Ronald W. Davis, PhD, is a professor of adapted physical education in the department of kinesiology at Texas Women's University. He has almost 30 years of experience in higher education promoting professional development and advocating for people with disabilities. A former disability sport coach and referee, Davis was director of athlete classification for the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. He has also served as project director for professional preparation training grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Division of Special Education (for students studying adapted physical education). Davis has published extensively both nationally and internationally on injuries to elite athletes with disabilities, legal mandates for those with disabilities, training for people with disabilities, and related topics. He has been president of the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID) and a member of the editorial board for the Journal for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He enjoys biking and spending time with his family.