David Erickson
Assistant Professor of Human Kinetics, Associate Dean, School of Human Kinetics
Phone
+1 (604) 513-2121 ext. 3717

Biography

2020/21 marks David Erickson’s 20th year of teaching and providing administrative support at Trinity Western University as Assistant Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Human Kinetics. This combines with 23 years of teaching and administrative experience in both public and private K-12 education in a variety of capacities including those as a coach, teacher, physical education specialist, vice principal, principal, and university professor.  David specializes in advising students and faculty and maintains academic oversight of the School of Human Kinetics Programs.   For the past eleven years, David has served on the Undergraduate Academic Council both in the roles of committee Chair and as a representative from HKIN.  David has extensive experience in coaching youth sports in both school and community programs and serves on the editorial board of the nationally recognized Physical Health and Education Journal (PHE).  David has participated as an advisor to a B.C. Ministry of Education Curriculum Review Committee for the revision of the B.C. K-7 physical education curriculum.  Additionally, David represents the School of HKIN on the British Columbia Physical Education and Kinesiology Articulation Committee (BCPEKA) for post-secondary educators in BC.

David’s background and research interests are in the areas of leadership studies, socio-cultural aspects of sport, and physical education instruction.

Research & Scholarship

  • 2003 – 2020 Editorial Review Board for Physical Health Education (PHE) Journal.
  • Erickson, D.N., (2015)  Review of Hockey Canada Officiating Program Clinic Presentation Report to BC Hockey Officiating Committee – presented to Officiating committee at the BC Hockey Annual General Meeting May 23, 2015
  • Erickson, D. N. (2012). Contributing author to: Movers & Shakers: A Half Century of School Physical Education in British Columbia 1960 – 2010.  “A Personal Journey”. Sept. 2012, Physical Education BC.
  • 2009 – Reviewer of McGraw-Hill text by: Fahey, T.D., Insel, P.M., Roth, W.T., & Wong, I. Fit and Well, Canadian Edition. (2009).
  • 2007 – Reviewer of McGraw-Hill text by: Fahey, T.D., Insel, P.M., Roth, W.T., & Wong, I. Fit and Well, Canadian Edition. (2007).
  • 2005 – Reviewer for 2nd edition of the McGraw-Hill Ryerson of university course text: Sports in Society: Issues & Controversies, Coakley, J. & Donnelly, P. Responsible for providing a detail review of the 1st Canadian Edition in preparation of the 2nd Canadian edition.
  • Erickson, D. N. (2006). Linking leadership to instruction: A leadership curriculum model for high school. (115 pages) (Unpublished Thesis).
  • Erickson, D. N. (2005).  The benefits of curriculum deliberation and a model for curriculum leadership. Submitted to the Journal of Staff Development. (Unpublished).
  • Erickson, D. N. (2005).  Improving professional practice. Submitted to the Educational Leadership Journal. (Unpublished).
  • Erickson, D. N. (2004). Creative dance and basketball. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Mar. 2004, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Human Kinetics Publishers.

Education

  • M.A.L.   Masters of Arts in Leadership, Trinity Western University, 2006
  • M.Ed.    Masters of Educational Administration, Western Washington University 1992
  • P.B.D.    Post Baccalaureate Diploma, Simon Fraser University, 1990
  • B.Ed.     Bachelor of Education, University of British Columbia, 1979

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 – Nominated for the Trinity Western University Faculty Rooted and Reaching Award
  • 2014 – Nominated for the Trinity Western University Provost Innovative Teaching Award
  • 2013 – Nominated for the Trinity Western University Davis Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2012 – Nominated for the Trinity Western University Faculty Rooted and Reaching Award
  • 2006 – Recipient of the Master of Arts, Academic Achievement Leadership Award                         

Recent Publications

  • Erickson, D. N. (2004). Creative dance and basketball. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Mar. 2004, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Human Kinetics Publishers.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • British Columbia College of Teachers
  • BC Teachers Professional Certificate
  • Editorial Review Board - Physical Health Education (PHE Canada)
  • BC Physical Education Kinesiology Association (BCPEKA)

Courses Taught

  • HKIN 190  Concepts of Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • HKIN 260  Growth and Development     
  • HKIN 325  Socio-cultural and Philosophical Aspects of Sport
  • HKIN 350  Teaching Physical Education
  • HKIN 351  Leadership and Planning in Human Kinetics
  • HKIN 360  Instructional Analysis and Design
  • HKIN 490  Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Sport