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Sheri Thornburg-Brock

Sheri Thornburg-Brock, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Graduate Program Officer - Physical Education/Teacher Education
  • Academic Advisor - Physical Education/Teacher Education Alternative Masters Program

Phone: 334-844-1464
Campus Mail: 301 Wire Road, Auburn University, Alabama 36849
Office Location: 172 Kinesiology
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Academic Areas

Physical Therapy

Short Bio

Dr. Sheri J. Brock is an Associate Professor of Physical Education/Teacher Education in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University. Dr. Brock is a native of Florida and completed her B.S. and M.S. degrees at Troy University. She taught K-12 Physical Education and coached high school volleyball and basketball before obtaining her Ph.D. at the University of Alabama. Dr. Brock was an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY), College at Brockport before arriving at Auburn University in 2002. She has received numerous teaching awards and has over 100 publications and national and international presentations.

Professional & Educational Experience


  • 2002 Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Alabama
    Major: Pedagogy - Health & Human Performance;
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Educational Psychology
  • 1995 Master of Science, Troy State University
  • 1993 Bachelor of Science, Troy State University


  • 2008-present Associate Professor
    School of Kinesiology, Auburn University
  • 2011-present Academic Advisor, Physical Education/Teacher Education Alternative
    Master’s Program, School of Kinesiology, Auburn University
  • 2020-present Graduate Program Officer, Physical Education/Teacher Education
    School of Kinesiology, Auburn University
  • 2014-2019 Physical Activity & Wellness Program Coordinator; Instructional Supervisor of
    Graduate Teaching Assistants/Contract Instructors
    School of Kinesiology, Auburn University
  • 2002-2008 Assistant Professor
    Department of Health & Human Performance, Auburn University
  • 2000-2002 Instructor/Assistant Professor, Physical Education & Sport; Teacher
    Certification Program Member; Academic Advisor; Clinical Experience
    Coordinator; Physical Education and Sport Major’s Club Sponsor
    Physical Education & Sport Department, State University of New York,
    College at Brockport
  • 1997-2000 Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
    Department of Health & Human Performance Studies, University of Alabama

Research Interests

  • Social interactions during physical education group work to promote participation, positive experiences, and equitable practices through effective instruction.

  • Effective instruction and program delivery in College and University Instructional Physical Activity Programs (CUIPAP).