Dr. McPeak joined the Physical Education & Recreation faculty at NCCU in the Fall of 1994. She has taught Kinesiology, American Sign Language, Adapted Physical Education, Adapted Activities, Adapted Aquatics, Fitness, Bowling, Beginner and Intermediate Swimming, and Sport Marketing. Her primary research interests are in the field of Aquatics; particularly in the area of Minority Drowning. She earned her BS in Health and PE (K-12) from West Chester State in Pennsylvania. A MA in Adapted Physical Education from Kean College of New Jersey. Her Ph.D. was completed at UNC-Chapel Hill with a concentration in Human Movement Sciences for Special Education in 2001. Currently, she is representing NCCU's Physical Education Department by serving on the Essential Physical Education Standards Revisions committee with the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. In the Spring of 2010, she was elected by Adapted Physical Education Specialists across the State to represent them as the APE Contact to the NC DPI.