Susan E. King, Ed.D.

School of Education - Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences
Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, HSES
Ed.D., Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Primary office:
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center
Room 161G
University of Kansas
1301 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7567

Susan E. King is an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES). She joined the faculty in 1992 after completing doctoral study in Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. King began her teaching career in 1980 as a dance specialist at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. She taught dance at North Carolina State University from 1986 to 1988, then served as a dance specialist for Kings Mountain (NC) Public Schools for one year. King teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in curriculum design, instructional methods, dance, and technology. Her research interests include the recruitment and retention of ethnic minorities, teacher reflection, professionalism, and the connection between physical activity and academic achievement. She serves the HSES department as Undergraduate Coordinator, Program Director for Physical Education, and Coordinator of the Physical Activity Instructional Program. She is a member of several editorial boards and is a reviewer for Program Recognition from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Ed.D., Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

M.A., Sports Medicine, University of North Carolina

B.S., Physical Education, Hampton Institute

Academic Degrees

  • Ed.D, Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1992
  • M.A., Sports Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1980
  • B.S., Physical Education, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, 1979


Recruitment & Retention of Minority Students & Professionals, Curriculum Design, Instructional Methods


  • 2010 Faculty Achievement Award for Service awarded by the KU School of Education
  • KU Black Faculty and Staff Council Hobart Jackson Service Award for dedicated service to multicultural students and faculty at the University of Kansas, April 12, 2008

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