2020 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Robert Pangrazi
Dr. Robert Pangrazi

Robert “Bob” Pangrazi is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University and an Educational Consultant for Gopher Sport. Dr. Pangrazi is also a distinguished past president of the Western College Physical Education Society (proceeding organization to WSKW) from the year 2001. He began his career as a 5th grade teacher and was an ASU professor of physical education for 32 years. Dr. Pangrazi’s physical education textbooks have sold more than 750,000 copies. Pangrazi has published over 50 textbooks and 100 research and professional articles.

He has been a keynote speaker for 40+ state and district conventions and an invited speaker at nearly 400 national and international conferences. He regularly conducts training sessions for schools and universities and is regarded as a motivational speaker. His approach to elementary school physical education has been used worldwide and is used in hundreds of public, private and charter schools across the U.S. Pangrazi also authored the Gopher Active and Healthy School Program that is used in many schools throughout the U.S. This program includes dynamic strategies and interventions for parents, teachers, and students.

Dr. Pangrazi has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the National Distinguished Service Award presented by the AAHPERD Council on Physical Education for Children, and the Curriculum and Instruction Emeritus Honor Award from the NASPE Curriculum and Instruction Academy. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and an AAHPERD Honor Fellow.