Parker Hall 207
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Monday, Wednesday: 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m.- noon

Dr. Sofo teaches in the Physical Education pedagogy area. He currently teaches elementary/middle school PE methods, assessment, motor development/learning, and research methods. Academic preparation is in Physical Education Teacher Education/Pedagogy. Research interests lie in the areas of Teacher Value Orientations/beliefs, perceptual-motor development, student self-regulation, and Multicultural and Postcolonial Pedagogy.


Ph.D. Human Performance Studies, University of Alabama
M.S.Ed. Physical Education Teacher Education, State University of New York (SUNY) College at Brockport
B.Ed.(Hons) Physical Education; Diploma in Biology, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Diploma in Physical Education, University College of Education at Winneba, Ghana

Most Recent/Notable Published Works

  • Sofo, S., Eugene, A. F., & Thompson, E. (2021). Ghanaian classroom teacher trainees’ perceived competence and intrinsic motivation in physical education. International Journal of Educational Technology & Learning, 10(1), 47-55. DOI:10.20448/2003.101.47.55.
  • Ramos, A., & Sofo, S. (2021). Physical education teacher candidates’ perceptions of early field experiences. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, 8(2), 1-15. DOI: 10.23918/ijsses.v8i2p1.
  • Sofo, S., Ramos, A., Thompson, E., & Pujol, T. J. (2020). An assessment of physical education teacher candidates’ dispositions. International Journal of Educational Technology & Learning. 9(2), 60-66. DOI: 10.20448/2003.92.60.66.
  • Sofo, S., Thompson, E., & Kanton, T.L. (2019). Untrained teachers diploma in basic education program in Ghana: Prospects and challenges. Forum for International Research in Education (FIRE), 5(2), 120-137.
  • Sofo, S., Asola, E.F., & Ocansey, R. (2019). An assessment of Ghana’s enacted kindergarten curriculum. African Journal of Teacher Education, 8, 86-110.
  • Sofo, S., Asola, E.F., & Thompson, E. (2019). Prevalence of active school transportation in the Upper East and Upper West Regions of Ghana. International Journal of Public Health Sciences.
  • Thompson, E., & Sofo, S. (2018). Predicting smoking behaviors among junior high school students in Ghana. International Journal of Public Health Sciences, 7(4), 223-230.
  • Nyawornaota, V.K., Luguterah, A., Sofo, S., Aryeetey, R., Badasu, M., Nartey, J., Assasie, E., Donkor, S.K., Dougblor, V., Williams, H., Ocansey, R. (2018). Results from Ghana’s 2018 report card on physical activity for children and youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(S2), S366–S367.
  • Nabie, M. J., Akayuure, P. Ibrahim-Banham, U. A., & Sofo, S. (2018). Trigonometric concepts: Pre-service teachers’ perceptions and knowledge. Journal on Mathematics Education, 9(2), 169-182.
  • Sofo, S., Thompson, E., Ray, J., & Dako-Gyeke, M. (2018). Play Pedagogy: Perspectives of Basic School Teachers in Ghana. The International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, 24(3/4), 17-29.
  • Thompson, E., & Sofo, S. (2016). Influence of dietary practices on suicidal thought and planning among adolescents in Ghana. International Journal of Health Research and Innovation, 6(12), 198-204.
  • Ocansey, R., Aryeetey, R., Sofo, S., Delali, M. B, Pambo, P., & Nyawornota, V. K. et al. (2016). Results from Ghana’s 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 3(5), 45-51. doi: 10.9790/6737-03054551.
  • Sofo, S., & Thompson, E. (2015). Maternal mortality in Ghana: Impact of the fee-free delivery policy and the national health insurance scheme. International Journal of Public Health Science, 4(3), 2252-8806.
  • Ocansey, R., Aryeetey, R., Sofo, S., Delali, M. B, Pambo, P., & Nyawornota, V. K. (2014). Results from Ghana’s 2014 report card on physical activity for children and youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(Supp 1), S58-S62.
  • Sofo, S. & Curtner-Smith, M. D. (2010). Development of preservice teachers' value orientations during a secondary methods course and early field experience. Sport, Education and Society, 15(3), 348-365.
  • Curtner-Smith, M. D., Sofo, S., Chouinard, J. & Wallace, S. J. (2007). Health-related exercise during extracurricular sport practices. European Physical Education Review, 13(2), 131-144.
  • Curtner-Smith, M. D., & Sofo, S. (2004). Preservice teachers' conceptions of teaching within sport education and multi-activity units. Sport, Education and Society, 9(3), 347-377.
  • Curtner-Smith, M.D. & Sofo, S. (2004). Influence of a critically oriented methods course and field experience on preservice teachers’ conception of teaching. Sport, Education and Society, 9(1), 115-142.
  • McCaughtry, N., Sofo, S., Rovegno, I., & Curtner-Smith, M.D. (2004). Learning to teach sport education: Misunderstandings, Pedagogical difficulties, and resistance. European Physical Education review, 135-155.

Every child has the capacity to learn. One does not need to have exceptional intelligence to excel academically.

Dr. Seidu Sofo, Professor