The EdD in Kinesiology program has the pleasure of welcoming two new faculty members to our ranks. Drs. Erin Reifsteck and Michael Hemphill will join the growing program. Dr. Hemphill will join UNCG beginning in the fall 2016 semester and Dr. Reifsteck has joined us beginning this semester.
Michael A. Hemphill, Ph.D., is currently an assistant professor of Health & Human Performance at the College of Charleston. Hemphill completed his undergraduate studies at Wingate University and graduate studies at Purdue University. His scholarship focuses on teaching personal and social responsibility in through sport, physical activity, and physical education. His research has been presented and national and international conferences included conferences of SHAPE America, American Educational Research Association, and the International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education. His work has been published in journals such as Sport, Education, and Society, and the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and Strategies. Recently, the College of Charleston recognized Dr. Hemphill with its Excel Award for the most outstanding faculty member in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. Since joining the faculty at the College of Charleston, Hemphill’s scholarship has focused on sport-based youth development through an urban squash program. He currently serves as a program advisor to several community youth development organizations and helps to oversee the implementation of sports-based youth development into the first ever extended learning day program in Charleston County School District.
Dr. Erin Reifsteck joins our Kinesiology faculty after completing a post-doctoral fellowship with the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness (IPAHW) in the Public Health Education department at UNCG. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Kinesiology (Sport and Exercise Psychology concentration) from UNCG along with a doctoral minor in Educational Research Methodology and a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. She also earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) where she played Division I field hockey. Her research focuses on promoting lifetime physical activity and health through the translation of psychosocial theory into practice. Recently, she served as principal investigator of a National Collegiate Athletic Association-funded study that focused on the development of Moving On!, a program that supports student-athletes in making healthy transitions to life after college sports. She is a certified health coach and currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. In her free time, Erin enjoys teaching taekwondo and spending time outdoors with her husband, Matt, and their two basset hounds.
We look forward to the contributions both will make to the program. Welcome!!!