Dr. Sara Barnard Flory
Dr. Sara Barnard Flory, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Office: PED 225
Sara Barnard Flory is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Physical Education. She received her doctorate from Wayne State University, where she completed her studies in Teaching in Secondary Education with an emphasis on physical education and health. Sara received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Movement Science and Athletic Training from the University of Michigan in 2000 and a Master’s degree from Wayne State in 2005.
During her graduate studies, Sara worked as a graduate research assistant for two large-scale grant programs, the Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative, and Generation with Promise. Both of these programs focused on improving health and physical education programs in urban public schools.
Her research interests have to do with the role of culture in physical education and physical activity. Specifically, Sara is interested in evaluating and developing culturally competent curriculum models, school-based health initiatives, and preparing teachers for culturally diverse school settings.
Sara’s teaching responsibilities include secondary instructional design and content courses, internship experiences, as well as teaching in the master’s program in physical education.
- Sun, H., Vamos, C.A., Flory, S.B., DeBate, R., Thompson, E.L., & Bleck, J. (in press). Correlates of long-term physical activity adherence in women. Journal of Health and Sport Science.
- Flory, S.B. (2016). Professional socialization experiences of early career urban physical educators. European Physical Education Review 4(22), 430-449.
- Flory, S.B., & Walton-Fisette, J. (2015). Teaching sociocultural issues to pre-service physical education teachers: A self-study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 6(3), 245-257.
- Flory, S.B. (2015). Early career experiences of physical education teachers in urban schools. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 34(4) 661-679.
- Vamos, C.A., Flory, S.B., Sun, H., DeBate, R., Bleck, J., Thompson, E., & Merrell, L. (2015). Do physical activity patterns across the lifecourse impact birth outcomes? Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(8) 1775-1782.
- Flory, S.B., & McCaughtry, N. (2014). The influences of pre-professional socialization on early career physical educators. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 33(1), 93-111.
- Flory, S.B., McCaughtry, N., Martin, J., Murphy, A., Blum, B., & Wisdom, K. (2014). U.S. urban teachers’ perspectives of culturally competent professional development. Professional Development in Education, 40(2) 282-294.