Faculty with expertise ranging from disabilities and physical activity interventions to using sport as a social support system have joined the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.

This fall, Jason C. Bishop, Clayton Kuklick, James C. Hannon, Allison Hetrick and Roch King began their teaching careers with CPASS.

Bishop is serving in a joint position with CPASS and the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design as assistant professor, adapted physical activity and health disparities. He is a certified adapted physical educator. Before joining CPASS, Bishop served as the physical education/coaching coordinator at Northern Michigan University. His research and grant focus areas include children’s perceived physical competence toward completing fundamental motor skills and studying the feasibility of remotely supervising student physical education teachers completing their student teaching. Future research objectives include addressing obesity and health disparities of individuals with disabilities in West Virginia through recreation, outdoor adventure and physical activity interventions.

Kuklick, who teaches within the CPASS athletic coaching education program, recently graduated with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Performance, administration and teaching, from The University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to WVU, Kuklick served as a graduate assistant teaching various coaching education courses and has coached baseball at the college level and in various collegiate baseball summer leagues across the country. His previous coaching experiences have channeled his teaching and research interests toward coach development and improving athletic performance. His most recent projects focus on providing a better understanding for how to enhance learning through coach education.

Hannon has joined CPASS as professor and assistant dean of academic affairs and research. He has held faculty and leadership positions at the University of Utah since 2004, most recently serving as chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and director of the Sport Pedagogy and Physical Activity Assessment Laboratory. Hannon is an accomplished scholar with 80 peer reviewed journal articles in print or press, over 100 professional presentations, and approximately $3 million in funded grants/contracts. He is currently serving as primary investigator on two school based physical activity interventions and a physical activity intervention within the juvenile justice system. He will be joined in West Virginia by his wife Jennifer, their 2-year old son J.C., and his in-laws Richard and Deb. “Nothing is more important than family, and my family is excited to become a part of the WVU and CPASS family,” he explained.

Hetrick enters her first year as clinical instructor/clinical coordinator at CPASS after being with WVU Athletics for 11 years. The past three years in athletics she was primarily responsible for working with the women’s basketball team and supervisor of crew. Prior to that, she was the athletic trainer in charge of women’s gymnastics for eight years and worked with women’s tennis, cheer, dance and rifle. A native of Rimersburg, Pa., she came to WVU athletics from Cincinnati where she spent three seasons as an assistant athletic trainer with the Bearcats in baseball, men’s soccer and football.

King is teaching assistant professor in Athletic Coaching Education with an emphasis in sport education. His research interests focus on psycho-social interactions and group dynamics. King served in various capacities as coach of the Carmel Swim Club, Carmel IN. Carmel Swim Club is one of USA Swimming’s top rated clubs nationally. King was on staff for eight Indiana high school state championships (five girls, three boys) and three girls’ national championships. In addition to swimming, he has also coached water polo, basketball and volleyball at the high school, club or collegiate level. Professional highlights include senior trainer, Positive Coaching Alliance; past president, National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education; and Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, Collegiate Water Polo Association.



CONTACT: Kimberly Cameon, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
304.293.0827, Kimberly.Cameon@mail.wvu.edu

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