Kristin Scrabis-Fletcher Assistant Professor Behavioral Health

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Kristin Scrabis-Fletcher
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Health & Nutrition
040 Carpenter Sports Bldg.
302-831-3538
[email protected]
Research Interests
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Psychosocial factors impacting student experience in physical education
Education
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Ph.D., Kinesiology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2007
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M. Phil, Philosophy, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2006
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M.A., Kinesiology, University of Maryland, 2003
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B.S., Exercise and Sport Science: Health and Physical Education, Penn State University, 1997
Professional Experience
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2007 – Present Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
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2002 – 2006 Graduate Research Associate, Teachers College, Columbia University
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2005 - Instructor, Montclair State University
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2000 – 2002 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland
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1997 – 2000 Health and Physical Education Teacher, Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Courses
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HESC 666 Independent Study: Graduate
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HESC 466 Independent Study: Undergraduate
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HESC 415, Method and Materials in Elementary Physical Education
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HESC 417, Methods and Materials in Secondary Physical Education
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HESC 400 Student Teaching Supervision
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HESC 370 Methods and Materials in Elementary Physical Education
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HESC 241 Teaching Individual Sports
Recent Publications
1. Scrabis-Fletcher, K . & Silverman, S. (in press). Perception of competence in middle school
physical education: Instrument development and validation. Research Quarterly for Exercise and
Sport.
2. Kulinna, P., Scrabis-Fletcher, K., Kodish, S., Phillips, S., & Silverman, S. (in press). A decade of
research literature in physical education pedagogy.Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
3. Silverman, S., & Scrabis, K. (2004). A review of research on instructional theory in physical
education 2002-2003. International Journal of Physical Education, 41 (1), 4-12.
Shen, B., Chen, A., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2003). Gender and interest based motivation in
learning dance. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 22, 396-409.
Manuscripts under Review
1. Scrabis-Fletcher, K & Silverman, S. (2007). Development and validation of scores of an
instrument to measure perception of competence in middle school physical education students .
Manuscript submitted for publication to Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise
Science.
2. Scrabis-Fletcher, K. & Silverman, S. (2008). Student attitude and perception of competence in
middle school physical education. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Educational
Psychology.
Manuscripts in Preparation
1. Scrabis-Fletcher, K., Rasmussen, J., & Silverman, S. (2009). Student practice in middle school
physical education and its relationship to attitude and perception of competence. Will be
submitted to Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. (May, 2009).
2. Scrabis-Fletcher, K., Casertano, J., & Hopkins, C. (2009). A description of teacher behavior in
middle school physical education. Will be submitted to The Middle School Journal. (September,
2009).
3. Scrabis-Fletcher, K. (2009). Relationship of student practice and time in middle school physical
education. Will be submitted to the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (Nov., 2009).
4. Book chapters: Silverman, S. & Scrabis, K. (2005). Physical education in the 21 st century. In S.
Farenga & D. Ness (Eds.), Encyclopedia of education and human development (pp.664-668).
Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe.
Presentations
National
1. Scrabis-Fletcher, K., & Silverman, S. (2008, April). Development and validation of scores of the
middle school physical education perception of competence survey. Paper presented at the
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Fort Worth, TX.
2. Kulinna, P., Scrabis, K., Kodish, S., & Silverman, S. (2006, April). The research literature in
physical education pedagogy: An analysis for the decade from 1995-2004. Poster presented at
the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Salt Lake City, UT.
3. Rasmussen, J., Scrabis, K., & Silverman, S. (2006, April). Relationships among tasks, time, and
student practice in elementary physical education. Paper presented at the American Educational
Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
Ennis, C., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, April). Science-based physical education: Deigning
physically active problem-solving lessons. Presented at the American Alliance for Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, San Diego, CA.
4. Shen, B., Chen, A., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, April). Gender in interest-based motivation:
Personal interest, situational interest, and outcomes between boys and girls in learning dance.
Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance,
San Diego, CA.
5. Chen, A., Shen, B., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, April). Outcome-specificity: Effects of goalbased and interest based motivation in middle school physical education. Poster presented at the
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, San Diego, CA.
Chen, A., Shen, B., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, April). Motivation effects on achievement
goals and interests on learning in physical education. Paper presented at the American Education
Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Regional
1. Scrabis-Fletcher, K. , Casertano, J., & Hopkins, C. (2009, February). Action research in teaching
physical education during a summer service learning project. Paper presented at the Eastern
District Association of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and
Dance, Lancaster, PA.
2. Chen, A., Ennis, C., Shen, B., Scrabis, K., & Tolley, H. (2002, February). Motivation strategies:
What works in physical education. Presentation at the EasternDistrict and Southern District
Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Baltimore, MD.
Accepted Presentations (2009)
National
1. Scrabis-Fletcher, K., & Silverman, S. (2009, April). Student attitude and perception of
competence in middle school physical education. Paper discussion at the American Education
Research Association, San Diego,CA.
2. Scrabis-Fletcher, K. , Rasmussen, J., & Silverman, S. (2009, April). Student practice, attitude,
and perception of competence in middle school physical education. Poster presentation at the
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL.
Grants
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Summer 2009: Office of Service Learning, University of Delaware -“Implementation of a
complementary health and physical education curriculum in an urban summer youth program”.
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Summer 2008: Office of Service Learning, University of Delaware -“The impact of specific
teaching behaviors on student engagement in a summer physical activity program”.
Graduate Thesis Committees
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Sam Logan (M.S.), 2008
Independent Studies
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Jim Casertano (undergraduate), Fall 2008
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Sandra Kaiser (graduate), Spring 2009
Service
Professional Affiliations
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American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2000 – present
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American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 1997 – present
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Delaware Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 2007 – present
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New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 1997 - 2002
National Service
Reviewer
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Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
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AERA Annual Conference Proposals
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AAHPERD Annual Conference Proposals
University Service
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LIFE Mentor (Fall 2007 and Fall 2008)
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Invited panelist for Center for Teaching Effectiveness new faculty workshop
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Invited guest discussant for new luncheon for the Center for Teaching Effectiveness
Departmental Service
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NCATE program review committee
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United Way Campaign representative
Honors / Awards
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AAHPERD Research Consortium Graduate Student Award, 2008
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Spencer Foundation Fellow
Professional Certifications
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State of New Jersey Standard Certificate
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Teaching Certification Level 1
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Teacher Expectations and Students Achievement Certification
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American Heart Association Health Care Provider
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American Red Cross First Aid and Safety

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
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