Brad Hedrick Vita

Education

  • B.S. Political Science - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 1974
  • M.S Recreation Administration - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 1979
  • Ph.D Leisure Studies - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 1984

Work Experience

  • 1997- Present Director - Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • 1996-1997 Interim Director - DRES
  • 1995-1996 Interim Director of Services - DRES
  • 1990-1994 Acting Assistant Director for Services - DRES
  • 1988-Present Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation - UIUC
  • 1981-1995 Supervisor of Recreation & Athletics - DRES
  • 1977-1981 Graduate Assistant - DRES
  • 1976-1977 Graduate Assistant - Curriculum in Recreation Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1975-1976 Vocational Evaluator, North Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Winston Salem, NC
  • 1974-1975 Vocational Evaluator, Davidson County Sheltered Workshop, Lexington, NC

Publications

Books

  • Hedrick, B., Byrnes, D. & Shaver, L. (1994). Wheelchair basketball, 2nd. Edition. Washington, DC: Paralyzed Veterans of America.
  • Morse, M., Hedrick, B, Figoni, S. & Hedrick, S. (1995). Introduction to wheelchair track & field. Colorado Springs, CO: Wheelchair Sports-USA.

Book Chapters

  • Hedrick, B & Hedrick, S. (1991). Women's wheelchair basketball. In J. Hult & M.Trekell (Eds.) A Century of Women's Basketball: From Frailty to Final Four. pp. 367-378.

Monographs

  • Hedrick, B. (1994) Sport and exercise opportunities for persons with disabilities. Washington DC: Directions in Rehabilitation.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1994). Guidelines for the administration of a wheelchair road race division, 2nd. edition. Champaign, IL: DRES.
  • Hedrick, B.; Morse, M. & Hedrick, S. (1987). Wheelchair sports training manual: Training, nutrition and biomechanics. Colorado Springs, CO: NWAA.

Refereed and Invited Papers

  • Hedrick, B.N., Stumbo, N.J., Martin, J.K., Nordstrom, D.L., Martin, L.G., & Morrill, J.L. (2012). Personal assistant support for students with severe physical disabilities in postsecondary education: Results of a national survey.  Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 25(2), 161-177.
  • Martin, J.K., Stumbo, N.J., Hedrick, B.N., Collins, K.D., Nordstrom, D., Peterson, M., & Martin, L.G. (2011).  Recruitment of students with disabilities: Exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 285-299.
  • Stumbo, N.J., Hedrick, B., Weisman, C., & Martin, J. (2010). An exploration into the barriers and facilitators experienced by university graduates wtih disabilities requiring personal assistance services. Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities. 14(1), 1-24.
  • Hedrick, B., Dizen, M., Evans, J., & Grayson, T. (2010). Perceptions of college students with and without disabilities and effects of stem and non-stem enrollment on student engagement and institutional involvement. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 23(2).
  • Lee, M., Zhu, W., Hedrick, B., & Fernhall, B. (2010). Determing metabolic equivalent values of physical activities for persons wwith paraplegia. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(4), 336-343.
  • Stumbo, N.J., Martin, J.K., & Hedrick, B., (2009). Assistive technology: Impact on education, employment, and independence of individuals with physical disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 30(3), 11-20.
  • Stumbo, N.J., Martin, J.K., & Hedrick, B. (2009). Personal assistance for students with severre physical disabilities in postsecondary education: Is it the deal breaker? Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 30(1).
  • Burke, M., Hedrick, B., Ouellette, S., & Thompson, T. (2008). Developing accountability metrics for students with disabilities in higher education: Determining critical questions. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. 21(1), 42-54.
  • Fernhall, B., Heffernan, K., Jae, S.Y., & Hedrick, B. (2008). Health implications of physical activity in individuals with spinal cord injury: A literature review. Journal of Health and Human Service Administration, 30(4), 468-502.
  • Hedrick, B., Pape, T., Heinemann, A.W., Ruddell, J.L., Reis, J. (2006). Employment issues and assistive technology use for persons with spinal cord injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 43(2), 185-198.
  • Lee, M., Zhu, W., Gao, Yong, Hedrick, B., Crawford, J., Gilbert, M., Frogley, M., Morse, M. (2005). Preliminary validity evidence of a trunk push-up test for individuals with spinal cord injury. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Supplement. 37(5), p. 101.
  • Hedrick, B., Lee, M., & Zhu, W. (2003). Survey of physical activity participation and health correlates of individuals with spinal cord injury/disease. Measurement Issues and Challenges in Aging Research: Proceedings of the 10th Measurement and Evaluation Symposium (p. 20). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Brasile, F. & Hedrick B. (2004). Predictors of competitive trait anxiety in adolescent wheelchair basketball players. American Journal of Recreation Therapy. Winter 3(1), 29-35.
  • Brasile, F. & Hedrick B. (1998). Efficacy of an interactive computer game in physiological and psychological outcomes related to arm ergometer exercise participation of hospitalized elderly patients. ATRA Annual on Therapeutic Recreation. Volume VI.
  • Hedrick, B. (1998). Sports and recreation for students with disabilities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The first 50 years and beyond. Proceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Sport for Persons with Disabilities, Osaka University of Health and Sport Science - Osaka, Japan, pp. 29-35.
  • Washburn, R. & Hedrick, B. (1997). Descriptive epidemiology of physical activity in university graduates with locomotor disabilities. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 20(3), pp. 275-287.
  • Hedrick, B. & Brasile, F. (1996) The relationship of skills of elite wheelchair basketball competitors to the international functional classification system. Therapeutic Recreation Journal. 30 (2), 137-148.
  • Hedrick, B. & Broadbent, E. (1996). Predictors of physical activity among university graduates with physical disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal. 30 (2), 114-127.
  • Wang, T.; Deutsch, H.; Morse, M.; Hedrick, B. and Millikan, T. (1995) Three dimensional kinematics of wheelchair propulsion across racing speeds. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 12(1), pp. 78-89.
  • Hedrick, B. (1993) The undiscovered athlete: A perspective on collegiate athletics for students with disabilities. Change and the Human Dimension of Physical Activity: Proceedings of the 1993 FISU/CESU International Conference.
  • Brasile, F. & Hedrick, B. (1991). A comparison of participation incentives among adult and youth wheelchair basketball players. Palaestra, 7(4), pp. 40-46.
  • Hedrick, B. (1991). Timothy J. Nugent. In David Beaver (Ed.) Leadership in sport for the disabled, adapted physical education and therapeutic recreation. Palaestra, 7(3), pp. 32-33.
  • Hedrick, B.; Wang, Y. T.; Moeinzadeh, M. & Adrian, M. (1990). Aerodynamic positioning and performance in wheelchair racing. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 7(1), 41-51.
  • Kleanthous, P.; Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1989) An epidemiological study of wheelchair basketball injuries. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association.
  • Moeinzadeh, M.; Hedrick, B.; Knoebel, H. & Brusnighan, D. (1989). Wheelchair- locomotion specific arm-crank ergometer. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.
  • Moeinzadeh, M.; Hedrick, B.; Knoebel, H. & Brusnighan, D. (1989). Wheelchair- locomotion specific arm-crank ergometer (abstract). Journal of Biomechanics.
  • Wang, Y. T.; Xu, D.; Hedrick, B. Adrian, M. & Morse, M. (1989). Three-dimensional kinematics of wheelchair propulsion. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.
  • Hedrick, B.; Morse, M. & Figoni, S. (1988). Training practices of elite wheelchair roadracers. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 5(2), pp. 140-153.
  • Hedrick, B. (1987). 1986 National wheelchair track and field championships. Palaestra. 4(2), pp. 21-52.
  • Hedrick, B. (1986). Enhancing intrinsic motivation and reducing stress in sport for the disabled. Proceedings of The Fifteenth Annual National Conference on Physical Activity for the Exceptional Individual. Woodland Hills, California, October 23-25.
  • Hedrick, B. (1986). Wheelchair sport as a mechanism for altering the perceptions of the nondisabled regarding their disabled peer's competence. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 20(4), pp. 72-85.
  • Hedrick, B. (1985). The effect of wheelchair tennis participation and mainstreaming upon the perceptions of competence of physically disabled adolescents. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 19(2), pp. 34-46.
  • Hedrick, B. (1985). Winning peer approval and improving self-concept. Invited "Four on One" editorial. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 56(6), p. 16.
  • Hedrick, B. (1982). Promoting the active sport participation of the physically disabled by enhancing their perceptions of competence.In Gerald Hitzhusen & John Peterson (Eds.) Expanding Horizons in Therapeutic Recreation IX. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri, pp. 154-167.

Professional Articles

  • Hedrick, B (2000). Becoming all that they could be! Palaestra, November 2000.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1995).Coaching: Beyond good intentions. Sports 'n Spokes, 21(2), p. 16.
  • Hedrick, S., Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1995). Breakfast: The meal of champions. Sports 'n Spokes, 21(1), pp. 64-66.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1994). Managing coaching risk. Sports 'n Spokes, 20(4), pp. 55-56.
  • Hedrick, S., Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1994). Eating green: Vegetarianism and athletic performance. Sports 'n Spokes, 20(4), pp. 56-58.
  • Morse, M., Millikan, T., Hedrick, B. & Iniguez, T. (1994). The para-backhand pushing technique. Sports 'n Spokes, 20(1), pp. 58-60.
  • Hedrick & Morse, M. (1994). Wheelchair basketball practice planning. Sports 'n Spokes, 19(5), pp. 47-50.
  • Figoni, S., Morse, M. & Hedrick, B. (1993). Overtraining in wheelchair sports. Sports 'n Spokes, 18(5), pp. 43-48.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1993). Transition: The key to basketball success. Sports 'n Spokes, 18(4), pp. 74-79.
  • Millikan, T.; Morse, M. & Hedrick, B. (1993). Injury treatment in wheelchair athletics. Sports 'n Spokes, 18(6), pp. 85-88.
  • Morse, M. & Hedrick, B. (1993). Preparation: A key to successful racing. Sports 'n Spokes, 19(2), pp. 77-79.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1992). The road to Boston. Sports 'n Spokes, 18(2), pp. 10- 14.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1992). Rules for the road. Sports 'n Spokes, 18(2), p. 62.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1992). Strategic basketball drills for three to six players. Sports 'n Spokes, 18(4), pp. 56-59.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1992). Preventing burnout in junior athletes. Sports 'n Spokes, 17(6), pp. 64-66.
  • Morse, M.; Hedrick, B. & Hart, A. (1992). Medicine-ball drills. Sports 'n Spokes, 17(5), pp. 52-54.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1991). Setting goals in wheelchair basketball. Sports 'n Spokes, 17(4), pp. 64-67.
  • Millikan, T.; Morse, M. & Hedrick, B. (1991). Prevention of shoulder injuries. Sports 'n Spokes, 17 (2), pp. 35-38.
  • Morse, M.; Hart, A. & Hedrick, B. (1991). The Versatrainer. Sports 'n Spokes, 17(2), 32-34.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1991). Getting the most from roller training. Sports 'n Spokes, 16(6), pp. 81-83.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1991). Better basketball through better drills. Sports 'n Spokes, 16(5), pp. 56-57.
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1991). Setting goals in wheelchair basketball. Sports 'n Spokes, 17(4), pp. 64-67.
  • Hedrick, B. (1987). Technology puts wheelchair racers on fast track. New Times, Strides Section, Wednesday, September 2, 1987, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Hedrick, B. (1986). Broncos crowned on collegiate court. Sports 'n Spokes, 12(1), pp. 36-38.
  • Hedrick, B. (1984). Community sports programs for disabled residents. Parks and Recreation. 19(3), pp. 38-42.
  • Hedrick, B. (1984). Disabled athletes: A display of courage and talent. Illinois Parks and Recreation. 15(6), pp. 16-19.
  • Hedrick, B. (1983). The 9th national women's wheelchair basketball tournament. Sports 'n Spokes, 9(1), pp. 26-28.
  • Morris, A. & Hedrick, B. (1983). A model setting for recreation & sports for students with physical disabilities. Journal of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association. 8(1), pp. 16-20.
  • Hedrick, B. (1982). Super bowl on wheels. Sports 'n Spokes, 7(5), pp. 5-6.
  • Hedrick, B. & Thompson, S. (1981). The widening world of wheelchair sports. Illinois Parks & Recreation. 12(5), pp. 10-12.
  • Hedrick, B. (1979). A look at disabled sports. In Barbara Hawkins (Ed.) Research Update, Parks and Recreation. 14(12), p. 54.

Instructional Videotapes

  • Hedrick, B., Byrnes, D. & Shaver, L. (1989). Wheelchair Basketball, Vol. 1. Washington, DC: Paralyzed Veterans of America.
  • Hedrick, B., Byrnes, D. & Shaver, L. (1989). Wheelchair Basketball, Vol. 2. Washington, DC: Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Selected Professional Presentations

  • Hedrick, B. (2010). Integrating research and practice: The Illinois model serving students with disabilities. Redefining Disability: New Directions in Research and Practice Symposium of the Center on Health, Aging and Disability and the Health and Wellness Research Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. December 15, 2010.
  • Hedrick, B. and Thompson, T. (2009). Developing, validating and implementing postsecondary disability metrics: A statewide approach. Pre-conference workshop held at the 2009 International AHEAD Conference in Louisville, KY on July 21, 2009.
  • Hedrick, B., Martin, J., McConnell, R., Wiersma, C., Vernooy, J. (2009). Five institutional approaches to supporting college students who need personal assistance services. Presentation at the 2009 International AHEAD Conference in Louisville, KY on July 22, 2009.
  • Hedrick, B., Evans, J., Grayson, T., Thompson, T., and Ouellette, S. (2009). A comparison of the learning experiences and perceived outcomes of students with and without disabilities on the 2006 NSSE. A poster presentation at the 2009 International AHEAD Conference in Louisville, KY on July 24, 2009.
  • Hedrick, B. (2007). Exercise and spinal cord injury (2007). Independent Living Research Utilization Program webcast on October 31, 2007. On the WWW at: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.education.disabled/browse_thread/thread/dae32dd8718ba210.
  • Lee, M., Zhu, W., Fernhall, B. and Hedrick, B. (2008). Physical activity compendium supplement for persons with disabilities.  AAHPERD National Convention Poster session: The Impact of Physical Activity Across Society, Lifespans, and Cultures. April 9, 2008.
  • Hedrick, B. (2008). PHYSNET - Physical Interaction Using the Internet: Tele-Immersive Wheelchair Basketball Coaching. AHS Center on Health, Aging and Disability Symposium: Developing the Critical Research Agenda. April 3, 2008.
  • Hedrick, B. (2008). Comprehensive postsecondary transitional disability support services for students with disabilities: The Illinois approach. Presentation at the Center for Democracy in a Multiracial Society 2008 Race, Diversity and Campus Climate Conference on April 10, 2008.
  • Hedrick, B. (2008). The Illinois model for transitional postsecondary personal assistance services. Midwest Alliance for STEM National Workshop on Personal Assistance Services in Postsecondary Education. June 6, 2008.
  • Lee, M., Zhu, W., Yang, L., Gao, Y., Hedrick, B., Frogley, M. & Gilbert, M. (2006). Physical and psychological profiles of wheelchair athletes. Presentation at the Research Consortium on Measurement, Exercise Physiology and Motor Behavior Poster Session held at the 2006 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Hedrick, B. & Heft, S. (2006). Partnership strategies in developing campus disability resources, policies and procedures. Illinois-Iowa AHEAD Conference, Davenport, IA, April 2006.
  • Gallagher, T.M., Hedrick, B. (2004). Comprehensive postsecondary transitional services that enhance the health, independence and employment success of persons with severe physical disabilities. The Emerging Workforce Conference, Weston Florida, February 9, 2004.
  • Hedrick, B. (2004). Residential accessibility for demographically changing communities: Visitability and other approaches. 2004 UIUC Planning Institute, Urbana, Illinois, March 4, 2004.
  • Hedrick, B., Lee, M., Zhu, W (2003). Survey of physical activity participation and health correlates with persons with spinal cord injuries. 10th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Measurement and Evaluation Symposium: Measurement Issues and Challenges in Aging Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 17, 2003.
  • Hedrick, B, Walesby, A. (2003). Partnership strategies in developing campuswide disability resources, policies and procedures. Illinois-Iowa AHEAD Conference, Rockford, IL, October 2003.
  • Hedrick, B., Lee, M., Zhu, W (2003). Survey of physical activity participation and health correlates with persons with spinal cord injuries. 10th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Measurement and Evaluation Symposium: Measurement Issues and Challenges in Aging Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 17, 2003.
  • Hedrick, B., (2002). Human factors and employment issues related to the use of assistive technology. Social Security Administration Disability Research Institute Symposium, June 6, 2002.
  • Hedrick, B. (2002) Assistive technology and universal design in higher education. A national video teleconference sponsored by the University of Vermont Continuing Education Department, March 11, 2002.
  • Hedrick, B. (2001). Disability sport: An important component of the disability studies curriculum. Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Society for Disability Studies, Winnipeg, Canada, June 23, 2001.
  • Hedrick, B. (2000). Forging partnerships to promote universal access. International AHEAD Conference in Kansas City, MO, July 11, 2000.
  • Hedrick, B. (1998). Sports and recreation for students with disabilities at the University of Illinois: The first 50 years and beyond. 1998 International Symposium on Sport for Persons with Disabilities held at Osaka University of Health and Sport Science, March 18, 1998.
  • Hedrick, B. (1993). The undiscovered athlete: A perspective on collegiate athletics for students with disabilities. The 1993 FISU/CESU Conference held in conjunction with the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, NY.
  • Hedrick, B. (1989). Contemporary training practices in sports for athletes with disabilities. The First Soviet Sport Science Conference for the Disabled held in Odessa, USSR, October 3-8, 1989.

Professional Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2008 Received the Charles K. Brightbill Alumni Award, Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2006 Received the Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award
  • 2006 Received the Applied Health Sciences Academic Excellence Award
  • 2005 Inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Hall of Fame (http://nwbahof.org/hofmembersDetails.cfm?ID=99)
  • 2003 Inducted into the NWBA Collegiate Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • 2001 Recognized by the Women's Division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association as one of 25 honorees who most significantly impacted the growth and development of women's wheelchair basketball in the U.S.
  • 1996 Head Coach of the Men's Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team that took the Bronze Medal at the Atlanta Paralympics.
  • 1994 Recipient of the PVA Jack Gerhardt Award for contributions to wheelchair sports.
  • 1994 Head Coach of the USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team that won the Tournament of the America's Gold Cup Qualifying Tournament.
  • 1994 Head Coach of the USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team that won the Gold Cup in Edmonton, Alberta.
  • 1993 Head Coach of the USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team that won the Gold Medal in the International Stoke Mandeville Games.
  • 1988 Head Coach of the Women's Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team that took the Gold Medal at the Seoul Paralympics.
  • 1988 Recipient of the Tolland National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Disabled Sports and Recreation.

Grants

  • Miller, J., Leddy, M., Martin, J., Andriacchi, K.M., Foertsch, J., Hedrick, B., and Collins, K. (2005). Midwestern Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (MidwEST). National Science Foundation ($3,000,000 total with $670,876 to UIUC).
  • Hedrick, B., Ouellette, S, Thompson, T. (2004). Developing Disability Access Metrics for Postsecondary Education. Illinois Board of Higher Education ($577,804)
  • Hedrick, B., Reis, J., Newsom, M., Heinemann, A., Pape, T. (2003). Human factors and employment issues related to the use of assistive technologies. Social Security Administration Disability Research Institute ($108,237)
  • Collins, K., Gunderson, J., Hedrick, B (2002). Evaluation of the WorkKeys assessment tools: Accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Illinois Department of Labor ($11, 713)
  • Reis, J. and Hedrick, B. (2001). Multimedia Cancer Care Giving Training for Families. National Cancer Institute ($99,312).
  • Washburn, R. & Hedrick, B. (1995). Physical activity assessment by portable accelerometer in a locomotor impaired population. UIUC Research Board ($20,776)
  • Hedrick, B. & Morse, M. (1995). Elite wheelchair track team training camp. United States Olympic Committee ($23,000)
  • Hedrick, B. (1992-1994). Postsecondary physiatry medical consultant service. Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services ($26,990)
  • Hedrick, B. (1992-1995). Driver evaluation & education. Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services ($133,000)
  • Garske, G. & Hedrick, B. (1992). Development of a rehabilitation education services research database. UIUC Research Board ($20,000)
  • Hedrick, B., Langbein, W.E. & Morse, M. (1990). A field experiment to test the comparative utilitatian features and training effects of the handbike and the rowcycle with locomotor disabled adults. Department of Veterans Affairs ($25,000)
  • Hedrick, B., Prathipati, S., Manny, B., Haussy, P. & Legernes, K. (1988). Development of an interactive arm ergometer and computer graphics system. Department of Veterans Affairs ($50,000)
  • Hedrick, B. (1988). Wheelchair Sports Coaching Grant. United States Olympic Committee ($10,000)
  • Hedrick, B. (1988). Wheelchair Sports Training Grant. United States Olympic Committee ($20,000)

Memberships and Volunteer Positions Held in Professional Organizations

  • 2004-Present Member, Illinois Board of Higher Education Disabilities Advisory Committee
  • 2003-2007 Member, Illinois Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities
  • 2000-2005 Member, Executive Committee of the Social Security Administration Disability Research Institute
  • 1998-2001 Treasurer, Association of Higher Education and Disability
  • 1996-Present Member, Association of Higher Education and Disability
  • 1995-2004 Commissioner, National Wheelchair Basketball Association Division II Committee