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Dan Grube

Danny Grube

Associate Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3322
Office: 101 Killian Building


Dr. Grube is Assistant to the Dean for International Programs and an Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education in the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University. In a more than 25-year career in teaching and learning, with 20 in higher education, he has developed expertise in physical education pedagogy, children’s physical education curriculum, adventure-based learning, and global and experiential education. He has a provided a number of scholarly presentations and publications at the state, regional, national and international levels over his career. Dr. Grube has provided professional service and leadership at the state and national levels for a variety of professional organizations in health and physical education and in teacher education. Additionally, he was recognized with the Edgar W. Hooks, Jr. Young Professional Award and has been recognized as the NC SHAPE College/University Teacher of the Year on two occasions and the SHAPE America-Southern District College/University Teacher of the Year as well as the Julian W. Smith Honor Award for significant attainment in the area of adventure and outdoor education and recreation over an extended period of time from SHAPE America. Dr. Grube is presently engaged in experiential global learning via study abroad experiences for his students.


  • Ph D, Florida State University, Physical Education Pedagogy
  • MSED, Troy State University Troy, N-12 Education, Physical Education
  • BSED, Lyndon State College, Physical Education-Teacher Education

Teaching Interests

Adventure Based Learning, Children's Movement, Physical Education Pedagogy, Teacher as Leader

Research Interests

Adventure Based Learning, Children's Physical Education, Experiential Education, Global Learning

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