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
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
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.
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.
Chair – Faculty Education Council, Faculty of Science and Technology:
Chair – Committee for Student Leadership and Peer Programs at Douglas College:
Awards Committee Adjudicator – American Kinesiology Association:
Scholarship Application Reviewer – Richard McBride Elementary School:
Atom Division Manager – New Westminster Minor Hockey Association:
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
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
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