College of Education and Allied Professions
School of Teaching and Learning
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.
Adventure Based Learning, Children's Movement, Physical Education Pedagogy, Teacher as Leader
Adventure Based Learning, Children's Physical Education, Experiential Education, Global Learning