Michael Hemphill

  • Assistant Professor
  • Kinesiology, UNCG

Dr. Hemphill’s research focuses on teaching personal and social responsibility through sport, physical activity, and physical education with specific applications to urban communities and professional development programs for physical activity providers. His research is grounded in community-engaged scholarship, which features reciprocal community partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations to address community-identified needs. This research has been situated in local contexts in Charleston, SC and Greensboro, NC as well as international applications in New Zealand and Sri Lanka. He has published several research articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Youth Development, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, European Physical Education Review, Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy, and Sport, Education, and Society. Additionally, he has delivered research presentations to international, national, and regional conferences including the American Educational Research Association, SHAPE America, the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, and the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement. He is a recipient of the community-engaged scholar award from the School of Health and Human Sciences and of the Charles D. Henry Award, honoring significant contributions to ethnic minorities in SHAPE America.

There are 24 included publications by Michael Hemphill :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
A 30-Year Scoping Review of the Physical Education Teacher Satisfaction Literature 2017 242 While stress has always been present in the teaching profession, recent trends such as standardized testing and school and teacher accountability may be making teachers’ work more stressful. Teacher satisfaction research has emerged as a popular lens...
Community engagement through sport: University partnerships to promote youth development 2017 238 Many kinesiology departments engage in partnerships that aim to promote positive youth development through physical activity. These partnerships are often enhanced by mutually beneficial goals and shared decision making between university and communi...
A community of practice to support the transition from doctoral student to faculty 2016 108 Professional collaboration is an important aspect of any field. It allows for individuals to share ideas and to be part of a team. The TPSR Alliance has been a space for such professional collaborations where members have been able to both benefit fr...
A Content Analysis of Qualitative Research in the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education from 1998 to 2008 2012 303 Previous reviews of research have documented the increasing use of qualitative inquiry in physical education. In this research note, the authors present a content analysis of qualitative research articles published between 1998 and 2008 in the Journa...
The evolution of Hellison’s TPSR model in out-of- school contexts 2020 177 Don Hellison fully realized that getting students to become positive contributors to their community meant that experiences that engender a greater sense of being a responsible person had to be provided. He leveraged the power of out-of-school time p...
Exploring the influence of perceived mattering, role stress, and emotional exhaustion on physical education teacher/coach job satisfaction 2019 249 Job dissatisfaction has been linked to decreased performance and increased workplace turnover. It is, therefore, important to understand the experiences that are associated with physical education teacher job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. This st...
Exploring the Job Satisfaction of Late Career Secondary Physical Education Teachers 2016 75 As teachers move toward the end of their careers, understanding the experiences that help them derive satisfaction from their work has implications for helping them stay engaged in teaching. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine the ...
Farm to School Program Participation: An Emerging Market for Small or Limited-Resource Farmers? 2014 55 We sought to examine the benefits and barriers of farm to school participation among small or limited-resource farmers in the Charleston tricounty area within South Carolina and to discuss food policy factors that contribute to both the scalability a...
Implementation and outcomes of a responsibility-based continuing professional development protocol in physical education 2015 314 Research in education and physical education has emphasized the need for continuing professional development (CPD) programs that are aligned with best practices. More specifically, scholars interested in teaching personal and social responsibility (T...
Measuring Perceived Transfer of Responsibility Learning From Physical Education: Initial Validation of the Transfer of Responsibility Questionnaire 2019 225 Purpose: Research indicates that physical education can be an effective setting for promoting positive values, attitudes, and behaviors that transfer to other settings. However, there is a lack of instrumentation to assess the cognitive and motivatio...
Personal and contextual factors related to teachers’ experience with stress and burnout 2018 276 Teaching has been characterised as a stressful profession that is prone to burnout. Less is known about the specific ways in which teachers experience and navigate stressors associated with their work. This study aimed to qualitatively understand how...
Positive youth development through physical activity: Opportunities for physical educators 2014 236 As physical educators continue to advocate for school-based PE, they should also consider ways to extend their work into community settings in an effort to ensure that all kids have an opportunity to develop physical literacy. This article describes ...
A practical guide to collaborative qualitative data analysis. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education 2018 1064 The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of a structured, rigorous approach to collaborative qualitative analysis while attending to challenges associated with working in team environments. The method is rooted in qualitative data analys...
Pre-service teacher perspectives of case-based learning in physical education teacher education 2015 192 Case-based learning (CBL) is a constructivist pedagogy in which students read hypothetical accounts of real world situations and consider how they would respond if facing similar challenges. In physical education teacher education, research has shown...
Preservice teachers’ learning to implement culturally relevant physical education with the teaching personal and social responsibility model 2020 80 Background: As schools become more diverse, preservice physical educators remain predominantly White from middle class backgrounds. There is a need to provide future teachers with cultural awareness and social justice training. The culturally relevan...
Restorative Youth Sports: An Applied Model for Resolving Conflicts and Building Positive Relationships 2018 372 When handled effectively, conflict provides opportunities to strengthen relationships and assist youth in developing peaceful conflict resolution skills. Sport participation is one context in which youth develop skills and encounter conflict. The pur...
Sports as a passport to success: Life skill integration in a positive youth development program 2019 289 Background: Sport-based youth development (SBYD) programs aim to teach life skills to youth within a physical activity context. An explicit objective of most SBYD programs is that youth learn to apply, or transfer, life skills beyond the sports progr...
STEM and physical education: Making connections for our students, building strength for our profession 2019 77 The purpose of this article is to illustrate how preservice and in-service physical educators can advocate for their programs by connecting PE curriculum to STEM. Two specific examples are given related to developing a STEM in Sports Day and integrat...
Teaching personal and social responsibility after-school: A systematic review = Enseñando responsabilidad personal y social en un context extracurricular: Una revisión sistemática = O Ensino da responsabilidade pessoal e social no contexto extracurricular: Uma revisão sistemática 2020 48 Background: Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) has been studied and implemented through physical activity in different backgrounds for over three decades. However, there is no systematized review in the literature concerning the after...
Teaching Physical Education in an Urban Intensive Environment 2020 39 The purpose of this study was to understand the unique stressors faced by physical educators working in New York City schools. Participants included 34 New York City physical educators who participated in semi-structured interviews about their experi...
Toward an understanding of the democratic reconceptualization of physical education teacher education in post-military Brazil 2013 170 Background: Teacher education, including physical education teacher education (PETE), around the world remains highly autocratic and content focused [Apple, M. W. 2000. Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age. New York: Routled...
Using simple interactions to improve pedagogy in a cross-aged leadership program 2020 187 Cross-aged teaching programs provide leadership experiences to youth who aim to influence children to be responsible, caring, and compassionate. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a leadership development protocol on rela...
What Occupational Socialization Factors Influence Preservice Teachers to Possess Fitness Orientations? 2020 201 Purpose: To investigate the existence of fitness orientations among preservice teachers (PTs) and to identify what has influenced these orientations. Methods: The participants were 14 undergraduate PTs enrolled in a physical education teacher educati...
Without the academic part, it wouldn't be squash": Youth development in an Urban Squash program 2016 241 Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine youth development outcomes in an Urban Squash program. Method: A mixed method approach to was employed to address three research questions: 1) to what extent did the Urban Squash program exhibit featu...