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Franco Zengaro

Department
Health & Physical Ed & Recreation

Position
Asst Prof HPER/Graduate Coord

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. The University of Alabama
  • M.S.E. Harding University
  • MBA Leicester University, United Kingdom
  • B.A. Harding University

Course Taught

  • MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION in PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • KINESIOLOGY
  • MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND MOTOR LEARNING
  • BIOMECHANICS
  • PRACTICUM IN HEALTH PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION

Academic Interest

I am interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning.  The importance of moral development and sports, and mixed-methods’ research.

Publications

Zengaro, F., & Zengaro, S. (In Press). This is Not What I Expected: Knowledge Reconfiguration in   Preservice Teachers. Journal of Research Initiatives.

Zengaro, F., Ali, M., & Zengaro, S. (2016). Academic and Community Identities: A Study of Kurdish and Somali Refugee High School Students.  Journal of Research Initiatives, 2(1), 1-18.

Zengaro, F., & Zengaro, S. (2016). Planning for instruction: A multiple case study of four preservice teachers learning to plan for teaching. Northwest Journal of Teacher Education, 1-38.

Zengaro, S., & Zengaro, F. (2016). Aggression, sports, and moral decision-making in middle school students: A multidimensional perspective.  MAHPERD Journal, 4(1), 34-51.

Ali, M., Zengaro, S., & Zengaro. F. (2016). Students’ responses to the critical incident technique: A qualitative perspective.  Journal of Instructional Research, 2, 70-78.

Zengaro, F., Zengaro, S., & Belcher, D. (2015). Moving beyond “busy, happy, and good” in physical education teaching.  Delta Journal of Education, 5(1), 20-38.

Manuscripts Under Review

Zengaro, F., & Zengaro, S. (In Review). Sports as Intuitive Experiences: A Biofunctional

Embodied Sports Performance.  Submitted to Delta Journal of Education.

Zengaro, S., Iran-Nejad, A., Schumacker, R., & Zengaro, F. (In review). Understanding adolescent   attitudes toward sports aggression: An integrated perspective. Submitted to Research in the Schools.

Zengaro, F., & Zengaro, S. (In Review). Metaphors and preservice teachers: What do we want

to be when we grow up. Submitted to Perm State University Herald.

Presentations

Zengaro, S., Zengaro, M., Zengaro, F., & Zengaro, E. (2017, March). Consistency in Simulated Driving Skills. Poster accepted at the Southeastern Psychological Association 63rd Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA.

Zengaro, F., Alvarez, J., Zengaro, S., Zengaro, E., & Zengaro, M. (2016, November).  Motor Skill Learning:  A Mind-Body Approach. Paper Presented at the MAHPERD Convention, Jackson, MS.

Zengaro, F., Zengaro., S., & Ali, M. (2016, November). From Knowing to Understanding: A Constructivist Perspective. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting for the Mid-South  Educational Research Association, Mobile, AL.

Alvarez, J., Zengaro, F., Zengaro, S., Zengaro, & Hartley, V. (2016, November).  TeachingTips for Working with Developmental Delays. Paper Presented at the MAHPERD Convention, Jackson, MS.

Zengaro, S., & Zengaro, F.  (2016, March-April). When Violence Hits Home: Perspectives on aCampus Shooting. In Zengaro, S., & Zengaro, F. (Chairs). Symposium presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association 62st Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana.

Zengaro, S., Zengaro, F., & Ali. M. (2015, November). Social Isolation and Technology: Implications for Psychosocial Development. Paper presented at the meeting of the Mid-South Education Research Association, Lafayette, LA.

Ali, M., Zengaro, S., & Zengaro, F. (November, 2015). Responses to Critical Thinking Technique, Engage and Connect to Class Activities: A Qualitative Investigation. Paper presented at the meeting of the Mid-South Education Research Association, Lafayette, LA.

Ali, M., Zengaro, S., & Zengaro, F. (2015, March).  Do Students’ Responses to Critical Thinking Technique, Engage and Connect to Class Activities: A Qualitative Perspective. Poster presented at the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ.

Stewart, W., Mansouri, B., Iran-Nejad, A., & Jami, P.Y. (2015, March). Bridging the Gap in Moral Understanding, Learning, and Biological Development.  In Zengaro, F., & Zengaro, S. (Chairs), Biological Understanding.  Symposium conducted at the Southeastern Psychological Association 61st Annual Meeting Hilton Head, South Carolina.