Campus Directory: Mary Dyck

University of Lethbridge

Mary Dyck


Ph.D. (Teaching, Learning and Curriculum) University of Calgary; M.Sc (Sport Administration) University of North Dakota; B.A. (Physical Education) University of Lethbridge


Experiences of women and girls in sport, Coaching education, Social skill development in physical education, Online communication and adolescents' social and moral development, Gender-friendly classrooms, Vygotsky's cultural historical framework for development, Online Citizenship, Cyberbullying

Research Areas

Social networking, Adolescent's online behavior, Technology, Social development, Moral development, Internet safety, Rural children

Previous Research Areas

Women and Sport, Technology, Cyberbullying, Coaching, Volleyball, Soccer

Office Hours

Monday -Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM


I spent my first 17 years in scenic southeastern Ontario. I completed the first two years of a B.A. in Physical Education at Trinity Western University in British Columbia and graduated from the U of L. In the 1980's I coached with the U of L women's volleyball and founded the women's soccer program. I completed a M.Sc. in Sport Administration at the University of North Dakota. I returned to Trinity Western University as a professor and coach and from there came back to Lethbridge to become the Academic Advisor for the Faculty of Education (1991). I completed a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum from the University of Calgary in 2002 and specifically investigated social skill development in Grade Seven physical education. In 2004-2005 I taught Physical Education and Kinesiology and chaired the Department at Redeemer University College in Ontario. I returned to the Faculty of Education as the Research Officer. I began teaching in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in 2006 and continue to teach sport management, sport sociology, sport psychology, motor learning, adapted physical activity and volleyball.
My spare time is spent coaching soccer and volleyball. I have achieved a Provincial B Coaching license in soccer and Level III in volleyball. I conduct coaching clinics for both sports. I have coached males and females from six years of age to Canada Games level for 30 years.

Selected Publications

Bright, R. & Dyck,M. (2011) It hurt big time: Cyberbullying among rural adolescents. Northwest Passage, 9 (2), 104-116.

Biesheuvel, A., & Dyck, M. (2010) Coaching volleyball champions: Principles and practices of successful coaches. Calgary; Kingsley

Dyck, M., Bright, R., Gabriele, T. & Maxwell, T. (2005). Social Interaction: Striving together in co-ed grade seven physical education. Avante, 11 (2), 95-108.

Byl, J. , Burland. M. , Dyck, M. , Lass, M. , Schwass, K. , Stephen, M. & Trojanovic, M. (2009) Everybody move: Vigorous daily physical activity. Human Kinetics. Resource kit includes book, DVD, and CD Rom.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Cybertalk: Online communication of rural Alberta adolescents Southern Alberta Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies, $5,700, 2006-07.

Robin Bright, University of Lethbridge Pamela Adams, University of Lethbridge

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
Cyber friends and enemies: The role of technology in adolescentsí communication patterns, literacy and social development. University of Lethbridge Research Fund 2007
Everybody move: Vigorous daily physical activity. Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation 2005

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