José Santiago


José A. Santiago

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology


LDB 101H

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. José A. Santiago is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University. He presently serves as the Physical Education Teacher Education Program Coordinator.  Dr. Santiago earned his doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Texas Southern University and his master’s in physical education from Indiana State University. His research focuses on physical education teacher content knowledge. Dr. Santiago’s research has been published in the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, The Physical Educator, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, The International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Journal of Research, and Texas AHPERD Journal.  Prior to Sam Houston State University, Dr. Santiago served for two and a half years as the elementary Health and Physical Education Coordinator in Houston Independent School District.  Dr. Santiago taught elementary physical education at Roy P. Benavidez Elementary School in Houston ISD from 2001-2007. He also served as an assistant women’s volleyball coach at Rice University in Houston from 1996-2001. For the past 20 years, Dr. Santiago has been an active member of SHAPE America and Texas Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD).


  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
  • M.A., Physical Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • B.A., Physical Education, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR

Honors and Awards

  • 2021    SHSU College of Health Sciences Outstanding Award in Teaching

  • 2019    TAHPERD, Poster Session Professional Research Award

  • 2016    SHAPE America, Southern District Ethnic Minority Award Recipient

  • 2015    TAHPERD Honor Award Recipient

  • 2014    SHSU David Payne Award for Academic Community Engagement Recipient

  • 2013    SHSU Academic Community Engagement Research Award Recipient

  • 2013    SHSU College of Education Outstanding Award in Teaching

  • 2013    TAHPERD College/University Physical Educator of the Year Award Recipient

Selected Publications

  • Tsuda, E., Ward, P. Ressler, J., Wyant, J., He, Y., Kim, I., & Santiago, J.A. (2022). Basketball Common Content Knowledge Instrument Validation. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 1-13.

  • Kim, M., Santiago, J.A., Park, C., & Roper, E.A. (2021). An examination of adapted physical education teachers’ job satisfaction. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 38, 661-680.

  • Santiago, J.A., & Morrow, J.R., Jr. (2021). A study of preservice physical education teachers’ content knowledge of health-related fitness. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 40(1), 118-125.

  • Santiago, J.A., Morales, J., Disch, J.G., & Morrow, J.R., Jr. (2016). Preservice physical education teachers’ content knowledge of physical activity and health-related fitness. The ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 44(1), 86-100.

  • Santiago, J.A., Disch, J.G., & Morales, J. (2012). Elementary physical education teachers’ content knowledge of physical activity and health-related fitness. The Physical Educator, 69(4), 395-412.