Emi Tsuda, PhD
- Research emphasis on teachers' content knowledge, motor skills and physical activity engagement, and policy in physical education.
- Teaches classes in introductory of pedagogy and elementary and early childhood physical education methods.
- Has conducted 35 international and national presentations.
- PhD, Kinesiology/Physical Education Teacher Education and Motor Development, The Ohio State University
- MS, Kinesiology/Physical Education Teacher Education and Motor Development, The Ohio State University
- MS, Health and Sport Sciences/Sport Coaching, University of Tsukuba, Japan
- BS, Health and Physical Education/Sports Management, University of Tsukuba, Japan
- SHAPE America Research Fellow 2023
- Scholar Award, Society of Health and Physical Educators WV, 2022
- Outstanding Reviewer Award, National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2022
- Young Professional Award, Society of Health and Physical Educators WV in 2021
- Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, WVU, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, 2022
- Research of the Year Award, WVU, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, 2019
- Content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge
- Effective teaching
- Policy and accountability
- Cultural competence
- Physical activity promotion
Committees and Memberships
- Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)
- North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
Dr. Emi Tsuda joined the School of Sport Sciences as an assistant professor in 2018. She teaches PEK undergraduate courses and PETE master’s courses. She also mentors CATS doctoral students. In addition to teaching and mentoring students, she also conducts research studies in the field of physical education.
Her research focuses are in physical education teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, physical education policy and accountability, and physical education teachers’ cultural competence. She has published one book, 10 book chapters, and approximately 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. She was awarded the SHAPE America Research Fellow in 2023.
She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and completed a second master's and doctoral degree in physical education teacher education at The Ohio State University.