Victoria N. Shiver, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Physical Education


Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests

  • Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Out-of-School Time Programming
  • Models Based Instruction


  • Ph.D. University of Alabama, Human Performance
  • M.S. University of Wyoming, Kinesiology and Health
  • B.S. University of Wyoming, Kinesiology and Health

Recent Publications

  • Wright, P. M., & Shiver, V. N. (2021). Adding International Resources to Your Advocacy Toolbox. Strategies.
  • Richards, K. A. R., Kinder, C. J., Shiver, V. N., Woods, A. M., & Cushing, C. L. (2021). Disciplinary marginalization and sociopolitics: the US PETE pre-tenure experience. Sport, Education and Society, 1-14.
  • Simonton, K. L., & Shiver, V. N. (2021). Examination of elementary students’ emotions and personal and social responsibility in physical education. European Physical Education Review, 1356336X211001398.
  • Richards, K. A. R., Gawrisch, D. P., Shiver, V. N., & Curtner-Smith, M. D. (2021). Recruitment of undergraduate students in kinesiology: Implications for physical education. European Physical Education Review27(1), 132-149.
  • Gaudreault, K. L., Kinder, C., Shiver, V., Beighle, A., & Erwin, H. (2021). Children’s Physical Activity Levels in a Physical Activity-Focused Afterschool Program: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education5(1), 1-13.
  • Shiver, V. N., Richards, K. A. R., & Hemphill, M. A. (2020). Preservice teachers’ learning to implement culturally relevant physical education with the teaching personal and social responsibility model. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 25(3), 303-315.

Courses Taught

  • KNPE 340: Growth and Motor Development
  • KNPE 343: Elementary School Physical Education Methods/Field Experience
  • KNPE 245: Physical Education for Children
  • KNPE 577: Physical Education in the Elementary School
  • KNPE 335: Developmental Skill-Based Approaches to Teaching
  • KNPE 368: Sport Education


  • 2020-2021  Northern Illinois University College of Education’s Dean’s Partnership GrantExperiential Learning through Teaching and Marketing a Virtual Afterschool Program, Award: $2,500.00. Co-Investigator: Marcella Otto. 

Recently Funded Projects

  • United States Youth Soccer school intervention: Building youth character and soccer enjoyment (2020). United States Youth Soccer Association. Co-Principle Investigator: Kelly Simonton, University of Memphis. Award: $5,000.00.
  • The Impact of a Multi-Disciplinary After-School Program on the Self-Efficacy of At-Risk Youth (2015). University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences. Award: $1,000.00.
  • A Multi-Disciplinary After-School Program’s Impact on At-Risk Youth Self-Efficacy (2015). SHAPE America Graduate Student Research Grant. Award:  $2,250.00.

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