Dr. Andrew M. Colombo-Dougovito
Assistant Professor at UNT
Creator of the ADAPTED Project
Using a radical pragmatic lens, I use my 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, I explore the socio-environmental and political structures that influence physical activity engagement and skill development to ensure equal opportunities are provided to autistic individuals and their families.
Presently, I am an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas. There, I also act 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, I serve as Historian on the Board of Directors for the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) 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, I can be found outside—mountain biking, climbing, hiking, and spending time with family.
I'm always happy to discuss my work and am open to new collaborations or advocacy work, when time allows. If you have something in mind, I look forward to hearing from you.
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