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Dr. Jodie Leiss

Dr. Jodie Leiss



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Joined Northwest in 2016

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University
  • M.S. Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Emporia State University
  • B.S.Ed. Physical Education, Emporia State University

Courses Taught

  • Wellness
  • Lifetime Activity & Dance
  • Foundations of Physical Education
  • Observation and Practicum I in Physical Education
  • Mid-Level Field Experience in Physical Education
  • Literacy & Applications in Physical Education
  • Health Education Methods in the Secondary Schools
  • Methods in Secondary Physical Education
  • Secondary Health Methods
  • Designing Integrated Curriculum Part I
  • Delivering Integrated Curriculum Part I

Academic Interests

  • Physical Education
  • Health Education
  • Phenomenology
  • Narrative Inquiry

Scholarly Activity

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Leiss, J. & Kim, J. H. (2022). Against sedentary school environment: Rethinking the aims of education through physical education. Journal of Educational Research.   DOI: 10.1080/00220671.2022.2064801
  • Beemer, R. & Leiss, J. (2019).  “Goal attainment scaling in physical education.”  Journal of Physical and Sport Educators:  Strategies. 32:6, 27-35.  
  • Leiss, D., Luebbers, P., Leiss, J., Tapps, T., & Baghurst, T. (2017). The running zombies: Using entertainment themes to enhance youth physical activity. Journal of Physical and Sport Educators: Strategies.   

Book Chapters:

  • Leiss, J. & Leiss, D. (2019).  Social Wellness.  In Working Toward Wellness:  A Practical Workbook. (pp. 45 – 50).  Dubuque, IA, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. 

Student Group Advisement

  • Advisor, Future Physical Education Professionals Club

Other Professional Experience

  • Instructor in Physical Education and Health Education, Emporia State University
  • Physical Education Teacher, Village Elementary School (Emporia, KS)
  • Co-Executive Director Midland Region, National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy (NAHPL)
  • Chair Initiatives Committee, Missouri Society of Health & Physical Educators (MOSHAPE)
  • Past President, Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (KAHPERD)
  • SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)