William D. Russell, PhD
Associate Professor

Phone: 816-271-4492
Fax: 816-271-5940
Email: wrussell@missouriwestern.edu

B.A. in Psychology from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.  M.S. in Physical Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  PhD. In Health and Exercise Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, Missouri.

Teaching Interests
Psychology of Sport; Psychology of Exercise; Sociology of Sport; Motor Development; Measurement in Physical Education; Research Methods in Physical Activity; Fitness and Wellness

Research Interests
Motivational Issues within Exercise and Youth Sport Contexts; Integrating Technology into the Physical Education Curricula; Improving Teaching Effectiveness through Authentic Assessment.

A Word from William Russell
I came to Missouri Western State University in the Fall of 2005.  I love the scholarly environment that has been cultivated here in the HPER Program.  I find it very intellectually and interpersonally stimulating to work with faculty, staff, and students who are dedicated to their goals and ideals.  I try to create a learning environment that consciously attempts to integrate critical thinking, application, and assessment to stimulate learning both in and outside of the classroom.  I pride myself on a very active and engaging teaching style.  I also strive to integrate service learning opportunities in my classes to bridge classroom content with practitioner settings.  Our strength is our students – they are great!  They bring a wealth and diversity of experiences and backgrounds that allows learning from each other all the time. 

What is Sport Psychology [PowerPoint]
Missouri Western 4-Year Plan of Study: Exercise Science [PDF]
Interview: Psychological Factors in Athletic Injury [Windows Media]