Christoph Lienert, PHD

Christoph Lienert, PHD

Associate Professor

Department : Kinesiology

Email : christoph.lienert@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7518

Office : DRA 1FL

Education

PHD, Texas Woman's University

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Human Performance, Manhattan College, New York (Aug. 2004 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Human Performance, Manhattan College, New York (Aug. 2001 – 2004)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Physical Education, Health, Recreation, and Athletic Training, University of Maine at Presque Isle (Aug. 1998 - 2001)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s University (May - Aug. 1998)
  • Pool manager, Texas Woman’s University (Aug. 1997 - Aug. 1998)
  • Managed two public swimming pools (indoor and outdoor). Responsibilities included hiring and managing of more than 20 employees including two supervisors, lifeguards, and swimming instructors
  • Employed by the Institute for Clinical Services and Applied Research, Texas Woman’s University (May - June 1995) to perform psychomotor assessments and evaluations of children.
  • 8/94-7/95:    Adapted physical education itinerant teacher (PK-12) at Denton Independent School District, Denton, Texas.
  • 8/93-7/94, 6/95-8/98: Teaching assistant at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), Denton, Texas.
  • 6/90-7/93:    Graduate assistant at Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Publications & Professional Activities

Publications in refereed journals:

 
  • Kozub, M., & Lienert, C. (2005). Why doesn‘t Sally hit? A dynamic systems approach to problem solving for diverse learners. Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance 41(2), 29-34.
  • Lienert, C., Tiemann, H., Sherrill, C., & Myers, B. (2003). Integrativer Sportunterricht in Deutschland und den USA – Ergebnisse einer vergleichenden Befragung von Lehrerinnen und Lehrern (Inclusive physical education in Germany and the USA – Results of a comparative survey of teachers). Heilpädagogische Forschung, 28(3), 112-124.
  • Kozub, F. M., & Lienert, C. (2003). Attitudes towards teaching children with disabilities: A review of literature and proposed paradigm for future research. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 20(4), 323-346
  • Lienert, C. (2003). Response to Grosse. Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance 39(2), 28-29.
  • Lienert, C. (2003). Strategies for creating inclusive physical education: Asking the right questions. Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance 39(2), 22-27.
  • Lienert, C. (2003). Response to Grosse. Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance 39(1), 47-48.
  • Lienert, C. (2003). Inclusion in the USA: An overview. Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance 39(1), 42-46.
  • Lienert, C., Sherrill, C., & Myers, B. (2001). Physical educators’ concerns about integrating children with disabilities: A cross-cultural comparison. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 18(1), 1-17.
  • Lienert, C. (1997). Schüler lösen Konflikte ohne Lehrerintervention: Ein Modell, daß sich in den USA zunehmender Beliebtheit erfreut [Students solve conflicts without teacher intervention: A model that is becoming increasingly popular in the USA]. Pädagogik, 10, 12-15.
  • Doll-Tepper, G., Schmidt-Gotz, E., Lienert, C., Döen, U., & Hecker, R. (1994).  Attitudes of  university students and teachers toward integrating students with disabilities in regular physical education classes.  Physical Education Review, 17(1), 45-57.
  • Lienert, C., & Rauh, H. (1993).  Entwicklung der Fortbewegung bei Kindern mit Down-Syndrom. Ergebnisse einer Längsschnittstudie (Locomotor development of children with Down-Syndrome. Results of a longitudinal study).  Kindheit und Entwicklung, 2,227-238.
  • Doll-Tepper, G., von Selzam, H., & Lienert, C. (1992).  Teach the teachers: Including individuals with disabilities in Physical Education.  Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 28(2), 23-27.

Monograph coauthored

  • Doll-Tepper, G., Schmidt-Gotz, E., Lienert, C., Döen, U., & Hecker, R. (1994).  Einstellungen von Sportlehrkräften zur Integration von Menschen mit Behinderungen in Schule und Verein (Attitudes of physical educators toward the integration of individuals with disabilities in schools and sport clubs).  Köln: Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft.

Book chapters:

  • Fitzpatrick, C., & Lienert, C. (2009). Future directions for technology in schools. In W. Merriman, & A. Nicoletti (Eds.), Using technology in the 21st century. Washington, DC: National Catholic Educational Association.
  • Lienert, C. (2008). Sportunterricht für Schüler/innen mit und ohne Behinderungen – Eine kritische Perspektive aus den USA [Physical education for students with and without disabilities – a critical perspective from the USA]. In F. Fediuk (Ed.), Inklusion als bewegungspädagogische Aufgabe. Menschen mit und ohne Behinderungen gemeinsam im Sport. [Inclusion as movement pedagogy task. People with and without disabilities together in sports] (pp. 209-221). Baltmannsweiler, Germany: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren.
  • Lienert, C. (2007). A cross-cultural perspective on inclusive physical education. In H. Tiemann, S. Schulz, & E. Schmidt-Gotz (Eds.), International, inklusiv, interdisziplinär. Perspektiven einer zeitgemäβen Sportwissenschaft [International, inclusive, interdisciplinary. Perspectives of a modern sports science] (pp. 123-160). Schorndorf, Germany: Hofmann-Verlag.

Other publications:

  • Lienert, C. (2007). Adapted physical activity – transcending boundaries. In 4th International Mediterranean Sports Science Congress, Nov. 9-11, Antalya, Turkey (pp. 6-8). Antalya, Turkey: Akdeniz Üniversitesi.
  • Lienert, C., Sherrill, C., & Myers, B. (2003). Inclusive education. Sport Science & Physical Education Bulletin, 37. Retrieved September, 12, 2003, from http://www.icsspe.org/portal/texte/area/bulletin/.
  • Lienert, C., & Sherrill, C. (2001). A cross-cultural comparison of contextual variables influencing physical educators' concerns about integration. In M. Dinold, G. Gerber, & T. Reinelt (Eds.), 13th International Symposium/5th European Congress Adapted Physical Activity: “Towards a Society for All” – through Adapted Physical Activity (pp. 221-225). Vienna: Manz Verlag Schulbuch.
  • Doll-Tepper, G. & Lienert, C. (Eds.) (1992).  Sport von Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung. Situation und Trends. Dokumentation des Ost-West-Symposiums vom 9.-11.11.1990 in Berlin (Sports for individuals with mental retardation. Situation and trends. Proceedings of the east-west-symposium 9.-11. November 1990 in Berlin).  Marburg: Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe für geistig Behinderte e.V.

Conference Papers:

Invited keynote speaker at international professional conferences:
  • Lienert, C. (2007). Adapted physical activity – transcending boundaries. Keynote presented at the 4th International Mediterranean Sports Science Congress, Nov. 9-11, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Lienert, C. (2004). New Tendencies in Inclusive APA. Keynote presentation at the 7th European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity, November 10-13, 2004, in Dortmund, Germany
Presentations at regional, national, and international professional conferences:
  • Cherubini, J., & Lienert, C. (2009). Psychological Skills Training. Presentation given at the 2009 Special Olympics New York City Region Fall Sports Conference, November 14, 2009, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Lienert, C. (2009). Psychological Skills Training (PST) for Special Olympics athletes. Presentation given at the 2009 Special Olympics New York City Region Summer Sports Conference, March 28, 2009, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Lienert, C. (2007). Collaboration between college-based teacher education and public schools: Creating a multimedia case study to enhance physical education teacher education. Presentation given at the 16th International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity, July 24-28, 2007, Rio Claro, Brazil.
  • Lienert, C. (2007). Healthy Lifestyles and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Presentation given at the 2007 Special Olympics New York City Region Summer Sports Conference, April 28, 2007, Bronx, New York.
  • Lienert, C., & Adams, D. (2006). Multimedia case studies in physical education teacher preparation. Presentation given at 69th Annual NYSAHPERD Conference, Nov. 15-18, Rye Brook, NY.
  • Rizzo, T., Lienert, C., Davis, W. (2006). Reforming the preparation of pedagogical and APA kinesiologists. Paper presented at 2006 NAFAPA Symposium, Oct. 12-14, Ann Arbor.
  • Lienert, C. (2006). Qualitative assessment of attitudes. Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 2006 Annual Convention, April 25-29, in Salt Lake City.
  • Cherubini, J., Lienert, C., & Merriman, W. (2005). Model of intentional development: A multi-theoretical approach to facilitating active lifestyles for all. Paper presented at the 15th International Symposium for Adapted Physical Activity, July 5-9, in Verona, Italy.
  • Lienert, C. (2005). Physical education for students with and without disabilities – a critical perspective from the USA. Paper presented at the lecture series “People with and without disabilities together in physical educatio and sport: Developments, challenges and perspectives” at thePedagogical University Ludwigsburg, Germany, June 29, 2005.
  • Lienert, C. (2005). Physical Educators’ Concerns About Integrating Children With Disabilities: A Cross-Cultural View. Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 2005 Annual Convention, April 12-16, in Chicago.
  • Lienert, C. (2004). Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Research Needs. Paper presented at the Adapted Physical Activity Symposium “Paralympics and Olympics – Common Vision, Diverse Actualization” at the Pre-Olympic Scientific Congress 2004, August 6-8, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Lienert, C., Malone, L., & Yilla, A. (2003). Attitudes towards disability sport: Results of a study using the disability sport survey. Paper presented at the 14th International Symposium for Adapted Physical Activity, August 4-7, in Seoul, Korea.
  • Downing, J., Keating, T. M., Hopper, C., & Lienert, C. (2003). Developing and implementing an after school program in adapted physical activity: Implications for teaching, research and service. Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, April 1-5, 2003, in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Malone, L., Lienert, C., & Yilla, A. (2002). Attitudes towards disability sport and athletes with disabilities. Paper presented at the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Nov. 17-19, 2002, in Birmingham, AL.
  • Malone, L., Lienert, C., & Yilla, A. (2002). Item analysis of the Disability Sport Survey. Paper presented at the 2002 Symposium of the North American Federation on Adapted Physical Activity, Sept. 26-28, 2002, in Corvallis, OR.
  • Lienert, C., & Malone, L. (2002). Winter sport activities for individuals with disabilities: Research and future directions. Paper presented at the 2002 Symposium of the North American Federation on Adapted Physical Activity, Sept. 26-28, 2002, in Corvallis, OR.
  • Lienert, C., & Sherrill, C. (2001). A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Contextual Variables Influencing Physical Educators’ Concerns about Integration. Paper presented at the 13th International Symposium for Adapted Physical Activity, July 2001, in Vienna, Austria.
  • Lienert, C. (2001). Physical Education for ALL students: A cross-cultural comparison. Paper presented at the 1st International APE Conference in the Southwest. Pioneers of the Past Trailblazers of the Future: A Texas Woman’s University Celebration of Physical Activity for All, Feb. 14-16, 2001, in Denton, TX.
  • Lienert, C., & Sherrill, C. (2000). Influences on Physical Educators’ Perspectives on Inclusion: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Paper presented at the 2000 Symposium of the North American Federation on Adapted Physical Activity, Nov. 19-21, 2000, in New Orleans.
  • Lienert, C., & Sherrill, C. (1999). Teachers’ Concerns About Integrative Physical Education: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Contextual and Personal Variables. Paper presented at the 12th International Symposium for Adapted Physical Activity, May 4-8, 1999, in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Lienert, C. (1994). Locomotor Development of Infants and Toddlers With Down Syndrome. Paper presented at the international convention of the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, Lansing, Michigan.
  • Doll-Tepper, G., von Selzam, H., & Lienert, C. (1991).  Teach the teachers: Including individuals with disabilities in Physical Education. Paper presented at the AISEP World Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.
Other presentations, professional workshops and panel discussion given:
  • Lienert, C. (2009). Incluir alumnos con diversas capacidades (en educación fisica). Workshop given for the Santo Tomás school district in Chontales, Nicaragua, Aug. 10, 2009.
  • Lienert, C. (2007). Strategies for creating inclusive physical education. Workshop presented at the 4th International Mediterranean Sports Science Congress, Nov. 9-11, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Lienert, C., Hodge, S. R., Rizzo, T. L., Folsom-Meek, S. (2007). International project for attitude change in adapted physical activity. Panel discussion at 2007 AAHPERD National Convention, March 13 - 17, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lienert, C. (Nov. 5, 2002).  Physical education inservice: Addressing the needs of students with disabilities in various physical education environments, conducted for the Eastchester School District, New York.
  • Lienert, C. (April 22, 1993).  Workshop on the integration of students with disabilities in regular physical education, conducted at the Marie Curie Gymnasium (high school) in Berlin, Germany.

Honors & Awards

 

  • Listed in Who’s Who
    • Who's Who in the World: 2009 (26th ed.) – 2011 (28th ed.)
    • Who's Who in America: 2004 (58th ed.) - 2011 (65th ed.)
    • Who's Who in American Education 2006-2007 (7th ed.), 2007-2008 (8th ed.)
    • Who's Who Among America’s Teachers and Educators 2004-2005 (9th ed.), 2006-2007 (11th ed.)
  • International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity: Elly D. Friedmann Outstanding Young Professional Award (2001)
  • Kitty Winter Magee 2001 Most Promising Professional Award. Awarded by Texas Woman’s University Programs in Dance, Health Studies, and Kinesiology.
  • National Collegiate Physical Education & Health Award (Spring 1998)
  • International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance: Biennial Award for Distinguished Contribution (1997)
  • U.S. Achievement Academy: All-American Scholar Collegiate Award (Spring 1997)
  • Fulbright Travel Grant (1989)
  • Member: Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Memberships

 

Associate Editor of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (2010 – present)
  • Reviewer for the 2007, 2008 Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual convention program.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 4th International Mediterranean Sports Science Congress, Nov. 9-11, 2007, Antalya, Turkey.
  • External evaluator of applications for a professorship of Inclusive Pedagogy at the Free University of Berlin (2007). 
  • Editorial board member of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (2006-present)
  • Reviewer for the 2004 Symposium of the North American Federation for Adapted Physical Activity, Oct. 28-30, at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Canada
  • Reviewer for the Journal of ICHPER-SD (International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance), (June 2005 – June 2007)
  • Member of the Adapted Physical Activity Commission of the International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2004 – 2009)
  • President: Maine Task Force for Adapted Physical Education (2000 – 2001)
 
Reviewer for refereed journals:
  • Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (2001, 2002),
  • European Physical Education Review (2001)
  • Representative of the North American Federation on Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) to the International Federation on Adapted Physical Activity(ISAPA); board member of NAFAPA and IFAPA (Nov. 2000 – 2004)
  • Member: Maine Department of Education Physical Education Assessment Committee (1999-2001)
  • Member of Maine Task Force on Adapted Physical Education (1998-2001)
  • German Language Editor of the Journal of the International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (1994 - 2007)

Other

  • Teaching certification for Texas and New York in generic special education (PK-12)

  • Teaching certification for Texas and New York in physical education (all levels)

Courses Taught/Teaching

PHED 110      Personal Wellness
PHED 228      Gymnastics and Tumbling
PHED 351      Independent Study
PHED 421      Therapeutic Recreation
PHED 423      Adapted Physical Activity
PHED 424      Adapted Exercise and Sport