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Dr. Dominique Banville
PhD, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, Student and Academic Affairs
Academic Program Coordinator, Health and Physical Education
Physical Education, Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning

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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
RAC 2107
4400 University Dr.
MS 1F6
Fairfax, VA 22030


Dr. Banville is the Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs for the College of Education and Human Development, and Academic Program Coordinator for the Health and Physical Education Licensure Program. She obtained her B.Sc. in physical education and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physical Activity Sciences from Université Laval, Québec, Canada. She started her career at McGill University in Montréal, Canada, then moved to the United States in 1999 to take a position at George Mason University. As Associate Dean, she plays a pivotal role in ensuring academic excellence, student success, and a positive, inclusive environment within the College. Dr. Banville’s responsibilities include supporting the development and revisions of academic programs, overseeing student support, and collaborating with counterparts to enhance recruitment and admissions.

Dr. Banville also serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative for George Mason University. In that role, she evaluates and ensures the academic integrity of the intercollegiate athletics program, facilitates institutional control of athletics, and works at enhancing the student-athlete experience. Throughout her time at Mason, she has held other critical leadership positions, such as Director of the School of Kinesiology, Faculty Senator, Academic Policy Committee chair, and Senate Executive Team member. 

Her research interests focus on the curriculum and Instruction of physical education in schools and the preparation, induction, and professional development of physical education teachers. She has investigated the induction of teachers, training of cooperating teachers, and is currently looking at the curriculum offered in secondary schools. She is a member of many professional associations (AERA, AIESEP, VAHPERD) and a fellow of SHAPE America.

Research Interests
  • Middle and High School Physical Education
  • Teacher preparation and professional development
  • Teacher induction programs
Recent Publications

Rodrigues, A. I. C., Marttinen, R., & Banville, D. (2023). Teaching in a new world: A novice teacher educator’s pursuit for change. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. Advance online publication.

Banville, D., Marttinen, R., Daum, D., & Johnston, K. (2023). Struggles and successes of pre-service teachers when implementing a student-centered integrated curriculum in an after-school program. Action in Teacher Education.

Banville, D., Marttinen, R., Rodrigues, A. (2023). The Secondary School Curriculum: Teachers’ and Students’ perspectives. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 42 (1), 97-105.

Daum, D., Marttinen, R., & Banville, D. (2022). Service-Learning experiences for Pre-Service Teachers: Cultural competency and behavior management challenges when working in a diverse low-income community. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 27 (4), 396-408

Banville, D., Marttinen, R., Kulinna, P. H., Ferry, M. (2021). Curriculum Decisions made by secondary teachers and comparison with students’preferences. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education 12 (3), 199-216.

Marttinen, R., Daum, D., Banville, D., & Fredrick, R. (2020) Pre-service teachers learning through service-learning in a low SES school, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 25(1), 1-15.

Banville, D., Dyson, B., Kulinna, P.H., & Stylianou, M. (2019) Classroom Teachers’ Views of Pupils’ Health and Wellness: An Aotearoa New Zealand Perspective. European Physical Education Review. DOI: 10.1177/1356336X19867731