- About the Department
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
- Michelle Alencar, Ph.D.
- Joshua Cotter, Ph.D.
- Jill Crussemeyer, Ph.D.
- Alison Ede, Ph.D.
- Keith Freesemann, Ed.D.
- Christine Galvan, Ph.D.
- Grant Hill, Ph.D.
- Jeff Kress, Ph.D.
- Barry Lavay, Ph.D
- Leilani Madrigal, Ph.D.
- Mikiko Nakajima, Ed.D.
- Karen Roos, Ph.D.
- Ralph Rozenek, Ph D.
- Evan Schick, Ph.D.
- Jan Schroeder, Ph.D.
- Tiffanye M. Vargas, Ph.D.
- Emyr Williams, Ph.D.
- Wilbur Wu, Ph.D.
- Douglas Young, Ph.D.
- Contacts (Tenure Track Faculty, Part-Time, TAs)
- Degree and Program Options
- Adapted Physical Education, B.S.
- Athletic Training, B.S.
- Adapted Physical Education, M.A.
- Coaching and Student Athlete Development, M.A.
- Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, M.S.
- Exercise Science, B.S.
- Exercise Science, M.S.
- Fitness, B.S.
- Individualized Program, and Generalized Areas
- K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education, B.S.
- Pedagogical Studies, M.A.
- Motor Behavior, M.A.
- Sport and Exercise Psychology, M.S.
- Sport Psychology and Leadership, B.S.
- Sport Management, M.A.
- Sports Medicine and Injury Studies, M.S.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Kerrie J. Kauer, Ph. D
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 2002-2005
Ph. D in Sport and Leisure Studies, 2005. Area of Concentration: Cultural Studies Cognate: Women's Studies
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2000-2002
M. Ed. in Developmental Kinesiology, 2002, Area of Specialization: Sport Psychology
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, 1993-1997
B.A. in Psychology, 1997, Minor in Sociology
Scholarly and Creative Interests:
Dr. Kauer's research has an interdisciplinary focus that infuses feminist cultural studies theories and social psychological theories to examine socio-cultural issues in sport and physical activity. Specifically, Dr. Kauer's scholarship explores issues around gender and sexuality in sport and the intersections of social identities (e.g., race, class, ethnicity) using qualitative methods such as Institutional Ethnography, semi-structured, and focus group interviews. Her research topics include queer theory analysis of lesbian identified college coaches, stereotypes of female athletes, and the role of social justice education in coaching education.
Kauer, K., & Krane, V. (2005). "Scary dykes and feminine queens": Stereotypes and female athletes. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 15, 43-56.
Krane, V., Kauer, K. Out on the ball fields: Lesbians in sport. In V. Clarke & E. Peel, Out in Psychology: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans perspectives. Book Chapter (In Press).
Krane, V., Choi, P., Baird, S., Aimar, C., & Kauer, K. (2004). Living the paradox: Female athletes negotiate femininity and muscularity. Sex Roles, 50, 315-329.
Currently, Dr. Kauer is the Coaching Option coordinator within the Sport Studies option.