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Physical Education Plus Program Faculty

The faculty members and instructors in the Physical Education Plus (formerly 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
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, 161

Mary Fry is a professor in sport and exercise psychology and is the Director of the KU Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab. Her research focuses on creating a caring and task-involving climate for individuals (e.g., athletes, coaches, exercisers) in physical activity settings and the social,... more

Trent Herda
Associate Professor
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, 101BE

Trent J. Herda, Ph.D., is an associate 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

Andrew Fry
Professor, Director, Jayhawk Athletic Performance Laboratory
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, 308B

Andrew Fry is a professor in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. He received his degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Penn State University. During his two year post-doctoral training, Andy studied... more

Suzanne Robinson
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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, 306

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

John Rury
Professor of Education (ELPS) and (by courtesy) History and African & African American Studies
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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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