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Office Location

330 River Road
Athens, Georgia 30602


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph. D. Physical Education and Sports Studies University of Georgia 1998
M.S. Physical and Health Education University of Wyoming 1995
B. S. Physical Education University of Alabama 1993

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2013 Outstanding Reviewer Award Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE)
2012 Fulbright Specialist Scholar Fulbright Commission/Gaelic Athletic Association
2011 Distinguished Lecturer College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, West Virginia University
2010 Alumnus of the Year College of Health Sciences, University of Wyoming
2006 Mabel Lee Award American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
2002 Fellow Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d’Education Physique (AIESEP)
2002 Fellow AAHPERD Research Consortium
1996 Initiate Kappa Delta Pi

Areas of Expertise

  • Elementary Physical Education
  • Teacher/Coach Education

Research Interests

  • Teacher/Coach Education
  • Teacher/Coach Expertise
  • Children's PE/Sport/Physical Activity


Dr. McCullick received a B.S. from the University of Alabama, a M.S. from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. His teaching experience includes physical education instruction at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels. At the University of Georgia, Dr. McCullick instructs the Elementary Physical Education methods courses for both majors and non-majors and a graduate course in Approaches to Sport Pedagogy while coordinating the Health and Physical Education Program in the Department of Kinesiology. In 2008 he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sports Studies and Physical Education at University College, Cork (UCC) in Cork, IRE where he is now an Adjunct Professor in the College of Arts and Celtic Studies. In 2012 Dr. McCullick was a Fulbright Specialist Scholar with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Dublin, IRE where he assisted in the renovation of their coaching education program. temming from his commitment and concern for quality physical education, physical activity, and sport instruction for children, his research has targeted issues germane to Teacher/Coach Development and Teaching/Coaching Expertise. He has published research on participants' views of teacher/coach education programs. Recent research includes a study of children's perceptions of student teacher effectiveness as well as an analysis of expert teachers' working memory. His work has been supported, in part, by grants from the National Institutes for Health (NIH), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Club Corporation of America, Athens Area Community Foundation, Gaelic Athletic Association, Williams-Rhodes Endowment Fund, GOLF Magazine, and the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia. e has served as the Research Coordinator for NASPE, Chair for the Research on Physical Education Special Interest Group of AERA, and a member of the AIESEP Board of Directors. As a fellow in the Research Consortium, Dr. McCullick’s work has appeared in the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE), Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES), Quest, Sport, Education and Society, International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching (IJSSC), and the Journal of Sport Pedagogy. In addition, he has presented over 70 papers to scholarly societies in the USA, Singapore, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Canada, Scotland, Finland, Taiwan, Turkey, Japan, Spain, Korea, New Zealand, China, and Greece. Currently, he is an Associate Editor for RQES and on the editorial boards for JTPE, IJSSC, and Sport Coaching Review. n his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Alison and daughter Adaline, reading, trying to see the world and playing golf (albeit (poorly) with friends. He is a huge Miami Dolphins fan who feigned illness to avoid going to school the day after the Dolphins lost Super Bowl XIX to the San Francisco 49ers---it did not work, he suffered intense mortification for at least two days, and has just recently made a full recovery.