EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University (1988)
Curriculum And Methods In Physical Education
I am an Associate Professor at Adelphi University, in the Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management. I specialize in teacher and curriculum development in physical education; learning standards, assessment and accountability in physical education and teacher education; non-conventional physical education curriculum approaches and pedagogy for children and youth in a variety of urban and suburban school settings. I am involved in preparing physical education professionals for current and future positions in schools and communities, and in research and development for physical education and physical activity planning, instruction and policy. Recent projects include research on positive teaching practices for overweight students in physical activity settings; teaching for personal and social responsibility through sport and activity; initiating and sustaining new programs in secondary physical education, and providing comprehensive school physical activity programs for wellness and well-being. I live in New York City.
Physical Education teacher development and program development in physical education; standards, assessment and accountability for student learning and teacher evaluation; physical activity programs in schools and communities (especially in under-served communities, Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility, Sport Education, Annual Professional Performance Review for physical education teachers.