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Health & Physical Education Program Faculty

The faculty members and instructors in the Health & Physical Education teacher education program at KU are dedicated to providing robust learning opportunities. You will learn from professionals who have real-world experiences teaching physical education settings.

Mary Fry
Associate Professor
785-864-1862
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161

Mary Fry is an associate professor in sport and exercise psychology and is the Director of the KU Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab. Mary oversees the graduate program in sport and exercise psychology. She came to KU in 1997 after spending 13 years at the University of Memphis. Her research... more

Jerry (Leon) Greene
Associate Professor, Program Director, Community Health
785-864-0775
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161B

Leon Greene, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall, 1975 with previous experience from The College of Idaho. Greene earned his doctoral degree from the University of Utah and master's and bachelor degrees from Drury University with all degrees being in physical education and... more

Trent Herda
Assistant Professor
785-864-2224
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 101BE

Trent J. Herda, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and is currently the Director of the Neuromechanics Laboratory and the Hawk Fitness Academy. Dr. Herda completed his doctoral work in exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Cramer. Dr. Herda received... more

Susan King
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, HSES
785-864-0780
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161G

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... more

Andrew Fry
Professor, Director, Exercise Physiology Graduate Program Dir. of Research, Research & Coaching Performance Team Director, Jayhawk Athletic Performance Laboratory
785-864-4656
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 110A

Andrew Fry is currently a professor in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. After obtaining his B.S in Physical Education at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he was a captain of the wrestling team, he owned and operated a commercial fitness... more

Suzanne Robinson
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 544

Suzanne Robinson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas and the Area Coordinator for High Incidence Special Education teacher education. Dr. Robinson earned her doctoral degree with a major in Special Education and a minor in Cognitive... more

Dorothy Hines-Datiri
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 306

Dr. Dorothy Hines-Datiri holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the School of Education, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies. She received a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Michigan... more

John Rury
Professor of Education (ELPS) and (by courtesy) History and African & African American Studies
785-864-9697
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 423

John Rury is a historian of American education and also conducts research in education policy studies, especially regarding metropolitan schools. He is particularly concerned with inequality in education, past and present.

He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.... more

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