Clinical Associate Professor
University of Illinois-Urbana, PhD, 2018
Indiana University-Bloomington, MS, 2016
University of Illinois at Chicago, MS, 2012
University of Wisconsin Madison, MS, 2009
- Evidence Based Practice Committee Member
- National Vice Chair of Synchronized Skating, Domestic Officials Recruitment & Management Committee (DORM)
Awards and Scholarships
- List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, 2015
- Avery Brundage Scholarship Award
- Irl H. Marshall Scholarship
- Etherlmae S. Merriam Academic Scholarship
- Pamela Borelli Family Scholarship Award
Dr. Fecske ’s research aims to promote empowerment, voice, and advocacy with an emphasis on respecting the lived experience through exploration of sport environments for individuals with disabilities and enhancement of evidence based practices.
McLoughlin, G.M., Weisman Fecske, C., Castaneda, Y., Gwin, C, Graber, K.C. (2017). Sport Participation for Elite Athletes with Physical Disabilities Motivations, Barriers, and Facilitators. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 34(4)421-441.
Hicks, J.R. & Weisman, C.J. (2015). Work or Play? An Exploration of the Relationships between People and their Service Dogs in Leisure Activities. Leisure Research Sciences, 47(2).
Stumbo, N., Hedrick, B., Weisman, C., & Martin, J. (2010). An Exploration into the Barriers and Facilitators Experienced by University Graduates with Disabilities Requiring Personal Assistance Services. Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 1(14), 1-24.
Fecske, C. J. W. (April, 2019). An Exploration of Experiences in Sport Environments for Adults with Physical Disabilities. Evidence Based Practice Day. Philadelphia, PA.
Weisman, C. J. (May, 2015). PhD or Bust. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, IL.
McLoughlin, G. & Weisman, C. J. (October, 2014). From Home to Gold: Motivations of Elite Wheelchair Athletes. National Recreation & Parks Association. Charlotte, NC.
Piatt, J. & Weisman, C. J. (2017). Perspectives on Recreational Therapy. Certification and Licensure. Austin, D. R. & McCormick, B. P. (Eds.). Sagamore-Venture Publishing LLC. Urbana: IL.