Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Science and Technology > Sport Science > Faculty > Lara Duke
Position: Instructor, Department Chair, Sport Science Diploma Coordinator
Department: Sport Science
Faculty: Science and Technology
Office #: N1343
Office Phone: 604-527-5893
Education and Qualifications
EdD student – Educational Leadership, The University of Western Ontario (October 2021 graduation)
MSESS - Biomechanics Specialization, Exercise and Sport Science Department, University of Florida, 2000
BS - Cum Laude, Health and Exercise Science, Furman University, 1998
Dartfish Certified Technologist (ver. 6.0), 2012
Lara blends kinesiology and engineering sciences to develop undergraduate biomechanics curriculum to engage students preparing for careers in teaching physical education, coaching, kinesiology, and professional master’s degree programs. To promote autonomous, inquiry-based development as part of the learning experience, Lara organizes courses with a student-centered format. Students will learn about biomechanics and develop their meta-cognition in the SPSC 1322, SPSC 1151 and SPSC 3154 courses.
Scholarly and Professional Interests
Lara has more than 20 years of post-secondary teaching experience in Canada and the United States. Before starting at Douglas College in September 2004, she taught at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina) in the Physical Education Department and at the University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida). Here previous research interests include running injury research and sport specific movement analysis. More recently, she has applied a qualitative diagnosis movement framework to athletes involved in running, equestrian riding and jumping, soccer, and wheelchair curling.
Workshop Organizing Committee – American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Leadership Workshop, January 2019
Awards Committee Adjudicator – AKA, March 2017-current
Chair – Faculty Education Council, Faculty of Science and Technology, March 2015 – May 2018
BC Association of Kinesiologists
Canadian Society of Biomechanics
National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education
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
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 and Presentations
Duke, L.M. (2018). A curriculum development approach to integrating various kinesiology sub-disciplines. Journal of Sports Science, 6, 215-255. Doi:10.17265/2332-7839/2018.04.005
Duke, L.M. & Piletic, C.K. (2017). Creating interinstitutional collaboration to enhance student learning outcomes and potential kinesiology professionalization. Kinesiology Review, 6, 352-356. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/kr.2017-0034
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. 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
Duke, L.M. (2018, January). Developing an integrated movement analysis curriculum. Roundtable Presentation at the Annual Leadership Workshop of the American Kinesiology Association. Denver, CO, USA.
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.
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.