Stefanie Wooten-Burnett

Stefanie Wooten-Burnett

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Multiple Pathways
Department of Elementary, Middle & Secondary Teacher Education
Room 288 - College of Education and Human Development
stefanie.wootenburnett @

Dr. Wooten-Burnett's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Louisville
  • EdS, School Administration (Superintendent), Indiana State University
  • MAT, Physical Education and Health Education, University of Louisville
  • BS, Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Physical Education Teacher Preparation, University of Louisville

Research Interests

  • Mentoring higher education and teacher preparation; cultural competency in higher education; cognitive coaching℠ and the impact on student's efficacy in higher education; and cultural competency in the P-20 educational setting.
  • Cognitive Coaching
  • Urban Teacher Education
  • Clinical-Based Teacher Education
  • Alternative Pipelines for Teachers of Color
  • Initial Teacher Certification


  • Mixed Methods: Quant. & Qual
  • Mentoring - Cognitive Coaching

Selected Professional Activities

  • Vice President for Physical Education: Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAHPERD), 2015-16
  • Vice President for Physical Education (elect): Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAHPERD), 2015-16
  • Coaching Chair: Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAHPERD), 2014-15

Honors and Awards

  • UofL College of Education and Human Development Nystrand-Offutt Scholar Award, 2015
  • Graduate Dean's Citation Award, College of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies - Dissertation Award, 2014
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award in Cognitive Coaching℠, 2014
  • Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAHPERD) College/University PE Teacher of the Year, 2013

Professional Organizations

  • National Multicultural Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), 2012-16
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2012-16
  • Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD), 2004-2016
  • Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE), 2010-16

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Wooten-Burnett, S., & Swank, A. M. (2016). Putting your client in charge through better communication with cognitive coaching℠ ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, 20(2), 33-36.
  • Wooten-Burnett, S. (2015). Cognitive coachingSM: the impact on teacher candidate’ teacher efficacy. Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport.
  • Vidoni, C., Hanaki-Martin, S., Carter, K., Wooten-Burnett, S., & de Paleville, D. T. (2014). Incorporating a Movement Skill Program Into a Preschool Daily Schedule. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85(S1), A88.
  • Carter, K., Roberts, A., *Sunderman, S., Wooten-Burnett, S. Effect of Taekwondo Training on Strength and Balance of Adults with Down Syndrome. International Association of Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Melbourne, AU, August, 2016.
  • Thomas, S., Compton, D. M., Wells, T. S., Dumas, T. N. & Wooten-Burnett, S. C. (2017, March). Critical Conversations Across Stakeholders about the Leaky Pipeline: Acting on the Processes and Findings for a Study of Candidates of Color. Session presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Tampa, FL.