About

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Brian Culp (@culturenmotion) examines inequity and community supports for youth participation in physical activity, recreation, and sport. He is a Professor and interim department chair in the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services at Kennesaw State University. Central to his scholarship is a focus on race, semiotics, archetypes, cross-cultural communication, and spatial justice. In addition to creating and facilitating opportunities for students to participate in research and civic engagement, he has helped design funded community based inter-generational programming for various populations. Dr. Culp has been involved with groups such as SHAPE America, Physical Education Health Education Canada, The Centers for Disease Control, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

A recipient of numerous awards, Culp has been a Fulbright Scholar in Montreal, Canada and was inducted as the 34th Fellow of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education in 2019. Recently, he has given a talk on spatial justice for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, delivered a keynote address for the Boston Public School System, and was featured on CBC Radio discussing health disparities and exercise.

Dr. Culp’s work has appeared in Quest, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Strategies, Journal of  Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy, The Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, Pedagogy in Health Promotion, International Journal of Sport Coaching, Qualitative Health Research, the Journal of African American Studies and the books Black Male Health: A Strengths-Based Approach Through a Social Justice Lens for Helping Professions, Teaching Social and Emotional Learning in Physical Education: Applications in school and community settings, Teaching About Social Justice Issues in Physical Education, Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness, Social Justice in Physical Education: Critical Reflections and Pedagogies for Change, Sociocultural Issues in Physical Education, Global Perspectives on Physical Education and Sport, and Great Athletes. 

You can find a current vitae here: culp-vitae-December 21