- Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2007
- M.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1997
- B.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1991
Dr. Sirard joined the Curry School of Education in September 2010 with a joint appointment with the Kinesiology program and with Youth-Nex: The U.Va. Center to Promote Effective Youth Development. His focus is on schools and physical activity. John was previously at the University of Minnesota where he pursued his research interests including the assessment of physical activity and the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of obesity in children and adolescents. He completed his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of South Carolina in 2007 following completion of an M.S. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Massachusetts and a B.S. in Marketing at the University of Massachusetts.