Portrait of Jeremy Yeats

Jeremy Yeats, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor

Email: jeremy.yeats@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 808-652-1807; 304-293-0854
Office Location: PAS-E 251
Office Hours: Summer hours by appointment.
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Professional Highlights

  • Six years of experience as an assistant professor
  • Two years of experience as a graduate coordinator for an online M.A. program
  • Several active lines of inquiry

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver
  • B.A., Health and Physical Education, University of Hawaii at Hilo


  • Water Safety Instructor
  • CPR, First Aid and AED

Committees and Memberships

  • SHAPE America 

Research Interests

  • Educational policy and governance research
  • Use of music in sport
  • Physical activity breaks in the college classroom
  • Poetic representations of social justice

Biographical Sketch

  • Dr. Jeremy Yeats started his physical education interest as he studied for his bachelor's degree in health and physical education at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. After considering a career in counseling and graduating with a master's degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, Yeats decided to pursue a doctorate in sport and exercise science. He earned is Doctorate degree, with an emphasis in sport pedagogy, from the University of Northern Colorado. 
  • During his doctoral program, he studied abroad in Portugal to learn about physical education teacher education in Europe. Yeats has presented research at international conferences in Spain and the Netherlands. 
  • Yeats has experience in coaching baseball, softball, basketball and soccer.