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Faculty Profile

Kim Graber

Kim Graber

Professor and Department Head

Ed.D. Educational Leadership/Physical Education Teacher Education

University of Massachusetts at Amherst




Pedagogical Qualitative Research Laboratory

Curriculum Vitae:

Kim C. Graber is Professor and Head in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and the former Director of the Campus Honors Program at the University of Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, her master's from Columbia University Teachers College, and her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. Her research interests include children's wellness, legislative policy mandates, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has published numerous articles in peer-refereed journals and books and has presented her work at dozens of national and international conferences.

She co-authored a book titled Physical Education Activity for Elementary Classroom Teachers. She served as president and secretary of the Research Consortium, president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Academy. She serves or has served on the Faculty Senate as Vice-Chair, Senate Executive Committee, University Senates Conference, Committee on Committees, Provost's Council on Gender Equity, Chancellor Search Committee, Provost Search Committee, Teaching Advancement Board, Graduate College Executive Committee, Illinois Leadership Coordinating Committee. She is a University of Illinois Distinguished Teacher/Scholar and received the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She is Fellow #526 in the National Academy of Kinesiology and a Fellow in SHAPE America.