Frances Cleland Donnelly
Frances Cleland-Donnelly, PED, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She served on the SHAPE America board of directors and has been president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and Pennsylvania State AHPERD (now SHAPE America).
Cleland Donnelly has numerous articles in refereed publications and chapters in books, as well as the previous edition of this book, to her credit. She has made many dozens of presentations at the international, national, district, and state levels. In 2014 she was inducted into the North American Society of HPERSD Professionals and has received numerous awards for teaching and service throughout her career.
David L. Gallahue is professor emeritus and dean emeritus of the School of Public Health at Indiana University. For over 40 years he was active in the study of the applied aspects of the motor development and movement skill learning of young children and youths in physical activity and sport settings and is the author of numerous textbooks, book chapters, and journal articles. His work has been translated into Chinese, Farsi, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish.
Gallahue has been a visiting professor, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker on more than 300 occasions at universities and at professional conferences in 23 countries. He is a past president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and a past chair of the Council on Physical Education for Children and the Motor Development Academy. He is an elected member of the NASPE Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Kinesiology, and the North American Society of HPERSD. He also received the Healthy American Fitness Award in recognition of his work with young children. Gallahue has been recognized nationally and internationally for scholarship and leadership focused on young children and has received honorary professorships at Beijing Sport University and Chengdu Sport University, both in China.
Suzanne S. Mueller, EdD, is professor emeritus in the physical education department at East Stroudsburg University, where she taught and administered graduate and undergraduate programs in physical education teacher education for more than three decades. She specialized in the application of standards-based curriculum alignment and the spectrum of teaching styles, motor development and motor learning theory, and developmentally appropriate content and practices for programs and children in pre-K through elementary physical education.
Dr. Mueller has been a consultant for several university and school district faculty on standards-based alignment of their programs with state and national physical education standards. She has published articles and presented at national and international conferences and evaluated university and school programs for state and national accreditation.