Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Our Faculty and Staff: Michael Hemphill

Michael A Hemphill

Associate Professor
326 Nursing & Instructional Building (NIB)
(336) 334-4794
Curriculum Vitae

About Dr. Hemphill

Dr. Hemphill’s research focuses on teaching personal and social responsibility through sport, physical activity, and physical education with specific applications to urban communities and professional development programs for physical activity providers. His research is grounded in community-engaged scholarship, which features reciprocal community partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations to address community-identified needs. This research has been situated in local contexts in Charleston, SC and Greensboro, NC as well as international applications in New Zealand and Sri Lanka. He has published several research articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Youth Development, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, European Physical Education Review, Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy, and Sport, Education, and Society. Additionally, he has delivered research presentations to international, national, and regional conferences including the American Educational Research Association, SHAPE America, the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, and the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement. He is a recipient of the community-engaged scholar award from the School of Health and Human Sciences and of the Charles D. Henry Award, honoring significant contributions to ethnic minorities in SHAPE America.

Classes taught

  • KIN 731 Curriculum Development
  • KIN 738 Sport-based Youth Development
  • KIN 778 Professional Seminar in Grant Writing
  • KIN 795 Independent Doctoral Research
  • KIN 799 Dissertation

Scholarly & Professional Keywords

sport-based youth development, sport pedagogy, professional development, physical education pedagogy, teaching personal and social responsibility