- School of Public Health W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award (2005)
Antoinette Gentile has made important scholarly contributions to the fields of motor learning and development, neuromotor control processes, and rehabilitative strategies. Following the completion of her bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, CUNY, Gentile received her master’s and doctorate degrees from Indiana University in physical education. She later received her Ph.D. from SUNY, Stony Brook with a specialization in neuropsychology. She was a professor of psychology and education at Columbia University, Teachers College, in New York. She has acted as research and dissertation advisor and is responsible for numerous nationally acclaimed publications, including research studies on Down’s syndrome and Parkinson’s disease, among many others.
Gentile retired in 2008 after 44 years at Teachers College.