James D. Ressler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physical Education Teacher Education


Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests

  • Adventure Based Learning
  • School-University Partnerships
  • Teacher Content Knowledge


  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University
  • M.S. Eastern Illinois University
  • B.A. Baldwin-Wallace College

Recent Papers

  • Richards, K.A.R., & Ressler, J. (2016). A Collaborative Approach to Self-Study Research in Physical Education Teacher Education. Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 35, 290-295.
  • Wright, P., Jacobs, J., Ressler, J., & Jung, J. (2016). Teaching for transformative educational experience in a sport for development program. Sport, Education and Society, 21 (4), 531-548.
  • Ressler, J., & Parker, J. (2015). Suggestions for teaching fitness using an instructional theme: the fitness (hunger) games – A fight for your health. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 86(9). 47-49.
  • Ressler, J., Parker, J., & Montavon, J. (2015). Implementing a physical education professional development school model. PDS Partners, 10(2), 1-3.

Jim Ressler


Anderson 235

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