Ang Chen, Professor
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Dr. Ang Chen is a professor of kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is an experienced and productive researcher on children/adolescent motivation for physical activity, learning in physical education, physical activity and physical skill assessment, and program evaluation.
His recent research has been focused on cognition- and motivation- based intervention on physical activity behavior change in children and adolescents. Dr. Chen's studies examine the relations among the curriculum, learner motivation, and physical activity outcomes such as in-class caloric expenditure in physical education.
The goal of his research has been on applying motivation theories in developing innovative physical education curricula to enhance children's and adolescents' knowledge of physical activity and to change their behavior for healthful living.
Dr. Chen has been a principal researcher in several federally funded, large-scale, multi-year physical education intervention studies involving dozens of public schools and thousands of K-8 students. He has published about 50 research articles and delivered over 80 research presentations at national and international conferences.