Thomas Templin

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Associate Dean for Faculty and Undergraduate Affairs
Short bio: 

Ph.D. Education, School of Education, University of Michigan, 1978

M.S.  Physical Education, School of Public Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Indiana University, 1975

B.S.  Physical Education and German (minor), School of Public Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; School of Arts and Science, Indiana University, 1972

Research summary: 

Templin’s academic research/scholarship has focused on role and socialization theory. Specifically, he has examined socialization processes linked to pre-service and in-service teachers alike. He is particularly interested in studying the lives and careers of physical education teachers as reflected in his past work with Sparkes and Schempp and current work with Richards, as well as current doctoral students. Recent research has centered on the status of PE, teacher emotions, Presidential youth fitness demonstration centers, the de-socialization of athletic trainers, and teacher evaluation.

Recent publications: 

Richards, K. A. R., Eberline, A. D., & Templin, T. J. (In Press). Secondary professional socialization through professional organizations: An exploratory study [Research Note]. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

Richards, K. A. R., Eberline, A. D., Padaruth, S., & Templin, T. J. (In Press). The outcomes of participating in a service-learning-based physical activity and aquatics program for children with disabilities: A mixed methods approach. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

Hemphil, M; Richards, K.A.R.;Gaudreault, K.; & Templin, T.J. (2015) Pre-service teacher perspectives of case-based learning in physical education teacher education. European Physical Education Review, DOI: 10.1/77/1356336X15579402

Templin, T. J., Blankenship, B. T., Richards, K. A. R. (2014). End of a golden era: The demise of a PETE program. pelinks4u, 16(8). Available at

Templin, T. J., Richards, K. A. R. (2014) Reflections on socialization into physical education: An intergenerational perspective. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 85(4), 431-445.

Teaching and Learning,
Teacher attitudes,
Teacher emotion