Robert J. Doan
Professor of Education
Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership
P843-863-7619 / Erdoan@csuniv.edu
University of South Carolina Concentration: Physical Education; Cognate: Curriculum, August 2013 (PhD)
Dissertation: “A Case Study Seeking Indicators of Coherence in a PETE Program,” Chair: Murray Mitchell Ph.D.'
Winthrop University, Concentration: Physical Education, May 2010 (MS)
Thesis: “A Comparison of Two Teaching Methods in Basic Instruction Volleyball,” Advisor: Stevie Chepko, Ph.D.
Physical and Health Education, Grand Valley State University, May 2006 (BS)
Dr. Robert J. Doan is the Graduate Director for the College of Education and Associate Professor of Education. Previously, he was the Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Education. He served as undergraduate and graduate faculty member for the School of Kinesiology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He previously taught elementary physical education before moving into higher education. He has served as a board member for the Mississippi SHAPE organization. He is a teacher-education program reviewer for SHAPE America and an article reviewer for two of SHAPE America’s professional journals: Strategies and Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He also is on the Strategies Editorial Board.
Doan has conducted research studies in a variety of physical education and sports officiating topics. He is an editor of two lesson plan books: Planning lessons for middle school (2nd book high school) physical education: Meeting the national standards and grade-level outcomes. He also is one of the authors of the PE Metrics book. Doan has conducted research studies involving baseball, football, volleyball, and soccer officials. He has presented at multiple conferences at the state, district, and national level.
Doan earned his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University, attended Winthrop University for his master’s degree, and completed his PhD in physical education with an emphasis in curriculum and assessment at the University of South Carolina. Doan enjoys officiating baseball and volleyball, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and four kids.
Doan is a native of Marysville, Mich., and he and his wife, Sara, are residents of Hanahan. Their four children (Lauryn, Ty, Ashlynn, & Trey) attend Hanahan public schools. The Doans are members of New Spring Church – Charleston campus. They are active in small groups, youth group, and next steps for the church.
- RECOGNITION & HONORS
Presidential Citation MAHPERD (2017)
Pride in Teaching award - MAHPERD (2016)
Mary Roland Griffin Graduate Award in Physical Education (2009)
President of PHI EPSILON KAPPA (2009)
Boy Scout - Eagle Scout, Governors Honor Guard at Mackinaw Island (1998)
- PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Doan, R. & MacDonald, L. (Release Spring 2020). Planning assessments for physical education: Meeting the national standards & grade-level outcomes. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Chepko, S., Holt-Hale, S., Doan, R., & MacDonald, L. (2018). PE Metrics. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
MacDonald, L., Doan, R., & Chepko, S. (Eds.). (2017). Planning lessons for high school physical education: Meeting the national standards and grade-level outcomes. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Doan, R., MacDonald, L., & Chepko, S. (Eds.). (2017). Planning lessons for middle school physical education: Meeting the national standards and grade-level outcomes. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Perreault, M., Brown, C., Doan, R., & Dolbow, D. (2018). Effect of mental and physical practice on clinical skill learning in kinesiology. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 17, 1-8.
Doan, R., & Smith, A. (2018). Extra innings: Understanding personal goals of college baseball umpires and their attitudes on professional development. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 33, 13-37.
Doan, R. & Smith, A. (2018). Under the mask: Who are collegiate baseball umpires. Journal of Sport Behavior, 41 (3), 270-282.
Doan, R. & Hubbard, K. (2017). The advocacy and awareness of African American Down Syndrome children ages 0-5 receiving physical therapy in the deep south of the United States. MAHPERD Journal, 5 (2), 28-34.
Monsma, E., Perreault, M., & Doan, R. (2017). Focus! Anticipate! Keys to developing concentration skills in open skill sports. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 88, 51-55.
Chepko, S. & Doan, R. (2015). Teaching for skill mastery. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 86, 9-13.
Webster, C.A., Buchan, H., Perreault, M., Doan, R., Doutis, P., & Weaver, R.G. (2015). An exploratory study of elementary classroom teachers’ physical activity promotion from a social learning perspective. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 34 (3), 474-495.
Webster, C.A., Webster, L., Cribbs, J., Wellborn, B., Lineberger, M., & Doan, R. (2014). The relationship between preservice teachers' health-related fitness and movement competency in gymnastics. The Physical Educator, 71, 203-217.
Webster, C.A., Caputi, P., Perreault, M., Doan, R., Doutis, P., and Weaver, R.G. (2013). Elementary classroom teachers' adoption of physical activity promotion in the context of a statewide policy: An innovation diffusion and socio-ecologic perspective. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 32, 419-440.
- MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
SHAPE America (2009 - Present)
National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) (2014 - Present)
Palmetto Volleyball Association (2018 - Present)