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Elizabeth  Keener

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

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Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD

Kinesiology - Adapted Physical Activity, minor in Special Education

Texas Woman's University 2022
MS Kinesiology - Adapted Physical Education California Polytechnic University Humboldt 2017
Preliminary Credential Physical Education California State University Humboldt 2016
  Adapted Physical Education added authorization California State University Humboldt 2016
Preliminary Credential Moderate/Severe Disabilities Stanislaus County Office of Education 2013
BA Kinesiology - Fitness & Wellness California State University Chico 2008

Biography

Before graduate school, I was an elementary special education teacher for children with autism. I earned my MS in adapted physical education and taught adapted physical education at the postsecondary and PK-12 levels. I was a graduate teaching assistant at TWU before taking a position as an instructor at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma. I completed my PhD in Adapted Physical Activity with a minor in Special Education in August, 2022

In my free time I enjoy watching movies, taking road trips, and camping with my husband, our 3 children and 2 dogs.

Research, Presentations & Publications

Presentations:

Keener, E., Garcia, J., & Dillon, S. (2021, March 1-3). Occupational Socialization and Experiences of Fitness and Recreation Personnel at a College for Neurodiverse Learners [Poster presentation]. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity. Virtual, United States

Keener, E., Young, A., & Silliman-French, L. (2019, April 9-10). Children’s Perceptions of Peers with Disabilities [Poster presentation]. Texas Woman’s University Student Arts and Research Symposium. Denton, TX, United States

Keener, E., Yang, Q., & Dillon, S. (2019, April 9-10). General and Adapted Physical Educators perceptions of Collaboration- Review of literature using the APAT [Poster presentation] Texas Woman’s University Student Arts and Research Symposium. Denton, TX, United States

Keener, E., Healy S., & Dillon, S. (2019 x-x). Facilitators and Barriers to Physical Activity: Perceptions of Adults with Disabilities [Poster presentation]. National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID). Columbia, SC, United States

Keener, E., & Dillon, S. (2022, August 14-16). Physical Activity Experiences of Young Adults Attending an IHENL. Emerging Scholar Symposium [Poster presentation]. National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities. Virtual

Publications:

Yang, Q., Yang, J., Keener, E., Oh, J., Gomes, A. and Dillon, S. (2021). Drums-Alive Intervention Effect on the Motor and Functional Skills in Youth with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study. Advances in Physical Education, 11, 35-46. doi: 10.4236/ape.2021.111003