Brian Culp is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). Dr. Culp holds a BSED in Health and Physical Education from the University of Georgia, a Masters in Sport Administration from Georgia State University and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Georgia. He holds dual licenses as a K-12 physical educator in the state of Georgia and Indiana.
Culp’s research interests include culturally responsive pedagogy, teacher education, semiotics, and examining cultural barriers to physical activity. He has been recognized for his research on urban elementary physical education teachers by the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators, winning a state dissertation award in 2005 and received the Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award for his paper “The Importance of Social Justice Education in 21st Century Physical Education” from the National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE).
Culp has been a recent participant in a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship program to Kenya studying democracy and education while involving himself in several service related projects. In the summers of 2010 and 2011 led study abroad groups to East Africa to promote community health and physical activity. In 2011, Culp was selected to serve on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) for physical education, and worked with PHE Canada in developing a program for newcomers. In 2012 he was awarded the Mabel Lee Award from the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). This honor recognizes scholarship, teaching and professional leadership in the Alliance. In 2013, Culp was awarded the Social Justice and Diversity Young Professional Award by AAHPERD.
Brian has published his work in journals such asThe Physical Educator, Strategies, the ICHPERD Journal of Research, JOPERD, Qualitative Health Research andTeaching Elementary Physical Education. He has presented at numerous conference proceedings and is a member of AAHPERD, AERA, AIESEP, ICHPERD-SD, NAME, and NASPE. Dr. Culp currently teaches courses in teacher education pedagogy and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Culp, B. (in press). Eliminating barriers to physical activity participation using cultural negotiation and competence. Strategies.
Culp, B. (2013). Using archetypes to introduce social justice in PETE. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 84 (2), 17-19.
Heo, J.¹, Culp, B.¹, Yamada, N., & Won, Y. (2013). Promoting successful aging through competitive sport participation: Insights from older adults. Qualitative Health Research, 23 (1): 105-13.
Culp, B. & Schmidlein, R. (2012). Preparing PETE Programs for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners. Strategies, 25 (7), 11-14.
Culp, B. & Chepyator-Thomson, J.R. (2011). Uncovering the culturally responsive practices of urban elementary physical educators. The Physical Educator, 68 (4), 234-253.
Culp, B. (in press). The strategic application and assessment of social justice in PETE programs: A primer. The Physical Educator, 68 (3), 130-139.
Culp, B. (2011). The archetypes and philosophical motivations of urban elementary physical educators. ICHPERD Journal of Research, 6 (1), 40-47.
Culp, B. (2010). Are Your S’s in Effect? Ensuring Culturally Responsive Physical Education Environments. Strategies, 24 (2), 10-14.
Xu, F., Chepyator-Thomson, J. R., & Culp, B. (2010). School-based physical education programs and obesity in the United States: trends, rationalizations, and perspectives of change.Educational Research Journal (HK), 25 (2), 241-262.
Culp, B., Chepyator-Thomson, J.R., Hsu, Shan-Hui (2009). Preservice Teachers’ Experiential Perspectives Based on a Multicultural Learning Service Practicum. The Physical Educator, 66 (1), 23-36. (PDF)
Culp, B. (2008) Preparing Qualitative Studies for Urban Physical Education Environments. Indiana Journal of Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance, 37 (3), 33-38. (PDF)
Chepyator-Thomson, J.R., Russell, J.A. & Culp, B. (2007). African American College Women’s Reflections on Physical Activity Involvement During Public School Years. Journal of African American Studies, 11 (2), 101-116. (PDF)
Culp, B. (2006). Management of the physical environment in the gymnasium and classroom: It’s not that different. Teaching Elementary School Physical Education 17 (5), 13-16. (PDF)
Culp, B. (2006). Classroom Management for Diverse Populations. Strategies 20 (1), 21-24. (PDF)
Culp, B. (2005). Teaching Methods and Life Experiences of Urban Elementary Physical Education Teachers. Unpublished disseration, The University of Georgia.
Culp, B. (2013). Moral Jogging, Leadership and Optimism in an Intergenerational Physical Activity Program. Presented at the AAHPERD National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 23-27th, 2013.
Culp, B., DiGiacinto, K., & James, M. (2013). Preparing Physical Educators for Civic Engagement: A Necessary Shift from Pomp to Actual Circumstance? Presented at the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida.
Carson, R.L., Woods, A.M., Mosier, B., Schonestedt, L., Watson, D.L., & Culp, B. (2012). Physical Education and Physical Activity: Growing Divide or Rallying Cry? Presented at the PETE Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. September 9-12.
Herrera, S., Culp, B., Swinford, R.R., and Keith, N.R., (2012). Physically Active Residential Communities and Schools (PARCS): A service-learning university-community partnership to promote health. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.
Culp, B. (2012). Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. John Wooden’s influence as an archetype for introducing social justice to PETE Majors. Presented at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference in San Diego, California.
Culp, B. et. al, (2012). Addressing social justice & diversity issues across the AAHPERD Associations, AAHPERD National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.
Culp, B. et. al, (2012). Participating as a presenter (Half Day Session) for the program: Setting the standard for multicultural teaching: Best practices: AAHPERD National Convention.
Culp, B., & Schmidlein, R. (2012). Examining emerging attitudes towards constructive activism for PETE majors. Presented at the AAHPERD National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, March 13-17th, 2012.
Schmidlein, R. & Culp, B. (2012). Priorities in High School Physical Education. Presented at the AAHPERD National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, March 13-17th, 2012.
Keith, N.R., Culp, B., & Swinford, R. (2011). Campus and community physical activity partnerships to promote health. Presented at the 17th Annual Conference for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, October 9-11, 2011.
Heo, J., Culp, B., Krauskopf, E. & McBride, J. (2011). Uncovering the competitive discourses of senior olympic games athletes. Presented at the AAHPERD National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference in Orlando, Florida. National Convention in San Diego, California, March 29-April 3, 2011.
Culp, B., Anderson, J.A. & Schmidlein, R. (2011). Connecting through collaboration: The quest for significance through community partnership and strategic action. Presented at the 2011 National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Culp, B., & Schmidlein, R. (2011). Urban Physical Education Teachers’ Views of Curriculum. Presented at the 2011 National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Culp, B. & Heo, J. (2010). Senior athletes’ discourses on motivation, competition and physical education. Presented at the AIESEP Conference in La Coruna, Spain, October 26-29th, 2010.
Keith, N.R., Culp, B. & Hji-Avgoustis, S. (2009). Social-ecological approaches to promoting reconciliation through sport in Kenyan communities. Presented at the International Symposium on Social Tensions in a Modern African State: Reform issues in the Kenyan National Dialogue and Reconciliation, Moi University, Kenya, Africa, May 13-15, 2009.
Culp, B., Bernacchi, K.A. & Schrock, J. (2009) Perceptions of self-efficacy among visually impaired learners in physical education. Presented at the AAHPERD National Conference, March 31st-April 4th, 2009, Tampa, Florida.
Angermeier, L.K., Keith, N.R., Culp, B., Urtel, M.G. & Anderson, J.J. (2008). Fit for Life: Lessons Learned Developing and Implementing a Collaborative Health and Wellness Outreach Program. Presented at the American School Health Association National Conference, Tampa, Florida, November 12-15, 2008. (Symposium)
Culp, B. (2008). The I.M.P.A.C.T. survey.-A modest appraisal to assist in the promotion of culturally responsive pedagogy in physical education. Presented January 21-24, 2008 at the World Congress of the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP), Sapporo, Japan.
2012-2013 Urban Physical Education Leadership Coalition, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
2011-2013- We Belong Program, Physical Education and Health Education (PHE), Canada.
2011- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for Physical Education.
2009- Colorado Department of Education, Thornton, Colorado.
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