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Ronald Davis, PhD
Professor
Adapted PE/Activity
Office: PH 119B
(940) 898-2589
RDavis4@twu.edu

Education 

  • 1985, Ph D in Kinesiology with specialization in Adapted Physical Education, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • 1980, Masters in Adapted Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI
  • 1972, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

Professional Experience

  • 2007 – Present: Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • 2004-2006: Associate Chair, School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • 1987-2006: Assistant, Associate, and Professor, School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • 1985-1987: Grant Coordinator, Special Populations Programs, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI

Research/Teaching Interests

  • Bone density changes for individuals with spinal cord injury
  • Teacher and paraeducator preparation related to physical education for students with disabilities
  • Fitness and exercise for individuals with disabilities
  • Disability sport – athlete performance, classification

Recent Publications

  • Davis, R., Kotecki, J., Harvey, M., and Oliver, A. (2007) Responsibilities and Training Needs of Paraeducators in Physical Education. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 24, 70-83.
  • Piletic, C., Davis, R., and Aschemeier, A., (2005) Paraeducators in physical education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (JOPHERD), 76, 47-55.
  • Doyle, T., Davis, R., Humphries, B., Dugan, E., Horn, B. Shim, J & Newton, R. (2004) Further evidence to change the medical classification system of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 21, 63-71.
  • Davis, R, Woodard, R., Ferrara, M., and Campell, A. (2004). Athletic Training Student’s Perceptions During Special Olympics Competitions. Athletic Training Today Spring, 2004.
  • Davis, R. (2002). Inclusion Through Sports: A Guide to Enhancing Sport Experiences, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Classes Teaching

  • KINS 2622: Introduction to Adapted Physical Education
  • KINS 5883: Disability Sports

Miscellaneous

  • Director of Athlete Classification, 1996 Atlanta Paralympics

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