Ph.D. in Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, Eastern Mennonite University, 2013
B.A. in Health and Physical Education, Messiah College, 2009
Efficacy and effectiveness of digital instructional approaches to support quality physical education
Technology acceptance and use in physical education
Chad M. Killian earned his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. His primary research interest involves studying the application of digital technologies within the kindergarten through 12th grade physical education context. He seeks to understand the extent to which these technologies can be used to support student learning and physical activity opportunities within and beyond the school environment.
Killian has published refereed articles in leading journals, such as the Journal of School Health, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education and Kinesiology Review. He has also presented at over 40 international, national, state and regional conferences and professional development workshops. Learn more about his work at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chad_Killian.
Killian, C.M., Woods, A.M., Graber, K.C., & Templin, T. (in press). Factors associated with high school physical education teachers’ adoption of a supplemental online instructional system (iPE). Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
Killian, C.M., Kern, B.D., Ellison, D.W., Graber, K.C., & Woods, A.M. (online). State lawmaker’s views on childhood obesity and related school wellness legislation. Journal of School Health.
Gawvrisch, D.P., Richards, K.A.R., & Killian, C.M. (online). Integrating technology in physical education teacher education: A socialization perspective. Quest.
Woods, A.M., Graber, K.C., Richards, K.A.R., & Killian, C.M. (online). PETE Faculty members’ preferences for teaching, research, and service in the U.S. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
Graber, K.C., Woods, A.M., Killian, C.M., Richards, K.A.R., & Rhoades, J. (online). “My How You Have Changed PETE”: An Updated Demographic Profile of US Teacher Education Faculty.” Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
Killian, C.M., Kinder, C.J., & Woods, A.M. (2019). Online-based instruction in K-12 physical education: A scoping review. Kinesiology Review, 8, 110-129.
Killian, C. M., & Woods, A.M. (2018). Expanding learning opportunities in kinesiology through the use of flipped instruction. Kinesiology Review. 7, 332-338.
Richards, K.A.R., Killian, C.M., & Kinder, C.J., Badshah, K., & Cushing, C. (in review). Physical education teachers’ socialization into using Twitter as a professional development tool for physical education.
Richards, K.A.R., Killian, C.M., Graber, K.C., & Kern, B.D. (2019). Studying PETE recruitment and retention: Qualitative and quantitative research methods. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 38(1), 22-36.
Kern, B.D., Richards, K.A.R. Ayers, S., & Killian, C.M. (2019). Recruitment in PETE: Interview results and discussion Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 38(1), 45-52.
Kern, B.D., Ayers, S., Killian, C.M., & Woods, A.M. (2019). Retention in PETE: Interview results and discussion. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 38(1), 61-67.
Killian, C.M., C.J. Kinder, & Woods, A.M. (2019). Digital instruction in physical education: An avenue for advocacy. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 32, 39-41.
Recent Book Chapters
Graber, K. C., Killian, C. M., & Woods, A. M. (2019). Quality physical education. In Carson, R. & Webster, C. (Eds.), Comprehensive school physical activity programs: Handbook of research and practice (pp. 89-98). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Killian, C. M., Graber, K. C., & Woods, A. M. (2017). Elementary physical education in the United States: Policies and practice. In D. Colella, B. Antala, & S Epifani (Eds.), Physical education and best practices in primary schools (pp. 403-413). Caprioli, Italy: Pensa Multi-Media.
Killian, C.M., Graber, K.C., & Woods, A.M. (2016). Flipped instructional model in physical education. In Kamenaric, D., & Antala, B. (Eds.), Physical education and new technologies (pp. 102-111). Zagreb, Croatia: Croatian Kinesiology Association.
Graber, K. C., Killian, C. M., & Woods, A. M. (2016). Professional socialization, teacher education programs, and dialectics. In Richards, K. A. R. & Gaudreault, K. L. (Eds.), Teacher socialization in physical education: New perspectives (63-78). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.