James Madison University

Empowerment3 - Families | Professionals | Community

Research

Current Projects

  • Pre-post fitness testing: What health benefits so participants in our programs receive?
  • Perceived exertion during activity and enjoyment levels
  • Barriers to participation for individuals with disabilities
  • Quadriciser
  • Validation of the Empowerment Model

Book Chapters

Moran, T.E. & Weiner, B.M, (accepted) Book Chapter, Foundational Skills & Sensory Integration, Teaching Students with Severe and Profound Disabilities in Physical Education, Human Kinetics.

Taliaferro, A.R., & Moran, T.E., (2016) Book Chapter, Community Based Sports & Instruction, Including Students with Disabilities in Physical Education, 4th ed. Brookes Publishing.   

Journal Articles

Moran, T.E., Gibbs, D.C., & Mernin, L. (2017) The Empowerment Model: Turning Barriers into Possibilities, Palaestra, 31(2), 19-26.

Nagel, R.L., Nagel, J.K., Gipson, K.G., & Moran, T.E. (2014) Impacting the Community through a Sophomore Design Experience, International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering.

Moran, T.E., Taliaferro, A.R., & Pate, J.R., (2014), Confronting physical activity programming barriers for people with disabilities: The Empowerment Model, Quest.

Pierrakos, O., Nagel, R., Pappas, E., Nagel, J., Moran, T., Barrella, E., & Panizo, M., (2014), A Mixed Methods Study of Cognitive and Affective Learning During a Sophomore Design Problem-based Service Learning Experience, International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering.

International and National Presentations

Grenier, M, Lieberman, L., Aiello, R., Moran, T.E., and Weiner, B.M. Teaching Students with Severe and Profound Disabilities, SHAPE America, Boston, MA. March 2017.

Moran, T.E., & Power, R.K. Adapted Physical Activity – A Vehicle to Transform Individuals and Professions, NAFAPA Conference, Alberta, Canada, September, 2016.
Dillon, S. & Moran, T. Research Consortium: Bringing the Field Together. NCPEID, Washington, DC., August 2016.

Moran, T.E., & Gibbs, D.C., Measuring Individuals with Disabilities Enjoyment and Exertion, NCPEID. Washington DC, August 2016.

Moran, T.E., Davis, T.D, and Weiner, B.M. Creating Engaging and Inclusive Teaching Environments, SHAPE America, Minneapolis, MN, April 2016.

Local, State and Regional Presentations

Lucas, M.D. & Moran, T.E. Creating Community Based Adapted Programming, Southern District Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, January, 2017.

Moran, T.E. & Weiner, B. Creating Inclusive Environments, MAHPERD Conference, College Park , MD, October, 2016.

Moran, T.E., Weiner, B. Creating Cause & Effect Environments for Students with Severe and Profound Disabilities, North Texas APE Conference, Denton, TX, September, 2016.

Moran, T.E., Manipulating the Task and Environment to Promote Success for All Students, North Texas APE Conference, Denton, TX, September, 2016.

Moran, T.E. and JMU students, Teaching Motor Skills to Mastery Southern District Conference, Williamsburg, VA, February, 2016