Alisa R. James, EdD, is a professor at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. Alisa received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in physical education, master’s degree from the University of Illinois in exercise physiology, and her doctoral degree in education (physical education pedagogy) at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Before entering higher education, James spent eight years teaching elementary and high school physical education. She has been a physical education teacher educator since 2002. She has published in several journals, including The Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, The Physical Educator, and The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.