Zachary Wahl-Alexander, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pedagogy


Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests

  • Sport Education curriculum model
  • Negotiated curriculum
  • Professional development


  • Ph.D. University of Alabama, Human Performance
  • M.S. University of Alabama, Sport Pedagogy
  • B.S. University of Georgia, Health and Physical Education

Recent Publications

  • Wahl-Alexander, Z., and Morehead, C. (in press). An observational assessment of physical activity levels and social behavior during residential summer camp unstructured time. American Journal of Health Promotion.
  • Wahl-Alexander, Z., and Curtner-Smith, M. (in press). Influence of negotiations on preservice teachers’ instruction within a skill themes unit. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
  • Wahl-Alexander, Z., Brusseau, T., and Burns, R. (in press). Changes in daily step counts and health-related fitness after a sports-based residential summer camp in boys. A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education.
  • Wahl-Alexander, Z., Malecki, A., and Smart, S. (in press). The impact of prompting and group contingency on middle school students’ physical activity during a badminton sport education season. The Physical Educator.

Funded Projects

  • Wahl-Alexander, Z. (2014). Swim to the Top. Office of Community Affairs. Funded for $9,084.96.
  • Wahl-Alexander, Z. (2011). Sport Education track and field culminating event. Hershey’s Track and Field Games. Funded for $500
  • Wahl-Alexander, Z. (2011). Tuscaloosa Soccer Clinic Relief Effort. Do Seed Grant. Funded for $500

Courses Taught

  • KNPE 368 - Sport Education
  • KNPE 421 - Curriculum Designs

Contact Us

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education 
Anderson Hall 221
DeKalb, IL 60115
P: 815-753-1407
F: 815-753-1413

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