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 Meet Dr. Martin Donahue 



Biography: Dr. Donahue is an Assistant Professor in the Physical and Health Education Department at Slippery Rock University.  He received his B.S. at Castleton State College with concentrations in Teacher Education and Athletic Training.  Dr. Donahue continued his education by receiving his M.S. in Athletic Training at Indiana State University.  Traveling further west to New Mexico State University, he completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Critical Pedagogy.

Dr. Donahue is certified in Athletic Training.  He is also certified in K-12 Physical Education and General Science in Texas.  As an athletic trainer, he was given the opportunity to work with the Indiana High School basketball team and the Texas High School football team.  

In spring of 2009, Dr. Donahue presented “Application of Critical Pedagogy in a Health Methods Course” at EDA AAHPERD.  His current research interest includes: the Application of Critical Pedagogy in Physical Education Teacher Education. 

Dr. Donahue’s favorite activities include: golfing, running, tennis, and skiing (downhill and cross country.) 

Current Courses:

  • PE 141 Personal Physical Fitness
  • PE 243 Movement Education
  • PE 468 Senior Seminar

All Courses Taught:

  • PE 141 Personal Physical Fitness
  • PE 243 Movement Education
  • PE 468 Senior Seminar


  • Ph.D. - New Mexico State University - Curriculum and Instruction (Emphasis: Critical Pedagogy)
  • M.S. - Indiana State University - Athletic Training
  • B.S. - Castleton State College - Teacher Education/Athletic Training

Years at Slippery Rock University: Since 2009
Years in Education: Since 1996

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Dr. Martin Donahue

Office Location:
124 Morrow Field House
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: (724) 738 - 2787

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