Portrait of Jeremy Yeats

Jeremy Yeats, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor


Email: jeremy.yeats@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-0854 OR 808-652-1807
Office Location: PAS-E 251
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 2-4 pm; Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Professional Highlights

  • Program Coordinator for Physical Education and Kinesiology, CPASS
  • Research emphases in education policy, the use of music in sport, physical activity breaks, and social justice
  • Seven years experience as a Teaching Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor

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.