Research+

Upcoming Accepted Presentations

Turner, C., Phan, H., Orme, S., Hammer, R., Melendez, H., Howard, M., Nichols, T., & Jenny, S. E. (2023, March 20). [Invited Panel Discussion]. Collegiate Esports and Inclusivity – A White Paper Panel Discussion. Esports and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference. Clark University, Worcester, MA.

Esports, Gaming & Tech. Presentations

Jenny, S. E., Besombes, N., Brock, T., Cote, A., & Scholz, T. (2022, November). Discussion with the Editors: Handbook of Esports Book Project. Esports Research Network Conference 2022, Jönköping, Sweden.

Besombes, N., & Jenny, S. E. (2022, November). The Truth about Esports during the Pandemic: Generalizable Economic Sustainability Lessons Learned in France. Esports Research Network Conference 2022, Jönköping, Sweden.

Jenny, S. E., Donoghue, J., McGee, C., Hebard, S., & Rourke, D. (2022, July). [Invited Panelist]. Exploring the Critical Role of Research for the Health and Wellness of Gamers. Games for Change Festival 2022, New York City, NY.

Jenny, S. E., & Donoghe, J. (2022, June). Collegiate Esports: We Need Evidence-based Medicine! American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2022 Annual Meeting and World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Christianson, P., Gawrysiak, J., Scroggins, C., Jenny, S., & Frier, E. (2022, June 2). A Sport Management Faculty Members Guide to Launching Collegiate Esports Programs. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Gaeddert, B., Jenny, S. E., & Jenson, C. (2022). [Invited Panelist]. Mental Health and Wellness Panel. Ritual Motion and the Varsity Esports Foundation.

Jenny, S. E., Gawrysiak, J., & Besombes, Nicolas. (2021, December 9). Current Landscape of Higher Education Performance and Health-related Esports Academic Programming. Esports Research Network Conference 2021. Université de Paris, Paris, France.

Jenny, S., Migliore, L., & McGee, C., Lyon, J. (2021, December 9). [Invited Panel Moderator]. Esports Physical Health Panel. Esports Research Network Conference 2021. Université de Paris, Paris, France.

Jenny, S., Gawrysiak, J., Rourke, D., Berger, K. (2021, November 9). [Invited Panel Presentation]. Liquid Hacks 2.0: Passion to Profession – How K-12 and HiEd Experiences Can Help Launch Your Esports Career. Dell Technologies Fireside Chat with Team Liquid.

Donoghue, J., Jenny, S. E., Douris, P. C., Ahmad, S., Yuen, K., Gan, H., Ahraham, K., & Sousa, A. (2021, October 29). Impact of 6-Minute Walk or Rest Break during Extended Game Play on Executive Function in First Person Shooter Esport Players. ICES 2021: International Conference on Esports. Paris, France.

Jenny, S. E., Donoghue, J., & Leis, O. (2021, September 8). [Invited Presentation]. Studying the Impact of Taking Mini Exercise or Rest Breaks During Esports. Esports Research Colloquium.

Donoghue, J., Jenny, S. E. (2021, July 29). [Invited Presentation]. Breaking up gaming with a 6-minute walk can improve competitive gamers’ executive functions. Esports Research Collaborative - Hosted by Dell Technologies.

Jenny, S. (2021, July 14). [Invited Presentation] Leveling Up Higher Ed: An Overview of the Global Esports Academic Landscape. 2nd Annual Virtual Esports Conference hosted by Dell Technologies & Intel. VIDEO HERE!

Scott, M., Summerley, R., Besombes, N., Connolly, C., Gawrysiak, J., Halevi, H., Jenny, S., Miljanovic, M., Strange, M., Taipalus, T., & Williams, J. P. (2021, July). [Invited Presentation]. Working Group 2: Towards a Curricula Framework to Support the Design of Esports Courses in Higher Education. The ACM (Association for Computer Machinery) 26th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE). Paderborn University, Paderborn, Germany. VIDEO HERE!

Jenny, S. (2021, April). [Invited Presentation]. Leveraging Technology in Creating a Sports Club. Human Kinetics 2021 Virtual Conference for Health and Physical Education.

Vázquez Del Castillo, K., & Jenny, S. (2021, April). Active Digital Living for Health and Physical Educators. Human Kinetics 2021 Virtual Conference for Health and Physical Education.

Johnson, R. & Jenny, S. (2021, March). [Invited Presentation]. Technology Integration in Physical Education edTPA. Human Kinetics 2021 Virtual Conference for Health and Physical Education.

Koshy, A., Cooke, S., Ahn, J., Collis, W., Jenny, S., Rietkerk, R., & Zaumseil, F. (2020, December). [Invited Panelist]. ESI Debates: What’s the value of the esports industry? Hosted by the Esports Insider and the International Journal of Esports.

Jenny, S. (2020, November). [Invited Guest Speaker]. Utilizing Technology to Create and Manage an After-School Running Club, University of Northern Iowa – Teaching Physical Education with Technology (PEMES 201), Dr. Scott McNamara.

Jenny, S. E., Donoghue, J., Zwibel, H., Toth, A., & Migliore, L. (2020, November). [Invited Panelist]. Current research in Esport Health and Academia. Virtual Gaming; Real Medicine. 2020 Esports Medicine Conference. Presented by the NYIT Center for Esports Medicine. New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY.

Jenny, S., Donoghue, J., Koshy, A., Balentine, J., Keys, C., Reed, J., & Kiff, J. (2020, November). [Invited Panelist]. Research in Esports Panel – Helping Athletes Compete Safely and Sustainably. First Annual Team Liquid Hackathon hosted by Dell Technologies. Livestream via Twitch.

Jenny, S E., Gawrysiak, J., & Besombes, N. (2020, October). An Analysis of Global Academic Esports Degree Programs. University of California-Irvine (UCI) Esports Conference, Irvine, CA.

Jenny, S. E., & Krause, J. M. (2020, April). [Invited Presentation]. Portable wireless speakers for coaching and physical education. Human Kinetics Health and Physical Education Virtual Conference.

Cummiskey, M., & Jenny, S. E. (2020, April). [Invited Presentation]. Technology for Formative Assessment in Health Education. Human Kinetics Health and Physical Education Virtual Conference.

Krause, J. M., & Jenny, S. (2020, April). [Invited Presentation]. Virtual Observations and Remote Supervision. Human Kinetics Health and Physical Education Virtual Conference.

Armstrong, T., Krause, J. M., & Jenny, S. E. (2020, April). [Invited Presentation]. Technology for Lifetime Fitness: Geocaching. Human Kinetics Health and Physical Education Virtual Conference.

Jenny, S. E. (2019, November). [Invited Speaker]. Esports Medicine: Why You Should Care about Competitive Video Gaming. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA.

Jenny, S. E. (2019, April). [Invited Keynote Speaker]. Esports and the Sports Medicine Physician. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.

Gawrysiak, J., & Jenny, S. E. (2019, March). [Invited Speaker and Consultant]. Developing Interdisciplinary Esports Curriculum. UAF eSport and Gaming Summit. University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK.

Manning, R. D., Jenny, S. E., Gawrysiak, J. Keiper, M. C., & Bescombe, N. (2019, March). Esports as Olympic Sport. Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research Annual Conference, University of California-Fullerton.

Chung, J. J., Jenny, S. E., Drane, D. & Kim, J. (2019, February). Impact of Technology on Grassroots Sports Programs: Examining the Impact of Video Gaming on Learning Cricket. Applied Sport Management Association Conference, Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

Jenny, S. E., Keiper, M. C., Gawrysiak, J., & Manning, R. D. (2018, October). [Invited Speaker]. eSports in academia: Past, present, and future. 1st Annual UCI eSports Conference, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA.

Gawrysiak, J., & Jenny, S. E., & Williams, D. (2018, April). Esports Education: How Sport Management Programs can Effectively Teach Students to Enter the Field. College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), Columbia, SC.

Jenny, S. (2017, September). [Invited Guest Speaker]. Esports Business Opportunities. University of Alabama – Sport Facility and Event Management (KIN 553), Dr. Dylan Williams.

Jenny, S., & Jenny, F. (2017, June). Effective Strategies for Promoting YouTube Channels. Association for Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), Myrtle Beach, SC.

~Benson, D., & Jenny, S. (2017, June). Improving the Development and Implementation of Online Courses: A Student’s Perspective. Association for Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), Myrtle Beach, SC.

Williams, D. P., Keiper, M. C., Manning, R. D., Jenny, S. E., & Tutka, P. (2017, April). NCAA Esports 20XX: The Potential for Radical Esports Adoption within Intercollegiate Athletics. College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), Columbia, SC.

Jenny, S. E., Manning, R. D., Keiper, M. C., Williams, D. P., ^Taylor, B., & ^Charles, D. (2017, March). Esports Venues: A New Business Opportunity. Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow (SEVT) Conference, Columbia, SC.

Mullis, A., & Jenny, S. (2017, March). Gamification through Technology: Engaging Fitness Activities and Fantasy Health Competitions. Society of Health & Physical Educators (SHAPE) America National Convention, Boston, MA.

Jenny, S., & Schary, D. (2017, February). Video Games: A New Programming Frontier. Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). Savannah, GA.

^Thompson, R., & Jenny, S. (2017, February). Pokémon Go: A Beneficial Recreational Opportunity. Winthrop University Graduate School Open House.

^Malchow, A., & Jenny, S. (2017, February). The History and Mainstreaming of Esports. Winthrop University Graduate School Open House.

Jenny, S. & Schary, D. (2017, January). Motion-based Video Game and Authentic Wall/Rock Climbing: Motor Movement Comparisons and Pedagogical Perceptions. National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) Conference, Orlando, FL.

Jenny, S. & Becker, A. (2017, January). Increasing Global Learning in Higher Education Physical Education/Activity Programs: Creating the Flipped Course “Global Games”. National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) Conference, Orlando, FL.

Manning, R. D., Keiper, M. C., Jenny, S. E., & Williams, D. P. (2016, November). Esports as “Sport”: Impact of Technology on Sociological Definition of Sport. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, Tampa Bay, FL.

Williams, D., Keiper, M. C., Manning, R. D., Jenny, S., & Tutka, P. (2016, November). The Potential for Radical Esports Adoption within Intercollegiate Athletics. Sport Management Association (SMA) National Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

^Turner, C., ^Charles, D., ^Malchow, A., & Jenny, S. (2016, November). The history and mainstreaming of eSports. South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (SCAHPERD) Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Mullis, A., & Jenny, S. (2016, November). Technological Strategies for Gamifying Health and Physical Education. South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (SCAHPERD) Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Savage, M., Liebler, K., & Jenny, S. (2016, October). Technology Roundtable. Olde English Consortium Physical Education Professional Development Conference. Clover High School, Clover, SC.

Jenny, F., & Jenny, S. (2016, June). iPhone Photography Revisited. Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) National Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Jenny, S., Manning, R., Keiper, M. (2016, June). Esports: The New Intercollegiate Athlete. Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) National Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Jenny, S. & Whetstone, K. (2016, June). Delivering a Quality Online Course: A Faculty and Administrative Perspective [Invited Presentation]. Winthrop University Board of Trustees Meeting.

Jenny, S., Lowrey, L., Rademaker, S., ^Noble, K., ~Coulter, C., ~Brownshield, M., ~Ingram, C., ^Rhodes, S., & ~Bagwell, L. (2016, April). Technological Global Sports Immersion: Cricket, Bocce & Kubb. Global Learning Cultural Event, Winthrop University.

Jenny, S., Schary, D., & Davis, K. (2015, October). Exploring the Effectiveness of Learning American Football through Playing the Video Game “Madden NFL”. Society for Health & Physical Educators (SHAPE) America Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) & Health Education Teacher Education (HETE) National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

^Stewart, A., ~Freda, K., & Jenny, S. (October, 2015). Using “Coach’s Eye” for Motion Analysis Feedback in Coaching and Physical Education. Olde English Consortium Physical Education Professional Development Conference. Indian Land High School, Fort Mill, SC.

Jenny, S., ~Coulter, C., & ~Hunt, M. (October, 2015). How is my Form? Utilizing Hudl Technique & Video Delay Apps in Coaching and Physical Education. Olde English Consortium Physical Education Professional Development Conference. Indian Land High School, Fort Mill, SC.

Jenny, S. (2015, August). [Invited Whole-day Professional Development Workshop]: Technology in Physical Education Professional Development Workshop. Fairfield County (SC) School District Physical Education Teachers In-Service, Winthrop University.

Jenny, S. (2015, June). Motion-based Video Gaming: Fitness, Pedagogy and Technology Support Considerations. Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) National Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC.

^Brace, T. & Jenny, S. (2015, June). Cutting Edge Technology in Physical Education: Motion-based Video Games. Winthrop University-School Partnership Network: Partnership Conference for Educational Renewal.

Jenny, S., ^Brace, T., & ^Zeilstra, A. (2015, January). Motion-based Video Gaming in Physical Activity Settings. Richard W. Riley College of Education: Trends in P-20 Education Program Series, Winthrop University.

Jenny, S. & ^Cobb, C. (2014, November). Exploring the Effectiveness of Using Motion-based Video Games in Teaching Sport Rules. South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Jenny, S. (2014, June). Teaching my First Technology in Physical Education Course. Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) National Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Jenny, S. (2012, October). Implementing Online Training Logs in Coaching and Physical Education Activity Courses. New Mexico Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hushman, G., Hushman, C., Jenny, S., & Tingstrom, C. (2011, November). Incorporating Motion-based Video Games in Physical Education. Department of Individual, Family and Community Education Research Showcase, University of New Mexico.

Jenny, S. (2011, August). Utilizing WebCT in Physical Education Activity Courses. University of New Mexico Physical Education Activity Program Orientation Workshop.

Jenny, S. (2010, April). Cardiovascular Training and Heart Rate Monitor use in Air Force Fitness Assessments. United States Armed Forces in Europe Fitness Assessment Cell workshop, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

Jenny, S. (2010, May). The Biomechanics of Running Shoes. Incirlik Air Base Health and Fitness Expo, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.


NOTE: Graduate student co-authors are indicated with an “ ^ ” , while undergraduate student co-authors are noted with a “ ~ ”.

Peer Reviewer

Deputy Editor, International Journal of Esports

Associate Editor, The Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports

Editorial Board Member:

Invited Academic Journal Peer Reviewer:

  • Association for Computer Users in Education Journal

  • BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine

  • IEEE Pervasive Computing

  • Entertainment Computing

  • European Physical Education Review

  • European Sport Management Quarterly

  • Frontiers in Psychology (Specialty Section: Movement Science & Sport Psychology)

  • Frontiers in Sports and Active Living (Special Research Topic – Esports: Playing into the Future)

  • Frontiers in Sports and Active Living (Special Research Topic Esports Management: Understanding the Global Phenomenon of Esports in the Digital World)

  • Heliyon

  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

  • International Journal of Esports

  • International Journal on Media Management

  • Journal of Athlete Development and Experience

  • Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns

  • Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports

  • Journal of Intercollegiate Sport

  • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

  • Journal of Sport and Health Science

  • Journal of Sport Behavior

  • Journal of Teaching, Research and Media in Kinesiology

  • Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research

  • Simulation and Gaming

  • Social Inclusion

  • Sport, Business, Management: An International Journal

  • Sport Marketing Quarterly

  • Sports Innovation Journal

  • Teaching and Teacher Education

  • The Ohio Journal of Science


Invited Academic Conference Peer Reviewer

  • 2023 PASSHE Conference on Teaching and Learning. (2023, January). Slippery Rock University, PA, USA.

  • 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-56). (2023, January). Maui, Hawaii, USA.

  • 2022 Esports Research Network Conference. (2022, November). Scientific Committee Member. Jönköping University, Sweden.

  • 2022 PASSHE Virtual Conference on Teaching and Learning. (2022, January). Slippery Rock University, PA, USA.

  • 2021 Esports Research Network (ERN) Conference. (2021, December). Scientific Committee Member. Institut des Sciences du Sport-Santé (I3SP), University of Paris, France.

Sample Esports Presentations

Esports Research Network Conference Jonkoping, Sweden - "Meet the Editors: Handbook of Esports" (Nov. 2022)

Invited Panel Moderator: "Esports Physical Health", 1st Annual Esports Research Network (ERN) Conference, Université de Paris, France (Dec. 2021)

"Current Landscape of Higher Ed. Performance & Health-related Esports Academic Programming", 1st Esports Research Network (ERN) Conference, Université de Paris, France (Dec. 2021)

Leveling Up Higher Ed: An Overview of the Global Esports Academic Landscape (July 2021)

Towards a Curricula Framework to Support the Design of Esports Courses in Higher Education ITiCSE 21 (July 2021)

Nexon E-Sports Arena - Seoul, South Korea (July 2017)

An Analysis of Global Academic Esports Degree Programs by Drs. Jenny, Gawrysiak & Besombes (Oct. 2020)

Sample Tech. Presentations

Integrating Instructional Tech in PE

Virtual Observations/Supervision

Portable Wireless Speakers

Tech. Integrated PE Lesson

Tech. Equipment in PE

Tech. Integration in PE edTPA

PE edTPA in Virtual Learning Environment

Motion-Based Video Gaming

Motion-based Video Gaming

Kinect Sports Rivals: Rock Climbing

Selected Grants

Selected Awarded EXTERNAL Funding

Jenny, S. (2018, August). Grove City Athletics Club. Kids Run the Nation Grant. Road Runners Club of America. Requested: $1,000; Awarded: $900

Schary, D., Jenny, S., & Morrow, G. (2015, June). Winthrop Inspiring a New Generation of Students (WINGS): Increasing the Long-term Outcomes of Challenge Course Programs. Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Research Grant. Requested: $1,499.89; Awarded: $1,500

Selected Awarded INTERNAL Funding

Jenny, S. E. (2022, November). Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) certification professional development fund. Slippery Rock University Center for Teaching and Learning. Awarded: $1,000

~Marenkovic, J., Lynn, J., Gordon, B., Jenny, S. E., ~Schutz, N., & ~Watts, A. (April 2019). Pushing Uphill: In Search of a Better Method to Power Up Steep Climbs. Slippery Rock University Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant. Requested: $1,293; Awarded: $1,293

Jenny, S. (2017, January). Supporting the Offering of the M.S. in Sport and Fitness Administration Degree Program 100% Online through Creating Two Online Courses. Curriculum Enhancement/Instructional Improvement Grant, Winthrop University. Requested: $6,000; Awarded: $6,000

^Charles, D., & Jenny, S. (2017, February). Esports Venues: A New Business Opportunity. Graduate Travel Award, Winthrop University. Requested: $350; Awarded: $350

^Taylor, B., & Jenny, S. (2017, February). Esports Venues: A New Business Opportunity. Graduate Travel Award, Winthrop University. Requested: $350; Awarded: $180

Jenny, S. & ^Taylor, B. (2016, October). Esports Venues: Past, Present and Future. Helen Abell Faculty-Student Collaboration Fund, Winthrop University. Requested: $556; Awarded: $250

Jenny, S. & ^Noble, K. (2016, February). Utilizing Sedentary and Active Video Games in Pursuit of Increasing Cognitive Sport Knowledge and Motor Skill Acquisition. Faculty Research with Student Co-Investigator Grant, Winthrop University. Requested: $3,000; Awarded: $2,000

Jenny, S., & ^Rhodes, S. (2016, February). Technological Global Sport Immersion: Cricket, Bocce and Kubb. Global Learning Initiative (GLI) Engagement Grant, Winthrop University. Requested: $500; Awarded: $500

Jenny, S. (2015, February). Supporting a New Graduate Certificate through Creating the Fully Online Course – PHED 604: Technology for Coaches and Physical Educators. Curriculum Enhancement/Instructional Improvement Grant, Winthrop University. Requested: $3,500; Awarded: $2000

Jenny, S. & ^Cobb, C. (2014, April). Exploring the Effectiveness of Using Motion-based Video Games in Teaching Sport Rules and Motor Skills. Faculty Research with Student Co-Investigator Grant, Winthrop University. Requested: $2,950.44; Awarded: 2,950

Jenny, S. (2014, April). Creating an Online Platform for PHED 242: Motor Learning and Control. Curriculum Enhancement / Instructional Improvement Grant, Winthrop University. Requested: $3,100; Awarded: $2,100

Jenny, S., ^Pille, B., & ^Elias, P. (2013, September). Motion-based Video Gaming Equipment. Research Allocation Funding, Richard W. Riley College of Education, Winthrop University. Requested: $2,000; Awarded: $2,000

Hushman, G. & Jenny, S. (2013, November). Exploring the Impact of Motion-based Video Gaming in Physical Activity Settings. Research Allocation Funding, University of New Mexico. Requested: $1,539.89; Awarded: $1,539.89

Jenny, S. (2012, May). Department of Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences Graduate Student Research Grant, University of New Mexico: Requested: $500; Received: $380.

Jenny, S. & Normand, M. (2010, March). Sports-motion Portable Motion Analysis Package, Bod Pod, & Aqua Massager. Health and Wellness Center Equipment Grant, U.S. Air Force, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Requested: $20,000; Received: $20,000

Jenny, S. (2008, September). Garmin forerunner 305 GPS Units and Polar Heart Rate Monitors. Health and Wellness Center Equipment Grant, U.S. Air Force, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Requested: $2,500; Received: $2,500


NOTE: Graduate student co-authors are indicated with an “ ^ ” , while undergraduate student co-authors are noted with a “ ~ ”.

Deputy Editor,

International Journal of Esports

Dell Technologies & Intel

Virtual Esports Conference