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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Emyr Williams Ph.D.



List of institutions and degrees earned

Graduated 1995

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Degree:  Doctor of Philosophy

Major:  Physical Education

Concentration:  Pedagogy

Minor:  Educational Technology

Dissertation Topic:  Effects of a Multimedia Performance Principle Training Program on Correct Analysis and Diagnosis of Throw-like Movements

Graduated 1989

California State University, Long Beach

Degree:  Master of Arts

Major:  Physical Education

Thesis Topic:  Academic Learning Time of Preservice Physical Education Teachers During a Preliminary Field Experience.

Graduated 1984

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Credential:  Post Graduate Certificate in Education:

Major:  Physical Education       

Minor:  Mathematics

Certification:  Physical Education and Mathematics Education, Grades K-12

Graduated 1983

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Degree:  Bachelor of Arts

Major:  Human Movement

Dissertation Topic:  A Biomechanical Analysis of Sprinting

Scholarly and Creative Interests:

My primary research interests are in the area of educational technology applications in physical education and sport. I am interested in examining the potential of educational technology applications in the field of physical education teacher education, that will allow prospective and practicing teachers, to more effectively teach, manage, and organize their classes.

Recent Publications:

Williams, E.W.   (In Press). British and Finnish baseball: International variations on an American Pastime. Strategies

Griffin, M., Busch, C. Williams, E., & Davies, N. (2007). Flag rugby for physical educators. USA Rugby.  Posted March 2007, from

Williams, E. W.  (2006).  Flag rugby skills and drills. [Instructional DVD].

Williams, E. W.  (2006).  Introducing cricket skills and drills. [Instructional DVD].

Petray-Rowcliff, C., Williams, E.W., Lavay, B. W., & Hakim-Butt, K.L. (2002).  Ongoing systematic self-assessment of preservice physical educators’ teaching behaviors. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 73(7), 49-55.

Williams, E.W.  (2002).  Using your personal digital assistant to store lesson plans. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 73(3),  16-18.


I am the department coordinator for the international exchange program with the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.  This program has been in existence since 1984 and I have been the coordinator since 1996.  At the University level I’m the chair of the Education Abroad Sub-Committee and serve as an adjunct member of the International Education Committee (IEC).

At CSULB I’ve been the CSULB Head Rugby Coach since 2001.  I have served as the Southern California Rugby Union University Division Representative since 1996. 

I am currently the Vice-President Elect for the CAHPERD’s Boys and Men’s Athletics division. 

Additionally I am one of the reviewers of Physical Education Teacher Education programs for both the California Commission on Teacher Credentials (CTC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).