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Sharon R. Phillips

Assistant Professor of Specialized Programs in Education


Degrees

PHD, 2011, Columbia University; MPHIL, 2010, Columbia University; MA, 2006, Kean Univ; BA, 2001, Rowan Univ


Bio

Sharon R. Phillips, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Physical Education where she is the Program Director for the Master’s Program in Physical Education and the Physical Activity Skills Program. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes in both physical education pedagogy and research methods. Her primary research interest is studying the teaching and learning process in physical education, specifically looking at the experiences of girls and women in the K-12 setting. Prior to coming to Long Island, Dr. Phillips taught at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Outside of Hofstra, she is proud to be the founder and President of the Christopher and Susan Phillips Foundation, which raises scholarship funds in memory and honor of her brother and mother.

Selected Publications:

Marttinen, R., Vernikoff, L., Phillips, S.R. & Fletcher, N. (2017). Physical activity, screen time, and obesity: A statistical inquiry into Latino/a youth. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 15(1), 27-35.

Catalano, A. & Phillips, S.R. (2016). Information literacy and retention: A case study of the value of the library. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 11(4), 2-13.

Phillips, S.R., Mercier, K. & Doolittle, S. (2016) Effects of teacher evaluation systems on high school physical education programs. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 1-14.

Silverman, S. & Phillips, S. (2016). Teaching effectiveness and professional development. In Cothran, D. (Ed.). Learning for a lifetime: Effective secondary physical education programs. Beijing, China: Higher Education Press.

Mercier, K., Phillips, S.R., & Silverman, S. (2016). High school teacher’s attitudes toward fitness testing. The High School Journal, 99(2), 179-190.

Mercier, K., Bernstein, E., & Phillips, S.R. (2015, October). Gender differences and skill level among students in physical education: Recent findings and strategies for preparing teacher candidates. Presented at the Physical Education Teacher Education National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Phillips, S.R. & Silverman, S. (2015). Upper elementary school student attitudes toward physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 34, 461- 473.

Donovan, C., Mercier, K., & Phillips, S.R. (2015). Investigating attitudes towards physical education: A cross validation for two middle school instruments. Measurement of Physical Education and Exercise Science, 19,91-98.

Bernstein, E. & Phillips, S.R. (2015). Analysis of affect during competitive activities. International Journal of Physical Education, LII(1), 21-31.

Marttinen, R., Simon, M., & Phillips, S.R. (2014). Can physical education curriculum be culturally relevant? Physical Education Matters, 9(3), 60-63.

Silverman, S., Kulinna, P., & Phillips, S. (2014). Physical education pedagogy faculty perceptions of journal quality. Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 33, 134-154.

Phillips, S.R. & Martinnen, R. (2013). Physical education and math: The perfect couple. New Zealand Physical Educator, 46(3), 20-23.

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. (2012). The Grads are playing tonight. The story of the Edmonton commercial graduates basketball club. Sport, Education and Society, 18(2), 1-3.

Phillips, S.R. & Bernstein, E. (2012). Competitive activities in physical education: How do students perceive fun? New Zealand Physical Educator, 45(1), 19-22.

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.

Silverman, S., Keating, X.D., & Phillips, S.R. (2010). A lasting impression: A pedagogical perspective on youth fitness testing. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 12, 146-166.

Kulinna, 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.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MSPE 242 BSC MVMNT, MTR & MNPLTV SKLS Graduate
MSPE 244 ANALYSIS OF TEAM SPORTS Graduate
MSPE 251 SPECIAL READING SEM Graduate
MSPE 258 PLNG,IMPLNTG PRESCHL & ELEM PE Graduate
MSPE 260 PLNG,IMPLNTG SED PE EXP Graduate
MSPE 262 INCL FOR PE SPEC NEEDS POPLTN Graduate
PESP 025 FITNESS FOR LIFE Undergraduate
PESP 103 METH&MAT-TCHG EL LVL Undergraduate
PESP 104 METH-MAT-TCH SEC LVL Undergraduate
PESP 135 CNPTS & MTHDS FOR TEAM SPORTS Undergraduate
PESP 154 PRESCHOOL/ELEM PE CONTENT Undergraduate
PESP 155A FIELD EXP: PRE K-5TH PHYS ED Undergraduate
PESP 155B FIELD EXP: 6TH-12TH PHYS ED Undergraduate
PESP 159 SPORT/PE IN CROSS CULT CONTEXT Undergraduate
PESP 170 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION Undergraduate
PESP 170A ADAPTED PHY EDUC:FIELD EXP Undergraduate
RES 258 UNDRSTDG RES MTHDLGY Graduate
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