Melissa Parker is a Lecturer in the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department at the University of Limerick and Professor Emeritus in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado.  Her scholarly areas of interest include accessing teacher and student voice, the professional learning of teachers and teacher educators, the study of constructivist learning, and the pedagogies that support that learning.  She has been professionally active in conducting on-going professional development serving for multiple schools and school districts in the US and Ireland.  Dr. Parker is a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology and a Research Fellow in the Society of Health and Physical Educators.