Jeffrey Cherubini

Professor, Kinesiology

Dr. Jeff Cherubini's area of expertise within kinesiology is exercise and sport psychology; emphasizing an eco-developmental perspective to his work with physical activity motivation, exercise adherence, and sport performance. Other interests include physical activity and sport as a means to improve and sustain local/global health, economies, and the environment.  A former collegiate rugby captain and cyclist, Jeff currently competes in the off-road, navigation-based sport of adventure racing. 

 

Education

  • PHD, Temple University
  • MA, San Diego State University
  • BA, Fordham University

Courses Taught

  • KIN 304 Kinesiology & Public Health 
  • KIN 303 Sport Psychology
  • KIN 246 Aerobic Conditioning
  • Research

    Individual, social, and ecological aspects of physical activity, exercise, and sport.

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Publications

    • Cherubini, J. (2020). The Gruppo Ciclistico. In Sachs, M.L., Tashman, L.S. & Razon, S. (Eds.), Performance excellence: stories of success from the real world of exercise and sport psychology (28-31). London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield.
    • Merriman, W., González-Toro, C., & Cherubini, J. (2020). Physical activity breaks in the classroom. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 56(4), 164-169.
    • González-Toro, C. M., Cherubini, J. M., Doig, S. R., & Fernández-Vivó, M. (2020). Supervisor feedback: Perceptions from physical education teacher candidates. The Physical Educator77(3), 553-574. 
    • Cherubini, J. (2019). Strategies and communication skills in sports coaching. In Anshel, M., Petrie, T.A., & Steinfeldt, J.A. (Eds.), APA Handbook of Sport and Exercise Psychology: Vol. 1. Sport Psychology (451-467). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    • Cherubini, J. & Anshel, M. (2018). Alternative models of health behavior change. In Razon, S. & Sachs, M.L. (Eds.), Applied exercise psychology: The challenging journey from motivation to adherence (49-65).
    • Cherubini, J. (2013). Manhattan changes department name to Kinesiology. Kinesiology Today, 6(3), 4, 23.
    • Cherubini, J. (2009). Intentional development: A model to guide lifelong physical activity. The Physical Educator, 66(4), 197-208.
    • Cherubini, J. (2009). Positive psychology and quality physical education. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 80(7),42-47, 51.
    • Cherubini, J. & Bentley, T. (2009). Coaches’ perspectives of eighth-grade athletes playing high school varsity sports. The Physical Educator, 66(3),139-148.
    • Ladda, S. & Cherubini, J. (2009). Technology in physical education and health. In Merriman, W. & Nicoletti, A. (Eds.). Using Technology in 21st Century Schools (p.143-154). Washington, DC: National Catholic Education Association.
    • Cherubini, J. (2008). Adult African American Women’s perspective on influences that affect their physical activity involvement. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPER∙SD), Journal of Research, 3, 86-99.
    • Cherubini, J. (2008). Young athletes and the psychology of supplementation. Athletic Therapy Today, 13(2), 44-46.
    • Cherubini, J. & Toscano, L. (2008). Health and wellness of today’s students. In Merriman, W. & Nicoletti, A. (Eds.). Understanding and Teaching Today’s Students (p. 57-69). Washington, DC: National Catholic Education Association.
    • Nicoletti, A., Cherubini, J., & Merriman, W. (2008). 21st Century teaching for millennial students. Today’s Catholic Teacher, 41(6), 32-40.
    • Cherubini, J. (2005). Motivation. In Levinson, D. & Christensen, K. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of World Sport (p. 1012-1016). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.
    • Hamstra, K., Cherubini, J., & Swanik, C. (2002). Athletic injury and parental pressure in youth sports. Athletic Therapy Today, 7(6), 36-41.

    Presentations

    • Cherubini, J. Enhancing Communication in Competitive Sport Environments – Practical Applications for Coaches. NYC High School Health, Physical Education & Athletics Conference, New York State Association of Health, Physical Education. Recreation, and Dance, Brooklyn, NY, January 2020.
    • Cherubini, J. & González-Toro, C. Playgrounds, Gardens, and Greenways - Community-based Learning & Health Advocacy. New York State Association of Health, Physical Education. Recreation, and Dance – Annual Professional Conference, Verona, NY, November 2019.
    • Cherubini, J. The Power of Effective Communication in Competitive Sport Environments. New York State Association of Health, Physical Education. Recreation, and Dance – Annual Professional Conference, Verona, NY, November 2019.
    • Cherubini, J. Applied sport and exercise psychology: Utilizing evidence-based practices to enhance exercise adherence across the health continuum. Greater New York Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine – Annual Meeting, New York, NY, November 2018.
    • Cherubini, J. Sport & Exercise Psychology – Speed Mentoring. Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Regional Conference, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018.
    • Cherubini, J. Bicycling Broadway – Equity, Inclusion, and Active Transportation. Society of Health and Physical Educators – Eastern District Conference, Burlington, VT, January 2018.
    • Cherubini, J. Strategies and Communication Skills in Competitive Sport Coaching. Society of Health and Physical Educators – Eastern District Conference, Burlington, VT, January 2018.
    • Cherubini, J. Health behavior, physical activity, and alternative applied models of change. The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – Health Education Conference, Purchase, NY, April 2017.
    • Cherubini, J. Physical (in)activity, health equity and social justice. Society of Health and Physical Educators – National Convention, Boston, MA, March 2017.
    • Cherubini, J. The power of effective communication in competitive sport environments. Society of Health and Physical Educators – National Convention, Boston, MA, March 2017.
    • Cherubini, J. Health equity, physical activity and social justice. Huether Lasallian Conference, Christian Brothers, Chicago, IL, November 2016.
    • Cherubini, J. Alternative models of health behavior change. Greater New York Regional Chapter – American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting, New York, NY, November 2016.
    • Cherubini, J. Unlearning gym and (re)learning physical education. Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – Annual Convention, Valley Forge, PA, February 2013.
    • Cherubini, J. Building a movement mindset: Strategies to empower everyday physical activity. Association for Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2012.
    • Cherubini, J. Developing a positive psychology and mental toughness for Cross-Country. New York Road Runners Youth and Community Services - XC Training Camp, New York, NY, August 2012.
    • Cherubini, J. The Movement Mindset: Increasing Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – National Convention, Boston, MA, March 2012.
    • Cherubini, J. Running positive for life. New York Road Runners Youth and Community Services - Young Runner Clinic, New York, NY, January 2012.
    • Cherubini, J., Merriman, W., & Nicoletti, A. Teaching the Next Wave of Students: Generation Z. Kappa Delta Pi 48th Biennial Convocation, Indianapolis, IN, November 2011.
    • Cherubini, J. Building a movement mindset: Strategies to empower everyday physical activity. Association for Applied Sport Psychology 27th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2011.
    • Cherubini, J. Positive psychology: Practical applications to enhance sport opportunities for females. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – National Convention, San Diego, CA, April 2011.
    • Cherubini, J. Becoming marketable in the HPERD-Athletics profession in the 21st Century. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – National Convention, San Diego, CA, March 2011.
    • Cherubini, J. Coaching the youth runner and positive exercise psychology. New York Road Runners Youth and Community Services - Professional Development Meeting, New York, NY, February 2011.
    • Cherubini, J. Living the good life - Authentic happiness through quality physical education within the symposium Physical activity as positive institution: An examination of the body in positive psychology. Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Providence, RI, October 2010.
    • Cherubini, J. Positive psychology – Practical applications for enhancing performance, fitness, and health. Greater New York Regional Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine – Annual Meeting, Bronx, NY, March 2010.
    • Cherubini, J. Positive psychology – Empowering active, creative, and health-promoting lifestyles.  Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – Annual Convention, Rye, NY, February 2010.
    • Cherubini, J. Positive [exercise] psychology and lifelong physical activity.  Association for Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, September 2009.
    • Adams, D., Cherubini, J., & Ladda, S. Big city, big classes: Ideas to increase active learning time.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – National Convention, Tampa Bay, FL, April 2009.
    • Cherubini, J. Intentional development | Positive psychology | Lifelong physical activity.  Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Philadelphia, PA, March 2009.
    • Cherubini, J. Intentional development: A Multi-theoretical approach to applied sport psychology. Association for Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, September 2008.
    • Bentley, T. & Cherubini, J. Eighth-grade athletes playing high school varsity sports: A qualitative analysis. Association for Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, September 2008.
    • Keating, T., Toscano, L., & Cherubini, J. The relationship among measures of fitness, stage of change and exercise motivation in wellness program participants. Association for Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, September 2008.
    • Merriman, W. & Cherubini, J. The Latino millennial student. National Summit: A Just Education in Underserved Communities, Philadelphia, PA, July 2008.
    • Cherubini, J., Merriman, W., Nicoletti, A. Working with the Latino millennial student.  Kappa Delta Pi – Biennial National Convocation, Louisville, KY, November 2007.
    • Ladda, S., Cherubini, J., Keating, T., & Toscano, L. Dispositions and resiliency: Developing student leaders.  National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education – National Conference, Clearwater, FL, January 2007.
    • Cherubini, J. Psychosocial aspects, physical activity, & the older population.  Greater New York Regional Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine – Annual Meeting, New York, NY, December 2006.
    • Cherubini, J. Perspectives from the millennial student.  Faculty Resource Network at New York University – National Symposium, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2006.
    • Ladda, S., Adams, D., Cherubini, J., Keating, T., & Toscano, L. Connections and collaborations: Happily serving our constituents and community.  National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education – National Conference, San Diego, CA, January 2006.
    • Cherubini, J. Psychology of supplementation.  Greater New York Regional Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine – Annual Meeting, New York, NY, December 2005.
    • Cherubini, J., Lienert, C., & Merriman, W. Model of intentional development: A multi-theoretical approach to facilitating active lifestyles for all. 15th International Symposium Adapted Physical Activity, Verona, Italy, July 2005.
    • Cherubini, J. Enhancing exercise compliance for weight management.  Greater New York Regional Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine – Annual Meeting, New York, NY, November 2004. 
    • Cherubini, J. Grounded theory of individual, social environmental, and physical environmental influences on physical activity in adult African American women.  North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity – National Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2004.
    • Cherubini, J.  Intentional development: A grounded theory of individual, social environmental, and physical environmental influences on physical activity in adult African American women.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – National Convention, New Orleans, LA, April 2004.  
    • Cherubini, Jeffrey M., Tierney, Ryan T., Hamstra, Karrie L., Huxel, Kellie C., & Swanik, C. Buz. The relationship among anxiety, coping resources, mood states, and muscle tone.  Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology - Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ, November, 2002.
    • Cherubini, J. A multi-theoretical approach to applied exercise psychology. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ, October, 2002.
    • Cherubini, J. Intentional development: A model of personal and performance development in physical activity, exercise, and sport. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, October, 2001.
    • Cherubini, J., Riley, D., Bundy, G., Lee, J., Brady, K., Sachs, M., & Oglesby, C. The X-Factor: Development of a sport psychology newsletter and consulting opportunities with intercollegiate athletics. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, October, 2001.
    • Cherubini, J. Intentional development: A model of personal and performance development.Temple University Education Research Association – Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May, 2001.
    • Tierney, R., Hamstra, K., & Cherubini, J. The relationship among neuromuscular characteristics, psychological factors, and injury. Temple University Education Research Association – Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May, 2001.
    • Cherubini, J. Intentional development: A model for adherence to exercise. Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2001.
    • Cherubini, J., Riley, D., O’Brien, K., Lee, J., Brady, K., & Gallagher, K. Consulting opportunities with student athletes: Life skills through sport. Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2001.
    • Cherubini, J., Hamstra, K., & Tierney, R. The relationship among h-reflex, muscle stiffness, and psychological factors. Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2001.
    • Cherubini, J. Intentional development – A model of motivation and development in physical activity, exercise, and sport. American College of Sports Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference – Annual Meeting, Split Rock, PA, November, 2000.
    • Cherubini, J., & Sachs, M. Developing a base of knowledge in applied exercise psychology within the symposium Applying Sport Psychology Theory and Concepts in Exercise Settings. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, October, 2000.
    • Cherubini, J.  Intentional development - A theoretical model of motivation, development, and adherence. Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2000.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Professional Experience

    • Manhattan College - Department of Kinesiology, Riverdale, NY (2003 - Present) | Chair & Associate Professor
    • Temple University - Department of Kinesiology, Philadelphia, PA (1999 - 2003) | Instructor, Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Educational Sport Psychology Consultant
    • Community College of Philadelphia - Department of Biology, Philadelphia, PA (2000 - 2003) | Part-time Faculty
    • University of Pennsylvania - Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program, Philadelphia, PA (2000 - 2001) | Lifestyle Change Instructor, Exercise Prescription Consultant
    • Frog's Athletic Club, Solana Beach, CA (1994 - 1999) | Certified Trainer, Continuing Educational Provider, Educational Sport Psychology Consultant
    • San Diego State University - Project GRAD, San Diego, CA (1995 - 1996) | Research Assistant

    Memberships

    • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    • ACSM – Greater New York Regional Chapter (GNYRC)
    • American Kinesiology Association (AKA)
    • American Public Health Association (APHA)
    • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
    • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
    • New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (NYSAHPERD)
    • Society of Health & Physical Educators (SHAPE)
  • Other

    Manhattan College – Administrative/Committee Assignments

    • Department of Kinesiology
      • Chair (2013 – 2021)
    • College Curriculum Committee (2017 – 2022)
      • Chair (2019 – 2020; 2020 – 2021)
    • School of Education & Health (SOEH) Curriculum Committee (2014 – present) 
      • Chair (2018 – 2019; 2019 – 2020; 2020 – 2021)
    • School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS) Curriculum Committee (2015 – 2021)
    • Exercise Science Program – Self-Study and External Review (2019 – present)
      • Coordinator/Lead Author
    • Educational Affairs Committee – Ex Officio Member (2019 – 2021)
    • Judiciary Committee on Student Affairs – CFA (2010 – 2011; 2016 – 2023)
    • Title IX Working Group (2018 – 2021)
    • Steering Committee – Center for Urban Resilience & Environmental Sustainability (2012 – 2020)
    • Steering Committee – Manhattan College Games (2010 – present)
    • JasperFit Advising (2010 – present)
    • SOEH Faculty Development Review Committee (2015 – present)
    • SOEH Tenure and Promotion Guidelines Committee (2015 – present)
    • SOEH Health Advisory Committee (2011 – present)
    • SOEH Board of Consultors (2015 – present)
    • SOEH Accreditation Leadership Team – Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (2018 – 2020)
    • Dean of Student’s Hearing Panel (2019 – 2020)
    • Search Committee – Public Health/Allied Health Program Director (2017 – 2018)
    • Search Committee – Kinesiology Tenure-track Faculty (2016 – 2017)
      • Chair 
    • Search Committee – Strength & Conditioning Coach – Athletics (2015)
    • Search Committee – Director of Fitness, Wellness & Recreation – Student Life (2013 – 2014)
    • Steering Committee – Council Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) (2013 – 2017)
      • Chair – Subcommittee Standard 1 (2015 – 2016)
    • Steering Committee – Lasallian Leaders Scholarship/Ambassadors Program (2010 – 2017)
    • Summer Grant Committee – Council for Faculty Affairs (2010 – 2016)
    • Middle States Task Force 5 Subcommittee (2010 – 2011)
    • Steering Committee – Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) (2010 – 2011)
      • Annual Report Coordinator/Lead Author (2011)

    Journal Editorial Board/Referee

    • The Physical Educator – Editorial Review Board (2010 – present)
    • International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology – Guest Referee (2017 – 2018)
    • Journal of Sport Psychology in Action – Referee (2010 – 2011)
    • International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPER∙SD), Journal of Research – Referee (2005 – 2009)

    Conference Program/Abstract Reviewer

    • American Public Health Association – Annual Meeting and Expo (2020)
    • Association for Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference (2014 – 2020)
    • Society of Health and Physical Educators – National Convention and Exposition (2014 – 2020)
    • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – National Convention and Exposition (2013)
    • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – Research Consortium (2013)

    Grant Referee

    • New York and New Jersey Education and Research Center – Pilot Projects Occupational Safety & Health – Research Training Program (2020)
    • Society of Health and Physical Educators – Research Grant Program (2014 – 2020)
    • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – Research Grant Program (2013)

    Other Professional Activities in Regional/National Professional Associations

    • ACSM – Greater New York Regional Chapter (GNYRC)
      • Programming Committee (2016 – present)
      • Student Committee (2016 – present)
      • Student Bowl Committee (2016 – present)
      • Judge – President’s Cup (2018 – 2019)
      • Finance Committee (2013 – 2016)
      • Clinical Interest Area Committee (2011 – 2012)
      • Abstract Committee (2011 – 2012)
      • Research Committee (2010 – 2012)
      • Executive Board Member (2010 – 2011)
      • Continuing Education Committee (2004 – 2009)
    • New York State Professional Preparation Council for Physical Education – Faculty Representative (2013 – 2016)