Lynn Housner Portrait

Lynn D. Housner, Ph.D.

Associate Dean Emeritus





Biographical Sketch

Dr. Lynn Housner was a professor of physical education teacher education and held the position of Associate Dean at CPASS from 1994 to 2013. Lynn received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. While attending graduate school, Lynn taught physical education to children preschool through eighth grade at Falk Laboratory School.

In his career Lynn has been involved in a number of leadership activities and has served in many other professional organizations. While at New Mexico State University (NMSU) Lynn was elected to a number of positions in New Mexico Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (NMAHPERD). At various times he served as;

  • Student Section chair,
  • Research section chair,
  • Administrative Vice President, and
  • President of NMAHPERD.

Lynn also served the Southwest District of AAHPERD as Professional Preparation chair for a number of years and as the Curriculum & Instruction Academy chair forAAHPERD in 1995-1996. He was the Vice President for Higher Education for the West Virginia AHPERD and is currently the President of WVAHPERD. He received the honor award and scholar award from WVAHPERD in 2006 and 2008, respectively.

Lynn has been an active member of AAHPERD for most of his career. Lynn participated in organizing the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education and chaired this organization for the first two terms from 1986 to1988. Lynn has also had professional affiliations with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Association of Teacher Educators, International Association for Higher Education in Physical Education, and NCATE. Lynn was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education to receive the NCATE Board of Examiners accreditation training. He has represented NCATE on accreditation visits since 2002.

Lynn has served as a reviewer and as an editorial board member for the following scholarly and professional journals.

  • Reviewer, American Educational Research Journal
  • Reviewer, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education
  • Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Education
  • Reviewer, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Science
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education

Lynn has published work on teacher and coach cognition and teaching physical education in state, regional, national, and international journals and was selected Southwest AHPERD Scholar in 1994-1995 and the WV AHPERD scholar in 2008. In 2003 Dr. Housner was selected as a member of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. In 2012 Dr. Housner was the recipient of theAAHPERD national teacher educator and curriculum and instruction honor awards.