Lambdin teaches in the Physical Education Teacher Education program in the Department of Kinesiology. She has taught in elementary schools in New York and Maryland as well as here in Austin. Fourteen of her 27 years teaching experience have involved teaching simultaneously in the university teacher education program and as a physical education specialist in a local elementary school. Lambdin worked with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and with Texas Board for Teacher Certification in establishing the national and state standards for beginning teachers. She also served on the Texas Education Agency TEKS writing team for physical education. Her passion is communicating the importance of physical activity for children and visions of quality physical education. She has received funding from the United States Physical Education Association for this work. She has done additional research on teacher development and how teachers' lives and careers interact.
Ph.D. in Education, University of Massachusetts, 1992
Elementary physical education; teachers'''' careers; assessment in physical education; teachers'''' goals and intents
Lambdin, D., Corbin, C., LeMasurier, G. & Grenier, M. (2010). Fitness for Life: Elementary School (Classroom Guides K-6). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Graber, K., Locke, L., Lambdin, D. & Solomon, M. (2008). The Landscape of Elemetnary School Physical Education.. The Elementary School Journal, 108(3), 151–159.
Locke, L. & Lambdin, D. (2003). Putting Research to Work in Elementary Physical Education: Conversations in the Gym. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Lambdin, D. (1997). COPE: Computer Organized Physical Education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 68(1).
David K. Brace Award, Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2021)
Margie Hansen Elementary Physical Education Distinguished Service Award, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (2012)
Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, Texas Exes (2009)
Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (2009)
Texas College and University Teacher of the Year, Texas Association for Sport and Physical Education (2002 - 2003)
Outstanding Leadership Award, National Association for Sport and Physical Education, Council on School Leadership (1997)