A four time (2000, 2002, 2008, 2015) recipient of the Endicott College Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rich Nastasi received his doctoral degree from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Boston University. Prior to his appointment at Endicott, he served as an assistant professor (lecturer) in Human Movement and Sport Sciences at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University) in Victoria, Australia and as a lecturer in Curriculum and Teaching at Boston University. His academic interests include the relationship between philosophy and sport and the study of adaptive movement. Dr. Nastasi has published scholarly articles and commentary in refereed and non-refereed journals, co-edited an international proceedings (AIESEP) and has written book chapters on management ethics, scholarship and constructivism. He has presented papers at regional and national conferences as well as international presentations in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
Doctor of Education in Human Movement
BSSp in Political and Legal Communications
Current project: The connection/disconnection between Flow and WuWei in athletic performance.
Butler, J., Griffin, L., Lombardo, B. and Nastasi, R. (eds.) (2003) Teaching Games for Understanding. Reston, Va.: NASPE Press.
Nastasi, R. (1992) "Distinguishing Conflict and Competition: A Model for Understanding Some Teaching Interactions in Athletics." Educational Considerations 19,2 pp. 45-49
SM 218 Philosophy and Sport
EX 489 Senior Thesis I
EX 490 Senior Thesis II