B.Sc., M.Sc., EdD
EdD, Education, Western University, 2021.
M.Sc., University of Florida, 2000.
B.Sc., Furman University, 1998.
Lara Duke (EdD, Western University, 2021) has a long history of being connected to post-secondary education. From a family of educators in the southeast United States, education and leadership are part of Duke's DNA.
In her youth, she could be found hanging out playing school on the chalkboard in her dad's faculty office in a small liberal arts college. Duke loved school and learning from an early age.
After receiving bachelor and master's degrees focused on health, exercise, and sport sciences, Duke embarked on an 18-year teaching career at both US and Canadian institutions.
Duke taught principles of physical fitness, human nutrition, motor learning, sport injuries, and most dear to her heart biomechanics. Developing a third-year integrated movement analysis course was a highlight of her teaching career.
With strong disciplinary roots in kinesiology, Duke participated in committee work and on executive committees of the American Kinesiology Association from 2017-2022.
A culminating moment in Duke's educational and leadership journey was completing the dissertation Improving Holistic Sustainability through Complexity Leadership, while working full time as a dean at the university, to complete the doctor of education degree at Western University.
Topics of interest:
- Complexity leadership
- Holistic sustainability
- Adaptive Leadership
- Human movement analysis
Duke, L. M., Gorman, J. P., & Browne, J. M. (2021). How kinesiology leaders can use the constructs of adaptive, complexity, and transformational leadership to anticipate and prepare for future possibilities. Kinesiology Review, 10, 449-456. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/kr.2021-0046
Duke, L. M. (2018). A curriculum development approach to integrating various kinesiology sub-disciplines. Journal of Sports Science, 6(4), 251-255. doi: 10.17265/2332-7839/2018.04.005
Duke, L. M. & Piletic, C. K. (2017). Creating interinstitutional collaboration to enhance student learning outcomes and potential kinesiology rofessionalization. Kinesiology Review, 6, 352-356. doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/kr.2017-0034
Meaney K. S., Liu, T., & Duke, L. M. (2016). Creating entrepreneurial and innovative fund raising opportunities through service learning. Kinesiology Review, 5, 255-262. doi: http://dx.dow.org/10.1123/kr.2016-0024
Duke, L. M. and Bauer, J .A. (2011). Examining biomechanical and anthropometrical factors as contributors to iliotibial band friction syndrome. Sport Science Review. 20(1-2), 39-53. doi: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10237-011-0045-4
Workshop and Conference Presentations
Duke, L. M., Chapman, M., Herman, K., Oceguera, J. (2022, April). Looking Back and Planning Forward –Two Institutions, One Journey. Thought forum at the annual Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Connections Conference. Halifax, NS, Canada.
Duke, L. M. & Fairbrother, J. T. (2022, January). Interactive Leadership Activity Session. Annual Leadership workshop of the American Kinesiology Association (virtual format).
Duke, L. M. (2021, January). How kinesiology leaders can use complexity leadership theory. Roundtable presentation at the annual leadership workshop of the American Kinesiology Association (virtual format).
Duke, L. M. (2018, January). Developing an integrated movement analysis curriculum. Roundtable presentation at the annual leadership workshop of the American Kinesiology Association. Denver, CO, USA.
Patrillo, L., Grossman, S. Dagert, T., Bond, P., Duke, L., Martin, P. (2017, May). Knowledge sharing: Reflections on creative approaches. Lecture presentation at the annual meeting C2U Expo, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Duke, L. M. (2017, January). Kinesiology in British Columbia: Articulation to professionalization. Panel presentation at the annual leadership workshop of the American Kinesiology Association. Dallas, TX, USA.