About the Author
Luke E. Kelly, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Kelly has 25 years of experience working with public schools in evaluating and revising their physical education curricula to meet the needs of students with disabilities. He has coauthored two books with Janet Wessel relating to the achievement-based curriculum (ABC) approach, and he has also written numerous articles on the topic. He and coauthor Janet Wessel were the ones to introduce the ABC process to the physical education profession in 1986.
Since 1986, Dr. Kelly has been awarded federal grants to disseminate the ABC process. He has served as the president of the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities and has served as chair for VAHPERD and for the AAHPERD Adapted Physical Activity Council. He also directed the NCPERID national standards project from 1992 to 1999.
In 1999 Dr. Kelly was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He has also received the G. Lawrence Rarick Research Award and the William H. Hillman Distinguished Service Award from the NCPERID. His hobbies and interests include fly-fishing, reforestation, and carpentry.
Vincent J. Melograno, EdD, is chairperson and professor in the department of health, physical education, recreation, and dance at Cleveland State University. Dr. Melograno has authored four textbooks on curriculum design, two other books on portfolio assessment and fitness, several chapters in books, and numerous articles and monographs. He also has presented nationally and internationally and has been awarded several research and training grants.
Dr. Melograno has a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Temple University. He has served as a department chair for 20 years. He also has served as chair for NASPE's Curriculum and Instruction Academy; Ohio AAHPERD president; visiting lecturer at Seoul National University; and external examiner in 2002-03 for the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). In addition, Dr. Melograno is in the International Who's Who in Sport Pedagogy Theory and Research, awarded by the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education. Dr. Melograno enjoys tennis, fitness training, and softball in his spare time.