Jack C. Kern

Jack C. Kern



(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation

Phone: 479-575-4098

Fax: (479) 575-5778

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Jack Kern is a Clinical Professor in the Physical Education program in the College of Education and Health Professions. He has served in this capacity since 2002 and came to the University of Arkansas in 1996 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to coming to the University of Arkansas, Dr. Kern was an Assistant Professor at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. He worked in the public schools as a science and physical education instructor for 10 years before pursuing a career in higher education.

  • Physical Education curricula and methodology
  • Physical Education Teaching Methods
  • Measurement/Assessment Concepts for Teachers

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, Kinesiology, 1994
M.Ed., Southwest Texas State University, Physical Education, 1990
B.S.,   University of Wisconsin / LaCrosse, Physical Education, 1981


Parish, A., Lirgg, C., Gorman, D., Kern, J.C., Fort, I., Baghurst, T., & Burt, D. (2012).  Effect of handedness on gross motor skill acquisition.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  83, A-35, published abstract.

Alliheibi, A., Gorman, D., Lirgg, C., & Kern, J.C. (2011).  Student attitudes toward physical education in Saudi Arabia. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  82, A-32, published abstract.

Kern, J.C. &  Calleja, P. (2008).  Let’s play three on three!  The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 79, 31-34.

Kerr, J.B., Miller, W., Kern, J.C., & Jackson, T. (2004). Does spending on schools matter? The determinants of public school performance in the State of Arkansas. The Midsouth Political Science Review, 7, 41-54.

Kern, J.C.. Calleja, P., & Hunt, S.B. (2003).  Enhancing the physical education internship experience.  Arkansas Journal, 38(1), 18-20.

Kern, J.C. (2002, July/August).  Ten ways for teachers to enhance student teaching experiences.  UPDATE, p. 7.

Kern, J.C., & Lirgg, C. (2001).  Middle school student’s perceptions of coed physical education.  Arkansas Journal, 36(1), 15-17.