colby-sawyer faculty

Jean Eckrich

Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences
Director, Teaching Enrichment Center
David H. Winton Endowed Chair

(603) 526-3448 | jeckrich@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined the faculty in 1995. Ph.D., Purdue University, Physical Education with concentration in Biomechanics; M.S. University of Wyoming, Physical Education; B.S. University of Delaware, Physical Education with minor in Biology. Certification: ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist. Professor Eckrich is an expert in the role of exercise in lifelong health, the mechanics and development of human motion, the changing role of women in sports, and appropriate principles and practices for coaches.

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomechanics
  • Children in Sport
  • Motor Development
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Physical Activity and Aging
  • Theory of Coaching

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Barber, H. & J. Eckrich. "An investigation of the methods and criteria employed in the evaluation of intercollegiate coaches." Journal of Sport Management.

  • Eckrich, J., C. Widule, R.A. Shrader, and J. Maver. "The effects of a video observational training program on video and live observational proficiency." Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

  • Strohmeyer, H.S. and J. Eckrich. "Comparative Analysis of the Running Mechanics of 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grade Children Running at 75-%-85% Age Predicted Heart Rate." Paper presented at the International Society of Sport Biomechanics National Convention.

  • Strohmeyer, H. S., J. Eckrich, and M. Bird. "The Effect of Spatial and Temporal Instructional Cues on the Mechanics of the Vertical Jump." Poster presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention.

  • Eckrich, J., K. Kieffer, S. Kieffer and S. Creel. "A Comparison of Physiological Responses Between Treadmill Running and Underwater Treadmill Running."
    Poster presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention.

  • Eckrich, J. "Biomechanical Observational Models for Sport Skills." Workshop at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention.

  • Eckrich, J. and S. Creel. "Toe Touches-Every Morning: Maybe Not!" Workshop at the South Dakota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference.

  • Eckrich, J. "Reflections on Women in Sport from the Perspective of a Participant, Coach and Administrator: Pre and Post Title IX." Presentation for Athletics Administration Class.

  • Eckrich, J., "Career Paths in Exercise and Sport Sciences."Presentation for Introduction to Exercise and Sport Sciences Class.