Byron Towner


  • B.S., Physical Education Teacher Education, West Virginia University
  • M.S.,  Physical Education Teacher Education, West Virginia University

Teaching Specialties

  • HPE 3220
  • HPE 4430
  • Physical Education Activity Courses - Flag Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Jogging and Conditioning, Active Wellness, Pickleball


  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Rec Sports
  • Coaching youth sports

What is your favorite thing about Boone?

"Natural beauty that surrounds the city. Anywhere in town, you can look up and see the rolling hills and beautiful landscape."

What excites you most about your field?

"Seeing my students teaching high quality physical education to children in our community."

What are some of the highlights of your career?

National Board Certification, and presenting at conferences.

Favorite Quote

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life that you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

Research Interest

  • Time on Task
  • Skill transfer
  • Game modification

Professional Affiliations / Organizations



  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • Early to Middle Childhood Physical Education


  • Rabinowitz, E., Jackson, K., & Towner, B. (2024). An Investigation of Soil Depth Impacts of Electric Bikes and Non-electric Mountain Bikes - Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership.    
  • Rabinowitz, E., Towner, B., & Jackson, K. (2024).Trail Impact of Electric Bikes Versus Traditional Mountain Bikes on Sloppy and Good Braking - Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership
Title: HPEC Program Director /Senior Lecturer
Department: RMPE

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8560

Office address
HCC 20