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IAPESGW Executive Board elected May 2017 for the period 2017 - 2021:

President: Rosa López de D’Amico (Venezuela) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: Rosa Diketmüller (Austria) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: Beatriz Ferreira (Brazil) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary/Treasurer: Kathy Ludwig (USA) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Communications: Janice Crosswhite  (Australia) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-opted member: Maryam Koushkie Jahromi  (Iran) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-opted member: Marianne Meier (Switzerland) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-opted member: Gladys Bequer  (Cuba) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-opted member: Keh Nyit Chin  (Taiwan) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-opted member: María Dolores Gonzalez (Spain) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Organizer of next Congress: Arisa Yagi (Japan) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



PRESIDENT: Professor Rosa Lopez de D’Amico (Venezuela)
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Address:
Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador.
Pedagógico de Maracay.
Av Las Delicias.
Maracay 2101 - Venezuela
Fax: (58 243) 2474607

Dr. Rosa Lopez de D'Amico is Coordinator of the Research Center “Estudios en Educación Física, Salud, Deporte, Recreación y Danza” (EDUFISADRED) at Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) Pedagógico de Maracay, Venezuela.

Her academic and research scope had been distinguished in various occasions, in her country. In 2008, she received the CDCHT Award (National University Council for Scientific Development in Humanities, Technology and Science Award), the most distinguished Venezuelan honour that recognizes the last five years of research production in the area of humanities in the country. It is important to mention that for the first time this recognition has been given to a woman and to a Professor from the Pedagogical University, UPEL.

Professor, PhD, Dr. Rosa Lopez de D'Amico is also the first woman in the area of Physical Education and Sport who receives “UPEL National Award for Research Path”. This distinction was awarded for her contribution to sports, languages, literature, physical education, sport management, academic and university life in this Latin country.
In 2009, she received the “Honour to Scientific Merit in Education” Award granted by the Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology FUNDACITE Aragua, Venezuela.

In 2006 she was awarded the ‘Gold Medal of Honour’ by the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance.

Rosa is Vice president of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES); Treasurer of the World Association for Sport Management (WASM); Executive Board member of the International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education;    Founder president of the Latin American Association for Sport Management (ALGEDE); Founder member of the Latin American Association of Sociocultural Studies in Sport (ALESDE); Former Chair of the International Committee for Sport Pedagogy.

She is editorial board member of 14 journals.  she is currently working as the Editor of the Journal of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Gerencia Deportiva.



VICE PRESIDENT: Rosa Diketmüller (Austria)
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Address:
University of Vienna
Centre for Sport Science
Auf der Schmelz 6A
1150 Vienna
Austria
Tel ++43 1 4277 48813

Rosa is Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, Centre for Sports Sciences at the Department of Sports Pedagogy (AUT).

She is Vice-President of the Austrian Association of Sport Science.

In 1997 she founded the Austrian platform ‘Women in Sport’ to give interested women from different organizations and in different functions in sport a voice and a platform for informal networking.
Since 1994 she is member of the Austrian association for female PE-teachers, the ‘Womens’ Forum in Physical Education’.
She is an editorial board member for national and international journals. Since 2001, she is the editor of an annual published journal, ‘Girls in PE’, which offers examples of best practices for (female) PE teachers in their work with girls in PE.
She is member in several scientific advisory boards (e.g. Womens’ Forum in Physical Education, ‘100%sport’ in the Austrian Ministry of Sports).

Her research is in the field of physical education and sport, gender-studies and health promotion.

Since her first IAPESGW Congress in 1997, in Lahti, she is a member of the IAPESGW family and tries to spread the messages of the association in her country.


VICE PRESIDENT:
Beatriz Ferreira (Brazil)
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Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira has a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) and Master in Physical Education at the State University of São Paulo (Brazil).

For the last 25 years developed teaching activities and research in the Faculty of Physical Education at State University of Campinas – UNICAMP and is currently included in the program CAPES Visiting Professor Senior at the Federal University of Grande Dourados – Mato Grosso do Sul.

For the last 15 years has developed research on the following topics: society and culture emphasizing figurations and power relations, gender, games / sports in indigenous populations and wheelchair dance for people with disabilities.





SECRETARY / TREASURER: Kathy Ludwig (USA)
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Having completed a Master of Science degree in Physical Education at Texas Christian University, Dr. Ludwig went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Education from Texas Woman's University. Doctoral work in Biomechanics provided her the opportunity to continue her research interest in the biomechanics of soccer, particularly the skill of heading.

Dr. Ludwig's research interests in Biomechanics include examining the effect of fatigue on the muscle activity and joint moments during sidestep cutting, the relationship between leg extension power and rowing power output in female collegiate rowers, and the psychomotor skills and heading technique of men's and women's soccer players over a season of collegiate soccer. Dr. Ludwig teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in kinesiology, biomechanics, mechanical analysis of human movement, ethics, motor learning, and research methods. Her weekend activities still include her life-long love - soccer. She began playing at age 6, and coaching at age 18. She coached the NCAA Division I University of Arkansas Hogs Women's Soccer Team in 1988-90.



COMMUNICATIONS: Janice Crosswhite OAM (Australia)
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Address:
“Rocksbury”,
150 Rodger Rd,
Panton Hill
VIC 3759,
Australia;
Tel: (03) 61- 3- 9719 7553

In addition to the enormous contribution Janice offers IAPESGW, she has been President of the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) since 2005. This association’s vision is to build a strong and healthy Australian culture through increasing the active participation of women of all ages and abilities in sporting and recreational pursuits.

Janice has a long history of involvement in sport and physical education as a participant, teacher, adviser and lecturer. She represented Victoria in softball, basketball and hockey and the University of Melbourne in track and field. She competes in Master's basketball tournaments.

Janice also has extensive experience in sports administration at state and national levels.  She worked for ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation), the Australian Sports Commission and the ACT Government and was former President (Life Member) of Womensport and Recreation  New South Wales and the Manly Warringah Basketball Association (Life Member).

Janice was awarded an Australian Sports Medal 2000 for services to basketball and in 2002 was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the community and women’s sport. Her current life as a farmer does not prevent her from continuing to make a massive contribution to the world of sport.



CO-OPTED MEMBER:
Marianne Meier (Switzerland)

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Address:
Dr Marianne Meier
Technical University Munich (TUM)
Faculty of Sport and Health Science
Institute of Sport Pedagogics , Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62
D-80992 München
Tel. +49 89 289 24 524 Fax +49 89 289 24 535

Dr. Marianne Meier (*1976) is working in the area of ‘Sport & Development’ for more than ten years with a focus on diversity (especially gender), empowerment, football, Africa, and ‘monitoring and evaluation’ procedures (M&E).

She holds a PhD in sport pedagogics. Her dissertation is on sporting role models in Sub-Saharan Africa and their potential to promote empowerment and tackle gender issues. Additional academic training involves sport psychology and didactics. Originally, she obtained a double major in history and political science. Marianne studied in Fribourg and Berne/Switzerland, Munich/Germany, North Carolina/USA, and Siena/Italy.

As deputy head of ‘Sport & Development’ and researcher at the Swiss Academy for Development (SAD), she cooperated with local NGOs and conducted numerous workshops and evaluations in Sri Lanka, Morocco, Japan, Colombia, Europe, and mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. Among other tasks, she was in charge of an M&E project within the framework of ‘Football for Hope’ assigned by FIFA and streetfootballworld. Furthermore, Marianne was mandated by the Swiss government (SDC) to conduct a cross-cultural study on gender and sport in Iran, Zambia, and Northern Caucasus.

Her book “Tender Feet on Hard Leather” on Swiss female football won the prize of ‘Gender Studies’ at the University of Fribourg/Switzerland.

On different occasions, she was invited or mandated as speaker, jury member or consultant by various international stakeholders in the field of ‘Sport & Development’ in its broadest sense.

Currently, Marianne is teaching at the ‘Technical University Munich’ in Germany at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences. Moreover, she is coordinating an EU project on sport and physical activity as psycho-social interventions in cooperation with ICSSPE, Danish Red Cross, and SAD.

On voluntary basis, she is Executive Board member of IAPESGW, Advisory Council member of ‘Women Win’, Board member of ‘Terre des Hommes Switzerland’, and SAD associate.



CO-OPTED MEMBER: Keh Nyit Chin (Taiwan)
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Address:
Department of Physical Education,
College of Sports and Recreation,
National Taiwan Normal University
P.O.Box 22-171, 106 Taipei, Taiwan.
Tel: 886- 2-77343206(O)
Fax: 886-2-23634240
 
Keh Nyit Chin, Ph.D., is a professor of physical education Department at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. She has held teaching, research, and administrative appointments at the university. Dr. Keh received her master and doctoral degrees from the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. She has coauthored numerous book chapters and journal articles related to physical education teaching and physical fitness. Dr. Keh has and continues to be involved in research in physical education teaching strategies included TGfU and inclusive teaching for students with disability.

She has secured funds from the National Science Council for a 3-year research project on TGfU, a 2-year research project on Model-based instruction: Gender awareness and interaction in physical education and from Ministry of Education for a 5-year re4search project on Physical Fitness Testing for Student with Disability. Besides, she is responsible for training in-service physical teachers on TGfU and promoting the use of this cognitive approach in Taiwan.

Presently she is the president of Taiwan Sport Pedagogy Association, vice president of Taiwan Adapted physical Activity Association, and serves as a member on the PE and Health Education Counseling Committee for Taiwan Education Ministry.


CO-OPTED MEMBER: Dr Maryam Koushkie Jahromi (Iran)
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Address:
Shiraz University,
School of Education & Psychology,
Physical Education & Sport Science Department
Tel: +98-9177023979 or +987116134666
Fax: +98- 711-6286441

Maryam  has been active in teaching and conducting researches and thesis as  assistant professor of Shiraz University since 2003 and she has been Head of the Physical Education and sport science Department at Shiraz University, 2004-2009 and since 2011 - now.

She is an Assistant Professor specialising in exercise physiology and women’s health and sport , and Muslim  women in sport. Maryam has published many national and international articles and books. She is editorial board member of international and national journals. She has been the first best student in PhD entrance exam of exercise physiology at 1998 in Iran.

She has been a scientific board member of several national and international sport science and physical education conferences in Iran. She has presented at many conferences including in Canada, China, Oman, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.



CO-OPTED MEMBER: Gladys Bequer (Cuba)
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Address:
The National Institute of Sports,
Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva,
Vía Blanca y Boyeros,Cerro,
Ciudad Habana,
Cuba
Fax: (537) 335310

Gladys is the National Director of Physical Education and Health Promotion at the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) and Professor at the Higher Institute of Physical Culture (ISCF) of Cuba.

A prestigious career is reflected in Gladys’s membership of many international bodies, for example: Vice President of the World Organization of Child Education and Development (OMED); President of the Latin American Association of Physical Education and School Sport Teachers (AIEFDE); a member of the World Organization of Preschool Education (OMEP); the Pedagogy Commission of the Standing Committee to the Pan American Physical Education Congresses; and the INDER representative for a UNICEF Project on the Rights of Children.

She has led on the implementation of all preschool physical education programmes in Cuba and has been a major contributor to research and scientific committees across the region.

Gladys has been the President of the Organizing Committee for many major international scientific events held in Cuba since 2000 including: the World Convention on the Child and Psychomotor Function (2005), the Latin-American and Caribbean Summit on Physical Education in 2006, and the Regional Summit for Comparative Studies in Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES) in 2007.




CO-OPTED MEMBER: María Dolores Gonzalez (Spain)
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Address:
University of Alcalá.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona. Km 33,600.
28871 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 918852595

María Dolores González Rivera is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science at University of Alcalá (Spain). She teaches different subjects related to physical education teaching and sport management in the degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and in different Master’s Degree. She is director of the Master’s Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory and Upper Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Foreign Language Teaching at University of Alcala.
 
She holds a PhD in Physical Activity and Sport Science at University of Valencia (Spain). In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in University Teaching and two degrees in Physical Activity and Sport Science and in Physical Education Elementary School.

She was previously the founder and managing director of a physical activity and sport company and she was a Physical Education teacher in primary and secondary education.

Her areas of research are sport women, physical education teaching, and employment and occupations of sport and physical activity. She has co-authored numerous book chapters and journal articles related to these areas of research. In addition, she has participated in several research projects, some of them funded by the Government of Spain.




REPRESENTATIVE OF CONGRESS 2021
: Dr Arisa Yagi (Japan)
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Address:
Department of Dance Studies, Japan Women's College of Physical Education. 8-19-1 Kitakarasuyama, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-8565.
Tel: +81-(0)3-3300-2541
Fax: +81-(0)42-495-0816

Dr. Arisa Yagi is a professor of Dance Therapy and lifelong dance at the Dance Studies Major and the Master’s Research Course in Sports Science of Japan Women’s College of Physical Education (Tokyo) and has a Ph. D. in social work.
Arisa’s main research interests are in development and implementation of dance therapy method and applications in the community based practice. She has often received Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for research projects on Dance Therapy and its Implementation. She now conducts a 2-year research project on encounter effect of participating in dance circle with community background. She is a qualified therapeutic dance facilitator (Leiterin für therapeutischen Tanz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Tanztherapie).

Arisa is currently one of managing directors of JAPEW (Japan Association of Physical Education for Women) and is a vice-president of the All Japan Dance Festival in Kobe which is the biggest national wide dance event including competitions for high school and university students first established by Chiyoe MATSUMOTO in 1987.




Our previous Board - 2013 - 2017

Executive Board elected April 2013:

President: Rosa Lopez de D’Amico (Venezuela) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-President: Anneliese Goslin (South Africa) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-President: Janice Crosswhite (Australia) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary / Treasurer: Karin Lofstrom (Canada) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chair of Committee of Consultants: Tansin Benn (UK)  - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Communications Coordinator: Rosa Diketmuller (Austria) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Member: Canan Koca (Turkey) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Member: Marianne Meier (Switzerland) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-opted member: Beatriz Ferreira (Brazil) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-opted member: Keh Chin (Taiwan) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-opted member: Maryam Koushkie Jahromi (Iran) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-opted member (September 2014): Arisa Yagi (Japan) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Representative from previous Congress: Gladys Bequer (Cuba) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Representative from next Congress: Darlene Kluka (USA) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Our Board - 2009 - 2013


Executive Board – elected July 2009

PRESIDENT: Dr Tansin Benn (UK)
VICE PRESIDENT: Janice Crosswhite OAM (Australia)
VICE PRESIDENT: Professor Rosa Lopez de D’Amico (Venezuela)
SECRETARY / TREASURER: Karin Lofstrom (Canada)
BOARD MEMBER: Marianne Meier (Switzerland)
BOARD MEMBER: Dr Maryam Koushkie Jahromi (Iran)
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR: Dr Maria Dinold (Austria)
CHAIR OF CONSULTANTS COMMITTEE: Professor Darlene Kluka (USA)
REPRESENTATIVE OF CONGRESS 2009: Professor Anneliese Goslin (South Africa)
REPRESENTATIVE OF CONGRESS 2013: Dr. Gladys Bequer (Cuba)
CO-OPTED MEMBER: Professor Toshiko Shimauchi (Japan)
CO-OPTED MEMBER: Dr Canan Koca (Turkey)

The Board's term of office ran from 2009 - 2013