Jennifer Kelly | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Jennifer Faison Kelly, Ph.D.

    Professor & Dean

    Jennifer Faison Kelly

    Ruff Learning Center
    Room 234


    • Biography

      Dr. Jennifer Faison Kelly (“Dr. Jenn”) received the Capital University Cotterman Award for exceptional service to students through advising in 2007. She is currently a university Master Advisor and helps students successfully matriculate through the university. She is past department chair for the Health and Sport Sciences Department as well as past interim chair of the Education Department. Dr. Jenn has been a member of the South-Western City Schools Community Advisory Group and has served on numerous Ohio Department of Education advisory councils and boards related to physical education, health education, and clinical experiences. She has been instrumental in strategic planning related to social justice and diversity on numerous state, Midwest, and national organizations. Currently, she serves as an active board member of the Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters African American Advisory Board, the Columbus Africentric K-12 Early College Advisory Board, and the National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni Board. She has presented internationally in Brazil, Tanzania, and Australia about effectively educating individuals with disabilities. Her collaborative grants have impacted underserved populations, students in urban settings, and refugees in the areas of literacy tutoring and education.

    • Classes

      Adapted Physical Activity for Special Populations
      Exceptionalities and Intervention Strategies
      Family, Community, and Culture
      First Year Seminar: Personal Health
      Health Education Pedagogy
      Health Problems and School Health Services
      Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
      Motor Development for Young Children
      Motor Learning
      Physical Education Pedagogy
      Student Teaching Supervision

    • Degrees Earned

      Ph.D., Sport and Exercise Education (Cognates: Special Education & Supervision), The Ohio State University (2001)

      M.A., Adapted Physical Education, The Ohio State University (1993)

      B.S., Health & Physical Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (1992)

    • Publications

      Faison-Hodge, J. (2017).  A Hard Head Makes a Soft Butt (pp.82-83). In B. M. Lovelace-Ross (Ed.). A collection of the sayings of mama ‘nem’: The wit and wisdom of mama, muhdear and othermothers. Durham, NC: Envison Consulting Group.

      Hodge, S. R., & Faison-Hodge, J. (2010). Teacher Preparation and Conceptions of Teacher Learning in Physical Education. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 21(3), 8-19.

      Faison-Hodge, J, & Porretta, D. (2004). Physical activity levels of students with mental retardation and students without disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 21, 139-152.

      Hodge, S. R., Faison-Hodge, J., Burden, J. Jr. (2004). Politics, pitfalls, and precedents: Going beyond tokenism in diversifying physical education faculty in higher education. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 15(2), 6-7, 12-13.

      Jansma, P., Wallstrom, T., Walsh, M., Faison-Hodge, J., & An, M. (1999). Psychomotor domain testing of those with serious disabilities. In P. Jansma (Ed.). Psychomotor Domain and Serious Disabilities. Lanham, MA: University Press of America.

      Bridges, D., Faison, J. & Mosley, K. (1995) Perspectives on ethnic diversity: Recruitment, retention, and post-matriculation in the disciplines of adapted physical education and therapeutic recreation. The Advocate, 23(3), 4.