About Us

Project INVEST has served injured, ill and wounded military by offering adaptive sports and activities at various venues and locations through North Texas.

We serve disabled military, both active duty and veterans, with a permanent physical disability such as amputations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairments, and significant nerve and muscle damage.

Who we are

Program Director

Michelle Ferrer, PhD
Michelle Ferrer, PhD is the Program Director for Project INVEST and is an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology. Ferrer's research interests broadly span adapted physical activity and sport, adapted physical education, and pedagogy. Specifically, her research has focused on the use and impact of sport and physical activity for wounded, injured, and ill military members, emphasizing motivation and quality of life.

Founding Director and Emeritus Faculty

Ronald (Ron) Davis, PhD, CAPE
Ronald Davis, PhD has over 30 years’ experience in Adapted Physical Activity and Disability Sport. He has conducted athlete training camps for the US Paralympic teams in preparation for South Korea, Barcelona, and Atlanta. He was the 1996 Director of Athlete Classification for the Atlanta Paralympic Games. Dr. Davis was a professor at Ball State University for 20 years, and currently works at Texas Woman’s University in Denton in Adapted Physical Education and Activity. Project INVEST was created with help from the US Paralympics and the VA through funding of Olympic Opportunity Grant. Project INVEST’s mission is to serve those who have served by building strength through sport and confidence through competition.

Page last updated 9:36 AM, April 7, 2023