Biographical Sketch

Dr. Emily Jones received her B.A. in Physical Education from the University of Northern Iowa (2004), M.A. in Physical Education with a focus on teaching with technology (2005), and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (2009) in Kinesiology with major field being curriculum and instruction and cognate in instructional technology. She has taught PE at the elementary and middle school levels. Her research interests include school and community-based physical activity program and initiatives and the training of teachers to integrate instructional technology in physical education. Jones is a member of professional organizations including the Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) America and the West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WVAHPERD). She is actively involved in several statewide (WV Physical Activity Symposium, ActiveWV 2015, the WV CARDIAC Project) and county-wide interdisciplinary initiatives (Greenbrier CHOICES and McDowell CHOICES) that promote physical activity and health lifestyles. These projects and others have generated over $1 million in grants and contracts. Jones also works with the local school district and coordinates graduate students who deliver quality standards and evidence-based elementary PE curriculum to K-5 aged children. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with family.

Professional Highlights

  • Research focus in instructional technology integration in physical education and physical activity settings and school-based physical activity interventions
  • Served as national educational technology trainer for Polar Electro, Inc.
  • Teaches classes in elementary and early childhood PE methods and undergraduate and graduate-level instructional technology in sport/PE

Research Interests

  • School- and community-based physical activity programs and initiatives
  • The integration of instructional technology in physical education teacher planning, delivery, assessment, and advocacy efforts