Jennifer El-Sherif

Jennifer El-Sherif

Professional Details

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: OK-125
Phone: 978-542-2112
Email: jennifer.elsherif@salemstate.edu
Resume: Jennifer El-Sherif [DOCX 33KB]

Fall & Winter Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2046 01 SMS177 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education & Health Education
2047 01 SMS180 Theory & Practice of Educational Gymnastics & Dance
2048 L21 SMS180 Theory & Practice of Educational Gymnastics & Dance
2049 01 SMS181 Theory & Practice of Invasion Games
2052 L21 SMS181 Theory & Practice of Invasion Games
2174 01 SMS485 Directed Field Experience in Physical Education
3700 01 SMS380 Teaching Elementary Physical Education

Professional Biography

Jennifer El-Sherif graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Before coming to Salem State, Jennifer taught K-12 physical education at various public and private institutions across the country. Her research looks at ways to increase student participation and engagement in K-12 physical education and adult participation in physical activity. In spring 2015 Jennifer will be teaching SMS 177 Introduction to Health and Physical Education; SMS 480 Philosophical Aspects of Physical Education and Sport; SMS 485 Directed Field Experience in Physical Education; and various theory and practice courses through the SMS department.

Professional Interests

Physical education reform; increasing participation in physical education.

Professional Memberships

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD)

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Responsibilities

Teaching, advising students, oordinator of the activity portion of the FASST program

Selected Publications

El-Sherif, J. (In Press) The Value of Fun in Physical Education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.

El-Sherif, J. (2014) Student Voice-Student Choice and Participation in Physical Education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators 27(5) 8-11.

Selected Presentations

El-Sherif, J. L. (February 2015). Student Centered Approach to Dance and Rhythmic ActivitiesStudent Centered Approach to Dance and Rhythmic Activities.  Eastern District SHAPE Conference, Springfield, MA.

El-Sherif, J. L. (February 2013).  How PE has Changed and How PE has Stayed the Same.  Eastern District  Conference, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, MA.

El-Sherif, J. L., & Gallo, A. M. (September 28, 2012). Meeting Students needs in physical education: Balancing what we know and what we should do. Massachusetts State Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Fall Student Summit. Salem State University, Salem, MA.

El-Sherif, J.L. & Nihan, G. (September 28, 2012) Employment interview tips and Practice. Massachusetts State Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Fall Student Summit. Salem State University, Salem, MA.

El-Sherif, J. (March, 2011). Lets Groove: Adding dance to your physical education Curriculum.  Massachusetts AHPERD Spring Conference, Springfield College, Springfield, MA.

El-Sherif, J. (November, 2009).  The secret to middle school physical education.  Maine AHPERD Convention, Rockport, Maine.

Poster Presentations

Glencross, H., & El-Sherif, J.L. (2013, May 2). Comparing student perceptions of physical     education & wellness programs. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Salem State University, Salem, MA.

Hickey K. & El-Sherif, J. (May, 2012).  Changing the Image of Physical Education. Undergraduate Research Day, Salem State University, Salem, MA.