Associate Professor of Physical Education at the State University of New York College at Cortland

Jeff completed his undergraduate degree in Physical Education at California State University, Sacramento in 1983.  In 1986, he completed a Master of Science in Motor Control from Kansas State University. He taught K-12 physical education in Sacramento California, and coached basketball, volleyball, track and field, and softball.  He also coached swimming in the Sacramento area at the high school, collegiate and master’s level. He obtained his PhD with a major emphasis in Motor Development and Physical Education Teacher Education from the Ohio State University in 1992. 

Jeff began his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Education at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore between 1993 and 1999.  In 1999, he joined the physical education faculty at the State University of New York College at Cortland where he is currently an Associate Professor.   Jeff teaches undergraduate courses in motor development, teaching methods, aquatics and fitness and a graduate course in fitness programming for schools.  Jeff has been a Physical Best Health-Fitness Instructor since 2001 and has delivered numerous workshops to practitioners and undergraduate students.  He is also a President’s Youth Fitness Program Instructor Trainer.  Jeff has presented numerous sessions at the State and National level on children’s fitness, methods of teaching fitness to school-aged children and the professional development of teacher candidates. He has been instrumental in directing IHT’s efforts in the development of the Spirit System’s pre and post fitness testing reports.