Lauren J. Lieberman, PhD, is a distinguished service professor at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. She has taught higher education since 1995 and previously taught at Perkins School for the Blind. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in adapted physical education. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD).
Lieberman has written 20 books on adapted physical education and more than 130 peer-reviewed articles. She started Camp Abilities, an overnight educational sports camp for children with visual impairments. This camp is now replicated in 20 states and eight countries. She was awarded a Global Fulbright Scholarship to replicate Camp Abilities in Ghana, Ireland, and Brazil in fall 2019.
Lieberman is past chair of the Adapted Physical Activity Council (APAC). She is currently on the board of the division of recreation and sport for the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and she has served on the board of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA). In her leisure time, she enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, biking, running, kayaking, hiking, reading, and playing the guitar.
Michelle Grenier, PhD, is an associate professor and coordinator of the adapted physical education program at the University of New Hampshire. She has substantial experience working in the field of physical education and utilizing inclusive strategies for students with disabilities. She is an accomplished researcher and is editor of the text Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Grenier is internationally recognized for her work on inclusion and has presented extensively on her research. She is the incoming president of the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID).
Ali Brian, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of physical education and the director of the Adapted Physical Education/Activity Research lab at the University of South Carolina. Her teaching includes adapted physical education, elementary physical education methods, motor development, assessment and instrumentation, and research methods. Dr. Brian's research, which includes over 120 presentations and 60 peer reviewed articles, focuses on creating ecologically valid intervention strategies for preschool-aged children with and without disabilities as well as youth with visual impairments. Dr. Brian also focuses on exploring underlying mechanisms that support positive developmental trajectories for health for all children. She is the research director for the Institute of Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments (IMSVI) and a member of the SHAPE America research counsel, the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) executive committee, and the International Motor Development Research Consortium (I-MDRC) executive committee. Dr. Brian also is on the editorial board for Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and is an associate editor of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Katrina Arndt, PhD, is a professor of inclusive education at St. John Fisher College. Prior to entering higher education, she was a paraprofessional and teacher in the public schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Rochester, New York, area for many years. Arndt's research interests include support for students with disabilities in inclusive settings, inclusion of students who are deaf-blind, and critical analysis of text and film representations of disability. She is the coauthor of the books Teach Everyone and Picture Inclusion! and the 2019 recipient of Starbridge's Inclusion Award.
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