Department of Kinesiology

West Chester University

Dr. Frank Fry
206 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2260 or 2261
Fax: (610) 436-2860


Fran Cleland

Dr. Fran Cleland is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at West Chester University in West Chester, PA.

She has been teaching at WCU for fifteen years and is also the Assistant Chair of the Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification program.

Dr. Cleland serves on the University Council on Profession Education and the Student Rating Information committees. She is also the advisor for the campus organization, Covenant Christian Fellowship. Fran previously taught at the University of New Hampshire and East Stroudsburg University. Prior to teaching at the college level, Fran taught K-12 health and physical education in Indiana, Virginia and Oregon.

“Dr. C’” has received numerous state, district and national awards, the most recent being an American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Honor award. Currently she is President of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. She has also served as president of the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PSAHPERD). “Dr. C’s” research has focused on implementing critical thinking in K-12 physical education and in 2003 she co-authored an elementary textbook, Developmental Physical Education for Al l Children, with her mentor, Dr. David Gallahue.