Douglas W. Ellison is an assistant professor of Physical Education Teacher Education in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies. He joined the faculty at Kent State University in 2017. He previously earned National Board Certification while teaching physical education and health for 10 years in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Ellison obtained his BS in business education and physical education from Western Michigan University, MA in physical education from Wingate University, and PhD in Pedagogical Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
His scholarship explores the mechanisms that facilitate teacher resiliency in high-poverty schools. Additionally, Dr. Ellison examines the perceptions of lawmakers related to childhood obesity, physical education, and the associated legislation.
Ph.D. in Pedagogical Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A. in Physical Education, Wingate University, B.S. in Business Education/Physical education, Western Michigan University
Qualitative and Mixed-methods
National Board Certification
2017 UW-Whitewater Community Based Learning Fellows program
2015 Academic Poster Award, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education Recreation (ACHPER)
2014-2016 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent
2010 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (Physical Education)