Richard A. Magill holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Motor Learning from Florida State University. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Motor Learning and Control graduate program at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Dance Education and Physical Therapy graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, also in New York City. He was formerly the Helen "Bessie" Silverberg Pliner Professor in Kinesiology and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Kinesiology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His research focuses on understanding how motor skills are acquired and how practice conditions influence that acquisition. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and presentations. He is an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology, in which he served as President. He also is an active member and former President of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Among his other professional service activities, he was Editor in Chief for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and he has served on the editorial boards of several journals focused on motor learning and control.