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.


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


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