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

Published Articles

  • Wahl-Alexander, Z., Sinelnikov, O., Curtner-Smith, M. (in press). A longitudinal analysis of students’ autobiographical memories of participation in multiple sport education seasons. European Physical Education Review.
  • Washburn, N., & Wahl-Alexander, Z. (in press). Summer camps as a vehicle for instilling physical literacy. Camp Business.
  • Schwamberger, B. & Wahl-Alexander, Z. (in press). Children’s activity levels and lesson context during summer swim instruction. The Physical Educator.
  • Wahl-Alexander, Z. (2015). Creating the connection between university education programs and summer camps. Camping Magazine, 88(6), 52-54.
  • Wahl-Alexander, Z. (2015). Practitioners' experiences creating and implementing an emotional recovery and physical activity program following a natural disaster. Strategies28(2), 17-20.
  • Wahl-Alexander, Z., & Curtner-Smith, M. (2015). Influence of negotiations between preservice teachers and pupils on instruction within multi-activity and sport education units. Sport Education and Society20(7), 838-854.

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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