The C. H. McCloy Research Lecture

The major responsibility of the Research Consortium is to promote scientific contributions through research. The C. H. McCloy Memorial Lecture provides for in-depth coverage of a research topic and an opportunity to give formal peer recognition to persons who have made outstanding contributions to HPERD through their research efforts. The lecture also provides a form of continuing recognition for Charles H. McCloy, one of the great pioneer scientists and leaders of the profession. The C. H. McCloy Research Lecture was inaugurated at the 1980 National Convention and Exposition.

  • 2018: Barbara E. Ainsworth, Arizona State University
    Utility of the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities
  • 2017: Greg Welk, Iowa State University
    The Intersections of Science and Practice: Examples from FitnessGram Programming
  • 2016: Mike Metzler, Georgia State University
    School-Based, Collaborative Research to Address Grand Challenges with P-12 Physical Education Programs
  • 2015: Brad Cardinal, Oregon State University
    Road Trip Toward More Inclusive Physical Activity: Maps, Mechanics, Detours, and Traveling Companions
  • 2014: Thomas Templin, Purdue University
    Reflections on Research on Teacher Socialization and a Career in Physical Education (Part Two)
  • 2013: R. Scott Kretchmar, Pennsylvania State University
    Symbols, Conventions, Games, Eleanor Metheny, and the Evolution of Human Intelligence
  • 2012: R. Scott Kretchmar, Pennsylvania State University (CONVENTION CANCELLED)
  • 2011: Chuck Corbin, Arizona State University, Emeritus
    Advancements in Fitness and Activity Research: 50 Years of Innovation
  • 2010: James H. Rimmer, University of Illinois-Chicago
    Building Inclusive Fitness Communities Across America:  What Every Physical Activity Professional Needs to Know
  • 2009: Thomas L McKenzie, San Diego State University, Emeritus
    Seeing is Believing – Observing Physical Activity and its Contexts Systematically
  • 2008: Diane L. Gill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Social Psychology and Physical Activity – Back to the Future
  • 2007: Maureen Weiss, University of Virginia
    Field of Dreams: Youth Sport as a Social Context of Development
  • 2006: Catherine D. Ennis, University of Maryland
    Curriculum Research to Increase Student Learning
  • 2005: Brenda L. Bredemeier, University of Missouri-St. Louis
    Excellence Made Good: Exploring Moral and Civic Character
  • 2004: James R. Morrow, Jr., University of North Texas
    Are American Children and Youth Fit? It's Time We Learned
  • 2003: T. Gilmour Reeve, Texas Tech University
    At the Crossroads: The Contributions of Response Selection Skill to Sport and Physical Activity
  • 2002: Barbara E. Ainsworth, University of South Carolina
    The Emerging Field of Physical Activity and Public Health
  • 2001: Amelia M. Lee, Louisiana State University
    Promoting Quality School Physical Education: Exploring the Root of the Problem
  • 2000: Patty S. Freedson, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Assessment of Physical Activity: Much Ado About Something
  • 1999: Jerry R. Thomas, Iowa State University
    Children's Control, Learning and Performance of Motor Skills
  • 1998: Daryl Siedentop, The Ohio State University
    What We Have learned From Studying Teachers and Students
  • 1997: Richard A. Magill, Louisiana State University
    Knowledge Involves More Than We Can Talk About: Implicit Learning in Motor Skill Acquisition
  • 1996: Russell R. Pate, University of South Carolina
    Providing and Promoting Physical Activity Among Children and Youth
  • 1995: Jane E. Clark, University of Maryland
    On Becoming Skillful:  Patterns and Constraints
  • 1994: Barbara L. Drinkwater, Pacific Medical Center
    Does Physical Activity Play a Role in Preventing Osteoporosis?
  • 1993: Steven N. Blair, Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research
    Recent Findings on Physical Fitness, Body Composition and Health
  • 1992: Margaret “Jo” Safrit, American University
    Measuring Up To Charles McCloy 
  • 1991: Robert W. Christina, State University of New York at Buffalo
    Unraveling the Mystery of the Complexity Effect in the Preparation of Skilled Movements
  • 1990: Daniel M. Landers, Arizona State University
    Concentrating Effectively For Performance: Studies on the Arousal/Attentional Set of Athletes
  • 1989: Roberta J. Park, University of California, Berkeley
    Health, Exercise and the Biomedical Impulse
  • 1988: Robert M. Malina, University of Texas
    Children in the Exercise Sciences
  • 1987: Henry J. Montoye, University of Wisconsin
    Biodynamics and Better Bones
  • 1986: Elsworth R. Buskirk, The Pennsylvania State University
    Body Composition Analysis: The Past, Present, and Future
  • 1985 David L. Costill, Ball State University
    Practical Problems in Exercise Physiology
  • 1984: Richard A. Schmidt, University of California, Los Angeles
    The Search for Variance in Skilled Motor Behavior
  • 1983: Jack H. Wilmore, University of Arizona
    Alteration in Appetite and Body Composition Consequent to Physical Activity
  • 1982: Waneen W. Spirduso, University of Texas at Austin
    Physical Activities and the Aging Brain
  • 1981: Walter P. Kroll, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Analysis of Local Muscular Fatigue Curves
  • 1980: William P. Morgan, University of Wisconsin
    Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness During Physical Activity