Dr. Jacqueline D. Goodway

Dr. Jackie Goodway is a faculty member in the area of motor development and elementary physical education in the Kinesiology program of the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Goodway’s physical literacy research agenda focuses on issues associated with the evaluation and promotion of motor skill development and physical activity interventions in young children from disadvantaged communities.  Her evidenced-based motor skill and physical activity program called SKIP (Successful Kinesthetic Instruction for Preschoolers) has been implemented across the USA and 8 different countries across 3 continents.

She has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, 100 published abstracts, 12 book chapters, and over 180 international and national presentations in this area.  She has co-authored one of the leading textbooks in motor development within the USA and globally. Her work has resulted in many honors including the Lolas E. Halverson Young Investigator award from the Motor Development Academy of the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), and the Mabel Lee Award from the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the Senior Lecturer award from NASPSA.

Dr.Goodway was inducted as a Fellow of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD and a Fellow of the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals in recognition of her 20+ years of scholarship to the field.  Dr. Goodway has also provided national leadership within the USA serving on NASPE’s Professional Preparation & Research Steering committee and chairing the revision of the “Active Start” national physical activity guidelines for 0-5 year olds.  She has also served as a consultant on the development of Nickelodeon Fit, a Wii video game to promote physical activity for preschoolers.

Dr. Goodway actively works across the world to promote physical literacy for young children in underserved communities.