In Memoriam – Earle F. Zeigler

Alumni,, physical educators and kinesiologists more generally will be sad to hear that , PhD, LLD, D.Sc, died September 29, 2018 at age 99. Following his leadership in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario he retired to Richmond, BC where he continued to contribute vibrantly to the field of physical education and kinesiology. Zeigler earned a BA from Bates College and a MA and PhD from Yale University. He taught, researched and administered at Yale 1943-49, and the University of Connecticut 1944-49, Michigan 1956-63, Illinois (C-U) 1963-71 and the University of Western Ontario 1949-56 and 1971-89. An unparalleled leader in his field over 78 years, he was a pioneer in introducing socio-cultural dimensions to the study of sport and physical activity and wrote extensively on North American human values, ethics and personal decision making. After receiving the highest recognition (Honour Award) of the Canadian Association for HPERD in 1975, he received the top three awards in his field from the US (Alliance Scholar-of-the-Year, AAHPERD, 1977; Hetherington Award, AAKPE, 1989; and the Gulick Medal, AAHPERD, 1990). In 2008 the North American Society for Sport History awarded him its “Contributions to Sport History” award. He received three honorary doctorates (LLD 1975 U. of Windsor; DSc 1997 U. of Lethbridge; and LLD 2008 U. of Western Ontario). Students will find his many books and articles on the state of physical education and kinesiology in North America enlightening.