Position Type
Faculty
Service
- Present
Specialization
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Pronouns
He / Him / His
Degree(s)
B.S., M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale; PhD, Purdue University

Learning & Teaching

Courses
  • HESS 201 Fundamentals of Health and Exercise
  • HESS 305 Chronic Disease Prevention
Academic Positions
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Denison University 2022-Present
  • Research Manager, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, 2021-2022
  • Faculty Fellow, School of Health Sciences, Ivy Tech Community College, 2015-2016

Research

My research interests are broadly in promoting physical activities that are more easily maintained over time by improving the emotional experience (e.g., pleasure) of performing the activity.
Details

I am particularly interested in using play-based activity, such as pick-up sports and informal games, to increase the pleasure of the physical activity experience - thereby increasing the likelihood of continued engagement over time.

Works

Publications

Powell, J. P., Cotto, J., Kurth, J. D., Cash, R. E., Gugiu, M. R., & Panchal, A. R. (in-press). COVID-19 and entry into the EMS workforce: Impact of certification shutdowns. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open. Advance online publication.

Fauvel, A. D., Powell, J. R., Kurth, J. D., Wang, H., & Panchal A. R. (in-press). Differences in characteristics between EMS clinicians with patient care and non-patient care roles. Prehospital Emergency Care. Advance online publication.

Sharkey-Toppen, T., Kurth, J. D., Saadoon, O., Yang, B., Gibbons, E., & Panchal, A. R. (2022). State requirements for medical directors in the United States. Prehospital Emergency Care. Advance online publication.

Gregory, M. E., MacEwan, S. R., Gaughan, A. A., Volney, J., Powell, J. R., Kenah, E., Rush, L., Kurth, J. D., Panchal, A. R., & McAlearney, A. S. (2022). The COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns Scale: Development and validation of a new measure. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, 18(5), e2050105.

MacEwan, S. R., Gaughan, A. A., Gregory, M. E., Rush, L., Powell, J. R., Kurth, J. D., Panchal, A. R., McAlearney, A. S. (2022). An opportunity to understand concerns about COVID-19 vaccination: Perspectives from EMS professionals. Vaccines, 10, 380.

Gregory, M. E., MacEwan, S. R., Gaughan, A. A., Rush, L., Powell, J. R., Kurth, J. D., Kenah, E., Panchal, A. R., & McAlearney, A. S. (2022). Closing the gap on COVID-19 vaccinations in first responders and beyond: Who do vaccine-hesitant individuals trust? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(2), 644.

Amireault, S., Brunet, J., Kurth, J. D., Fong, A. J., & Sabiston, C. M. (2021). Association between fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity among breast cancer survivors: A longitudinal study. Current Oncology, 28(6), 5025-5034.

Gregory, M. E., Powell, J. R., MacEwan, S. R., Kurth, J. D., Kenah, E., Panchal, A. R., & McAlearney, A. S. (2021). COVID-19 vaccinations in EMS professionals: Prevalence and predictors. Prehospital Emergency Care. Advance online publication.

Kurth, J. D. & Klenosky, D. B. (2021). Validity evidence for a daily, online-delivered, adapted version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 25(2), 127-136.

Service

Professional Memberships

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity; American College of Sports Medicine