Jeremy Butler | Exercise and Sport Science Department | Judson University Christian College
Jeremy Butler

Jeremy Butler Profile

Contact Information

Name:Jeremy Butler
Title:Assistant Professor
Department:Exercise Sport Science
Year Started:2020
Email:jeremy.butler@judsonu.edu
Phone Number:847-628-1589
Office Location:Lindner Tower, 322

Education

Ph.D. Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Recreation Administration, Illinois State University
B.S. Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biography

Dr. Jeremy Butler teaches courses within the Health Promotion and Performance major. Prior to joining the faculty at Judson, he worked as a police officer, where he also served as the use of force instructor for his department. His research interests include using a social cognitive framework to evaluate how physical training, specifically in martial arts and police defensive tactics, impacts performance and behavior.

He has a passion for applying his martial arts experience in various areas of his life including as a form of ministry, community development, and advocating for police training reform. For more information on applications of his research and experience with law enforcement and civilian populations, visit www.jeremybutlerphd.com.

Expertise / Involvements

Psychology of Physical Training; Social Cognitive Theory; Police Defensive Tactics; Fitness; Head Instructor: Pagoda Rebirth Martial Arts & Fitness

Publications

Non-Refereed Publications  

  • Butler, J.M. (2020). Do campus police have unique training needs in use of force? Campus Law Enforcement Journal.
  • Butler, J.M. & Petruzzello, S. (2019). Are officers getting enough physical training for non-lethal force? A police perceptions study. Campus Law Enforcement Journal.

Presentations  

  • Butler, J.M. (March, 2020). A multi-method investigation of police defensive tactics training using a social cognitive framework. Presented at the University of Illinois Community of Scholars Research Symposium. Urbana, IL
  • Butler, J.M. (April, 2019). The science behind the shield: A case for departmental non-lethal force training. Presented at Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Conference. Oakbrook, IL
  • Butler, J.M. (May, 2017). Verbal defense and influence: Conflict management for contact professionals. Presented at the Illinois State University Student Affairs Conference. Normal, IL

Professional Societies or Affiliations

  • American Council on Exercise  
  • American College of Sports Medicine  
  • Midwest United Martial Arts Association  

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