The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Ph.D. 2002
- Sport and Exercise Education/Pedagogy
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. M.A. 2000
- Education, with Physical Education Teaching Certificate (k-12)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. M.S. 1994
- Physical Education.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. B.A. 1992
Current Research Interests
Dr. Bush’s scholarship is generally sparked by questions that arise from her teaching experiences. Central to her teaching and scholarship is partnering with students to understand issues related to social equity with the goal of developing respect for individuals and the creation of sustainable communities that foster healthy active lifestyles and environmental justice. Dr. Bush is a strong believer in the obligation a land grant institution has to its community. She directly engages NC State students with low income-high minority populations at local schools with the goal of addressing issues of socio-economic status and access to sport and physical activity.
Recent Courses Taught
- Social Issues in Sport
- Diversity and Inclusion in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
- Sport Administration
- Sport Finance and Economics (Undergraduate and MPRTM)
Horn, R.R., Williams, A.M. & Hayes, S.J. & Bush, K.A. Coaching motor skills to children aged 7-11 years through a developmental perspective: Planning instruction with constraints in mind. Submitted.
Vigo-Valentín, A., Bush, K. & Hodge, S.R. (in-review). Daily physical activity behavior of Hispanic adolescents in Puerto Rico. Submitted to Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
Schwaeger, S., Bush, K.A., Gubacs-Collins, K. (2008). Teaching Instructional Models in Standards Based Physical Education. Pipeline Document for National Association of Sport and Physical Education.
Deglau, D., Ward, P., O’Sullivan, M., Bush, K.A. (2006). Professional Dialogue as Professional Development. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
Bush, K.A., Leenders, N., O’Sullivan, M. (2004). Implementation of a walking program for urban youth during school hours. Physical Educator.
O’Sullivan, M., Bush, K., & Gehring, M. (2001). Gender Equity and Physical Education: Internationalizing the Issues. In D. Penny (Ed.), Gender and Physical Education. Contemporary Issues and Future Directions. England, Routledge Publishers.
Dynamo Fitness. (with Hook, J. L). Presented at the PE Pays Engaging Young People in Physical Activity and Sport International Conference. Limerick, Ireland. June, 2008.
Dynamo Fitness. (with Hook, J.L.). Workshop presented at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. June, 2008.
Dynamo Fitness. Presentation for Irish Teachers and Coaches, Dublin, Ireland. June, 2008.
Physical Education: A USA Perspective (with O’Sullivan, M., & Gehring, M.). Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, Leeds, England. September 2001.
Online marketing tools for students. (with Harrolle, M., Adair, E., Kelley, K.E.,& Moretz, J.) Presented at the Sport Marketing Association Conference, Orlando, FL., October, 2012.
Active Angels- A Collaborative Girls After School Physical Activity Program (with Hook, J.L., and Kreber, C.) Presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, San Diego, CA , March, 2011.
Culturally Relevant School Physical Activity Programs and Policies (with Vigo, A., Hersman, B., Hodge, S.R., Ortiz-Castill, E.M. & Sato, T). Presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, San Diego, CA , March, 2011.
Dietary Behaviors and Physical Activity Paatterns for Hispanic Adolescent females (with Vigo, A. and Hodge, S.). Presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, san Diego, CA, March, 2011.
Engaging the Millennials: New Directions for Developing Student Teachers (with Campbell, M. and Chamblee, M.). Presented at the NASPE Conference on Physical Education Teacher Education. Myrtle Beach, SC, Oct. 2009.
Designing Physical Activity Programs for Puerto Rican Adolescent Females (with Vigo, and Hodge, S.). Presented at the NASPE Conference on Physical Education Teacher Education. Myrtle Beach, SC, Oct. 2009.
Incorporating Technology to Motivate, Instruct, and Promote Your Athletic Teams. (with Hook, J.L). Presented at annual meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference. Tampa, FL, Mar. 2009.
Instructional Models in Standards Based Physical Education. 8-hour workshop presented for NASPE Pipeline Presented in Kansas. Feb, 2009.
Trends in physical activity and teenage girls; and a historical implication of activity programs. (with Bennett, R). National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education. Sarasota, FL. Jan. 2009.
Instructional Models in Physical Education. (with Parker, C. and Hook, J.L.). 8-Hour workshop presented for NASPE Pipeline Presented at East Carolina University. July, 2008.
Listening to the Voices of African American Adolescent Females on Physical Activity. Round-table paper presented at The Historic Traditions & Future Directions in Research on Teaching & Teacher Education in Physical Education Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October 2007.
Sport Education and Gender. (with Wallhead, T., & Hook, J. L.). Poster presented at American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Baltimore, MD. 2007.
- Alt-textbooks and community involvement: Innovation in bringing a course to life (2016)
- Service learning for social change: Raising social consciousness among sport management students (2016)
- Impact of a service-learning sport for development program (2014)
- Broadening and deepening service-learning partnerships (2014)
- Daily physical activity behavior of Hispanic adolescents in Puerto Rico (2013)
- Online marketing tools for students (2012)
- "Being in the Zone": Psychological flow among D1 male tennis players (2011)
- Dietary behaviors and physical activity patterns for Hispanic adolescent females (2011)
- Culturally relevant school physical activity programs and policies (2011)
- Active Angels- A collaborative girls after school physical activity program (2011)