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Stephen Silverman

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.S., Health and Physical Education, Magna cum laude, Temple University; M.S., Physical Education, Washington State University; Ed.D., Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Scholarly Interests

Physical education. Research on teaching. Research methodology and applied statistics.
 
My research focuses on the learning of motor skill and attitudes in physical education and methods for completing research in field settings, such as schools.  I also write extensively about research methods and research preparation in the the social sciences.
 

Selected Publications

Selected Recent Research Papers
 
      Silverman, S. (2011). Teaching for student learning in physical education. Journal of Physical Education
               Recreation and Danc
e, 82(6), 29-34.

 

      Bernstein, E., Phillips, S., & Silverman, S. (2011). Attitudes and perceptions of middle school students toward competitive activities in physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 30, 69-83.

 

      Scrabis-Fletcher, K., & Silverman, S. (2010). Development and validation of scores of an instrument to measure perception of competence for middle school physical education students. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81, 52-61.

 

      Keating, X.D., & Silverman, S. (2009) Determinants of teacher implementation of youth fitness tests in school-based physical education programs. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 14, 209-225.

 

      Kulinna, P.H.., Scrabis-Fletcher, K., Kodish, S., Phillips, S., & Silverman, S. (2009). A decade of research literature in pedagogy.  Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 28, 119-140.

 

      Silverman, S., Keating, X.D., & Phillips, S.R. (2008). A lasting impression: A pedagogical perspective on youth fitness testing.  Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 12, 146-166.

 

Subramaniam, P.R., & Silverman, S. (2007). Middle school students’ attitudes toward physical education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 22, 602-611.

 

      Silverman, S., & Manson, M. (2003). Research on teaching in doctoral programs: A detailed investigation of focus, method, and analysis. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 22, 280-297.

 

      Silverman, S., & Keating, X.D. (2002). A descriptive analysis of research methods classes in departments of physical education/kinesiology in the United States. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73, 1-9.

 

      Keating, X.D., Silverman, S., & Kulinna, P.H. (2002). Preservice physical education teachers' attitudes toward fitness tests and the factors influencing their attitudes. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 21, 193-207.

 

Subramaniam, P.R., & Silverman, S. (2000). The development and validation of an instrument to assess student attitude toward physical education. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 4, 29-43.
 
Kulinna, P.H., & Silverman, S. (1999). The development and validation of scores on a measure of teachers’ attitudes toward teaching physical activity and fitness. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 59, 507-517.
 
Books  (most recent editions)
 

Thomas, J.R., Nelson, J.A., & Silverman, S.J. (2011). Research methods in physical activity (6th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

 

Locke, L.F., Silverman, S.J., & Spirduso, W.W. (2010). Reading and understanding research (3rd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

 

Locke, L.F., Spirduso, W.W., & Silverman, S.J. (2007). Proposals that work: A guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals (5th ed.).Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Silverman, S.J., & Ennis, C.D. (Eds.). (2003). Student learning in physical education: Applying research to enhance instruction (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

 

 

    

 
 

 

 
 

biographical information

 

Stephen Silverman is professor of education and chair of the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University.  He received the B.S. degree from Temple University in 1976, the M.S. degree from Washington State University in 1978, and the Ed. D. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1982.  He previously held faculty positions at Louisiana State University, The University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 Professor Silverman’s research focuses on teaching and learning (motor skill and attitude) in physical education and on the methods for conducting research in field settings.  He has made well over 150 presentations to international, national, and regional groups and has published over 110 chapters and papers, including more than 65 refereed research articles.  He is the co-author of 15 books related to teaching and research methods including Proposals that Work: A Guide to Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals (5th ed., 2007, Sage), Student Learning in Physical Education: Applying Research to Enhance Instruction (2nd ed., 2003, Human Kinetics), Reading and Understanding Research (3rd ed., 2010, Sage), and Research Methods in Physical Activity (6th ed., 2011, Human Kinetics).  Dr. Silverman has been a reviewer for numerous journals in kinesiology, physical education, and education and served as editor of the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education and the Research Works column of the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  From 2002-2005 he served as editor-in-chief of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  He has been a member of the editorial boards of Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, International Journal of Physical Education, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Quest

Professor Silverman has delivered a number of prestigious lectures including the 2011 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Alliance Scholar Lecture, the 2002 Raymond A. Weiss Distinguished Lecture (AAHPERD), the 2000 AAHPERD Eastern District Scholar Lecture, the 1993 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Physical Education Scholar Lecture, and the 1992 AAHPERD Research Consortium Scholar Lecture. He was recipient of the first Exemplary Research Paper Award presented by the AERA Special Interest Group on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education.  In 1999 was recognized by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as an outstanding alumnus for his contributions to educational research and in 2010 was inducted into The University of Texas at Austin Kinesiology and Health Education Hall of Honor.  He has received both the Curriculum and Instruction Academy Honor Award from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the Distinguished Service Award from the AAHPERD Research Consortium. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2008 NASPE Presidential Award. 

Professor Silverman is a past chair of the NASPE Curriculum and Instruction Academy and served as co-chair of the Physical Activity and Physical Education Expert Panel of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He recently served on the Spencer Foundation task force developing guidelines for the preparation of educational researchers.  He previously served as national chair of Health and Safety Services for the American Red Cross and was a member of the Physical Education Standards Committee of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.  Dr. Silverman is a Fellow in the AAHPERD Research Consortium and an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology and is a past-president of both organizations. In 2010 he was named an AERA Fellow.

principal publications

professional organization membership

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

National Academy of Kinesiology (formerly the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education)

 

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

 

AERA/SIG‑‑Educational Statisticians

 

AERA/SIG‑‑Professors of Educational Research

 

AERA/SIG‑‑School Effectiveness

 

            AERA/SIG‑‑Research on Teaching and Instruction in Physical Education

 

American Statistical Association

 

National Society for the Study of Education

 

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

 

National Association of Physical Education in Higher Education

 

New York Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

 

            Association International des Ecoles Supérieures d’Education Physique (AIESEP)

 

International Society for Measurement and Evaluation (AIESEP affiliated)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Editorships

 

Guest editor, Quest (The Academy Papers), 61(1), 2009.

 

Editor-in-chief, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2002-2005.

 

Editor, “Research Works,” Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1996-1999.

 

Co-editor, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1991-1994.

 

Guest Editor, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 70(1), supplement

 

Editorial Board Membership

 

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1983‑1991; 1994-2002.

 

Editorial Board Member, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 1996 (journal inception)-2009.

 

Editorial Board Member (1997-2001, 2005-2009) and Chair (2000-2001, 2008-2009), Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

 

Editorial Board Member, Quest, 2000-2006.

 

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Physical Education, 2000-2007.

 

Ad hoc Reviewing

 

Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly

American Educational Research Journal

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

European Journal of Sport Science

International Journal of Physical Education

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Journal of Sport Sciences

Journal of Teacher Education

Journal of Teaching in Physical Education

Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science

Pediatric Exercise Science

Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy

Quest

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Review of Educational Research

Teachers College Record

Teaching and Teacher Education

 

Conference Program Reviews

 

Conference Program Organizer, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2008 meeting.

 

Research Program Chair, Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1999 meeting.

 

Review Panel Chair, Pedagogy research papers, Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, for 1992 and 1996 annual meetings.

 

Reviewer of abstracts for research papers to be presented at the annual meetings of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1983-1986, 1988-1993, 1995-2011.

 

Reviewer of abstracts for research papers to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 1988, 1990-2010 meetings.

 

Service to Professional/Scholarly Organizations

 

      National Academy of Kinesiology 
 

Past-president (2007-2008), President (2006-2007), and President-elect (2005-2006).

 

            Secretary/Treasurer, 2000-2002.

 

Chair (2008-2009) and member (2001-2004), Documents of Governance Committee.

 

Chair (1997-1998) and member (1996-1999), Membership Committee.

 

      American Kinesiology Association

 

            Co-organizer of exploratory meeting to create organization, 2007.

 

            Member, Board of Directors, 2007-2010.

           

            Member, joint AKA/NAK/Human Kinetics committee to create guidelines for new journal (resulting in Kinesiology Review), 2010-2011.

 

      American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Co-chair, Expert Panel on Physical Education and Physical Activity for Children, 1999-2002.

 

      American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

 

Past-president (2000-2001), President (1999-2000), President-elect (1998-1999) of the Research Consortium.

 

Delegate, Alliance Assembly, 1997.

 

Past-chair (1997-1998), Chair (1996-1997), and Chair-elect (1995-1996), Curriculum and Instruction Academy, National Association of Sport and Physical Education.

 

Member, Nomination Committee, National Association of Sport and Physical Education, 1999-2000.

 

Member, Alliance Scholar Selection Committee, 1997-1999.

 

Member, Distinguished Lecture Committee, Research Consortium, 1997-1998, 2001-2002, 2007-2008.

 

Member, Nominations Committee, Research Consortium, 1996-1997, 2000-2001 (chair), 2011-2012.

 

Member, Advisory Committee of the Measurement and Evaluation Council, 1987-1990.

 

Co‑chair, Measurement and Evaluation Symposium, 1986.

 

Symposium Organizer, Research Consortium, 1996 and 1997.

 

Symposium Organizer, Southern District, 1991.

 

Presider, Pedagogy Research Consortium Free Paper Sessions, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2000.

 

Chair, Publications Committee, Research Consortium, 1989-1991.

 

Member, Computer Network Committee, Research Consortium, 1983-1985.

 

 

      American Educational Research Association

 

Member (1998-1999) and chair (2000-2001, 2009-2010), Physical Education Scholar Lecturer Selection Committee, Special Interest Group on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education.

 

Member, Exemplary Research Paper Award Committee, Special Interest Group on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education, 1998-1999.

 

Member, Lawrence F. Locke Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee, Special Interest Group on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education, 1996-1997.

 

Session Chair, Division K paper session, 1990.

 

      American National Red Cross

 

National Chair, Health and Safety, 1992-1994.

 

National Volunteer Consultant, Health and Safety Development, 1989-1992.

 

Member, Instructor Trainer Process Committee which designed the American Red Cross instructor trainer process.

 

Chair, CPR Course Modification Task Force which prepared the following publication:

 

American Red Cross. (1987). American Red Cross: Adult CPR instructor's manual (a supplement for course delivery). Washington, DC: Author.

 

Member, Instructor Candidate's Training Course Committee which developed instructor candidate training course taken by all new American Red Cross instructors.

 

Wrote syllabus and participated as a faculty member in a pilot project for the development of National Instructor Trainer Colleges, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, June 1986.

 

      Austin Cooperative Teacher Education Center

 

Chair, 1988-1989.

 

Vice‑Chair, 1986-1987.

 

Member, Inservice Committee, 1985-1987; co-chair, 1986-1987.

 

Council Member (university representative), 1985-1991.

 

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

Member, Expert Panel on School Physical Education, 1999.

 

      Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

 

Member, Student Committee, 1982 ‑ 1984.

 

Co‑advisor, Student Day, 1983.

 

      National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

 

Member, Physical Education Standards Committee, 1997-2000.

 

      Spencer Foundation

 

            Member, task force on the preparation of educational researchers, 2008-2009.

 

 

 

honors and awards

 HONORS, RECOGNITIONS, AND AWARDS

Alliance Scholar, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2010-2011.

 

Fellow, American Educational Research Association, inducted 2010.

 

Kinesiology and Health Education Hall of Honor, The University of Texas at Austin, inducted 2010.

 

National Association of Sport and Physical Education Presidential Award, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2008.

 

Research Consortium Distinguished Service Award, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2006.

 

Curriculum and Instruction Academy Honor Award, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2004.

 

Active Fellow (elected), National Academy of Kinesiology (formerly American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education), Fellow No. 374, inducted September 1996.

 

The Outstanding Teacher Award, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2002, 2004, 2006.

 

Excellence in Teaching Award, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1999.

 

Chancellor’s Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993 and 1996.

 

Raymond A. Weiss Distinguished Lecturer, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2002.

 

Eastern District Scholar, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2000.

 

Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education Special Interest Group Scholar, American Educational Research Association, 1993.

 

Research Consortium Scholar, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Dance, 1992.

 

Distinguished Alumnus for Outstanding Educational Research Award, School of Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1999.

 

Recipient of the 1990 Exemplary Research Paper Award presented by American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education, April 1990.

 

Visiting Scholar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, February 1990.

 

Certificate of Appreciation and special medal presented by the President and Board of Governors of the American Red Cross for developing the Health Services Instructional System instructor trainer process, Washington, DC, June 1987.

 

Fellow, Research Consortium, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1985.

 

Phi Epsilon Kappa Award, Temple University. Awarded to the outstanding graduate of the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, May 1976.

 

President Scholar, Temple University, April 1976.

 

Documents & Papers

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