NESAPA chairs Alex Rosa 2019-2023

Aysegul ‘Rosa’ Aksoy

Ayşegül Rosa is graduated from “Physical Education and Sports Teaching” (PES) Department, with a following additional year of “PES” studies at grad school of Çanakkale 18 Mart University where, she engaged to field of Adapted Physical Activity (APA), by joining the ERASMUS program of “Development of APA in the World” (20 ECTS). 

Later on, she got a position at Gedik University as a Research Assistant (2012), where she gained her master in the program of “Movement and Training Sciences” (2015). Meanwhile, she contributed to national-international programs, congress and events (ISAPA 2013, “I am active and involved in the community (2013-2015), “Pendik Special Games” (2013-2015), “Let’s create space for active living” project (2015), “Disability Sports and Health: Games and Activity Modifications” (2014) etc.) related to APA studies. 

She is Sherborne Developmental Movement (SDM) Practitioner (Level-2), and have been using the SDM in her classes. She got “the best poster presentation award” at the 9th Congress of Federation Internationale D’education Phisique (FIEP, 2014) by her study titled “SDM”. She has been International Sherborne Cooperation Representative (ISCO-Rep.) in between 2013 – 2015.  

She applied to Middle East Technical University (METU) for her Ph.D., where she is more focused to create technology integrated APA and adapted physical education (APE) settings. When she decided to do so, she organized a workshop so called “Professional Development Program for Preservice Teachers” (PDP4PT, 2016) to produce a set of applications, programs, and her own-created-technology-integrated resources about inclusive class-environment for preservice Early Childhood Education teachers. She continued creating technology integrated APE and APA content. She attended to the 6th International Symposium and Conference on Creativity, Imagination and Digital Technology by Council for Creative Education (CCE) Finland (2018). She and her colleague Neşe AKSOY got the “Creative #100” award with their study called “Thinking out of box; Technology integration into preservice PE Teachers’ Education on Inclusive PE”. 

She has been teaching and assisting the courses; “Teaching Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Individuals with VI”, “Inclusive Games”, “APA Terminology”, “Track & Field”, “Handball”, and “Physical Activity for Elderly” in EUDAPA. 

She has been elected as IFAPA Student Member Chair for 2017 – 2019, and 2019 – 2021 period. 

She is currently a Research Assistant at METU, Ankara, Turkey.

She is aunty of 7 sun-shines of hers and a traveller and a cyclist.

Alex Stribing

Alex Stribing is currently a first-year post-doctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina. During her time as a post-doc she will be running parent/child interventions on physical activity and motor skills in early childhood centers. She recently graduated with her PhD from the University of South Carolina studying Motor Behavior with a cognate in Special Education.

As a graduate assistant, Alex has been an instructor of record for Volleyball/Softball, Educational Dance and Motor Learning in Physical Education for undergraduate students in the physical education program. She also has content and applied knowledge of motor behavior and special education from her graduate coursework and research. Alex served as a teaching assistant for introductory, elementary, and secondary general physical education methods courses (PEDU 340/360, PEDU 440/462, PEDU 341/361), physical education for inclusion (PEDU 515), motor learning in physical education (PEDU 420), theories and principles of motor learning and control: applications for adapted physical education (PEDU 720), theories and principles of growth and motor behavior: applications for adapted physical education (PEDU 771), and educational games (PEDU 195).

During her doctoral program, Alex received the Bryant A. and Jaqueline F. Meeks Scholarship two years in a row for conducting research to students who are improving the quality of education for children who are frequently underserved by the education system. She has also recently received the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) student research grant to help fund her dissertation and has received two travel grants from her college to present her recent work at various conferences.

Alex is a member of The National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID), North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), North American Federation for Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA), and International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA).

Alex’s research efforts have focused on motor competence of youth populations (a) with and without disabilities and/or (b) from disadvantaged settings. She has extensive experience working with youth with visual impairments and investigating self-perceptions, parents’ perceptions and metaperceptions on actual motor competence for individuals with visual impairments. Alex recently finished a three-study dissertation-by-publication entitled, “The Tripartite Model of Efficacy Beliefs for Youth with Visual Impairments”.