Using a radical pragmatic lens, Dr. Andrew M. Colombo-Dougovito utilizes his expertise in mixed methodology to employ both qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the motor development patterns and physical activity behaviors of autistic individuals across their lifespan. Within this work, he explores the societal and environmental structures that influence physical activity engagement and skill development to ensure equal opportunities are provided to autistic individuals and their families.
Presently, Andrew is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas. There he also acts as the Director of the Physical Activity & Motor Skills Program, the Director of the Disability & Movement Research lab, and a faculty liaison to the Kristin Farmer Autism Center. Additionally, he serves as Historian on the Board of Directors for the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities and as an editorial board member for, both, PALAESTRA and Revista de Sobama: Journal of the Brazilian Association of Adapted Motor Activity.
When not working, Andrew can be found outside—mountain biking, climbing, hiking, and spending time with family.