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Department Chair of Physical Education, Teacher Education



  • P.E.D., Indiana University
  • M.S.E., Western Illinois University
  • B.S.E., Western Illinois University

Teaching Specialties

  • Curriculum design and implementation
  • Elementary physical education

Research Interests

  • Children fitness
  • Curriculum design
  • Higher education administration


Bryant, L. G. & Stillwell, Jim L. (May, 2009). The physical education teacher/coach in American culture . 11th International Conference on Education. Athens, Greece.

Stillwell, Jim L. (April, 2009). Leadership: According to Attila the Hun, AAHPERD National Convention, Tampa, FL.

Stillwell, Jim L. (March, 2008). Using exercises with young children, Southern Early Childhood Association 59th Annual Conference, Covington, KY.

Stillwell, Jim L. (June, 2008). Creative rhythmic activities for children, Southwest District AHPERD Convention, Kona, HI.

Stillwell, Jim L. (June, 2008). Using exercises with children, Southwest District AHPERD Convention, Kona, HI.

Bryant, L. G. & Stillwell, Jim L. (November, 2008). Whistles & polyester shorts: Media images of physical education teachers . State Convention of ArkAHPERD, Little Rock.

Stillwell, Jim L. & LaVetter, D. (February, 2007). Club sports vs high school sports: Competing for youth participation, Southern District Convention of AHPERD, Chattanooga, TN.

Stillwell, Jim L. & Maness, D. (January 2007). Leading the department in the 21st century, National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education National Conference, Tampa, FL.

Selected Publications:
Lawler-Prince, D. & Stillwell, Jim L. (2008). Childhood Obesity: Helping Preschool Children Become Healthy and Fit. Little Rock, AR: SECA.

Stillwell, Jim L. & Willgoose, C. (6th ed., 2006). The Physical Education Curriculum. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

Jim Stillwell

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3066
F: (870) 972-3096


Building: HPESS Complex
Room: 241B

Alternative Contact

Sherry Reece
P: (870) 972-3066