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  • PhD, Indiana University, 1993
  • M.A, McGill University, 1985
  • Diploma in Special Education, McGill University, 1980
  • BEd (Physical Education), McGill University, 1975

Area(s) of Specialty

  • Teacher Education
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Motor Development

Research Interest(s)

  • Positive and proactive approaches to dealing with difficult behavior, inclusion, and education in urban areas.


  • Collier, D. (2004). Undergraduate physical education teacher preparation: what practitioners tell us. The Physical Educator, 61(2), 102 - 112.
  • James, E. & Collier, D. (2004). Establishing the preschool learning environment. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 15(3), 38 - 39.
  • Collier, D.(in press). Instructional Strategies for Adapted Physical Education. In J.P. Winnick (Ed.) Adapted physical education and sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers.
  • Suomi, R. & Collier, D. (accepted for publication). Effects of arthritis exercise programs on functional fitness and perceived activities of daily living measures in older adults with arthritis.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Suomi, J., Collier D. & Brown, L. (2003). Factors affecting the social experiences of students in elementary physical education classes. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, (22)2, 186-202

Last Updated 11/9/18

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