Ovande Furtado JR

Dr. Furtado received a B.A. in Physical Education from the Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR - Brazil. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Motor Behavior from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Furtado’s line of research focuses on two main areas: (1) validation of observational models in psychomotor assessment instruments and (2) the relationship between motor skill competence, perceived motor competence, physical activity levels, and body composition.

Education

Ph.D. in Motor Behavior, 2009 - University of Pittsburgh

M.S. in Motor Behavior, 2004 - University of Pittsburgh

B.A. in Physical Education K-12, 1998 - Federal University of Parana - Brazil

Experience

Associate Professor
Cal State Northridge
Aug 2013 – Present Northridge, CA
Teaches motor behavior and statistics courses.

Associate Professor
Eastern Illinois University
Aug 2007 – Jun 2013 Charleston, IL
Taught motor behavior and statistics courses.

Physical Educator Teacher K-12
Falk Lab School
Aug 2006 – Jun 2007 Pittsburgh, PA
Taught motor skill development for children K-12.

Kinder Kinetics Movement Program Co-Director
University of Pittsburgh
Aug 2006 – Jun 2007 Pittsburgh, PA