Collin Webster, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Professor of Physical Education, University of South Carolina
Collin Webster earned his Ph.D. in physical education and sport studies from the University of Georgia in 2006 and has held academic appointments at the University of South Carolina (2006- 2012; 2013-present) and the University of Wollongong in Australia (2012-2013). He is currently a professor in the Department of Physical Education at UofSC and has served as Department Chair and as Associate Dean for Research and Innovation for the UofSC College of Education.
With over 100 publications and numerous presentations to national and international audiences, he is a widely recognized scholar in the area of youth physical activity promotion. The core focus of Dr. Webster's research is on comprehensive school physical activity programs, including best practices for program implementation, monitoring, and sustainability.
Dr. Webster was an invited research fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Tokyo Gakugei University in 2011 and with the Priority Research Center in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2012. He is also a research fellow with the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Webster worked as a physical education and health teacher at international schools in the Dominican Republic and Dubai. He is a "Third Culture Kid" who grew up in Pakistan, Singapore, Cyprus, and Taiwan. https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/faculty-staff/webster_collin.php
Discipline: Physical education and physical activity promotion
PlayCore Partnership:Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs