Contact Info


  • Room 108
    Wellness & Recreation Complex
Tracey Dexter Matthews
  • Doctor of Physical Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1997
  • Master of Science, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1992

Research Interests

  • Measurement and evaluation in exercise science 
  • Physical activity and children

Selected Works



Society for Health and Physical Educators National Convention, March 2015; Seattle, Wash.; Using cluster analysis to better program performance psychology of athletes.


Kostelis, T. K., & Matthews, T. D. Authentic and Alternative Assessment. In T.A. Baumgartner, A. S. Jackson, M.T. Mahar, & D. A. Rowe. (2016). Measurement for evaluation in physical education and exercise science, 9th edition. Jones & Bartlett.

Matthews, T.D., & Kostelis, T.K. (2011). Conducting research in health and human performance. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Rosene, J. M. , Matthews, T.D., Gutowski, E.E., McGuire J.R., Ricca, M.V. Vital S.E., & Wing M.R. (in review). Thermoregulatory changes during 30 days of creatine supplementation while exercising in the heat. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care.

Matthews, T. D., Myers, N. D., & Seungmin, L. (2017). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (MPEES): A Reflection on 20 Years of Publications and a Brief Report on 2016. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 21(1), 1-9.

Myers, N. D., Matthews, T. D., & Park, S. E. (2016). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science: A Brief Report on 2015 and Calls for Manuscripts in 2016 and Beyond. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 20(2), 75-80.

Rosene, J.M., Matthews, T.D., McBride, K.J., Galla, A., Haun, M., McDonald, K., Gagne, N., Lea, J., Kasen, J., & Farias, C. (2015) The effects of creatine supplementation on thermoregulation and isokinetic muscular performance following acute (3-day) supplementation. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, Mar 17 [EPUB ahead of print].

Matthews, T.D., O’Neill, E., Kostelis, K.T., Jaffe, D., Vitti, S., Quinlan, M., Boland, M. (2015). Physical activity and self-efficacy in physical activity and healthy eating in an urban elementary setting. American Journal of Health Education, 46(3), 132-137.

Rosene, J.M., Willoughby, D.S., Matthews, T.D., DuPont, J., Gabillieri, J., & Puck, R. (2014). The effect of 3- versus 7-days of creatine supplementation on thermoregulation and changes in intramuscular creatine levels. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 3(6).

Matthews, T. D., O’Neill, E., & Kostelis, K. (2014). Physical Activity Levels and Attitudes toward Physical Activity and Eating Habits in an Urban Elementary School Setting. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 14(1), 16-21.