Dr. Sawicki is the Director of the Online Physical Education Masters degree at Canisus College. He has been teaching at Canisius College since the fall of 1997. His undergraduate degree came from Brock University, a Master's Degree from the University of Western Ontario and Doctorate from the University of Toronto/University of Wisconsin. He came to Canisius College after teaching at Brock University for several years. He is considered an expert in his field of motor development having written and presented at conferences on early motor development patterns in children. The courses Dr. Sawicki teaches or has taught at Canisius College are: PEG651 (Coaching), PEG 684 (Capstone Course), PED211 (Movement Education), and PEG 660 (Motor Development) and PEG 609 Health and Cultural Awareness and PEG 616 International Health. Dr. Sawicki founded the Brock University Lacrosse Club in 1984 and also founded the Canisius College Physical Education online Masters program. He taught the first online course at Canisius College in 2000 and has taught over 100 online classes. Dr. Sawicki has written 60 publications and his current research centers on online teaching.
Sawicki, T. M. and S. O’Rourke (2016). Use of Student Feedback for Online Learning. The International Journal for Digital Society (IJDS), Vol. 7, (2): 1152 - 1156.
Sawicki, T. M. and S. O’Rourke (2016). Use of Student Feedback for Online Learning. Paper published in refereed conference proceedings Canada International Conference on Education (CICE) at the University of Toronto on June 27, 2016, p. 94-97.
Sawicki, T. M. (2016). Reviewer – for Gabbard, Carl (7th edition). Lifelong Motor Development which is current textbook I use in PEG 660, see acknowledgements page. Aided with front cover of textbook.
Sawicki, T. M. (2015). Online Teaching: Research and Tips from the Trenches. Paper published in refereed conference proceedings Canada International Conference on Education (CICE) at the University of Toronto on June 22, 2015.
Cavanaugh, L. and Sawicki, T.M. (2013). Perceptions of Taking an Online Physical Education Courses: A Qualitative Analysis. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 10 (5), 65-71.