Lauren J. Lieberman, PhD, is a professor in the department of physical education and sport at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport. She has three degrees in adapted physical education (APE) and has taught higher education since 1995. She taught at the Perkins School for the Blind in the deaf blind program. She also has written five books on adapted physical education and has consulted throughout the United States and internationally on issues relating to including children with disabilities in physical education. She is past chair of the Adapted Physical Activity Council.
Lieberman started Camp Abilities, a developmental sports camp for children with visual impairments. This camp is replicated in eight states and Guatemala. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee, running, mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking.
Cathy Houston-Wilson, PhD, is a professor in the department of physical education and sport at SUNY Brockport. She is a frequent presenter on APE at conferences and workshops and has taught APE in a residential facility as well as in public schools. She continues to be involved in teaching students with disabilities in campus settings and has coached many students in Special Olympic events and at the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged.
Houston-Wilson is past president of the Adapted Physical Education section of New York State AHPERD, and she also served as secretary of the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities. In her leisure time, she likes to ski, jog, and Jazzercise.