Dr. David Gabriel elected International Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology & Physical Education (AAKPE)
Published on October 15 2010
Dr. David A. Gabriel was elected as International Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE), recently renamed the National Academy of Kinesiology.
The National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) announced the recent election of its newest Fellows, to be inducted at its 80th Annual Meeting in October. Five individuals were named Active Fellows and two others were named International Fellows of the NAK.
Among the Class of 2010 inductees is Dr. David A. Gabriel, professor in the Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology.
All new Fellows were inducted in a ceremony held on Saturday, October 9th in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
The Academy’s membership is considered a “who’s who list” of the top individuals in the fields of Kinesiology and Physical Education. In order to be elected into membership, individuals must be nominated and ratified by the entire Academy and must be currently engaged in professional and/or scientific work in kinesiology or physical education, and have demonstrated competence in this profession/discipline over a period of at least 10 years (significant contributions to scholarly and professional literature, leadership activities in professional associations and learned societies).
The NAK was established in 1926 to recognize outstanding scholars in the study of physical activity. Since 1926, about 490 individuals nationwide have been inducted into the Academy. Membership is limited to 150 active fellows with a current roster of 133 individuals.
pictured left to right: Dr. Roberta E. Rikli (California State University, Fullerton), Dr. David Gabriel (Brock University), Dr Gary Kamen (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)