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About Jody L. Langdon

My primary research focus is in autonomy supportive teaching/sport coaching, grounded in self-determination theory. I have investigated the use of autonomy support among physical education teachers, youth sport coaches, and university teaching assistants. In working with colleagues, I also have focused on studies related to concussion diagnostics, obesity bias, early sport specialization, burnout, and motives for physical activity.
Disciplines: Kinesiology; Coaching Education; Psychological response to injury; Scholarship of teaching and learning;
Research Interests: Autonomy supportive teaching; Sport coaching; Concussion diagnostics; Obesity bias; Early sport specialization; Burnout; Enhancing student or athlete motivation

Positions

2021 - Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Waters College of Health Professions
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2015 - Present Affiliate, Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM
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Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
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2010 - 2021 Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2020 Utilizing motivational theory to assess how coach developers shape the behaviors of coaches
United States Center for Coaching Excellence Research Grant
Colleague(s): K. Greene and D. Benish
$3,000
2019 Investigating the Links Between Basic Need Satisfaction, Student Motivation, Metacognitive Strategy Use, and Success in Kinesiology
National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education Hellison Interdisciplinary Grant
Colleague(s): Diane Sturges and D. Benish
$5,000
2019 Utilizing motivational theory to assess how coach developers shape the behaviors of coaches
United States Center for Coaching Excellence Research Grant
Colleague(s): K. Greene and D. Benish
$3,000
2018 Determining mechanisms for support for sport coaches
Kennesaw State University Wellstar College of Health and Human Services Faculty Development Grant
Colleague(s): B. Culp
$3,000
2017 Understanding the influence of previous athletic experience on adoption of autonomy supportive coaching behaviors in novice coaches
National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education Engaged Scholar Grant
Colleague(s): B. Culp
$1,000
2016 Active Learning Classroom for Kinesiology Students
Georgia Southern University Technology Fee Grant
$77,034.30
2016 Exercise Is Medicine - On Campus Campaign
Georgia Southern University Service Grant
Colleague(s): B. Melton; M. Caciula; A.J. Riggs; S. Rossi; A. Wells; D. Zwald; J. Coleman; R. Clouse; and R. Collins
$1,500
2014 Improving IPAPs through GTA Autonomy Supportive Teaching Training
ADA Badminton and Tennis Association ADA Badminton and Tennis Company's College and University Instructional Physical Activity Program (C/UIPAP) Research Award
Colleague(s): B. Melton
$5,000
2013 Determining the Effectiveness of the Flipped Classroom Model on Student Learning and Attitudes in an Undergraduate Research Methods Course
Georgia Southern University Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship
$3,000
2013 Travel to The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention and Exposition Charlotte, NC
Georgia Southern University Faculty Development Committee Grant
$1,040
2012 Impacting the Professional Lives of Kinesiology Faculty and Students
Georgia Southern University Faculty Service Grant
$1,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Member, Instructional Technology Advisory Council (ITAC), GSU
2019 - Present Member, United States Center for Coaching Excellence Leadership Advisory Board
2019 - Present Accreditation Reviewer, United States Center for Coaching Excellence/NCACE
2018 - Present Member, Academic Program Assessment Steering Committee, GSU
2018 - Present Reviewer, International Sport Coaching Journal
2018 - Present Chair, NAKHE Special Committee for the Promotion of Coach Education in Higher Education
2016 - Present Reviewer, Athletic Training and Sports Health Care
2016 - Present Reviewer, BMC Pediatrics
2016 - Present Reviewer, European Journal of Sport Science
2016 - Present Reviewer, Journal of Human Kinetics
2014 - Present Member, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Leadership Team, GSU
2019 - 2021 Vice-President, National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education
2015 - 2019 Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education
2018 Review Panel Chair, SHAPE America Research Council, Sport and Coaching Emphasis
2017 - 2018 Member, Classroom A/V Consolidation Work Group, GSU
2017 - 2018 Member, Faculty Welfare Consolidation Work Group, GSU
2015 - 2018 Member, President’s Assessment Advisory Council, GSU
2015 - 2017 Chair, NAKHE Future Directions Committee
2015 - 2017 Member, iSTEM2e Affiliate Faculty, GSU
2014 - 2015 Editor, NAKHE Webpage and Social Media Outlets
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Honors and Awards

  • Nominee, Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Health and Human Sciences, Georgia Southern University (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Nominee, Young Scholar Award, Georgia Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2014)
  • Nominee, Taylor Dodson Young Professional Award, Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Dance (2014, 2015)
  • Winner, Excellence in Scholarship Award, College of Health and Human Sciences, Georgia Southern University (2016)
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, Georgia Southern University (2017)
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, University System of Georgia, Board of Regents (2018)
  • National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award (2019)
  • Center for Self-Determination Theory International Scholar (2020)
  • Georgia Southern University Excellence in Research Award Nominee (2021)

Courses

  • Administrative Principles in Kinesiology (KINS 4130)
  • Technology in Sport (KINS 3125)
  • Fitness Walking (KINS 1218)
  • Healthful Living (HLTH 1520)
  • Psychology of Coaching (KINS 3431)
  • Research Methods in Sport Coaching (KINS 6132)
  • Supervision of Student Teachers (ESED 5799)
  • Advanced Research Methods in Kinesiology (KINS 4899)
  • Motor Control (KINS 3230)
  • Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood Teaching (HLTH 3530)
  • Life Span Motor Development (KINS 3435)
  • Research Methods in Kinesiology (KINS 3130)
  • Bowling (KINS 1115)
  • First Year Experience: Motivation 101 (FYE 1220)
  • Research Design in Kinesiology (KINS 6130)
  • Data Analysis in Kinesiology (KINS 6131)

Education

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2018 ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), American College of Sports Medicine
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2007 - 2010 Ph.D. in Physical Education Teacher Education, University of South Carolina
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2003 - 2005 M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Florida
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1999 - 2003 B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Florida
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Contact Information

P.O. Box 8076
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: 912-478-5378
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1101B

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Book Chapters (1)

Articles in Refereed Journals (41)