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 Jenny, Seth   Name:  Seth Jenny 
Title:  Assistant Professor of Physical Education 

Ph.D., Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology minor, University of New Mexico
M.S., Physical Education, Sport & Leisure Studies: Performance Coaching, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
B.S., Health & Physical Education, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Study Abroad, University of Limerick, Ireland


Office:  216B West Center  
Phone:  (803) 323–4828  
E-mail:  Email Dr. Jenny  

Motion-based Video Gaming in Physical Education
Teaching/Coaching Philosophies and Leadership Styles
Coaching/Training Methods to enhance Distance Running Performance



Dr. Seth Jenny is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance (PESH) at Winthrop University. He is also the PESH Graduate Program Coordinator and faculty advisor to the Physical Education Majors (PEM) Club. Prior to joining the faculty at Winthrop, Dr. Jenny taught physical education teacher education and activity courses for three years within the University of New Mexico’s Department of Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences. His additional work experience includes teaching elementary and middle school health and physical education, coaching high school, college, and elite-level cross country and track, and working as a U.S. Air Force exercise physiologist and fitness program manager. As an athlete, Dr. Jenny twice captained the NCAA D-II Slippery Rock University cross country and track teams, was an Academic All-American steeplechaser, thru-hiked the entire 2,174 mile Appalachian Trail, and has run the Boston Marathon twice.

Dr. Jenny is a very active scholar publishing in international peer-reviewed journals and presenting at local, state, and national professional conferences. His research interests include motion-based video gaming (MBVG) in physical education, teaching/coaching philosophies/leadership styles, and coaching/training methods to enhance distance running performance. 

Finally, Dr. Jenny is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified exercise physiologist (EP-C) and USA Track and Field (USATF)certified coach. He is also a member of the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America, the Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), and the National Social Science Association (NSSA). He has won several distinctions, including: the 39th Air Base Wing “Civilian of the Year” and the “Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy” in his department at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Jenny resides in York, SC with his wife, Dr. Angela Jenny, and two sons, Miles and Calvin.