Dr. Hochstetler's research interests focus on sport philosophy. His recent projects examine the transcendental and pragmatic strains of American philosophy (e.g., John Dewey, William James, Henry D. Thoreau, Ralph W. Emerson, and Henry Bugbee) in relation to endurance sport.
He has published in a variety of disciplinary journals, both theoretical and applied and has been an International Association for the Philosophy of Sport member since 1994. He is currently the Editor-in- Chief of Quest, the official journal of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education.
Dr. Hochstetler has been involved in many aspects of sport and physical activity throughout both his academic preparation and professional life – interscholastic and intercollegiate sport athlete, long-distance runner and cyclist, coach (at levels from middle school through college), administrator (athletic director and department chair), as well as instructor of a variety of kinesiology courses.
Hopsicker, P. & Hochstetler, D. (2016). The future of sport philosophy in higher education kinesiology. Quest, 68(3), 240-256.
Hochstetler, D. & Hopsicker, P. (2016). Normative concerns for endurance athletes. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 43(3), 335-349.
Hochstetler, D. & Lally, R. (2016). Philosophical themes for teaching and learning. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 27 (1), 11-15.
Hochstetler, D. (2015). Narratives, identity, and transformation. Quest, 67(2), 161-172. The Thirty-Fourth Dudley Allen Sargent Commemorative Lecture 2015
Hochstetler, D., & Sailors, P. R. (2015). Lead, follow, or get out of the way: A critical analysis of pacing. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 42(3), 349-363.