Clancy Seymour

Assistant Professor

B.S. Canisius College, February 1997
M.S. Canisius College, September 1998
Ed.D. D’Youville College, August 2014

seymourc@canisius.edu 2949 Office: KC 171

Dr. Seymour joined the department of kinesiology as a full-time faculty member in the fall of 2007. He serves as the Director of the Physical and Health Education Teacher Education program where he currently teaches capstone and student-teaching courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the department. In addition, Dr. Seymour teaches classes in assessment and teaching methods.

Dr. Seymour’s research involves issues related to physical education teacher education with special interest in educational policy and its effects on K-12 physical education. His research interests also include assessment and coaching. He has recently published in Quest, The International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, and the Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education with 2 additional manuscripts in press and more in development.

Originally from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Seymour is a former Ice Griff and as a student-athlete at Canisius College earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 1997 followed by his Master’s Degree in 1998. In November 2013, Clancy was honored by Canisius College with a fifteen year service award. He completed his doctorate from D’Youville College in August 2014.

Physical education has a strong presence in both Dr. Seymour’s professional and personal life. He lives in Wheatfield, NY with his wife Karin Seymour, who is also a graduate of the Canisius College physical education teacher education program and a local K-12 physical education teacher. At home Karin and Clancy are continuously refining their craft as physical educators with 4 beautiful children ages 6 through 7.

Awards

  • New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2014) Higher Education Amazing Person.
  • Western Zone New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2013) Amazing Person.
  • Western Zone New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2010) Higher Education Teacher of the Year.

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  • Canisius College. Department of Kinesiology. Sport Studuies, Health and Physical Education Majors Club. (2008). Professor Award
  • Canisius College. (2013). Fifteen Year Service Award
  • Canisius College. Department of Athletics (2008). Service Recognition Award
  • Canisius College. (2008). Ten Year Service Award
  • Canisius College. (2003). Five Year Service Award

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  • D’Youville College. (2013). Doctoral Scholar’s Award

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  • (2014). Honored as one of 5 Hockey Coaches in the Modern Era of Canisius College Hockey

Publications

Seymour, C. M., & Garrison, M. J. (2015). Is the physical being taken out of physical education? On the possible effects of high-stakes testing on an embattled profession’s curriculum goals. Quest. 67(4), 400-408. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00336297.2015.1085422

Seymour, C. M., & Garrison, M.J. (2017). Value added models and the implementation of the National Standards of K-12 Physical Education. The Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 8(2), 90-102.

Seymour, C. M., & Garrison, M. J. (2016). What they think about how they are evaluated: Perspectives of New York State physical educators on teacher evaluation policy. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 11(6). http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/727/158

Seymour, C. M., (2014). The changing purpose of physical education in the era of test based teacher evaluation and compensation. (Doctoral Dissertation). D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY.

Darst, P., & Pangrazi, R. (2009). Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students (Sixth Edition). San Francisco, CA: Pearson Benjamin Cummings