Health Studies and Kinesiology
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DegreesPHD, 2011, Columbia Univ; MPHIL, 2010, Columbia Univ; MA, 2006, Kean Univ; BA, 2001, Rowan Univ
Dr. Sharon R. Phillips is excited to be part of the Hofstra University community as an Assistant Professor. Prior to coming to Long Island, she was living abroad and was lecturer in the Sport and Leisure Studies department at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Phillips’ research focuses on student attitudes toward physical education and teaching and learning in physical education. One of the highlights of her career is when, as a public school teacher, she was awarded Teacher of the Year for her excellence in teaching physical education. Outside of her career, Phillips has recently founded the Christopher and Susan Phillips Foundation, raising scholarship money in honor and memory of her mother and brother.
Silverman, S. & Phillips, S. (in press). Teaching effectiveness and professional development. In Cothran, D. (Ed.). Learning for a lifetime: Effective secondary physical education programs. Beijing, China: Higher Education Press.
Phillips, S.R. & Silverman, S. (2012). Development and validation of scores of an instrument to measure fourth and fifth grade student attitude toward physical education. Measurement of Physical Education and Exercise Science, 16, 316-327.
Phillips, S.R. & Bernstein, E. (2012). Competitive activities in physical education: How do student perceive fun? Physical Educator, 45(1), 19-22.
Phillips, S.R. (2012). The Grads are playing tonight. The story of the Edmonton commercial graduates basketball club. Sport, Education and Society, 18(2), 1-3.
Bernstein, E., & Phillips, S.R. (2011). Creating successful student experiences in competitive activities during physical education class. Physical Education Matters, 6(3), 38-41.
Bernstein, E., Phillips, S.R. & Silverman, S. (2011). Attitudes and perceptions of middle school students toward competitive activities in physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 30(1), 69-83.
Kullina, P., Scrabis-Fletcher, K., Kodish, S., Phillips, S.R., & Silverman, S. (2009). A decade of research literature in physical education pedagogy. Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 28, 119-140.
Silverman, S., Keating, X.D., & Phillips, S.R. (2008). A lasting impression: A pedagogical perspective on youth fitness testing. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 12, 146-166.
Phillips, S.R., Bernstein, E., & Silverman, S. (2012, March). Upper elementary school perceptions about physical education. Presentation at the American Alliance for Health Recreation and Dance, Boston, MA.
Bernstein, E. & Phillips, S.R. (2011, July). What Lies Beneath: Understanding and Creating Successful Competitive Experiences for Students in Physical Education. Presentation at the Physical Education New Zealand Conference, Methven, New Zealand.
Phillips, S. R.& Silverman, S. (2011, April). Upper Elementary School Students Attitudes Toward Physical Education. Presentation at the American Educational ResearchAssociation, New Orleans, LA.
Phillips, S.R. & Silverman, S. (2011, March). Validation of an Instrument: Upper Elementary Attitudes Toward Physical Education. Presentation at the American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance national convention, San Diego, CA.
Kullina, P., Silverman, S.R., & Phillips, S. (2009, April). Physical education pedagogy faculty perceptions of journal quality. Poster presentation at the American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance national convention, Tampa, FL.
Phillips, S.R. (2007, September). We’re a team! (Faculty team building workshop). Presented at Brookside Elementary School, Cranford, NJ.
Phillips, S.R., VanDeBoe, B., & Brautigan, C. (2006, November). Get your students up and moving. Presented at New Jersey Education Association annual convention, Atlantic City, NJ.
Phillips, S.R., VanDeBoe, B., Schmale, J., & Smith, B. (2007, February). Let’s play! Presented at the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual conference, East Brunswick, NJ.
Phillips, S.R. & Mayo, P. (2005, March) Fun with fitness. Presented at the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual conference, East Brunswick, NJ.
Faculty Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Grants2013 Creating Competitive Activities in Physical Education for a Multicultural PopulationCo-Directors: Sharon Phillips & Eve Bernstein
Physical Education and Sport in Primary Schools Grant2011 Sport and Physical Education New Zealand Co-Directors: Dawn Penney & Clive Pope Researchers: lisahunter & Sharon Phillips
Recent Courses Taught
|MSPE 240||INTRO TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES||Graduate|
|MSPE 242||BSC MVMNT, MTR & MNPLTV SKLS||Graduate|
|MSPE 258||PLNG,IMPLNTG PRESCHL & ELEM PE||Graduate|
|MSPE 262||INCL FOR PE SPEC NEEDS POPLTN||Graduate|
|MSPE 272A||STUDENT TEACHING - ELEM||Graduate|
|MSPE 272B||STUDENT TEACHING - SEC||Graduate|
|PESP 025||FITNESS FOR LIFE||Undergraduate|
|PESP 047||BALLROOM DANCING||Undergraduate|
|PESP 103||METH&MAT-TCHG EL LVL||Undergraduate|
|PESP 103A||ELEM PE: FIELD EXPERIENCE||Undergraduate|
|PESP 108||ASSESSMENT IN PHYS EDU||Undergraduate|
|PESP 130A||STDNT TCHNG-ELEM SCH||Undergraduate|
|PESP 130B||SDNT TCHNG-SEC SCHL||Undergraduate|
|PESP 154||PRESCHOOL/ELEM PE CONTENT||Undergraduate|
|PESP 154A||K-2 PE FIELD EXPERIENCE||Undergraduate|
|PESP 155A||FIELD EXP: PRE K-5TH PHYS ED||Undergraduate|
|PESP 170||ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Undergraduate|
|PESP 170A||ADAPTED PHY EDUC:FIELD EXP||Undergraduate|