Suzanna Dillon, PhD.

Associate Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Suzanna Dillon, PhD.

PH 119B


Ph.D., Kinesiology, Developmental and Adapted Physical Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 2005
M.A., Teaching in Physical Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1996
B.S., Biology, Alma College, Alma, MI, 1994

Research Interests

Adapted Physical Education, Adapted Physical Activity; Autism Spectrum Disorders, 

Latest Articles

Korean immigrant parents' views of physical education programming in the united states
Palaestra (2019)
S. H. Lee, S. Dillon, M. A. Stewart

Exercise identified as an evidence-based practice for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Palaestra (2018)
M. Bittner, L. Goudy, S. Dillon, S. McNamara, D. Adams

Parents' intentions toward including their children with visual impairments in physical activities
Disability and Rehabilitation (2018)
L. Columna, D. A. Streete, S. Dillon, S. R. Hodge, L. Prieto

Advocacy for immigrant parents of children with disabilities
Palaestra (2018)
S. H. Lee, R. French, S. Dillon, K. Kim

Parents' beliefs about physical activity and their children with visual impairments
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (2018)
L. Columna, D. Streete, S. Hodge, S. Dillon, L. Myers

Physical activity participation among families of children with visual impairments and blindness
Disability and Rehabilitation (2017)
L. Columna, S. Dillon, M. Norris, D. Streete, L. Myers


Adapted Physical Education Desk Reference
PE Central (2010)
T D Davis, Suzanna R Dillon


The psycho-social dynamics of physical education for students with disabilities
in Physical Education: Role of school programs, children's attitudes and health implications | Nova Science Publishers (2014)
S R Dillon, K Kischnick, J J Martin

Internally Funded Projects

Program Officer Visit Travel Grant
Texas Woman's University | $746.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Interdisciplinary Personnel Preparation in Special Education and Adapted Physical Education: Development of a CFDA 84.325K
Texas Woman's University | $3,779.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Small Grants Program
Texas Woman's Unviersity | $500.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Training Physical Educators to Implement Evidence-Based Practices for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Community-based Sport Programming
$0.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Evidence-based Practices for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Community-based Sport Programming
$0.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance
  • Michigan Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities
  • North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
  • SHAPE America