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 14 included publications by Michael Hemphill :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
A 30-Year Scoping Review of the Physical Education Teacher Satisfaction Literature 2017 6 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 3 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 3 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 6 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...
Exploring the Job Satisfaction of Late Career Secondary Physical Education Teachers 2016 3 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 3 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 6 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...
Personal and contextual factors related to teachers’ experience with stress and burnout 2018 2 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 9 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 4 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 6 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...
Restorative Youth Sports: An Applied Model for Resolving Conflicts and Building Positive Relationships 2018 3 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...
Toward an understanding of the democratic reconceptualization of physical education teacher education in post-military Brazil 2013 9 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...
Without the academic part, it wouldn't be squash": Youth development in an Urban Squash program 2016 4 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...