Jinwen Liu, PhD
Location: KHS 255
Telephone: (657) 278 – 3325
Physical Education Teacher Education/Pedagogy
KNES 243: Teaching Movement Forms in Physical Education
KNES 386: Movement and the Child
Dr. Liu's received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Nanjing Normal University in China and then pursued her graduate degrees in the U.S. She earned a master's degree in Sports Psychology from Florida State University and a Ph.D. degree in Physical Education Teacher Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Through her teaching and research projects, Dr. Liu shapes preservice teachers' beliefs, professional identity, and teaching practices in delivering quality physical education at K-12 schools. She also dedicates herself to developing effective class-based physical activity interventions. Dr. Liu has published her work in Journal of Teaching Physical Education and presented in national and state conferences. Since 2015, Dr. Liu has led several study-abroad and exchange programs in the U.S. and China, and looks forward to more opportunities for international collaborations. In her leisure time, Dr. Liu loves trying new hobbies. She recently learned paddle boarding, baking chiffon cakes, and playing the ukulele.
Dr. Liu specializes in survey development and intervention studies using mixed-methods research design. Her current research interests focus on physical education teachers’ identity development and class-based physical activity interventions. Additional interests include technology integration and decision-making among physical educators.
Influencing factors of preservice physical education teachers’ identity
Physical activity interventions in college classroom settings