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Lara Duke

Position: Instructor, Department Chair, Sport Science Diploma Coordinator
Department: Sport Science
Faculty: Science and Technology
Office #: N1343
Office Phone: 604-527-5893
Email: dukel@douglascollege.ca

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

MSESS - Biomechanics Specialization, Exercise and Sport Science Department, University of Florida, 2000

BS - Cum Laude, Health and Exercise Science, Furman University, 1998

Dartfish (ver. 6.0) Certified Technologist, 2012


TEACHING AREAS

I blend kinesiology and engineering sciences to construct undergraduate biomechanics curriculum. The designed curriculum engages students whose goals include teaching physical education, career coaching, kinesiology, and professional master’s degree programs. I create course material to construct content in a student-centered format to promote autonomous, inquiry development as part of the learning experience. Students will learn about biomechanics and develop their meta-cognition in the SPSC 1151 and SPSC 3154 courses.


SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

I have 18 years of post-secondary teaching experience in Canada and the United States. Before starting at Douglas College in September 2004, I taught at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina) in the Physical Education Department and at the University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida). My previous research interests include running injury research and sport specific movement analysis. In recent years, I applied a qualitative diagnosis movement framework to Canadian national wheelchair curling athletes and the Quebec Provincial wheelchair curling athletes to improve technical aspects of their game in preparation for national and Paralympics competitions. Currently, I am exploring community-engaged interdisciplinary service-learning opportunities for the SPSC Department. These initiatives allow faculty and students to generate relationships with community partners promoting authentic student learning while providing meaningful benefits to the community partners.


SERVICE

Chair – Faculty Education Council, Faculty of Science and Technology:
March 2015-current

Chair – Committee for Student Leadership and Peer Programs at Douglas College:
August 2016-current

Awards Committee Adjudicator – American Kinesiology Association:
March 2017-current

Scholarship Application Reviewer – Richard McBride Elementary School:
April 2012-current

Atom Division Manager – New Westminster Minor Hockey Association:
May 2017-current 


MEMBERSHIPS

BC Association of Kinesiologists
Canadian Society of Biomechanics
National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2017 Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund Recipient for presentation at AKA Annual Leadership Conference, Denver, CO, USA

2017 Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund Recipient for presentation at AKA Annual Leadership Conference, Dallas, TX, USA

2017, 2016 Student Engagement Awards – Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement by a faculty/staff member Nominee

2016 Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund Recipient for presentation at AKA Annual Leadership Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA

2011 Research on Teaching and Learning Book Award

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Duke, L.M. (2018, January, Accepted). Developing an Integrated Movement Analysis Curriculum. Roundtable Presentation at the Annual Leadership Workshop of the American Kinesiology Association. Denver, CO, USA.

Duke, L.M. & Piletic, C.K. (2017). Creating Interinstitutional Collaboration to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes and Potential Kinesiology Professionalization. Kinesiology Review, 6, 352-356. https://doi.org/10.1123/kr.2017-0034

Duke, L.M. (2017, January). Kinesiology in British Columbia: Articulation to Professionalization. Panel Presentation at the Annual Leadership Workshop of the American Kinesiology Association. Dallas, TX, USA.

Meaney K.S., Liu, T., Duke, L.M. (2016). Creating Entrepreneurial and Innovative Fund Raising Opportunities Through Service Learning. Kinesiology Review, 5, 255 -262. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/kr.2016-0024

Duke, L.M. (2016, January-February). A Service Learning Approach: Aligning Douglas College's Strategic Plan while Engaging Local Communities. Roundtable Presentation at the Annual Leadership Workshop of the American Kinesiology Association. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Duke, L.M. and Bauer, J.A. (2011). Examining Biomechanical and Anthropometrical Factors as Contributors to Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome. Sport Science Review. XX(1-2), 39-53. DOI: 10.2478/v10237-011-0045-4