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Jacalyn Lund

Department Chair    

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Michigan State University, 1971
Master of Science in Physical Education, University of Northern Colorado, 1974
Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Education Teacher Education, The Ohio State University, 1990


Assessment in physical education
Curriculum development in physical education
Teaching effectiveness
Systematic observation of teaching


Jacalyn Lund is a professor and chair in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University. She has written and/or co-authored eight books about assessment, curriculum development and instructional strategies. She has more than 75 refereed publications, innumerable presentations, and has received 11 grants. Lund draws on her 16 years of public school teaching experience while working as a teacher educator. She has been involved with NASPE throughout her career in higher education, beginning with the committee that developed the National Content Standards for Physical Education (1995). She also served as president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), the NASPE Assessment Series Editor, a NASPE/NCATE Adjudicator, and a NASPE PIPEline clinician. In 2013, she was inducted into the NASPE Hall of Fame.

Lund is a fellow of the North American Society (NAS) of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), a fellow of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), and a recipient of the 2009 NASPE Presidential Recognition award. In 2010, Lund was a member of the committee to develop health and physical education standards for P-12 teachers for the Georgia Professional Standards Committee and in 2008-2009, she served as chair of the Committee to Develop Physical Education Standards for the state of Georgia. Lund’s areas of interest include assessment (measuring dispositions in teacher candidates), curriculum development and teacher effectiveness.


Lund, J., & Veal, M.L. (2013) Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education: A standards-based approach to promoting and documenting learning. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Lund, J. & Kirk, M.F. (2010). Performance-based Assessment for Middle and High School Physical Education (2nd Ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Standards-based Physical Education Curriculum Development (2nd Ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Navigating the Program Evaluation Process for PETE and Kinesiology: A roadmap for success. Reston, VA: National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
Lund, J., Boyce, B. A., Oates, R., Fiorentino, L. (2010). Faculty dispositions: Seeking clarity while looking at muddy waters. Quest.62, 268-286.