Mississippi State University
Dr. Stamatis Agiovlasitis at Mississippi State University is seeking to recruit 2 students for pursuing a Ph.D. degree with an assistantship under his mentoring at Mississippi State University. He is looking for motivated students with good research, writing, and communication skills. The 2 positions are for students with research interests in the area of Physical Activity and Health in Individuals with Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability Across the Lifespan.
Preparation of Leadership Personnel in Adapted Physical Activity

East Carolina University, in collaboration with eight universities throughout the United States, has been selected to receive funding from the Office of Special Education, U.S. Department of Education to train doctoral students in the area of adapted physical activity.

This funding will support tuition, stipends, and conference travel funds for doctoral students from 2019 to 2024. Doctoral scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a nation-wide, multi-site consortium focused on doctoral training in adapted physical activity.


Training Leaders to Improve Education and Health Outcomes of Individuals with High-Intensity Needs: A Multi-institution Mentorship Consortium

Three Primary Facets

(a) bi-weekly online seminars
(b) annual face-to-face summer institute
(c) exchange program

Faculty and Universities Involved

  • Marty Block (University of Virginia)

  • Suzanna Dillon (Texas Women’s)

  • Justin Haegele (Old Dominion University)

  • Sean Healy (University of Delaware)

  • Samuel Hodge (Ohio State University)

  • Sam Logan (Oregon State)

  • Deborah Shapiro (Georgia State)

  • Andrea Taliaferro/Samantha Ross (West Virginia)

  • JK Yun (East Carolina)


For more information, please contact:

JK Yun
Project Director
East Carolina University

Justin A. Haegele
Project Co-Director
Old Dominion University

Postdoctoral position for managing the Multi-institution APA Mentorship Consortium at East Carolina University
The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for managing the Multi-institution APA Mentorship Consortium (MAMC) funded by US Department of Education and independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of adapted physical activity.
Responsibilities include management of all aspects of MAMC including but not limited to
(a) collect, prepare and submit scholar data,
(b) collect and prepare progress reports, and other reports required by funding agency,
(c) organize enrichment program (e.g. online seminar, summer institute, exchange program),
(d) manage online platform to disseminate the activities of MAMC,
(e) communicate with all subcontract institutions,
(f) assist faculty for mentoring doctoral scholars supported by this project,
(g) initiate independent research,
(h) collaborate and support research projects within MAMC, and
(i) provide instruction if needed.
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Faculty position (tenure-track Assistant/Associate), Exercise and Disability in Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor
Please see the link below for our new faculty search at the University of Michigan in Exercise and Disability in Kinesiology. Exercise is broadly defined and can include physical activity, motor development, and health. A focus on health and functioning through exercise, physical activity and or motor skill development is appropriate. Click the link below for further details about the announcement.