Kim Eiler, Ed.D.

“I strive to bring the content of my courses to life. I want to provide practical applications for each student to transform the content to real life situations.”


Assistant professor of physical education

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Auburn University – Auburn, IL
  • M.A., Manchester University – North Manchester, IN
  • B.S., Biola University – La Mirada, CA

Year joined Franklin



My area of expertise lies in the area of physical education methods in addition to being a license instructor for the American Red Cross able to certify students in CPR/AED, first aid and lifeguard training.
I also am interested in the area of wellness. I teach a basic concepts of nutrition course and serve as the supervisor for the wellness programs.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors and Awards

IAHPERD Pathfinder Award
MACUPE Awards Midwest District AAHPERD
HCAC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year

Selected Scholarship

Co-presenter with Meyers, L., “Adventure Education: Empowering Learners,” IAHPERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2014.
Co-presenter with Moore, B., “Integrated Physical Education: The Amazing Race,” IAHPERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October, 2013.
Eiler, K. K., A season long investigation of a NCAA Division III women’s basketball program, IAPHERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2007.
Mowling, C.M., Eiler, K.K., Brock, S.J., and Hastie, P.A., Third Grade Students Self-Assessment of Basketball Dribbling Tasks. AAHPERD National Convention, New Orleans, LA, April, 2004.

In My Spare Time…

I am an avid runner. I completed my first marathon this fall. I also love to read. My favorite book is Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier.  “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again” is an iconic quote from the book I was introduced to as a young reader. This compelling novel was a guiding influence for my continued love of reading.