Stephen A. Butterfield

butterfieldProfessor Emeritus of Education and Special Education

Bio: Stephen A. Butterfield is professor emeritus of education and special education. He is the former chair of the Department of Exercise, Sports Science and STEM Education at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. An active researcher, Stephen has authored or coauthored 62 articles, 30 abstracts and his research teams have presented 37 papers at national and international conferences. In 2012, he was invited to present two keynote lectures at the International Conference on Enhancement of Motor Skills and Physical Activity in Jyvaskyla, Finland. In 2013, he was invited by the Beijing Sport University to participate in a national study related to motor proficiency of Chinese children with intellectual disabilities. Stephen has received several awards including the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Maine AHPERD) Honor Award for Distinguished Leadership, Maine AHPERD’s Worthy of Highest Praise Award, and a SHAPE America Eastern District Association Merit Award for Physical Education. He was elected a SHAPE America research fellow, and a fellow of the North American Society of HPERSD Professionals. In 2014, his research team received the John Nash Award for Best Multidisciplinary Abstract, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians Symposium. At the 2012 AHPERD national convention in Boston, Stephen received the prestigious Alliance Honor Award

Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.Ed., Keene State College
B.S., Springfield College

Public service

  • Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, & Wellness
  • Developmental Motor and Aquatics Laboratory

Professional Memberships

  • Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities

Curriculum Vitae