Wayne State University

Profile for Nate McCaughtry

Nate McCaughtry
Nate McCaughtry
Assistant Dean and Professor, Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies; Director, Center for School Health
2177 FAB

Monday    10:00-2:00

Tuesday   10:00-2:00

Wednesday 12:00 - 5:00

(313) 577-0014
Fax (313) 577-5002


Dr. McCaughtry earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical Education and Coaching from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, his Master's of Science in Adapted Physical Education also from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and his Ph.D. in Kinesiology with minors in history, sociology, philosophy and educational research from the University of Alabama. He assumed his first faculty appointment at Wayne State University in 2001, recieved tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2007, and full professor in 2012. In addition, in 2010, he founded the Center for School Health in the College of Education at Wayne State University to promote his team's research on healthy school transformations in K-12 schools.

Area of Expertise

Dr. McCaughtry's areas of scholarly expertise include: elementary and secondary physical education, socio-cultural issues in physical education and related fields, qualitative research methodology, cultural competence in education and health settings, and urban education.