Deborah Adams, PHD

Deborah Adams, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : Kinesiology

Email : deborah.adams@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7494

Office : ALUM 210

Education

PHD, Oregon State University
MA, California State U. Long Beach
BA, California State U. Fresno

Research

Pilot Assessment of videoed lessons of K-12 physical education classes presented by Pre-service Teachers (Student Teachers).

Professional Experience

  • 1974-1981: Teacher of Physical Education and History at the Middle/High School Level—including other responsibilities (e.g. coaching and athletic director).
  • 1981-1984: Instructor of Physical Education at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
  • 1984-1991: Instructor of Various Professional Preparation Courses for Future Physical Education Teachers at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.
  • 1991 to 1993: Graduate teaching assistant at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.  Motor Learning/Control and Lifetime Fitness for Health laboratory instructor.  Activity Courses: Volleyball II & III.
  • 1993-present: Assistant Professor in Physical Education/Human Performance Department at Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Adams, D.L. (1999).  Develop better motor skill progressions with Gentile’s taxonomy.  The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.
  • Adams, D.L. Raciborski, M., & Ladda, S.R. (1999) Constructing rubrics from systematic progressions.  Teaching Elementary Physical Education.
  • Ladda, S.R., Demas, D. & Adams, D.L. (1999).  Standards-based affective domain assessment for a project adventure unit.  Teaching Elementary Physical Education.
  • Adams, D.L. (2001).  The relative effectiveness of three instructional strategies on the learning of an over arm throw for force.  Physical Educator.
  • Ladda, S., Keating, T., Adams, D. & Toscano, L. (2003). Including Technology in Instructional Programs. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
  • Adams, D. L. (2006). Squaring to the rap. Teaching Elementary Physical Education.

Conference Papers:

  • Adams, D.L. (1994, November), Is a Skilled Model Always the Best Model? Paper presented at the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD), Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • Adams, D.L. & Rose, D.J. (1994, June), The Relative Effectiveness of Three Instructional Strategies on the Learning of an Over arm Throw for Force.  Presented at the North     American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity annual conference,     Florida.
  • Barnett, B., Merriman, W. Arnett, M., Adams, D. & Ladda S. (1999, January). The New University and Role of Physical Education In Undergraduate Research.  Paper presented at the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, yearly national conference.
  • Downing, J., Ladda, S., Adams, D., Keating, T., & Merriman W. (2000, March). Helpful Hints for Teaching Successful Research Course at the Undergraduate Level. Presented at the National Convention for American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), Orlando, Florida.
  • Ladda, S., Merriman, M., Adams, D., Keating, T., Barnett, B., & Arnett, M. (2001, January). From the Institutional Mission to the Classroom: Did You Get Lost?. Presented at the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, Amelia Island, Florida.
  • Adams, D. & Ladda, S. (2001, March).  Squaring to the Rap. Presented at Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance. Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Adams D. (2001, March). Effect of Contextual Variety on Practice, Retention, and Transfer of Motor Skills. Presented at Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance. Newport, Rhode Island.   
  • Adams, D. & Ladda, S. (2002, April). Squaring to the Rap. Presented at National Convention of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. San Diego, California.
  • Adams, D. Pappalardi, R. Herman, A. (2002, November). Using Hierarchical Thinking While Moving. Presented at the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD) conference.
  • Ladda, S., Adams, D., Keating, T, & Merriman, W. (2003, January). The Bronx: Win-Win Partnerships with a College, Community, and Neighboring Schools. Presented at the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Convention. Long Beach, California.
  • Rubenstein, H., Keating, T., & Adams, D. (2004, July). The Effects of a Four-week Combined Plyometrics and Resistance Training Program on Shot Speed on Goal in Women’s Soccer Players. Poster presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference.
  • Adams, D., Ladda S., & Manhattan College Students. (2004, November). Squaring to the Rap. Presented at the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD) conference. Buffalo, New York.
  • Keating, T., Lightbody, J., & Adams, D. (2005, April). Comparsion of Self-Selected Versus Investigator-Assigned Mantras on the Physiologic Responses to Breathing Mediation. Poster presentation at the National Convention of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Keating, T, Adams, D., and Manhattan College Students (2005, November). Ancient Tools for the Modern Physical Educator. Presented at New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD) conference. Rochester, New York.
  • Lienert, C. & Adams, D. (2006, November). Multimedia Case Studies in Physical Education Preparation. Presented at New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD) conference. Rye Brook, New York.
  • Ladda, S. Adams, D., Cherubini, J. Keating, T. & Toscano L. (2006, January). Connections and Collaborations—Happily Serving our Constituents and the Community. Presented at National Association for Kinesiology & Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference.  (NAKPEHE).
  • Ladda, S. Toscano, L., Adams, D. & Merriman, W. (2008, January). Talking the Talk, Walking, the Walk: Role Modeling and Ethical Decision Making in Professional Preparation of Physical Educators & Exercise Scientists. Presented at National Association for Kinesiology & Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference (NAKPEHE)
  • Ladda, S. Adams, D. Keating, T., Merriman, M. & Toscano, L. (2009, January). Contermporary Forces Impacting Direct and Future Trends in Physical Education and Exercise Science. Presented at National Association of Kinesiology & Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conferences. (NAKPEHE). Sarasota, Florida.
  • Adams, D., Cherubini, J. & Ladda, S. (April, 2009). Big City—Big Classes. Presented at the National Convention of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. (AAHPERD). Tampa, Florida

Professional Memberships

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).
  • New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
  • New York State Professional Preparation Council for Physical Education.  Office Holding: Secretary 1999, Vice President 2000, and President 2001/2002.
  •  Phi Epsilon Kappa-Professional Physical Education Fraternity.
  • National Association of Kinesiology & Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE).

Grants

  • Studies in Contextual Interference.  Proposal prepared November, 1998 for a     Manhattan College Summer Grant.  Accepted December, 1998.
  • Grant: Multimedia Case Studies in Physical Education: Proposal prepared October 2006 for a Manhattan College Summer Grant, Accepted December, 2006.

Other

  • Connections/Interrelations between Professional Preparation Courses for Future Physical Educators—Higher Education Curriculum Development
  • Best Practices to educate/promote physical activity in K-12

Courses Taught/Teaching

PHED 100      Introduction to Teaching Physical Education
PHED 213      Quality Physical Education for Elementary School
PHED 217      Motor Learning
PHED 331      Contemporary Activities
PHED 415      Supervised Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools
PHED 422      Curriculum and Assessment