Graeme Connolly

Program Director

Graeme Connolly

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Kinesiology

The Graduate School

Bio

Dr. Connolly moved from Scotland to Augusta, GA in 1998. Since 2001, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at Augusta University.

  • (706) 667-4882
  • (706) 667-4140
  • CFH 222

Education

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology and Exercise Scien University of Georgia, 2012

  • MED, Health and Physical Education/ Augusta State University, 2000

  • BS, Exercise Physiology University of Glasgow, 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Online Teaching Excellence Award Augusta University: Center for Instructional Innovation, 2019

  • Excellence in Teaching Award National Society of Leadership and Success, 2018

  • Outstanding Faculty Award Augusta University: College of Education, 2018

  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award College of Education, 2017

  • Jag20 Award Georgia Regents University, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • KNHS 6352

    Ath Injuries Care & Prevention
  • KNHS 6351

    Ethics of Sports Coaching
  • KNHS 6442

    Applied Research Project
  • KNHS 6350

    Found & Prin of Sports Coach
  • KNHS 3420

    Instructional Strat. in HS
  • KNHS 6400

    Internship in Kines & HS
  • KNHS 3100

    Intro to Kines & Health Sci
  • KNHS 6353

    Taking Athlete to Next Level

Teaching Interests

Kinesiology- Sport Pedagogy and Coaching
Health & Physical Education Pedagogy

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Applying humanistic learning theory: The "art" of coaching, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Induction of beginning physical education teachers: Surviving the early years, 2014
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • A scrutiny of the coaching education program scholarship since 1995, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The finishing touch: anatomy of expert lesson closures in sport, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Sport pedagogy and coaching
Expertise/effectiveness in team sport coaching
Expertise/effectiveness in high school settings
Qualitative methodologies

Department Service

  • Pre-Tenure 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Kinesiology Search Committee 2019 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • KHS Search Committee 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Health and Physical Education M.A.T. Supervisor 2015 - 2015

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Promotion and Tenure 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Educational Research Faculty Search 2020 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • COE Dean Search Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CURS Advisory Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Athletics 2013 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • International Sport Coaching Journal 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Human Kinetics Publishers 2017 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer, Book
  • GAHPERD - Executive Board Member 2009 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member