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About the Authors

Charles Cobin

Charles B. (“Chuck”) Corbin, PhD, is a professor emeritus in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He has published more than 200 journal articles and has authored or coauthored more than 100 books, including Fitness for Life, Fitness for Life: Middle School, Fitness for Life: Elementary School, and Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, all of which earned the Text and Academic Authors Association’s Texty award for excellence demonstrated over time. Dr. Corbin is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health, and wellness promotion and youth physical fitness. He has presented keynote addresses at more than 40 state conventions, made major addresses in more than 15 countries, and presented numerous named lectures. He is a past president and emeritus fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology; a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), and the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Professionals; and an honorary fellow of SHAPE America. His awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN); the Luther Halsey Gulick Award, Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, Margie R. Hanson Award, and Scholar Award from SHAPE America; and the Hetherington Award, the highest honor of the National Academy of Kinesiology. He received distinguished alumnus awards from the University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois. He was selected to the SHAPE America Hall of Fame. He served for more than 20 years as a member of the advisory board of FitnessGram and was the first chair of the science board of PCFSN.

Darla Castelli

Darla M. Castelli, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health education at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work examines the effects of physical activity and metabolic risk factors on cognitive health. Dr. Castelli strives to understand how physical activity can reverse the effects of health risk. She has been working with school-age youth in physical activity settings for more than 25 years, leading several physical activity interventions (e.g., Kinetic Kidz, FITKids1, FITKids2, Active + Healthy = Forever Fit, and Fitness 4 Everyone). Dr. Castelli has received teaching awards in both the public school setting (e.g., Maine Physical Education Teacher of the Year) and in higher education (e.g., University of Illinois Teaching Excellence Award and University of Texas at Austin Kinesiology and Health Education Graduate Teaching Award). She is an active fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology. As a fellow in the SHAPE America Research Council and a past Young Scholar Award recipient from the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE) and the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AEISEP), her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Dietetic Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education. She has presented her work at U.S. Congress and Senate briefings in Washington, D.C., in support of the FIT Kids Act. Dr. Castelli has been a member of two Institute of Medicine committees, one on fitness measures and health outcomes in youth physical activity and one on physical education in the school environment. She received a BS from Plymouth State University, an MS from Northern Illinois University, and a PhD from the University of South Carolina.

Benjamin Sibley

Benjamin A. Sibley, PhD, is a professor in the department of recreation management and physical education at Appalachian State University. Dr. Sibley received a BS in exercise science from Wake Forest University, an MAT in physical education from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD in sport and exercise psychology from Arizona State University. He is designated as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by NSCA, is certified as a CrossFit Trainer (CF-L3), and has served as a NASPE Physical Best Instructor. He has been a member of SHAPE America since 2003, currently serves on the SHAPE America Professional Preparation Council, and has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD). Dr. Sibley has published and presented numerous papers on physical activity among children and adults, in particular addressing motivation for physical activity and the relationship between physical activity and cognitive performance. In his leisure time, Dr. Sibley enjoys exercising, outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Guy Le Masurier

Guy C. Le Masurier, PhD, is a professor of sport, health, and physical education at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Le Masurier has published numerous articles related to youth physical activity and physical education, and he has given more than 50 research and professional presentations at national and regional meetings. He is the lead author of Fitness for Life Canada and coauthor of Fitness for Life, Seventh Edition; Health Opportunities Through Physical Education; Fitness for Life: Middle School; and Fitness for Life: Elementary School. Dr. Le Masurier has served as an editorial board member for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and the International Journal of Physical Education, and he reviews research for numerous professional journals. Dr. Le Masurier is a research fellow of SHAPE America. He serves his island community as a volunteer firefighter and loves to grow vegetables.

Dolly Lambdin

Dolly D. Lambdin, EdD, is a clinical professor emerita in the department of kinesiology and health education at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lambdin taught K-8 physical education in public and private schools for 16 years and taught preservice teachers and supervised student teachers at the university level for over 40 years. During much of that time, she taught at both levels while also meeting research demands at the university. In addition, Dr. Lambdin served as the president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and of SHAPE America. She also served on numerous local, state, and national committees, including the writing teams for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education, the NASPE Beginning Teacher Standards, and the NASPE Appropriate Practices document. She chaired the measurement advisory panel for SHAPE America’s 50 Million Strong. For more than a decade, Dr. Lambdin has served on the FitnessGram scientific advisory committee. She has been recognized with the NASPE Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award and NASPE Outstanding Leadership Award. She is a fellow of the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Professionals. Dr. Lambdin is the coauthor of Fitness for Life: Middle School and Fitness for Life: Elementary School, both Texty Award winners, as well as Putting Research to Work in Elementary Physical Education: Conversations in the Gym with Dr. Lawrence F. Locke. Her passion is inspiring teachers to empower their students with the skills, knowledge, habits, and desire to enjoy physical activity and make healthy choices now and for the rest of their lives.

Michelle Grenier

Michelle Grenier, PhD, is an associate professor and coordinator of the adapted physical education program at the University of New Hampshire. She has substantial experience working in the field of physical education and utilizing inclusive strategies for students with disabilities. She is an accomplished researcher and is editor of the text Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Grenier is internationally recognized for her work on inclusion and has presented extensively on her research. She is the incoming president of the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID).