Nicholas Cutforth

  • Career Highlights

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      Nick Cutforth is Professor of Research Methods and Statistics in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver
      and Adjunct Professor with the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver.  He has over 15 years teaching experience in K-12 schools in London, Chicago, and Denver.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994.

      Nick has been conducting research with schools and community-based organizations for nearly 20 years.  His research and teaching interests include school health and physical activity environments, physical activity and youth development, university/community partnerships, and community-based research.  Using fieldwork and applied research methods, his writing focuses on the social consequences of this work, and draws on the belief that the diverse talents of academics, students, educators, and community members can produce excellent research that will strengthen the community as a whole and enhance the relevance of the academy in addressing real world problems.

      Nick has written over 30 articles and book chapters, and co-authored two books: Youth Development and Physical Activity: Linking Universities with Communities (Human Kinetics, 2000) and Community-Based Research and Higher Education: Principles and Practices (Jossey-Bass, 2003). Nick has supervised over two-dozen community-based research projects with students and faculty colleagues and community partners since 1999.   

      Nick's research involves rural school-based intervention studies related to physical activity and healthy eating among K-12 students in the San Luis Valley and southeast Colorado.  His co-authored grants to build healthy school environments and policies have been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Health Foundation.

  • Books

    • Strand, K., Marullo, S., Cutforth, N., Stoecker, R., & Donahue, P. (2003) Community-based research: Principles and practices for higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

      Hellison, D., & Cutforth, N. (Eds.). (2000). Youth development and physical activity: Linking universities and communities. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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