Lauren Lieberman, Ph.D


Distinguished Service Professor
(585) 395-5361
Office: Tuttle North 307


Lauren Lieberman came to SUNY Brockport in 1995. She is a sign language specialist, and her interests include: hiking, camping, kayaking, mountain biking, guitar, ultimate frisbee, reading, and running.

She was recently awarded a Global Fulbright Scholarship to start a new Camp Abilities in Ghana, Ireland and in Brazil in the Fall of 2019

2021 Research Award for the Institute on Movement studies for Individuals with Visual Impairment or Deafblindness from the American Foundation for the Blind

2021 Service Award for the Institute on Movement studies for Individuals with Visual Impairment or Deafblindness from the CHARGE Family Foundation

2020 Received the Hollis Fait Scholarly Contribution Award through the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities

2020 Society for Health and Physical Education “Joy of Effort Award”

2020 Awarded a Research Fellow into the North American Society of HPERSD Professionals

2020 American Foundation for the Blind “Corrine Kirchner Research Award” as part of the Institute on Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairment or Deafblindness


  • PhD, Orgeon State University In Human Performance, Emphasis in Movement Studies in Disabilities. Minor in Special Education Language: American Sign Language
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse in Special Physical Education
  • B.S., West Chester University in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education

Areas of Specialty

  • Adapted Physical Education, especially children with sensory impairments

Courses Taught

Adapted Physical Education PEP 445

Adapted Activity and Sport PEP 482 & PES 582

Consulting in APE PES 686

Physical Education for Children with Sensory Impairments PEP 486

Research Interests

  • Children who are blind, deaf, deaf-blind in physical education, sport , or recreation
  • Children with CHARGE Syndrome
  • Inclusion strategies
  • Professional Preparation effectiveness

Professional Experience

  • Global Fulbright Scholarship recipient - Fall 2019
  • Distinguished Service Professor, SUNY Brockport, 2012 - Present.
  • Professor, SUNY Brockport, 2006 - 2012.
  • Associate Professor, SUNY Brockport 2000 - 2006.
  • Assistant Professor, SUNY Brockport, 1995 - 2000.