Haegele Leads Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture on Inclusion, Adapted Physical Education

Justin Haegele adapted physical edJustin Haegele, Ph.D., a respected scholar in adapted physical education from Old Dominion University, is the guest lecturer for the third University of Northern Iowa College of Education Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education planned for March 30-31, 2021.

Haegele will lead a keynote address and faculty/community session and address students and emerging faculty scholars in the two-day lecture series. Two sessions are open to UNI faculty, staff and students as well as community professionals and providers. They include:

  • Keynote: “Questioning the Inclusiveness of Education,” March 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Faculty/Community Session: “Listening to the Voices of Individuals with Disabilities to Inform Teaching Practices,” March 30, 6 to 7 p.m.

Registration and a full schedule of events is found on the event website. 

Haegele is an associate professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at ODU. His focus is adapted physical education, with a primary interest in examining how individuals with disabilities, specifically those with visual impairments, experience participation in physical activity. He has produced over 80 scholarship articles and five book chapters and presented at the local, state, national and international levels. Haegele earned his Ph.D. in adapted physical education from The Ohio State University. 

 “With this year’s focus on adapted physical education and inclusion, we hope to broaden participation. This topic applies not only to our pre-service and in-service teachers, but for those working with youth in other fields encompassing physical activity,” says Stephanie Schmitz, associate dean who has coordinated planning this year. 

UNI students, faculty and staff; PreK-12 educators, including special education and physical education; health and community youth services professionals, including physical and occupational therapists, school psychologists, social workers, consultants and others interested in adapted physical activity are encouraged to participate. 

The Carlton-Mellichamp lecture series is a research-focused, funded initiative made possible through the support of donors Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp. Each year, a nationally recognized scholar in the field of education, educational psychology or health and human services will keynote a series meant to stimulate dissemination, public scrutiny and implementation of ideas with the potential to significantly improve professional practice and educator preparation.