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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Dominique Banville
PhD, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Associate Professor
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 Academic Program Coordinator for the Health and Physical Education Licensure Program. 

Since July 2016, Dr. Banville also serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative for George Mason University. In that role she evaluates and ensures that academic integrity of the intercollegiate athletics program, facilitates institutional control of athletics, and works at enhancing the student-athlete experience. 

Dr. Banville research interests focus on the curriculum and Instruction of physical education in the schools, and the preparation, induction, and professional development of physical education teachers. She has investigated the impact of a teacher induction program on teacher success and retention in the profession, and is currently looking at the training of cooperating teachers, and the curriculum offered in secondary schools. She is a member of many professional associations (SHAPE America, AERA, AIESEP, VAHPERD) and a fellow of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD - now SHAPE America).

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

Banville, D., Marttinen, R., Rodrigues, A. (2022). 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.

Marttinen, R., Daum, D., Banville, D., & Fredrick, R. (2019) Pre-service teachers learning through service-learning in a low SES school, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2019.1670153

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

Kulinna, P. H., Stylianou, M., Dyson, B., Banville, D., Dryden, C, & Colby, R. (2018). The effect of authentic accute physical education session of dance on elementary student's selective attention. BioMed Research International, 2018, 8 pages. doi: 10.1155/2018/8790283.

Banville, D., Kulinna, P.H., Dyson, B., Colby, R., Stylianou, M., & Dryden, C. (2016). Feeling refreshed: Aotearoa/New Zealand Students’ perceptions of the role of healthy behaviors in schools. European Physical Education Review, 1-19. doi: 10.1177/1356336X15624895

Banville, D. (2015). Novice physical education teachers learning to teach. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 34, 259-277.