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Faculty Profile

Wesley J. Wilson

Wesley J. Wilson

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Education (Adapted Physical Education)

University of Virginia



Curriculum Vitae:
Curriculum Vitae_Wilson.pdf

Wesley J. Wilson is an assistant professor of adapted physical education/activity. He received his undergraduate degree in physical education and health education from Purdue University before continuing his studies in adapted physical activity at Oregon State University (master’s) and adapted physical education at University of Virginia (Ph.D.). Since graduation, Wilson has held faculty appointments at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Utah. His scholarship focuses more broadly in adapted physical education and more specifically in the socialization of adapted physical educators. Wilson explores the lived experiences of adapted physical educators regarding their beliefs and behaviors toward inclusion, special education law implementation, and their experiences in teacher education and the workplace. He also examines the subjective experiences of people who experience disability within a variety of physical education and physical activity settings. More recently, Wilson’s line of research has expanded to explore the influence of adapted physical activity service-learning programs on preservice university students and the children they serve.