Faculty and Staff
Professor of Kinesiology
Assistant Department Head
College of Education and Health Professions
(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation
Fax: (479) 575-5778
Dr. Dean R. Gorman is a Kinesiology Professor and has served as Assistant Department Head and Graduate Coordinator within the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation since 2006. Before coming to the University of Arkansas thirty-five years ago, Dr. Gorman was a lecturer at Arizona State University (1978-1979) and co-supervisor of the Kansas University Perceptual Motor Clinic (1976-1978). Dr. Gorman was awarded the rank of professor in 1988.
Human performance issues related to disabled and non-disabled populations
- Special Populations
- Assessment and Programming in Adapted Movement Science
- Perceptual Motor Clinical
- Advanced Skill Analysis
- Proposal Writing
- Ph.D., University of Kansas, Physical Education-Exercise Physiology and Adapted Physical Education, 1980
- M.S., Arizona State University, Physical Education, 1973
- B.A., Arizona State University, Physical Education, 1972
(For full listing see attached CV above)
Jenkins, M., Gorman, D., and Parish, A. (2015 March).
Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Choices on Students Who Smoke Cigarettes. 2015 SHAPE
American National Convention, Seattle, WA. (Accepted)
Lirgg, C., Gorman, D., Shewmake, C., and Merrie M. (2015, March). Teaching Students with
Disabilities: Perceptions of Physical Educators. 2015 SHAPE American National
Convention, Seattle, WA. (Accepted)
Gorman, D., Kern, J., Hunt, S., and Calleja, P. (2014, November 6). Sport and Sport Nutrition Trivia. Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, Little Rock, AR.
Gorman, D., Hunt, S., Calleja, P., and Kern, J. (2013, November 7). Interesting and Lesser Known Facts about Sports. Arkansas Association of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. Little Rock, AR.
Anderson, R., Daniels, C., Gorman, D., Mason, W., Pyfer, J., and Roswal, G. (1984). Adapted physical education for the elementary school. Bowling Green, Kentucky: Western Kentucky University, 374 pgs.
Daniel, C., and Gorman, D. (Eds.). (1984). Recreational programs for the aged. Bowling Green, Kentucky: Western Kentucky University, 150 pgs.
Chapters in Books
Gorman, D., and Kambis, K. (1992). Exercise physiology and aging. IN: A research source book and bibliography in aging and health, exercise, recreation and dance (pp. 13-38). Reston, Virginia: AAHPERD Publishing (2nd Edition).
Brown, B., Fort, I., Gorman, D., and Bliss, M. (1991). Discerning emotional and physical stress, IN: Proceedings: Maccabiah-Wingate international congress on sport sciences (pp. 33-37) Natanya, Israel: The Emmanuel Gill Publishing House.
Thomasson, J., Gorman, D., Lirgg, C., and Adams, J. (2014). An Analysis of Firearms Training Performance among Active Law Enforcement Officers in the USA. Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 87, 225-233.
Mann, M., Gorman, D., and Lirgg, C. (2014). Systematic Observation of Coach Feedback in Elite Youth Volleyball. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 29, 33-57.
Lirgg, C., Gorman, D., and Parish, A. (2014). School Personnel Perceptions of Childhood Obesity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85 (Suppl.), A-78.
Thomasson, J., Gorman, D., and Lirgg, C. (2014). An Analysis of Firearms Training Performance among Active Law Enforcement Officers. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85 (Suppl.), A-21.
Gorman, D. Adapted Physical Education Pre-Service Training Project, University of Arkansas, (Prepared for the Department of Education, Office of Special Education), August, 1989:61 pgs.
Gorman, D. Pre-Service Training Grant to Prepare Adapted Physical Education Specialists, University of Arkansas, (Prepared for the Department of Education, Office of Special Education), August, 1986:56 pgs.
Professor, HHPR Assistant Department University of Arkansas 2006-Present
Head and Graduate Coordinator
Professor and HKRD Department University of Arkansas 1992-2005
Professor of Kinesiology University of Arkansas 1988-Present
Associate Professor University of Arkansas 1984-1988
Project Director, University of Arkansas 1983-1989
Pre-Service Training Grants
Project Director, University of Arkansas 1979-1981
Personnel Preparation Grant
Assistant Professor University of Arkansas 1979-1984
Lecturer Arizona State University 1978-1979
Co-Supervisor, University of Kansas 1976-1978
Certificate of Appreciation – UA Teaching Academy 2012
Saudi University Sports Federation Honor Award 2011
Game Day Professor 2010
(Nominated by student athletes)
Prince de Merode Award Finalist VIIth I0C Olympic 2003
World Congress on Sport Science (research paper)
HKRD Outstanding Teaching Award 2001
University of Arkansas Teaching Academy President 1992-1993
University of Arkansas Teaching Academy Executive Board 1991-1994
American Association for Higher Education 1993
University Representative, Exemplary Teaching Forum
Arkansas Special Olympics 1991
Southern District AAHPERD 1990
Certificate of Appreciation
University of Arkansas Kappa Delta Pi 1990
Outstanding Faculty Award
College of Education Outstanding Service Award 1990
Fayetteville Youth Center Appreciation Plaque 1990
University of Arkansas Nominee
Ross Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award 1989
Sponsored by the State Board of Higher Education
University of Arkansas Teaching Academy 1988
University of Arkansas Burlington Northern 1988
Outstanding Scholar Award for Teaching
Golden Key National Honor Society 1986
Honorary Faculty Member
Mabel Lee Award 1985
Outstanding Young Professional in the
American Alliance of HPERD
Centro Studi & Richerche F.I.D.A.L. 1985
Golden Centimeter Ruler Award
Presented to invited speakers by the International
Society for Myochemistry, Italy
College of Education, University of Arkansas 1984 & 1987
Outstanding Researcher Awards
College of Education, University of Arkansas 1983
Outstanding Teacher Award
Certificate of Appreciation – Area III Special Olympics 1983, 1984, 1985
Student National Education Association 1981
R.K. Bent Chapter Award for Teaching
Distinguished Service Award 1981
Awarded by the Disabled Student Association
University of Arkansas
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - University of Kansas University 1978
Federal Grant Fellowship 1975-1978
Study in the area of Adapted Physical Education for
the Handicapped, University of Kansas
Who’s Who Among American College Students 1974-1975
University of Kansas
Kappa Delta Phi 1973
(National Honorary Scholastic Education Society)
Who’s Who Among American College Students 1972-1973
Arizona State University