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Dr. Amaury Samalot-Rivera


Office: 330 Tuttle North samalot
Phone: 585-395-5252


PhD, The Ohio State University 
MA, The Ohio State University
BA, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Area(s) of specialty:
Teacher education, assessment, diversity and adapted physical education

Research interest(s):

Affective domain in physical education and sports, inclusion and diversity in physical education 


Articles in journals:

Samalot-Rivera, A. & Porretta, D.L. (2012). The influence of social skills 
instruction on sport and game related behaviors of students with emotional 
or behavioral disorders. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 17, 1-16.

Lionel, J. & Samalot- Rivera, A. (2012). Essential pillars to the development of high performance athletes. Lecturas EFDeportes, 173. (written in Spanish). 
Medina, W. & Samalot- Rivera, A. (2012). Impact of the transition process from the school to the community for students of the adapted physical education program. Lecturas EFDeportes, 166. (written in Spanish).

Hodge, S., Sato, T., Samalot-Rivera, A., Hersman, B., LaMaster, K., Casebolt, K., and  Ammah, J. (2009). Teachers’ beliefs on inclusion and teaching students with disabilities:  A representation of diverse voices. Journal of Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 4 (2).

Hodge, S., Ammah, J., Casebolt, K., LaMaster, K., Hersman, B. , Samalot-Rivera, A., Sato, T. (2009). A diversity of voices: Physical education teachers’ beliefs about inclusion and teaching students 
disabilities. The International Journal of Disability, Development and
 Education, 56 (4).

Samalot-Rivera, A. & Porretta, D.L. (2009). Perceptions and practices of adapted physical educators on the teaching of social skills. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 26, 172-186.

Samalot-Rivera, A. & Hodge, S. (2008). Secondary physical education teachers' beliefs on teaching students' with disabilities at schools in Puerto Rico. Lecturas EFDeportes, 123.

Samalot - Rivera, A. (2007). The Effects of a Social Skill Instruction on the Sport and Game Related Behaviors of Children and Adolescents with Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.  (Doctoral Dissertation). 


Samalot-Rivera, A. (2012). Teaching values and social skills through physical education and sport: “A guide for teachers and coaches”. Bayamón, Puerto Rico: Axios. ( written in Spanish) 

Born and raised in Puerto Rico.  Amaury came to The College at Brockport in 2013. He taught for 10 years in the Elementary and Special Physical Education Department of University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon.   Amaury is the former pitching coach of the Puerto Rico Female National Softball Team.   He enjoys playing softball and coaching his two sons (baseball).

Last Updated 1/2/15