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Dr. Emily Jones

Physical Education Teacher Education Faculty
VP and Provost
Student Fitness Center & McCormick - SFC 150E
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses


419.001Contemporary Curriculums In Physical Education

499.031Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

400.031Independent Study

158.002Instructional Strategies In Physical Education

364.001Senior Seminar In Physical Education Teacher Education

364.002Senior Seminar In Physical Education Teacher Education

291.031Undergraduate Teaching Experience in Kinesiology & Recreation

400.031Independent Study

400.031Independent Study In Kinesiology & Recreation

417.001Research On Teaching In Physical Education

Teaching Interests & Areas

Dr. Jones teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Physical Education Teacher Education.

Research Interests & Areas

Dr. Jones’ current lines of research include issues related to: (a) school- and community-based physical activity programs and initiatives and (b) integration of instructional technology in physical education teacher planning, delivery, assessment, and advocacy efforts. Dr. Jones has been a key team member on 17 grants or research contract proposals seeking over $4 million (14 as Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator).

Ph D Kinesiology

University of Georgia
Athens, GA

MA Physical Education Teaching

University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA

BA Physical Education Teaching

University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA

Interdisciplinary Civic Engagement Award

Center for Civic Engagement

Hall of Excellence Inductee

University of Northern Iowa

Mabel Lee Award

SHAPE America

Big XII Faculty Research Fellowship

West Virginia University

Grants-person of the Year

West Virginia University, College of Physical Activity & Sport Sciences

Excellence in Research Award

West Virginia University, College of Physical Activity & Sport Sciences

Excellence in Teaching Award

West Virginia University, College of Physical Activity & Sport Sciences

Scholar Award


Excellence in Research Award

West Virginia University, College of Physical Activity & Sport Sciences

Excellence in Service Award

West Virginia University, College of Physical Activity & Sport Sciences


Leinweber, S., Williams, S., Jones, E., & Henninger, M. PA and Skill Levels in Coed and Same-Sex PE during Invasion Games. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 91.Supplement 1 (2020): A-75.
Phifer, Brown, D., Laurson, K., Williams, S., Jones, E., Dennis, K., Smith, M., & Swenson, R. Incidental cardiac arrhythmia identification with consumer grade heart rate monitors: A case study. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 52.7S (2020): 201.
Phifer, N., Brown, D., Marcum, S., Jones, E., Williams, S., & Phelps, D. Contribution Of In-school And Out-of-school Physical Activity Towards Meeting The Daily Recommendations.. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (2019)

Book, Chapter

Elliott, E., Bulger, S., Jones, E., & Kristjansson, A. Conducting a systematic needs assessment for CSPAP success. R. Carson & C. Webster (EDs), Comprehensive school physical activity programs: Putting research into evidence-based practice (2019): 231-246.
Bulger, S., Jones, E., & Elliott, E. Chapter 41: Physical activity policy and practice around the world: The United States of America. J. Piggins, L. Mansfield, & M. Weed (EDs), Routledge handbook of physical activity policy and practice. Routledge (2017)
Elliott, E., Jones, E., Nichols, D., Murray, T., & Kohl, H. State-based efforts for physical activity planning: Experiences from Texas and West Virginia.. R.R. Pate & D.M. Buchner (EDs), Implementing Physical Activity Strategies. Human Kinetics (2014): 249-258.

Conference Proceeding

Eberline, A., Jones, E., & Knipe, R. Beyond Bricks and Mortar: A Qualitative Examination of the Factors Influencing Diffusion of an Innovative PETE Graduate Program. AIESEP World Congress 2018 (2018)
Jones, E., & Lux, K. Deliberate reflection: Effects of pre-service teacher post-lesson reflection on teaching behaviors.. Current Issues in Contemporary Comparative Physical Education and Sport (2013): 87-96.

Creative Works/Broadcast Media

Jones, E., McMullen, J., & Killian, C. January 2022 PETE Collaborative (2022)
Jones, E., & Hauge, V. SEL, Movement and Mindfulness in the Classroom. Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education - Podcast 251 (2022)
Killian, C., Jones, E., Krause, J., & Richards, K. Developing Future Faculty to Ensure a Favorable Future for PETE (2022)
Richards, K., & Jones, E. Going behind the research w/Dr. Emily Jones. Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education- Podcast 234 (2022)

Journal Article

Jones, E., Weemer, M., Lee, J., Eberline, A., & Kybartas , T. Environmental constructs associated with school readiness to implement wellness initiatives. Health Behavior and Policy Review 9.4 (2022): 949-960.
Jones, E., Lawson, H., & Richards, K. Operationalizing a physical education workforce research and development agenda. Quest (2022)
Jones, E., Henninger, M., & Williams, S. Using Journey Mapping and Personas for Targeted Student Recruitment in PETE. Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance 93.7 (2022): 17-25.
Lawson, H., Jones, E., & Richards, K. Prioritizing a physical education workforce research and development agenda. Quest (2022)
McMullen, J., Killian, C., Richards, K., Jones, E., Krause, J., O'Neil, K., & Marttinen, R. The PETE Collaborative: Established in Crisis, Sustained through Community. Quest 74.1 (2022): 74-90.

Magazine/Trade Publication

Jones, E., Schwamberger, B., Sanchez-Martinez, L., Ramsey, V., & Goh, T. Mirrors and Windows: Unlocking Collective Impact for Children's Health. Momentum Magazine, SHAPE America May (2023)


Beddoes, Z., & Jones, E. Enhancing Collective Action in Physical Education Teacher Education: A Three-Pathways Approach. Quest 74.3 (2022): 251-265.
Jones, E., & Eberline, A. Duality of connection and division across schools and communities: An aerial perspective. Jouranl of Physical Education, Recreation, and DAnce 92.6 (2021): 3-4.
Benes, S., McMullen, J., Seymour, C., Jones, E., Cardinal, C., Ramsey, V., & Centeio, E. What the HETE/PETE?. JOPERD 94.6: 3-5.

Technical Report

Elliott, E., Erwin, H., & Jones, E. Physical Activity Priorities and Recommendations for Elementary-age Children. Position Paper, National Physical Activity Alliance Policy Recommendations (2021)


Educator Wellbeing and Turnover Intentions. Midwestern Psychological Association. (2024)
Navigating Change: Implementation of Teaching Personal and Social in Physical Education. AIESEP International Conferece. (2024)
Pursuing a Favorable Future for PESP through Workforce Research and Development. AERA National Conference. (2024)
Supporting Educator Wellbeing and Retention through Collaborative Action Research. National Association of School Psychology. (2024)
CAST Lunch & Learn on Chat GPT. ISU CAST Lunch & Learn. (2023)
District 87 Wellness Collaborative: An On-going Research Practice Partnership. Participatory Action Research Summer Cohort 2023. Illinois State University: Centers for Integrative Professional Development. (2023)
Illinois Physical Education and Physical Activity Implementation. Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2023)
International Stage Setting and Call to Action for a Global Workforce Research and Development Agenda. AIESEP World Congress. (2023)
School Administrators’ Efforts to Maintain and Improve School Wellness Environments: A School-University Partnership Monitoring Factors Affecting School Wellness. AIESEP World Congress. (2023)
Collective action for school-wellness: An ecological example. AIESEP World Congress. (2022)

Grants & Contracts

Enhancing the Access to and Accessibility of Wellness Services and Programs for District 87 Schools. College of Applied Science and Technology. Illinois State University. (2022)
Diversifying the PE Teacher Education Pipeline: Exploring the Lived Experience of Students of Color in Physical Education Teacher Education. Illinois Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance. State. (2021)
Targeting the Usual Suspects: A Process-Oriented Approach to Developing Strategic and Targeted Recruitment Efforts in an Undergraduate PETE Program Using Student Journey Mapping and Student Persona Methodology. College of Applied Science and Technology - University Research Grant FY 2019. Illinois State University. (2018)
Exploring Appalachian Guardians’ Opt-In and Out Decisions of Children’s School-based Health Screening. SHAPE America. Other. (2016)
Mylan Park Elementary Physical Education Program. Monongalia County Board of Education, Morgantown, West Virginia. Local. (2015)