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James Disch
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sport Management
 
e-mail:disch@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. (1969) University of Houston, Cum Laude
  • M.Ed. (1970) University of Houston
  • P.E.D. (1973) Indiana University
 
Primary Department
   Department of Kinesiology
   Department of Sport Management
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Kinesiology
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    Rice Sport Management Program
     

    Teaching faculty in the Rice Sport Management Program.


    In charge of developing the Sports Analytics Program at Rice.

     
     
    Research Areas
     Prediction in Sport, Coaching Youth Sports, Measurement of Physical Activity, Research in Sport Management, Sports Analytics
     
    Teaching Areas
     Introduction to Kinesiology, Measurement & Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction to Sport Management, Sport Marketing Research, Sports Analytics
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    Disch, J.G., Santiago, J., and Morales, J Fitness and Physical Activity in Children: Approaches to Teaching Physical Activity and Health.  2010 AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana, March, 2010.

     
     

    Disch, J.G., Santiago, J., and Morales, J. Comparison of Physical Education Teachers’ Physical Activity and Fitness Knowledge. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Indianapolis, Indiana, March, 2010.

     
     Refereed articles
     

    Santiago, J.A., Morales, J., Disch, J.G., & Morrow, J.R., Jr. (2015, in press). Preservice physical education teachers’ content knowledge of physical activity and health-related fitness. The ICHPER-SD Journal of Research.

     
     

    Santiago, J.A., Roper, E.A., Disch, J.G., & Morales, J. (2013). The relationship among aerobic capacity, body composition, and academic achievement of fourth and fifth grade Hispanic students. The Physical Educator, 70(1), 88-104.

     
     

     Disch, J.G., with Santiago, J.A., Roper, E.A., & Morales, J. (2012). The relationship among aerobic capacity, body composition, and academic achievement of fourth and fifth grade Hispanic students. The Physical Educator. 69, 88-104.

     
     

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

     
     

    Santiago, J.A., Disch, J.G., & Morales, J. (2011, in press). Elementary physical education teachers’ content knowledge of physical activity and health-related fitness. The Physical Educator. 

     
     

    Santiago, J.A., Morales, J., Disch, J.G., & Gaus, M. (2011). The Development of an instrument

     to assess physical education teachers’ content knowledge of physical activity and health-

    related fitness: A pilot study.  The TAHPERD Journal.

     
     Books
     

    Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, with J. R. Morrow, Jr., D. Mood, James G. Disch, & Minsoo Kang.  Champaign: Human Kinetics, 5th Ed. (2016).

     
     

    Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, with J. R. Morrow, Jr., A. Jackson, and D. Mood.  Champaign: Human Kinetics, 4th Ed. (2011).

     
     

    Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, with J. R. Morrow, Jr., A. Jackson, and D. Mood.  Champaign: Human Kinetics, 4th Ed. (2011).

     
     Book chapters
     

    Softball (Slow-Pitch), in Mood, D., Musker, F., and Rink, J. 2010. Sports and Recreational Activities. 15th ed. McGraw-Hill Publishers. 697 pp.

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Disch, J.G. (2012).  Using Microsoft Excel to calculate intraclass reliability coefficients. Proceedings of the 12th Measurement & Evaluation Symposium: New Approaches in Measuring and Assessing Physical Activity, p. 24.

     
     

    Disch, J.G. with Santiago, J.A. & Morales, J. (2012).  Content knowledge differences between preservice and inservice physical education teachers. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/aahperd/rqes/2012/00000083/a00101s1.

     
     

    Disch, J.G., Disch, S.C. & Anderson, K. "A Comparison of Off Season and In Season Percent Body Fat Estimates for Division III Baseball Players."  (2006/ January)

     
     

    Disch, J.G., Disch, S.C., Moake, M. & Anderson, K. "A Comparison of Percent Body Fat Estimates Between Division I and Division III Baseball Players."  (2006/ January)

     
     Other
     

    James G. Disch "A Tribute to Hal Morris." Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 8 (4) (2004) : pps.243-246.

     
     

    Cavallini, M. F. (Rice University), Wendt, J. (University of Houston), Disch, J. (Rice University), Etnyre, B. (Rice University), Rodriguez, A. (University of Houston) "Relation of Physical Activity Level to Knowledge of Cardiovascular Risk Factors of Heart Disease, Barriers to Physical Activity and Acculturation in the Hispanic Population." Proceedings of Innovative Approaches to Understanding and Influencing Physical Activity Conference (October, 2001) : 26-27.

     
     

    Disch, J. and Cavallini, F. "Physical Activity Levels of College-Aged Students in a Basic Physical Education Class." Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 4 (2000) : 132-133.

     
     

    Disch, J.G. and Cavallini, F. "Physical Activity Levels of College-Aged Students Enrolled in a Basic Physical Education Class." Accepted for publication, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, Spring, 2001.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    "Teaching Research Methods Through Sport Marketing Applications." TAHPERD, Galveston, Tx. (December, 2007) With Leisa Lawson

     
     

    "Teaching Research Methods Through Sport Marketing Applications." Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Galveston, Tx. (December, 2007) With Leisa Lawson

     
     “Descriptive Differences in Sport Competition Anxiety Test Scores for Selected High School Athletes.” To be published in the proceeding of the TAHPERD State Convention, Corpus Christi, Tx, December, 2005.
     
     Invited Papers
     

    Disch, J.G. Moneyball: The Current State of Sports Analytics. The TAHPERD Scholar invited lecture. TAHPERD State Convention, Dallas, Tx, December, 2013.

     
     

    "Expectations and the Process”." Houston Independent School District’s Winter Conference for Physical Education Teachers, Pin Oak Middle School, Houston TX. (January 26, 2008)

     
     Disch, J.G., Disch, S.C. and Anderson, K. A Comparison of Off Season and In Season Percent Body Fat Estimates for Division III Baseball Players Published in the proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 2006. ISSN# 1 541 – 5880
     
     Disch, J.G., Disch, S.C., Moake, M. and Anderson, K. A Comparison of Percent Body Fat Estimates Between Division I and Division III Baseball Players Published in the proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 2006
     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Disch, J.G., Santiago, J., and Morales, J. Comparison of Physical Education Teachers’ Physical Activity and Fitness Knowledge.  AAHPERD, Indianapolis, Indiana.." (March, 2010)

     
     

    Presenter.  "IRT, 20 years Later: Promises Made, Not Made and To Be Made." AAHPERD, Baltimore, MD. (March, 2007) With Looney, M., Safrit, J, & Zhu, Weimo

     
     

    "Statistics with EXCEL." AAHPERD National Convention, New Orleans, LA. (April, 2004)

     
     

    "Using EXCEL to Analyze Statistical Data." University Lecture, Shenandoah University. (March, 2004)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Disch, J.G. and Sosa, J.P. Teaching Research Methodology Through Involvement With Professional Sport Teams. A presentation made at the 2010 AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2010.." (March, 2010)

     
     Other
     

    "Measurement of Youth Baseball Players." State convention/ Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, recreation and Dance, Corpus Christi,Tx. (November, 2001) With Kenny Baugh, Bubba Crosby (Rice University)

     
     

    "Relation of Physical Activity Level to Knowledge of Cardiovascular Risk Factors of Heart Disease, Barriers to Physical Activity and Acculturation in the Hispanic Population ." Innovative Approaches to Understanding and Influencing Physical Activity/ Cooper Institute Conference Series, Dallas, Tx. (October, 2001) With Cavallini, M. F. (Rice University), Wendt, J. (University of Houston), Etnyre, B. (Rice University), Rodriguez, A. (University of Houston)

     
     

    "Hypothesis Testing in Kinesiological Research." KINE 440 Class, Rice University. (October, 1999)

     
     

    "Physical Activity Levels of College-Aged Students Enrolled in a Basic Physical Education Class." The Cooper Clinic Conference Conference Series: Measurement of Physical Activity, Dallas, TX. (October, 1999) With Cavallini, F.

     
     

    "A Pitch by Pitch Analysis Program for Baseball Players (Poster)." Texas Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Houston, TX. (December 1998) With Nichols, J.

     
     

    "Descriptive Performance Characteristics of Youth Baseball Players (Poster)." Texas Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Houston, TX. (December, 1998) With Milner, Q. and Moss, D.

     
     

    "Establishing Merit Raises; Are We Robbing Peter to Pay Pauline?." Summer Meeting of the College and University Administrators Council of AAHPERD, Copper Mountain, Colorado. (July, 1998)

     
     Posters
     
    1. Disch, J.G., Santiago, J.A., Gaus, M.D. Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers’ Content Knowledge of Physical Activity and Health Related Fitness. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Dallas, Texas, December 2011.
     
     

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    Development of the Houston Area Sports Survey. James G. Disch, Channing Grigsby, Casey Michel, and Taylor Wardlow

    ." (December 2, 2010)

     
     

    "Disch, J.G., Santiago, J., and Morales, J Fitness and Physical Activity in Children: Approaches to Teaching Physical Activity and Health.AAHPERD Indianapolis, Indiana.." (March, 2010)

     
     

    "Reliability and Validity of an Instrument to Assess Physical Activity and Health-Related Fitness Content Knowledge of In-service Elementary Physical Education Teachers ." TAHPERD, Corpus Christi, TX. (December, 2008) With Jose Santiago & Julio Morales

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Measurement if Physical Education and Exercise Science. Routledge: Taylor Francis Group. (2015 - 2016)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Measurement in Physical Education aan Exercise Science. Routledge: Taylor Francis Group. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Measurement in Physical Education & Exercise Science. Portledge, Taylor & Francis Group. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Routledge: Taylor Francis Group. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. AAHPERD. (2012 - 2012)

     Editorial Board and Reviewer, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. (1999 - 1999)

     Other, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (2002 - 2002)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. Lawrence Erlbaum. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. Lawrence Erlbaum. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (2002 - 2002)

     Other, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2007 - 2007)

     Other, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2006 - 2006)

     Other, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. (2002 - 2002)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Outstanding Reviewer of the Year, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Sscience (2013)

     TAHPERD Scholar, Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, snd Dance (November, 2012)

     TAHPERD Honor Award, Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (December, 2011)

     Sports Ethics Fellow, International Institute for Sport & the Positive Coaching Alliance (March, 2011)

     Outstanding Faculty Associate, Sid Richardson College (May, 2010)

     Distinguished Faculty Associate of Sid Richardson College, Sid Richardson College (April, 2008)

     Physical Activity patterns of Rice Undergraduates, RURS (Spring, 2006)

     Outstanding Faculty Associate, Sid Richardson College (April, 2006)

     Member, College Advisory Committee, Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2001-2002)

     Past Chair, College and University Administrators Council, Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2001)

     Reviewer , Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (2001)

     Abstract Reviewer, Southern District Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2001)

     Reviewer, Research Quarterly for exercise and Sport (2000)

     Reviewer, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (2000)

     Abstract Reviewer,, Southern District of AAHPERD (2000)

     Abstract Reviewer, American Aliance for Health, Physical Education , Recreation and Dance (2000)

     National Honor Award, Measurement and Evaluation Council, American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (1999)

     Presider, Measurement of Physical Activity Conference, The Cooper Clinic, Dallas (1999)

     Chair, College and University Administrators Council, TAHPERD (2000)

    Positions Held
     VIce President, College Division, Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2015 - 2015)

     Chair Elect, Sport Management Council, TAHPERD. (2010 - 2010)

     Chair, Sport Management Council, Texas Association of Health, Physical Education and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2011 - 2011)

     Past Chair, Sport Management Council, TAHPERD. (2012 - 2012)

     College Committee Member, Texas Assoiciation for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2002 - 2002)

     Review Board, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. (2004 - 2004)

     Advisory Committee Member, Measurement Council. (2002 - 2002)

     Reviewer, Research Quarterly for exercise and Sport. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, College Committee, TAHPERD. (2004 - 2004)