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: Tuesdays 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. -12:45 p.m.; Thursdays 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
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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 his 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 and presented research at international conferences in Spain and the Netherlands. Yeats has experience in coaching baseball, softball, basketball and soccer. 


  • Water Safety Instructor
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED

Committees and Memberships

  • SHAPE America 

Educational Background

  • B.A. Health and Physical Education, University of Hawaii at Hilo, 2006
  • M.A. Educational Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver, 2007
  • Ph.D. Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado, 2014

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

Research Interests

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