Linda L. Griffin, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies

B.S., Black Hills State, 1976
M.S., Ithaca, 1986
Ph.D., Ohio State, 1991

(413) 545-6985

University of Massachusetts Amherst
W114C Furcolo
Amherst, MA 01003

Professional Interests: 

Linda is a professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College. Her research and scholarly interest for nearly 20 years has been on the teaching and learning of sport related games through a games-centered approach grounded in constructivist learning. She has co-authored several books and articles with her 1997 first co-authored book, Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A Tactical Games Approach, in the process of going to a third edition. Linda has also co-edited two books on this topic with colleague Joy Butler from the University of British Columbia.

Linda has been a keynote speaker, presented her research and conducted workshops all over the world on this topic.

Linda received the 2005 Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award for her work in on this topic. She served on the planning committee for the first games-centered conference, and is past chair of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction Academy, past president of the AAHPERD Research Consortium and past chair for the AERA Special Interest Group in Physical Education.