Dr. Everhart is currently the Director of Teacher Education at Lock Haven University and has been a part of the faculty in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Lock Haven University since the beginning of the spring 2008 semester. Dr. Everhart’s primary teaching focus is on preparing LHU’s Health and Physical Education teaching majors to work with PK-12 students with disabilities. His research interests center on preservice teaching performance in physical education and studying novice teachers’ pedagogical patterns in adapted physical education (see publications list link on this site). He also uses his extensive knowledge of student learning assessment to help academic programs design assessment plans and configure them into data management systems and web-based reporting tools. Apart from having his assessment research and articles published nationally, his assessment work was highlighted in November 2011 on the website of the National Institute for Learning in Higher Education. After earning degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University, Pennsylvania State University, and West Virginia University, Dr. Everhart began his university teaching career at Appalachian State University as an assistant professor in physical education teacher education. Later, he served in a variety of leadership and administrative roles in higher education at Anderson College (SC) and the University of Texas at Arlington where he coordinated the graduate program in the Department of Kinesiology as well as the teacher certification track for undergraduates in the department. While his primary background is in teacher preparation in physical education, his educational background also enables him to teach Adapted Physical Education at LHU. His public school work with inner-city elementary students in physical education in Georgia and Alabama have been a stimulus to help him develop and revise curricular models that help teachers meet a variety of needs in different settings. Dr. Everhart’s research focus is on preservice teaching performance in physical education as well as on the impact of pedagogical processes for teaching physical education to PK-12 students with disabilities. A recent area of expertise focuses on the design and implementation of programs assessing student learning outcomes. His wife, Dr. Kim Everhart, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at LHU. The Everharts have two sons, Tyler (16) and Kyle (13).
Ed.D. – Physical Education Teacher Education, West Virginia University (1994)
M.S. – Adapted Physical Education, Penn State University (1991)
B.S. – Health and Physical Education, Oklahoma Baptist University (1986)
Areas of Expertise:
Teaching Performance in Physical Education
Teaching Effectiveness in Adapted Physical Education and Physical Education
Student Learning Assessment Design and Implementation in Higher Education