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Dr. Sarah Adkins

Dr. Sarah Adkins
Department Chair / Associate Professor
Luecker Building


PhD Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2018
Masters of Arts in Teaching, University of Louisville, 2005
BS Health and Human Performance, concentration Skill Acquisition, University of Louisville, 2004


As a Commonwealth of Kentucky certified Health and Physical Education teacher, Dr. Sarah Adkins work in the public schools lead to a passion for the Health and Physical Education of all individuals, which she emphasizes in her pedagogy classes at the University of the Cumberlands. She sees her students as leaders in their respective communities and encourages them to be healthy role models for others. Her latest project focused on the leadership preferences of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics coaches. She then looked at the sociological perspectives that may influence coach preferences and analyzed the results for significance. Although she enjoys research and the world of academia, Dr. Adkins also appreciates travelling with her family, spending time outdoors, or working out in the campus wellness center.


Adkins, S. (2015). Using cognitive coaching in a flipped History and Contemporary Influences of Health, P.E. and Sport classroom. In H. Blythe, C. Sweet, & R. Carpenter (2015), It works for me, flipping the classroom: Shared tips for effective teaching (pp. 93-94). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc.