Dr. McPeak joined the Physical Education & Recreation faculty at NCCU in the Fall of 1994 as an adjunct instructor. While teaching a full undergraduate course load, she attended and completed her PhD at UNC-Chapel Hill in Special Education with a concentration in Human Movement Sciences in 2001. She has taught Kinesiology/Biomechanics, American Sign Language, Adapted Physical Education, Adapted Physical Activities, Adapted Aquatics, Fitness, Bowling, Beginner and Intermediate Swimming, and Sport Marketing. She has been a primary adviser for students in Adapted PE; a committee reader for Therapeutic Recreation, Athletic Administration and for those in pedagogy. Her workload at NCCU includes teaching American Sign Language (ASL), and graduate coursework in the Athletic Administration department to fill the needs of the PER Department. Her primary research interests are in the field of Aquatics; particularly in the area of Minority Drowning; designing APE/adapted activity equipment for students with disabilities in the public schools, and increasing the number of Certified Adapted PE Specialists (CAPE) in North Carolina. She earned her BS in Health and PE (K-12) from West Chester State in Pennsylvania in 1981 and is certified to coach. Her MA is in Adapted Physical Education from Kean College of New Jersey in 1984. She represented 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 co-founded the North Carolina Adapted Physical Education Advisory Council (NC APE AC) and she was elected by Adapted Physical Education Specialists across the State to represent them as the NC APE AC Contact to collaborate with the liaison to the NC DPI. Since 2005, she has worked in the NC Public Schools and she is now an Adapted Physical Education Specialist for Wake County Schools in Raleigh, NC.