Dr. Weidong Li is an Associate Professor at Department of Human Sciences at the Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. in Sports Pedagogy in 2004 and a M.S. degree in Experimental statistics in 2003 from Louisiana State University. Dr. Li had worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Li teaches in the Physical Education Teacher Education program at both the graduate and undergraduate level at the Ohio State University.
Weidong Li research focus centers on lifestyle interventions and impact on K-12 students' health and cognition/academic achievement. Dr. Li has published over 47 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 books (one single-author book published and one edited book as first author in press) 7 chapters in edited books (4 published and 3 in press), 6 technical reports, and 40 peer reviewed abstracts. He has made 8 invited presentations and 91 conference presentations at state, national, and international levels. Dr. has been awarded internally-funded grants and externally-funded grants from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Research Consortium (AAHPERD-Research Consortium). Li is a research fellow of AAHPERD (Currently renamed as Society of Health and Physical Educator) and Physical Activity and Public Health Research Course Sponsored by Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Li has served as a co-editor of Journal of Teaching in Physical Education since 2014, one of the top-tier journals in the field of physical education. Dr. Li also received a national major award: The Instruction and Curriculum Young Scholar in 2009. In 2014, as part of faculty members, Undergraduate Physical Education Teacher Education program received an honor award from AAHPERD for its excellence. In 2016, Dr Li received SHAPE Curriculum and Instruction Honor Award.