Thaddeus J. France III

Thaddeus J. France III

Professor of Physical Education
Photo of Thaddeus France in a classroom
  • Doctor of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 2006
  • Master of Science, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1991

Thaddeus "Ted" France has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in Physical Education Pedagogy, Motor Learning, Experiential/Adventure Education, Youth Development and Coaching over the last 29 years. He has worked as a national consultant with numerous youth development organizations and his programs have been supported with more than $10 million. He has published research articles and book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally in the areas of pedagogy, experiential education, and youth development.


Research Interests

  • Physical Education Pedagogy
  • Experiential Education
  • Youth Development through Sport

Courses Taught

  • Qualitative Research
  • Motor Learning
  • Research on Teaching Physical Education