Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies University of California, Riverside 2003
M.S.A. Sport Management West Chester University 1997
B.S. Health and Physical Education West Chester University 1992

KIN 115 - Weight Training
KIN 506 - Sport Governance
KIN 585 - Field Experience in Kinesiology

Physical Education Pedagogy, Sport and Recreation Management

EDUC 44 Principles of Healthful Living, University of California, Riverside, 2001-2002

Esparza, M., Sullivan, S., Pearson, D. (2019). Understanding Body Image and Motivation in Physical Education: A Mixed Methods Approach. WSKW conference in Reno, NV.

Pearson, D. (2017). Purposeful leadership in a warp drive world. NIRSA conference in San Diego, CA.

Pearson, D. (2016). “Professionalism and the physical educator”. CAHPERD unit conference in Riverside, CA.

Pearson, D. (2016). "Preparing for a career in the health professions". Youth Advocates for Healthy Access conference in Riverside, CA.

Pearson, D, O'Rourke, M., & Guerrero, J. (2015). Contemporary cardiovascular activities for maximal participation. SHAPE national conference in Seattle, WA.

Pearson, D. & O’Rourke, M. (2014). How not to run a lap: contemporary cardiovascular training for quality physical education. CAHPERD conference in Garden Grove, CA.

Pearson, D. (2012). Volunteerism, Online Education, and the Affective Domain - Can they all play nice in the same sandbox? SWAAHPERD conference in Oahu, HI.

Pearson, D. (2011). Reframing recreational leadership. NIRSA conference in New Orleans.

Pearson, D. (2009). Don’t call me coach: a look at role confusion in physical education. PETE conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Pearson, D. (2008). Don’t call me coach: role confusion in physical education. SW AAHPERD conference in Kona, HI.

Pearson, D. (2007). Small school opportunity and leadership. NIRSA conference at University of Texas.

Pearson, D. (2007). Reframing recreational leadership using a four-frames model. NIRSA conference at University of Oregon.

Pearson, D. (2006). Review of Managing sports facilities and major events. Journal of Sport Management, 20, 3.

Pearson, D. & Kalmus, K. (2006). Outcome assessments, e-portfolios, and accreditation reporting: an integrated approach. Western Association of Schools and Colleges annual meeting.

Pearson, D. (2005). Fitness assessment and exercise prescription for middle school students. Riverside Educational Consortium held at UCR.

Pearson, D., Patino, M., & MacDonald, N. (2004). Recess is not physical education. Presented at ACSI conference in Anaheim, CA.

Physical Education Subject Matter Competency Document – Composed document for sanction of a state approved subject matter competency program in physical education

WASC Substantive Change document for Master of Science in Kinesiology program.

Sandals Church - Woodcrest / Offering / Accounting

King High School NJROTC

Riverside Shotokan Karate

Freedom in Motion Parkour Gym - Murrieta

Family, cars, motorcycles, weight training, self defense training

Scripture: Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God - functionally paraphrased "worry less, pray more, be thankful" P46

Educational Philosophy: “Don’t just be a teacher, be an inspiration for learning”