Funded PhD Position at George Mason University, USA

I am delighted to announce a funded PhD student position in Teaching and Teacher Education with a focus on Physical Education at George Mason University, in Virginia, USA (close to Washington D.C.).

The position starts in the Fall of 2024 and the priority deadline to apply to be eligible for multi-year grants is November 15th, 2023. Un-funded positions have a rolling deadline up to March 15th.

Qualified applicants are eligible for:

  • 20/hr a week Graduate Research Assistantship
  • Stipend
  • Health Insurance
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Teaching Undergraduate Courses

Research areas of interest include:

  • After-School PA programs
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Teacher Development
  • Integration of Technology into PE

Students will study with:

Dr. Risto Marttinen Faculty Profile  Google Scholar Profile (email:

Dr. Dominique Banville Faculty Profile Google Scholar Profile (email:

Please reach out to us for more information.

For application requirements you can click open the “Application Requirements” tab under “admission” at this link.

PhD in PETE George Mason

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Risto Marttinen

Risto Marttinen is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at George Mason University in Virginia, USA. He earned an Ed.D. from Columbia University Teachers College in 2015. His research revolves around implementing sustainable and educational after-school physical education programs in elementary and middle schools. These programs specialize in sports and fitness in under-served communities while reinforcing character development and academics. Additionally, he conducts research on the integration of academic subjects and technology into PE. Risto also sits on the board of directors and is the Secretary General for AIESEP, the chair for the SIG 93 (the special interest group for PE) for AERA and a past facilitator for the PETE Collab

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