Todd Layne, PhD

Associate Professor | Unit Coordinator

Fieldhouse 210
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Todd Layne

About Todd Layne

Todd E. Layne, PhD is an assistant professor of physical education teacher education in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Memphis.  Dr. Layne's research program examines the use of the sport education curriculum model. Primary interests involve examining the use of sport education with children in the primary grades and university setting with a focus on teacher effectiveness, student competence and skill development.

Other interests include examining high autonomy climates and the impact on student learning and student physical activity levels. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, and European Physical Education Review. He has also made several presentations at academic conferences, such as the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Dr. Layne serves the Vice Provost Fellow for the 24-25 academic year in the Graduate School. He will focus on graduate program development, graduate curriculum review and graduate academic policy.


PhD Physical Education - Auburn University - 2012
MA Health and Physical Education - Tennessee Technological University - 2001
BS Health and Physical Education - Tennessee Technological University - 1999