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Kristin Scrabis-Fletcher

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Health & Nutrition
040 Carpenter Sports Bldg.
302-831-3538
ksf@udel.edu

Research Interests

  • Psychosocial factors impacting student experience in physical education

Education

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2007
  • M. Phil, Philosophy, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2006
  • M.A., Kinesiology, University of Maryland, 2003
  • B.S., Exercise and Sport Science: Health and Physical Education, Penn State University, 1997

Professional Experience

  • 2007 – Present Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
  • 2002 – 2006 Graduate Research Associate, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • 2005 - Instructor, Montclair State University
  • 2000 – 2002 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland
  • 1997 – 2000 Health and Physical Education Teacher, Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Courses

  • HESC 666 Independent Study: Graduate
  • HESC 466 Independent Study: Undergraduate
  • HESC 415, Method and Materials in Elementary Physical Education
  • HESC 417, Methods and Materials in Secondary Physical Education
  • HESC 400 Student Teaching Supervision
  • HESC 370 Methods and Materials in Elementary Physical Education
  • HESC 241 Teaching Individual Sports

Recent Publications

  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K . & Silverman, S. (in press). Perception of competence in middle school physical education: Instrument development and validation. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
  • Kulinna, P., Scrabis-Fletcher, K., Kodish, S., Phillips, S., & Silverman, S. (in press). A decade of research literature in physical education pedagogy.Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
  • Silverman, S., & Scrabis, K. (2004). A review of research on instructional theory in physical education 2002-2003. International Journal of Physical Education, 41 (1), 4-12.
    Shen, B., Chen, A., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2003). Gender and interest based motivation in learning dance. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 22, 396-409.

Manuscripts under Review

  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K & Silverman, S. (2007). Development and validation of scores of an instrument to measure perception of competence in middle school physical education students . Manuscript submitted for publication to Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science.
  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K. & Silverman, S. (2008). Student attitude and perception of competence in middle school physical education. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Educational Psychology.

Manuscripts in Preparation

  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K., Rasmussen, J., & Silverman, S. (2009). Student practice in middle school physical education and its relationship to attitude and perception of competence. Will be submitted to Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. (May, 2009).
  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K. , Casertano, J., & Hopkins, C. (2009). A description of teacher behavior in middle school physical education. Will be submitted to The Middle School Journal. (September, 2009).
  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K. (2009). Relationship of student practice and time in middle school physical education. Will be submitted to the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (Nov., 2009).
  • Book chapters: Silverman, S. & Scrabis, K. (2005). Physical education in the 21 st century. In S. Farenga & D. Ness (Eds.), Encyclopedia of education and human development (pp.664-668). Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe.

Presentations

National

  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K., & Silverman, S. (2008, April). Development and validation of scores of the middle school physical education perception of competence survey. Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Kulinna, P., Scrabis, K., Kodish, S., & Silverman, S. (2006, April). The research literature in physical education pedagogy: An analysis for the decade from 1995-2004. Poster presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Rasmussen, J., Scrabis, K., & Silverman, S. (2006, April). Relationships among tasks, time, and student practice in elementary physical education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
    Ennis, C., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, April). Science-based physical education: Deigning physically active problem-solving lessons. Presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, San Diego, CA.
  • Shen, B., Chen, A., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, April). Gender in interest-based motivation: Personal interest, situational interest, and outcomes between boys and girls in learning dance. Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, San Diego, CA.
  • Chen, A., Shen, B., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, April). Outcome-specificity: Effects of goal-based and interest based motivation in middle school physical education. Poster presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, San Diego, CA.
    Chen, A., Shen, B., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, April). Motivation effects on achievement goals and interests on learning in physical education. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Regional

  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K. , Casertano, J., & Hopkins, C. (2009, February). Action research in teaching physical education during a summer service learning project. Paper presented at the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Lancaster, PA.
  • Chen, A., Ennis, C., Shen, B., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, February). Motivation strategies: What works in physical education. Presentation at the EasternDistrict and Southern District Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Baltimore, MD.

Accepted Presentations 2009

National

  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K., & Silverman, S. (2009, April). Student attitude and perception of competence in middle school physical education. Paper discussion at the American Education Research Association, San Diego,CA.
  • Scrabis-Fletcher, K. , Rasmussen, J., & Silverman, S. (2009, April). Student practice, attitude, and perception of competence in middle school physical education. Poster presentation at the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL.

Grants

  • Summer 2009: Office of Service Learning, University of Delaware -“Implementation of a complementary health and physical education curriculum in an urban summer youth program”.
  • Summer 2008: Office of Service Learning, University of Delaware -“ The impact of specific teaching behaviors on student engagement in a summer physical activity program”.

Graduate Thesis Committees

  • Sam Logan (M.S.), 2008

Independent Studies

  • Jim Casertano (undergraduate), Fall 2008
  • Sandra Kaiser (graduate), Spring 2009

Service

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2000 – present
  • American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 1997 – present
  • Delaware Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 2007 – present
  • New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 1997 - 2002

National Service

Reviewer

  • Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • AERA Annual Conference Proposals
  • AAHPERD Annual Conference Proposals

University Service

  • LIFE Mentor (Fall 2007 and Fall 2008)
  • Invited panelist for Center for Teaching Effectiveness new faculty workshop
  • Invited guest discussant for new luncheon for the Center for Teaching Effectiveness

Departmental Service

  • NCATE program review committee
  • United Way Campaign representative

Honors / Awards

  • AAHPERD Research Consortium Graduate Student Award, 2008
  • Spencer Foundation Fellow

Professional Certifications

  • State of New Jersey Standard Certificate
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Teaching Certification Level 1
  • Teacher Expectations and Students Achievement Certification
  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider
  • American Red Cross First Aid and Safety
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

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