Jeffrey Cherubini

Associate Professor

Kinesiology

Dr. Jeff Cherubini is the Department Chair of Kinesiology.  His area of expertise within kinesiology is exercise and sport psychology; emphasizing an eco-developmental perspective to his work with physical activity motivation and exercise adherence.  Other interests include physical activity (and in particular, active transportation) as a means to improve and sustain local/global health, economies, and the environment.  With a love for both physical activity and the great outdoors, Jeff is a lifelong cyclist and currently competes as a master's level adventure racer. 

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. (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. Building a movement mindset: Strategies to empower everyday physical activity. Association for Applied Sport Psychology 27th 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. National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Boston, MA, March 2012. *not presented due to convention cancellation. 
    • 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. Positive psychology: Practical applications to enchance sport opportunities for females. National Convention of the American Allience for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, San Diego, CA, April 2011.
    • Cherubini, J. Becoming marketable in the HPERD-Athletics profession in the 21st Century. National Convention of the American Allience for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 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. Association for Applied Sport Psychology – Annual Conference, 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. & Lienert, C. Psychological skills training and the Special Olympic athlete. Special Olympics New York State – NYC Region Coaches' Conference, Brooklyn, NY, November, 2009.
    • 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, 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.
    • Toscano, L. & Cherubini, J. Rehabilitation adherence in the high school athlete. North Jersey High School Sports Medicine Symposium, Westwood, NJ, April, 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)
    • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
    • National Strength & Conditioning Assocation (NSCA)
    • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    Grants

    • Cherubini, J.  Promoting Health-Related Fitness with Multimedia Technology, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Manhattan College, Summer Grant 2008.
  • Other
    • Editorial Review Board Member - The Physical Educator [Refereed journal]
    • Conference Abstract Reviewer - Association for Applied Sport Psychology
    • Convention Program Reviewer - Society of Health and Physical Educators
    • Grant Reviewer - Society of Health and Physical Educators
    • Steering Committee - Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability, Manhattan College