JOHN A. RICHARDS

 

Home Address::

2457 Willard Road
High Point, N.C. 27265
(336) 882-6874

Business Address

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Greensboro, N.C. 27412
(336) 334-3028

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 1984 Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Physical Education: Psychology of Sport and Motor

Behavior, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dissertation: "The Effect of Augmented Attentional Focus on the Performance of a Selected

Closed Perceptual-Motor Task for Individuals Who Differ in Task Mastery."

1975 Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Physical Education, Slippery Rock University

Pennsylvania.

Thesis: "Comparison of the Effects of Simulation with the Effects of Warm-up on a Baseball

Throw for Speed and Accuracy."

1974 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physical Education and Health, Slippery Rock University.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1985-2001 Coordinator, Activity Instruction Program: Administer the skills instruction and

exercise instruction program for university students and community. Provide leadership

to the program with an emphasis on the supervision and mentoring of graduate teaching

assistants and part-time instructors.

Lecturer, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at

Greensboro. Teach courses in the departmentís Activity Instruction Program, and in the

Undergraduate Major Sport Pedagogy Activity Core and Professional Preparation

curriculum.

1988-2001 Part-time Instructor, Division of Teacher Education, Piedmont Baptist College.

Winston-Salem. Teach undergraduate professional preparation classes.

 

1975-1985 Lecturer, Division of Physical Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Taught theory and activity courses in the General University Program, and the

undergraduate Teacher Education program.

1977-1981 Head Coach /Faculty Advisor, Women's Soccer Club, University of Tennessee.

Recognized for outstanding service by Sports Club Office.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Sept 1993 National Conference on Basic Instruction in Physical Education

March 1989 Internal Grant for the Advancement of Curriculum and Teaching funded by the Office of Academic Affairs, UNCG. Title: Sport Specific Consultations for Graduate Teaching

Assistants in the Physical Education Activity Program.

March 1987 Internal Grant for the Advancement of Curriculum and Development funded by the Office

Academic Affairs, UNCG. Title: Developing Teaching Skills in Physical Education.

May 1985 Paper presented. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference.
"Patterns of relationship of attentional style and sport performance for tasks with different demands." (with Beitel, P.A.)

April 1985 Paper presented. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
"The effect of augmented attentional focus on the performance of a selected closed perceptual
motor task for individuals who differ in task mastery."

July 1984 Paper presented. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
in conjunction with the Olympic Scientific Congress.
"Application of Objective Self-Awareness Theory to the Performance/Learning of a Closed Perceptual Motor Task:
A Review with Projections."

July 1984 Paper presented. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference in conjunction with the Olympic Scientific Congress.
"Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style: Reliability and Internal Consistency for Sport Oriented Groups."
(with Beitel, P.A. and Buckles, T.M.)

Fall 1983 Coordinator and Primary Presenter. Soccer skills clinic for East Tennessee elementary and secondary school teachers sponsored by the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT

Pedagogy/Professional Preparation

Sports Performance and Analysis

Team Sports: Instruction and Skill Aquisition

Secondary School Physical Education Field Experience

Coaching of Baseball

Coaching of Basketball

Athletic Coaching Field Experience

Administration of Physical Education and Athletics

Sport Science

Psychology of Sport

Motor Behavior

Fitness for Life

Activity Instruction

Archery Weight Training Tennis

Bowling Conditioning Badminton

Fencing Basketball Handball

Golf Soccer Paddleball

Tumbling Volleyball Racquetball

Backpacking Softball Squash

 

Christian School Professional Preparation

Foundations of Physical Education

Administration of Physical Education and Athletics

Secondary School Methods of Teaching Physical Education

Elementary School Methods of Teaching Physical Education

Health Education/First Aid

Kinesiology

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Dr. Shirl Hoffman Dr. Sally Robinson

Department of Exercise and Sport Science Department of Exercise and Sport Science

University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC 27412 (910 334 5573) Greensboro, NC 27412 (91o 334 3234)

 

Dr. Howard Wilburn

President, Piedmont Bible College

716 Franklin Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(919 275 8344)