James Wyant is a West Virginia native who has experience working in K-12 schools, implementing after-school physical activity programming for underserved youth and mentoring students of all levels. He provides expertise in assessment and evaluation, as well as teacher training. In addition to teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, he coordinates student teaching experiences for the Physical Education Teacher Education program. He is interested in researching the physical education labor market and instructional technology in physical education. Wyant is looking forward to working with the faculty and students at West Virginia University.
Professor Wyant studies decisional variables that influence the integration of instructional technology into physical education contexts and the physical education labor market. To date, Wyant has published several papers that examine the issue of technology’s role in physical education: strategies to integrate technology into physical education teacher, efficacy of strategies to integrate technology into student teaching, and developing expert consensus around areas in which technology can be most impactful. Currently, he is conducting research that is examining forces that influence the supply and demand of K-12 physical education teachers. Critical to his research agenda is engaging in scholarship that helps physical education teachers and the physical education profession. Wyant has a BA in physical education and health education from Fairmont State University, and a MS and PhD in Kinesiology from West Virginia University.