Bethany Shifflett, Ph.D.



Spartan Complex 173C


(408) 924-3016

Bethany Shifflett 


Professor Bio

Teaching at San José State University in the Department of Kinesiology since 1987.  Doctoral and Masters degree from the University of Iowa; Bachelors degree from Southern Connecticut State College.  Thirteen years coaching gymnastics; 30 years teaching at SJSU.  Academic area of expertise is measurement & evaluation; activity area is ballroom dance.  Engaged in research with peer reviewed publications (23) and conference presentations (40).  Related professional activities have included serving as President for the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness and work as a research design and analysis consultant. Service activities include peer reviewer for conference papers and journal publications, institutional accreditation reviews, faculty support for online teaching including learning management system training, faculty advisor for the SJSU ballroom dance club, and service at the University and State level in the capacity of academic senator.  Honors received include the University and College distinguished service awards, University Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, and Young Scholar Award received from the Western Physical Education Society.


Ph.D. University of Iowa -

M.A. University of Iowa -

B.A. Southern Connecticut State College -


Expertise, Research & Teaching Interests

Area of expertise and teaching focused on psychometrics (validity, reliability, objectivity), research design, and data analysis.  Research interests tend to be related to psychometric issues.


Courses Taught

KIN 46A - Social Dance

KIN 48A - Latin Dance

KIN 175 - Measurement & Evaluation

KIN 250 - Quantitative Research Methods


Selected Publications

Shifflett (2016).  Bringing Order to the chaos in the brickyard.  

Shifflett, B., Murphy, D., Ghiasvand, F., Carlton, M., Cuevas, M. (2016).  Gender bias in sport media analytics.  

Shifflett, Timm, Kahanov (2002)  Sport nutrition knowledge among ATs, coaches, and athletes.  

Cachupe, Shifflett, Kahanov, Wughalter (2001).  Reliability of Biodex Balance System Measures. 


Selected Presentations

Fostering a Diverse and Equitable Environment in Kinesiology and Wellness

Shifflett, B., Reekie, S., Thompson, K, Fallon, Ml, Bonpua, J. (2016)  Transfer of Life Skills from Collegiate Physical Activity  Experiences.  

Shifflett, B., Fallon, Ml, Bonpua, J., Reekie, S., Thompson, K. (2016)  Transfer of Life Skills from Internship Experiences.  


Undergraduate/Graduate Student Research Supervision

Differences in Concussion Knowledge Among Collegiate Coaches and Athletic Trainers


Professional Affiliations

National Council on Measurement in Education

Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness

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