Taliaferro

ANDREA TALIAFERRO, PH.D.

Associate Professor

Email: Andrea.Taliaferro@mail.wvu.edu 
Phone: 304 293-0852
Office Location: PAS 250
Office Hours: Summer hours by appointment.
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Professional Highlights

  • Research interests include minimizing health disparities for individuals with disabilities through the improvement of inclusive physical activity opportunities in school- and community-based settings.
  • Taliaferro holds a national certification from NCPERID as a Certified Adapted Physical Educator and has experience working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of physical activity/education contexts including school- and community-based programming.
  • Taliaferro serves as the director of the Friday Adapted Physical Education Practicum Program at West Virginia University. 

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Education/Kinesiology, University of Virginia
  • M.Ed., Education/Kinesiology, University of Virginia
  • B.S., Kinesiology/Physical Education, James Madison University

Research Interests

  • Minimizing health disparities for individuals
  • Disabilities
  • Improvement of inclusive physical activity
  • School- and community-based settings

Biographical Sketch

  • Dr. Andrea Taliaferro received her B.S. in kinesiology, physical education from James Madison University (2000) and holds a M.Ed. (2002) and Ph.D. (2010) from the University of Virginia in the area of education/kinesiology, adapted physical education. She has extensive academic preparation and experience in the areas of adapted physical education/activity, physical education, curriculum, motor development, research methods and statistics. 
  • Taliaferro holds a national certification from NCPERID as a Certified Adapted Physical Educator and has experience working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of physical activity/education contexts including school- and community-based programming. She has contributed to several local, county and statewide interdisciplinary initiatives including McDowell CHOICES and the National Inclusion Project Partnership. 
  • Taliaferro serves as the director of the Friday Adapted Physical Education Practicum Program at West Virginia University. She is a member of several professional organizations including National Consortium on Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities, North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity and West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.