Biographical Sketch

Dr. Stephen Harvey hails from England where he completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees. He earned his Ph.D. from Oregon State University. Harvey’s research is centered on improving teaching and coaching practice with specific interest in pedagogical models and teacher/coach behavior. His research focuses on the impact of teacher/coach practice on physical activity, motivation and learning. His latest co-authored book is titled Advances in Rugby Coaching: An Holistic Approach. Harvey has been involved in enterprise activities and is co-developer of the Coach Analysis Intervention System (CAIS), a systematic observation tool that permits coaches and researchers to code their behavior both ‘live’ and from videotaped records of coaching sessions. Prior to working in higher education, he was a physical education teacher in public schools and community college lecturer. Harvey is in his tenth year in higher education, having worked in physical education teacher education at two universities in the United Kingdom, Leeds Metropolitan and Bedfordshire. Harvey is currently secretary of the International Teaching Games for Understanding Special Interest Group Executive and serves on the editorial board of the Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Journal and as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous journals such as Quest and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. He has a personal blog featuring pertinent topics in physical education, sport and coaching.


Professional Highlights

  • Co-developer and co-owner of Axis Coaching Technology, an IPad application for the systematic analysis of coaching / teaching behavior
  • Holds over 20 teaching/coaching awards in various sports.
  • Has directed over 50 soccer camps in the USA

Research Interests

  •  Pedagogical models such as Game-Centered Approaches to teaching and coaching 
  • Coach behavior including systematic observation and video-based reflection