Stanley Butler, Ed.D.

Associate Professor


Spartan Complex 173J


(408) 924-3044

Stanley Butler 


Professor Bio

Dr. Butler is an associate professor of kinesiology at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. Butler teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as general education and activity programming.

Dr. Butler has been an active member of the SJSU faculty, sitting on committees, achieving grant funding and assisting with the development of department programming. He served as the president of African-American Faculty and Staff Association of SJSU from 2000-2005. In 1994, he received a grant to conduct the first National Youth Sports Program at SJSU and has received continued funding over the next 13 years to provide opportunities for over 3,000 youth from urban, underserved communities to participate in educational, health and fitness development programs. He has also exceeded $1 million dollars in acquiring external funding and to conduct programs aimed at providing educational enrichment and life skills development opportunities for underserved youth in urban areas.



Ph.D. Texas A&M        

M.S. Northwestern State University

B.S. Culver-Stockton College


Expertise, Research & Teaching Interests

Research interests lie in the areas of fitness, equity and diversity in sport and physical activity and youth education and development through sport and physical activity.  His areas of specialization include teacher education, fitness, sport activities, and African-Americans in sport.


Courses Taught

Physical Fitness and Nutrition

Introduction to Kinesiology



Weight Training


Selected Publications


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Selected Presentations

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Undergraduate/Graduate Student Research Supervision



Professional Affiliations

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) of America.

California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

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