Thomas J. Martinek
School of Health and Human Performance
Greensboro, NC 27402-6169
2513 Berkley Place
Greensboro, NC 27403
Ed.D.Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1976
M.S.George Williams College, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1971
B.S.University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1966
Area of Special Interest:
Working with Alternative Programs for Underserved Youth
Psychosocial Dynamics of Teaching and Coaching
Professor, School of Health and Human Performance, University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, 1976-present (Full Professorship granted in 1989).
Honors and Awards:
The Dean Arthur Herbert Wilde Society Award, School of Education Alumni
Award, Boston University, May 17, 1999.
Selected as the 1996 Jose Marie Cagigal Scholar Lecturer by the Association
Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d' Education Physique.
Nominated for Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Award, UNCG, Spring
Inducted into American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education,
Scholar Lecture Award. Research on Teaching and Learning in
Physical Education Special Interest Group.American Education
International Who's Who in Sport Pedagogy Theory and Research.
(Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d'Education Physique), 1993.
University/College Teacher of the Year-1992-93, Awarded by North Carolina American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Senior Scholar Award.Awarded by UNC Greensboro Research Council, 1992-93.Nominated for University Alumni Research Excellence Award at UNC Greensboro, 1992.
Research leave granted from UNCG to conduct an inservice research project in the Salisbury City and Rowan County Public Schools, Fall 1983.
Dean's Award ($100.00). Given for most outstanding research paper at the University of South Carolina Conference on
Educational Issues and Research, Columbia, SC, Fall 1981.
Teaching Fellowship, Boston University, 1974-78.
Teaching Excellence Award. Given by the Department of Defense Overseas School System, 1971.
Over 90 articles/chapter have been published along with six books/monographs (authored and coauthored)
Most recent book and articles
Hellison, D., Cutforth, N. Kallusky, J., Martinek, T., Parker, M., Stiehl, J. (2000). Youth development and physical activity. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Schilling, T., & Martinek, T. (2000). Learning through leading in Project Effort Youth Leader Corps. CYD Journal,
Martinek, T., & Parker, M. (2000). Mentoring and goal setting. In Hellison,D. et al.Serving underserved youth
through physical activity: Toward a model for school-university collaboration (pp. 155-178), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Martinek, T., & Schilling, T. (2000).Program Evaluation.In Hellison, D. et al.Serving underserved youth through
physical activity: Toward a model for school-university collaboration (pp. 211-228), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Cutforth, N., & Martinek, T. (2000).Cross-age teaching.In Hellison, D. et al.Serving underserved youth through
physical activity: Toward a model for school-university collaboration (pp. 179-195), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Martinek, T. (2000). Epilogue: Challenges. In Hellison, D. et al.Serving underserved youth through physical activity:
Toward a model for school-university collaboration (pp. 245-248), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
I have received external grants amount to over $500,000 since 1976.
Recent Workshops and Other Services
Teacher Workshop for Project Effort participants. Workshops for 12 teacher who work with youngsters in Project
Effort. March 30, 2000.
Teaching responsibility to underserved youth. Workshop for 25 program directors from Greensboro Parks and Recreation Centers (District V), Greensboro, NC September 25, 2000.
Parent education in youth sport programs. Workshop for 25 program directors from Greensboro Parks and Recreation
Centers (District V), Greensboro, NC September 25, 2000.
Teaching responsibility to children and youth.Workshop for 85 teachers, youth workers and program directors from
Greensboro, NC schools and community youth programs, Denver, CO, December 3, 1999.
Using physical activity to teach responsibility to children and youth. Workshop for 40 teachers, youth workers and program directors. From Denver schools and community youth programs, Denver, CO, December 4, 1998.
Teaching responsibility through physical activity and mentoring. Workshop for 35 teachers, youth workers, university
faculty, and program directors, Murray, Utah, October 1, 1998.
Parent night for 65 parents and family members of Project Effort club members at Hampton School, Greensboro, NC,
March 24, 2998.
Project Effort Workshop for 16 elementary and middle school teachers from Greensboro, NC, November 7, 1997.
Parent-child night for Project Effort. Presentation given to parents of Suder School, Chicago, IL, May 14, 1996.
Parent-child night for Project Effort. Presentation given to parents of Bond School, Chicago, IL, March 14, 1996.