Dr. Larry Abraham is the Co-Director of UTeach from the College of Education, helping oversee the program at UT Austin, assisting other institutions replicating the UTeach program, and working with campus and state leaders and organizations to protect and support unique features of the program.
Dr. Abraham is a Professor in Kinesiology and Health Education and also Associate Dean in the School of Undergraduate Studies. He previously served in the College of Education as Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Student Affairs and as Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His research interests include biomechanical analysis of human movement, neural mechanisms of motor control, and innovative uses of technology in instruction. He is currently collaborating with faculty members in engineering and neuroscience, as well as local clinicians, in research on assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) involving simultaneous brain imaging and neuromechanical fine motor skill performance measurements.
Dr. Abraham received a A.B. in physical education at Oberlin College in 1971, a M.S. In physical education (motor learning) at Kansas State Teachers College in 1972, and a Ed.D. In biomechanics and motor learning at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1975. As time permits, Dr. Abraham enjoys playing sports, running, gardening, camping and hiking, spending time in the woods by a lake, and baking pies.