Nick Cutforth, PhD

Nick Cutforth, PhD

Nick Cutforth, PhD

Professor and Program CoordinatorNickCutforth
Morgridge College of Education
Ruffatto Hall, Room252
Phone: 303.871.2477

BEd, College of St. Paul and St. Mary, Cheltenham, England
MS, University of Oregon
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Areas of Expertise:

  • Physical activity and nutrition environments in K-12 schools.
  • Community-based research
  • Qualitative research
  • Physical education

Prior to receiving his PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Cutforth taught physical education for 11 years in schools in Liverpool, London, Chicago, and Denver.  He has written over 20 articles and co-authored two books: Youth Development and Physical Activity: Linking Universities with Communities (Human Kinetics, 2000), and Community-Based Research and Higher Education: Principles and Practices (Jossey-Bass, 2003).

Dr. Cutforth’s writing focuses on engaged scholarship, promotion and tenure, and ways in which universities can support junior faculty wanting to establish community engaged careers.  He has consulted on these issues with several universities in the US and UK.
Research Interests:

  • School-based intervention studies related to physical activity and healthy eating among elementary school students in the San Luis Valley in rural Colorado. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Health Foundation.
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