Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC DEGREES

     Degree         Institution                                                            Major 

     Ph.D.             University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2001)     Exercise Physiology

      M.S.             University of Tennessee-Knoxville (1995)                  Exercise Science

      B.S.              East Stroudsburg University (1993)                         Exercise Physiology

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

     Years             Institution                                  Position

     2000- 2006      Millersville University                    Assistant Professor

                                                                             Department Wellness and Sport Sciences  

     2006-              Millersville University                    Associate Professor

                                                                             Department Wellness and Sport Sciences 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

        American College of Sports Medicine

        North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine

        Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties

EXTERNAL GRANTS

         Keefer, D.J. (2013).  Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate to work with an international university on development of online or blended courses/programs and          provide faculty professional development opportunities. 

Keefer, D.J. (2010). An online M.Ed. in Health Studies at Millersville University. PASSHE Foundation: Highmark Healthcare Academic Program Development          grant, $12,200

Keefer, D.J. (2009).  Increasing Research Knowledge and Skills to Develop an NIH Grant Proposal.  Pennsylvania State Faculty Professional Development Fund, $4,432

Keefer, D.J.  (2005). Validity and reliability of a portable gas exchange system to measure energy expenditure during locomotion.  Pennsylvania State Faculty Professional Development Fund, $5,500.

Keefer, D.J. (2003). Strength and conditioning training.  Pennsylvania State Faculty Professional Development Fund, $3,550.

INTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS

Keefer, D.J. (2008).  Influence of college health courses offered via distance learning on Physical Activity Participation.  Millersville University, $238.

Keefer, D.J. (2008).  Accuracy of GPS devices used for measuring running distance.  Millersville University, $130.

Keefer, D.J. (2005).  Global Positioning System validation investigation.  Millersville University, $480.

Keefer, D.J. (2005).  Pediatric physical activity monitoring investigation.  Millersville University, $159.

PUBLICATIONS

Keefer, D.J., et al. (2013). Waist-to-height ratio and body mass index as indicators of cardiovascular risk in youth. Journal of School Health, 83(11):805-809.

Keefer, D.J. (2013). Effect of body movement on the reliability of a portable gas analysis system.  Human Movement, 14(1):82-86.

Verschuren, O. Keefer, D.J., et al. (2011) Core-set development of exercise tests in children with CP: a Delphi survey of researchers and clinicians.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 53(5):449-456.

Tseh, W., Keefer, D.J., et al. (2010).  Determination of Validity and Reliability of the BOD POD® S/T Body Composition Tracking System.  International Journal of Sports Medicine, 31:704-708.

Nsenga Leunkeu, A., Keefer, D.J., et al. (2010). Electromyographic analysis of quadriceps muscle fatigue in children with cerebral palsy during a sustained isometric contraction. Journal of Child Neurology, 25(3):287-293.

Keefer, D.J., et al. (2005).  Within- and Between-day Stability of Walking VO2 in Children with Cerebral Palsy.  Gait and Posture, 21:80-84.

Keefer, D.J., et al. (2004).  Comparison of direct and indirect measures of walking energy expenditure in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 46(5):320-324.

Keefer, D.J., et al. (2004).  Interrelationships among thigh muscle co-contraction, quadriceps muscle strength and the aerobic demand of walking in children with cerebral palsy.  Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 44(2):103-110.

Rutkowski, J.J., Keefer, D.J., et al. (2004).  Perceived exertion: absence of signal dominance in female and male children using the OMNI (Walk/Run) scale.  Pediatric Exercise Science , 16:334-342.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al. (2004).  Longitudinal stratification of gait economy in young boys and girls: the locomotion energy and growth study.  European Journal of Applied Physiology, 91(1):30-34.

Banz, W.J., Keefer, D.J., et al. (2003).  Effects of resistance versus aerobic training on coronary heart disease risk factors.  Experimental Biology and Medicine, 228 (4):434-440.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al. (2002). Prediction of the Aerobic Demand of Walking in Children: The Locomotion Energetics and Growth Study.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34 (12):2097-2102.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al. (2002).  Longitudinal profiles of oxygen uptake during treadmill walking in able-bodied children.  Gait and Posture, 15(3):230-235.

Keefer, D.J., et al. (2000).  Stability of running economy in young children.  International Journal of Sports Medicine, 21:583 – 585.

Tseh, W., Keefer, D.J., et al. (2000).  Metabolic accommodation of young children to treadmill walking.  Gait and Posture, 12:139 – 142.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D. J., et al. (1999).  Sex differences in running economy of young children.  Pediatric Exercise Science, 11(2):122 – 128.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al. (1997).  Acquisition of stable treadmill walking mechanics in young children.  Children and exercise XIX. N. Armstrong, B. Kirby, J. Welsmon (Eds.), Chapman & Hall: London, 217-226.

Turner, M.J., Keefer, D.J., et al. (1995).  Effect of graded epinephrine infusion on blood lactate response to exercise.  Journal of Applied Physiology, 79(4):1206 – 1211.   

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Keefer, D.J. The Effect of a Sport-Training Program on Self-Esteem, Body Size Satisfaction, and Physical Activity Commitment in Young Girls.” Presented at the biennial meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2012

Keefer, D.J.  eJournaling within a course management system.  Presented at the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI, August, 2011.

Dreon, O., Keefer, D.J., et al. Evaluating the impact of the iPad in the Collegiate Learning Community: Using iPads in the Collegiate Classroom.  Presented at the annual meeting of the ELI Educause, Washington, DC, February, 2011.

Keefer, D.J., et al. Standardizing Heart Rates During Walking in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy.  Presented at the biennial meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine, Niagara on the Lake, Canada, September, 2010.

Keefer, D.J., et al.  Within- And Between-day Stability Of Walking Heart Rate In Children With Cerebral Palsy.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Baltimore, MD, June, 2010.

Keefer, D.J.  The Effect of Using More Technology on the Level of Student Motivation to Learn.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Educause Learning Initiative, Austin, TX, January, 2010.

Keefer, D.J. Assessing Student Learning in a Wellness Course that uses Clickers.  Presented at the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Murfreesboro, TN, November, 2009.

Keefer, D.J.  Waist-to-Height Ratio and Body Mass Index as predictors of Cardiovascular Risk in Youth.  Presented at the Biennial meeting of the European Pediatric Work Group, Le Touquet, France, September, 2009.

Keefer, D.J. et al.  Assessing Student Learning in an Online Versus Face-to-Face Wellness Course.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL, April, 2009.

Keefer, D.J. et al.  Influence of Online and Face-to-Face Wellness Courses on Exercise Participation.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL, April, 2009.

Keefer, D.J.  Measuring Student Motivation in Completing Online Assignments.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Educause regional conference, Philadelphia, PA, January, 2009.

Keefer, D.J., et al.  Waist-to-Height Ratio and Body Mass Index as Indicators of Cardiovascular Risk in Youth.  Presented at the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine, Colorado Springs, CO, September, 2008.

Keefer, D.J., et al. Waist-to-Height Ratio and Body Mass Index as Markers of Cardiovascular Risk in Youth.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, May, 2008.

Keefer, D.J.  Effects of Body Movement on the Reliability of a Portable Gas Analysis System.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Richmond, VA, April, 2008.

Tseh, W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Determination of validity and reliability of the BOD POD® S/T body composition tracking system.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, New Orleans, LA, May, 2007.

Keefer, D.J. & Dupain, M.N.  "Validity of Global Positioning Systems in Measuring the Distance Traveled by Children during Outdoor Activity."  Presented at the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine, Charleston, SC, September, 2006.

Keefer, D.J. & Dupain, M.N.  "Accuracy of Two Fitness-Related Global Positioning Systems for Measuring Distance While Running"  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, May, 2006.

Keefer, D.J., et al.  Unmatched pattern of response between oxygen consumption and the energy expenditure index during overground walking in children with Cerebral Palsy.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, September, 2004.

Morgan, D., Keefer, D., et al.  Walking energy use in children with spastic hemiplegia.  Presented at the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine, St. John’s, New Brunswick, Canada, August, 2004.

Keefer, D.J., et al.  Comparison of Direct and Indirect Measures of Walking Energy Expenditure in Children with Cerebral Palsy.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Montreal, QC, September, 2003.

Morgan, D., Keefer, D., et al.  Metabolic cost and preferred step length in children with spastic cerebral palsy.  22nd Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting, Porto, Portugal, September, 2003. 

Keefer, D.J., et al.  Interrelationships Among Thigh Muscle Co-Activation, Quadriceps Muscle Strength and the Aerobic Demand of Walking in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, New Orleans, LA, September, 2002.

Keefer, D.J., et al.  Within-day stability of walking oxygen uptake in children with cerebral palsy.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, St. Louis, MO, May, 2002.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al..  Longitudinal stratification of gait economy in children.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, St. Louis, MO, May, 2002.

Rutkowski, J.J., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Perceived Exertion: Absence of signal dominance in female and male children using the OMNI (walk/run) scale.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, St. Louis, MO, May, 2002.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D., et al.  Prediction of walking economy in children.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Baltimore, MD, May, 2001.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Longitudinal profiles of oxygen uptake during treadmill walking in able-bodied children.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Sacramento, CA, April, 2001.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al..  Variability in the aerobic demand of walking and running in young children.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, May, 2000.

Keefer, D.J., et al.  Effect of a heel-loaded auditory feedback system on walking economy and gait speed in children with cerebral palsy: a preliminary study.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Washington, DC, September, 1999.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Effect of step length manipulation on the aerobic demand of walking in young children. Presented at the XXth International Symposium of the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology, Saubadia, Italy, September, 1999.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Longitudinal stratification of walking and running economy in young boys and girls.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Boston, MA, April, 1999.

Morgan. D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al..  Comparison of freely-chosen and energetically-optimal walking speeds in children with cerebral palsy.  Presented at the North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Science meeting, Amherst, MA, August, 1998.

Keefer, D.J., et al.  Stability of running economy in young children.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL, May, 1998.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Influence of walking speed on gait mechanics in young children.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Reno, Nevada, April, 1998.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Acquisition of stable treadmill walking mechanics in young children.  Presented at the meeting of the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology, Devon, England, September, 1997.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Profiles of oxygen uptake and gait mechanics in young children during treadmill walking and running.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, June, 1997.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Relationship between preferred and energetically optimal walking speeds in young children.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, June, 1997.

Tseh, W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Metabolic accommodation of young children to treadmill walking.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, June, 1997.

Morgan, D.W., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Sex differences in running economy of young children.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, St. Louis, MO, March, 1997.

Keefer, D.J., et al.  Testing an association between running economy and lower body flexibility.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, June, 1996.

Turner, M.J., Keefer, D.J., et al.  Effect of graded epinephrine infusion on blood lactate response to exercise.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, June, 1996.          

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Keefer, D.J.  Clickers in the Classroom. Presented to the Faculty at Penn State University (University Park), State College, PA, July 2012.

Keefer, D.J.  Pop-in! Clickers, offered by the Center for Academic Excellence and presented to the Faculty at Millersville University, Spring 2012.

Keefer, D.J.  Using Clickers in the Classroom.  Presented at the Millersville University Technology Showcase, Millersville, PA, December 2011.

Keefer, D.J.  Course Demonstration of Blended Learning.   Presented at the Millersville University Desire 2 Learn Technology Showcase, Millersville, PA, December 2010.

Keefer, D.J.  Including More Technology in Teaching: A Smashing Success or a Jazzy Jig.  Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Health and Applied Social Sciences., Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK, September, 2009.

Keefer, D.J.  Measuring Energy Expenditure during Walking in Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP).  Presented to the Faculty of the Exercise Science Unit of the Department of Health and Applied Social Sciences., Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK, September, 2009.

Keefer, D.J. Online Course Development Workshop: Guest Speaker.  Millersville University, Summer 2009 and Fall 2009.

Keefer, D.J., Online course structure and organization.  Presented at Millersville University workshop session for faculty development, Millersville, PA, February 2009.

Keefer, D.J., Online Presence: Private E-Journaling.  Presented at the Millersville University 6th Annual Instructional Technology Showcase, Millersville, PA, May 2008.

Keefer, D.J., The IRB and testing human subjects.  Presented at the Millersville University Inaugural Academic Festival, Millersville, PA, May 2006.

Keefer, D.J., PowerPoint to Flash: How to create online, interactive lectures.  Presented at the Millersville University 4th Annual Instructional Technology Showcase, Millersville, PA, May 2006.

LAY PRESENTATIONS

Keefer, D.J.  Safety issues during exercise.  Invited presentation made at the 2nd annual Lighten Up Lancaster Education Expo, April, 2009.

Keefer, D.J. A career as an exercise physiologist in higher education.  Invited presentation made at East Stroudsburg University, October, 2005.

Keefer, D.J.  Supplements: beneficial or banned supplements.  Millersville University, April, 2004.

Keefer, D.J. A career in higher education.  Invited presentation made at St. Mark’s High School, Wilmington, DE, May, 2003.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

A.  Service to International, National, and Regional Organizations  

POSITION                                    ORGANIZATION/LOCATION                                             DATE(S)  

Program Committee Member            Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting                               2011-2012

Member of the Board                        North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine              2010-present

Reviewer for Student Grant Award      North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine              2009

Member, Research and Awards         American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and                                 2003-2008

Committee                                       Developmental Medicine

Presider                                           Issues in Resistance Training                                                    2005

                                                       Mid-Atlantic ACSM meeting, Harrisburg, PA

Presider                                           Scientific Poster Session                                                          2005

                                                       Mid-Atlantic ACSM meeting, Harrisburg, PA

Presider                                           Round table discussion on Performance                                     2004

                                                       Enhancement, Mid-Atlantic ACSM meeting, Bushkill, PA

                                                        

B.  University Service

University Service

Member, Center for Academic Excellence Advisory Committee, 2011

Member, Academic Standards Committee, 2006-present

Faculty Advisor for Exploratory Program (undecided students), Fall 2005-present

Member, Campus Recreation Program 5-year review committee, 2010

Member, Search Committee for the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Fall 2008

Member, Search Committee for the Vice President of Information Technology, Spring 2008

Member, Educator Workshop Taskforce, 2008-2009

Member, Explore and More General Education Group, Winter 2007

Faculty Mentor, Fall 2007-2009

Member, Search Committee for the Head Coach of Cross Country/Track and Field, 2006

Member, Search Committee for the Director of Grants and Sponsored Research, 2005

Member, Millersville Alcohol Advisory Board, Millersville University, 2003-2007

Member, Ad-hoc Committee on Classroom Behavior, Millersville University, 2003-2005

Member, MU Online Advisory Board, Millersville University, 2003-2010

Member, Educator Source Faculty Advisory Committee, Millersville University, 2003-2008

Member, CHAMP/LIFE Skills Committee, Millersville University, 2003-2009

Member, Intramurals Grievance Committee, Millersville University, 2002-2009

Alternate Senator, Faculty Senate Representative, Millersville University, 2002-2009

Member, Wellness Week Committee, Millersville University, 2000-2002

School Service

Member, Technology Standards Committee, Millersville University, 2000-2003

Departmental Service

Chairperson, Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences, 2011

Advisor for Graduate Program, Fall 2007-present

Member, Graduate Program Committee, Millersville University, 2001-present

Member, Curriculum Development Committee, Millersville University, 2001-present

Chair, Pucillo Annex/New Facility Committee, 2005-present

Chair and Member, Professional Development and Evaluation Committee, 2005-2010

Member, Non-Teaching Professional Development and Evaluation Committee, 2005-2007

Member, Selection Committee, Millersville University, 2001-present

Member, Outcomes Assessment (General Education) Committee, Millersville University, 2001-present

Member, Minor Development Committee, Millersville University, 2000-2002

APSCUF (union) Service

Member, Local Meet and Discuss team, APSCUF, 2010-present

Chair, MU Mobilization Committee, APSCUF, 2010-present

Representative of APSCUF on the MU President's Advisory Leadership Council, 2010-present

Member, State Rules and Bylaws Committee, APSCUF, 2008-present

Representative to State APSCUF Legislative Assembly, 2008-present

Member, Representative Council, APSCUF, Millersville University, 2002-2006

Member, Grievance Committee, APSCUF, Millersville University, 2003-2007

Member, Negotiations Committee, APSCUF, Millersville University, 2004-2006

C.  Reviewing Activities

Grant Advisory Panels/Consultants

Co-Investigator with Ms. N. Lennon’s (AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE) grant submitted to the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) entitled: “How Does Increased Physical Activity Effect the Aerobic Capacity of Children with CP Across Varying Gross Motor Functional Levels,” Spring 2009. Grant was not funded.

Consultant for Ms. N. Lennon’s (AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE) grant submitted to the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) entitled: “A Comparison of Two Physical Therapy Interventions on the Participation, Walking Activity, and Physiological Fitness of Children with Cerebral Palsy,” Spring 2008. Grant was not funded.

Consultant for Dr. O. Edeh-Herr’s (Millersville University) grant submitted to the Coca Cola Foundation entitled: “Interest-Based Social Skills Curriculum”, Fall 2007. Grant was not funded.

Advisory Panel for Ms. N. Lennon’s (AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE) grant submitted to the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) entitled: “Fitness Indicators Underlying Endurance and Physical Activity in Children with Cerebral Palsy,” Fall 2006.  Grant was not funded.

Journal Reviews

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

Pediatric Exercise Science

Book and Chapter Reviews

Prospectus, Empowering Health Decisions: Developing and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle, Benjamin Cummings Publishers, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Get Fit, Stay Healthy! Personal Choices for Lifelong Wellness, Benjamin Cummings Publishers, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Total Fitness and Wellness, 3rd edition, Benjamin Cummings Publishers, San Francisco, CA, 2003

Chapter 8: Total Fitness and Wellness, 2nd edition, Benjamin Cummings Publishers, San Francisco, CA, 2002

D. Special Individual Assignments

Developer of new Online Graduate degree, Spring 2008-present

Developer of the Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences Vision Statement, 2005

Securing Funding for SMART Classroom equipment, 2005

Faculty Advisor to the MU Running Club, 2005 - 2008

Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences Graduate level Sport Management Internship

  Coordinator, 2000-2008

Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences Website Developer and Maintenance, 2000-present

Faculty Advisor to MU Roller Hockey Team, 2000-2008

Fitness Tester, Wellness Fair at Millersville University, 2000-present

Facilitator, Instructional Technology Showcase at Millersville University, April 2004

Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences Logo Development, Spring 2002

Faculty Representative at the MU Admission’s Reception, Spring 2002

Graduate Studies Open House, WSSD representative, Fall 2002

Assistant Building Coordinator, Pucillo Gymnasium, 2002-present

Director of Marketing, Bloodborne Pathogen Training Grant, 2001-2003

Fitness Tester, Wellness Week at Millersville University, 2001-2003

Track Meet Official, Millersville University quad meet, April 2001

Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences Graduate Handbook Development, 2000-2001

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 Statistical Consultant for the Girls on the Run - Lancaster County, 2009-present

 Member, Lighten Up Lancaster County Coalition, 2008-present

 Consultant, working in cooperation with staff members of Lancaster General Hospital to develop a “Golf Enhancement

 Program”, 2003-2005

 Volunteer, Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences representative for the SECA campaign, 2003-2005

          Volunteer, Head Coach, Penn Manor 5th and 6th grade boys basketball travel team, 2001-2003