Jennifer L. Walton-Fisette

Dr. Jennifer Walton-Fisette

Professor and Director of Teacher Education
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Jennifer L. Walton-Fisette is a professor of Physical Education Teacher Education in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, and also is the director of educator preparation for the College of EHHS. She joined the faculty at Kent State University in 2008. She previously taught physical education and health in Rhode Island. She obtained her BS in physical education from Rhode Island College, MS in sport pedagogy from Ithaca College, and EdD in Physical Education Teacher Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Her teaching responsibilities include: Secondary Physical Education Content, Inquiry into Professional Practice, Development and Analysis of Game Performance, Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport, Analysis of Motor Skills, Curriculum Development and Forms of Inquiry.

Her scholarship explores the critical examination of girls' lived experiences and embodied identities within physical education and physical activity through student voice; assessment and curriculum development. She is currently exploring how sociocultural issues and social justice are included and addressed in PETE programs locally, nationally and internationally. Collectively, she has published over 28 peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 books and 6 book chapters.


B.S. in Physical Education, Rhode Island Collge, , M.S. in Sport Pedagogy, Ithaca College, AND , Ed.D. in Physical Education Teacher Education, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Social Justice, Physical Education, curriculum models and assessment, critical inquiry, etc.

Research Methods

Qualitative research methods


  • Burton W. Gorman Impact on Reality Award (2017)
  • Research Fellow, SHAPE America (2017)
  • Faculty Recognition Award (2015, 2016)
  • Recipient of the SHAPE America Midwest District College/University Young Professional Award (2015)
  • Recipient of the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Young Professional Award (2013)
  • Faculty Excellence Awards for Research and Teaching (2014, 2013, 2012, 2010)