Steven Wright

Phone: (603) 862-4408
Office: Kinesiology, New Hampshire Hall Rm 117, Durham, NH 03824
Steven C. Wright, Professor, Kinesiology: Health and Physical Education

His research interests include the socialization of physical educators, mentor training, and studying the Games for Understanding approach to teaching and learning. He has presented over 40 papers and workshops, both in the U.S. and overseas on issues related to sport pedagogy.


  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Boston University
  • M.Ed., Human Movement, Boston University
  • B.S., Physical Education, St. Lawrence University

Courses Taught

  • HPE 500: Intro to Health and PE
  • HPE 601: Lifetime Sports
  • HPE 603: Team Sports
  • HPE 655: Middle/Sec PE Pedagogy
  • HPE 666: Middle/Sec PE Practicum
  • HPE 694: Supervised Teach in Health/PE
  • HPE 696: Independent Study in HPE
  • HPE 766: Middle/Sec PE Practicum
  • KIN 500: Intro to Health & Physical Ed
  • KIN 601: Lifetime Sports
  • KIN 603: Team Sports
  • KIN 655: Mid Schl & Sec Phys Educ Pedgy
  • KIN 666: Middle Schl & Sec Phys Ed Prac
  • KIN 694: Supervised Teach Health & PE

Selected Publications

Wright, S., Grenier, M., & Seaman, J. (2010). An Interdisciplinary View and Analysis of “Constructivism” in Kinesiology. Quest, 62(2), 202-217. doi:10.1080/00336297.2010.10483642

McNeill, M. C., Fry, J. M., Wright, S. C., Tan, W. K. C., Tan, K. S. S., & Schempp, P. G. (2004). 'In the local context': Singaporean challenges to teaching games on practicum. SPORT EDUCATION AND SOCIETY, 9(1), 3-32. doi:10.1080/1357332042000175791

Wright, S. C. (2001). The socialization of Singaporean physical educators. JOURNAL OF TEACHING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION, 20(3), 207-226. Retrieved from

Wright, S. C., & Smith, D. E. (2000). A case for formalized mentoring. QUEST, 52(2), 200-213. doi:10.1080/00336297.2000.10491710

Wright, S., & Grenier, M. (n.d.). An Exploratory Study of Physical Education Teacher Education Graduates’ Job Histories. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Grenier, M. A., Brian, A., Wright, S., & Miller, N. (n.d.). “Best Fit;” Utilizing a Capability Lens in Inclusive Elementary Physical Education.

Wright, S. C., & Grenier, M. (n.d.). Physical education majors’ perceptions of capstone experiences.. Journal of Physical Education Research, 4(2), 1-14.

Most Cited Publications