Western Kentucky University

Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport: Full-time Faculty - Elizabeth Pyle

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Dr. Elizabeth Pyle, Ed.D.

Dr. Elizabeth Pyle, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1032
Phone:  (270) 745-5123
Email:  elizabeth.pyle@wku.edu


PE 314 Physical Education Curriculum

PE 319 Adapted Physical Education

PE 320 Methods in Early & Middle Childhood Physical Education

PETE 322 Field Experience in PE I

PETE 415 Field Experience in PE II

PE 354 PE/Elementary Schools


Research Areas of Interest:  Teacher Education (History; Policies), Physical Education Teacher Education, Physical Education Advocacy

Selected Presentations:

July, 2012 –The Design of Education Must Include Quality Physical Education, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Convention, New York City, NY

March, 2012 – Video Analysis to Evaluate Pre-service Teachers' Pedagogical Skills
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention, Boston, MA

February, 2012 – Technology Integration to Enhance Teacher Preparation: Pre-service
Teachers’ Ability to Manage Time
  Southern District American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, Orlando, FL

January, 2011 – Fine Arts and Physical Education Need Higher Order Thinking Too! Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HA       


EdD: Illinois State University, Curriculum & Instruction

MS: Illinois State University, Adapted Physical Education

BS: Franklin College (Indiana), Physical Education and Sociology


National Board Certified Teacher, Early Middle Childhood Physical Education, 2001-2010; National Board Certified Teacher, Early Middle Childhood Physical Education, 2011-2021

Professional Background:

2009-present – Western Kentucky University, Assistant Professor – 2009-present

1996-2009 –  K-4 Elementary Physical Education Teacher (tenured), Harristown Elementary        School, Sangamon Valley School District #9, Niantic, IL

1991-1997 – Adjunct Instructor, Physical Education, Millikin University, Decatur, IL

Other Information:

Married; 2 children

 Last Modified 7/23/13