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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. Dr. Adkins is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, a National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Certified Health Education Specialist, and a former United States Swimming swim coach to all ages. Although she enjoys coaching, research, and the world of academia, Dr. Adkins also appreciates travelling with her family, spending time outdoors, or working out regularly at home, in the community, or in the campus wellness center.

Adkins, S. (2019, November). Leadership Style Preferences of NAIA Coaches [Conference Session]. Kentucky SHAPE, Louisville, KY, United States.

Adkins, S. (2018). A Causal-Comparative Study: Leadership Style Preferences of NAIA Coaches. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of the Cumberlands). Williamsburg, KY: University of the Cumberlands.