Luke E. Kelly, PhD,
is a professor of kinesiology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has 30 years of experience working with public schools on evaluating and revising their general physical education curricula to meet the needs of students with disabilities. He has written six books and numerous articles on topics related to training general physical educators. He also has developed and validated a Web-based motor skill assessment program that allows teachers to assess students’ motor skills.
Janet Wessel, PhD,
is professor emeritus from MichiganStateUniversity. She has numerous publications in adapted physical education and has designed instructional systems and curricula for children with special needs. She has also presented I Can workshops and has developed and adapted program content, instructional design, and other activities relevant to cultural and educational settings. Dr. Wessel has received numerous awards over the years, including the Crystal Apple Honor Award in recognition of exceptional educators from the Michigan State University College of Education.
Gail M. Dummer, PhD,
is a just-retired kinesiology professor from MichiganStateUniversity. For the past 30 years, she has taught university-level courses, conducted outreach projects, and conducted research related to adapted physical activity. She served as the director of the Michigan State University Sports Skills Program, in which university students provide instruction and coaching in sports skills to people with disabilities. She has received numerous awards over the years, including the 2008 Professional Recognition Award from the Adapted Physical Activity Council of AAHPERD.
Tom Sampson, PhD,
is an assistant professor and chair of the education department at Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan. He is a former elementary physical education and adapted physical education teacher, and he has experience in implementing objective-based, outcome-driven curricula. He has also acted as a K-12 health and physical education curriculum coordinator and has been a field test teacher for the federally funded I Can adapted PE program.