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Cole Shewmake
Assistant Professor
Health, Human Performance & Recreation
101M Student Recreation Center    620.235.4911


Cole Shewmake, M.S. Ed, is an assistant professor responsible for teaching a variety of pedagogy courses within the Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department at Pittsburg State University. Prior to coming to PSU, Mr. Shewmake spent six years teaching and eight years coaching in Webb City, Missouri. While in Webb City, he acquired K-12 teaching experience in physical education, health, and weight training classes, along with coaching various sports at the junior high and senior high levels. Mr. Shewmake also spent the previous two years as a graduate assistant in the HHPR Department at the University of Arkansas, teaching undergraduate courses in physical education, as well as various activities courses. 

Mr. Shewmake holds a Bachelor of Education Degree (Physical Education) and a Master of Science Degree (Physical Education) from Pittsburg State University and is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Pedagogy) from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of SHAPE (formerly AAHPERD) KAHPERD and NASPSPA.

 Research Interests

  • Diversification of sport among young athletes

  • Technology in physical education