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Sadhna Agrawal
Sadhna Agrawal
Lead Finance and Accounting Assistant
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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814-865-1275
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Lacy Alexander
Lacy Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-4602
Email
Summary Statement

Lacy Alexander’s research utilizes the human cutaneous circulation to examine the underlying signaling mechanisms mediating microvascular dysfunction in diseases, as well as the influence of drug-interventions.

Lynne Bechdel
Administrative Support Assistant for Undergraduate Student Services
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Undergraduate Programs
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Jonna Belanger
Jonna Belanger, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Email
Summary Statement

Jonna Belanger is a National Paralympic Athletics Classifier, and her research interests have been focused on increasing sport opportunities for youth with disabilities within interscholastic sports.

Melissa Bopp
Melissa Bopp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Professor in Charge, Undergraduate Program in Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Undergraduate Programs
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Summary Statement

Melissa Bopp’s area of research is understanding and promoting physical activity in diverse populations and settings.

Christopher Bopp
Christopher Bopp, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director of the Center for Fitness and Wellness
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Summary Statement

Christopher Bopp is the Director of the Kinesiology Center for Fitness and Wellness.

William Buckley
William E. Buckley, Ph.D.
Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Health Education
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Athletic Training
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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John Challis
John H. Challis, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-863-4755
Email
Summary Statement

John H. Challis' research focuses on biomechanics,  and the coordination and function of the musculo-skeletal system.

Eric Childs
Eric J. Childs, M.Ed.
Instructor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Summary Statement

Eric Childs is an Instructor and Student Teaching Site Supervisor in Kinesiology (HPE Option).

David Conroy
David E. Conroy, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology and Human Development & Family Studies
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Summary Statement

David Conroy's research focuses on achievement motivation, with a particular concentration on within-person dynamics of motivation and health behavior to develop precision behavioral interventions; how automatic motivation processes improve health behavior.

Mary Jane De Souza
Mary Jane De Souza, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-4602
Email
Summary Statement

Mary Jane De Souza specializes in the etiology of and treatment of the Female Athlete Triad, skeletal health in exercising women and athletes, reproductive endocrinology of menstrual disorders in exercising women, and RCTs of increased food intake in exercising women.

Jonathan Dingwell
Jonathan Dingwell, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Summary Statement

Jonathan Dingwell focuses on the biomechanics, dynamics and neuromuscular control processes that govern complex adaptive human movements with a primary emphasis on improving human health.

Danielle Downs
Danielle Symons Downs, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Summary Statement

Danielle Downs researches the motivational determinants of exercise among women and children, application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to exercise, and lifestyle interventions for women (preconceptional, pregnant, gestational diabetes).

Michele Duffey
Michele L. Duffey, M.S.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director, Kinesiology Physical Activity Program
Department
Kinesiology - KINES KPAP
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Summary Statement

Michele Duffey is the Program Director for the Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP)

Mark Dyreson
Mark S. Dyreson, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Summary Statement

Mark Dyreson specializes in history of sport, social and cultural dynamics of human movement, race, ethnicity, and gender in sport.

Robert Eckhardt
Robert B. Eckhardt, Ph.D.
Professor of Developmental Genetics and Evolutionary Morphology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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814-865-1275
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Summary Statement

Robert Eckhardt's research is focused on the interaction of genetic and environmental influences on growth and development in human populations; musculo-skeletal structures are of primary interest.

Blair Evans
Blair Evans, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Summary Statement

Blair Evans' research focuses on the inherent social nature of sport and physical activity, and ensuring that meaningful and positive relationships are developed in these settings. 

Roana Fuller
Roana Fuller
Administrative Support Assistant
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Jinger Gottschall
Jinger S. Gottschall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-863-4755
Email
Summary Statement

Jinger S. Gottschall's research focuses on the effectiveness of various exercise regimes.

Shari Grassi
Shari Grassi
Graduate Program Administrative Support Assistant
Department
Graduate Programs
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Lori Gravish Hurtack
Lori A. Gravish Hurtack, M.S.
Assistant Teaching Professor | Kinesiology Internship Coordinator | Kinesiology Alumni Relations Coordinator
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Summary Statement

Lori Gravish Hurtack is the Kinesiology Internship Coordinator, and the Kinesiology Alumni Relations Coordinator.

Andrew Hardyk
Andrew Hardyk, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Paul Hefty
Paul Hefty, M.S.
Instructor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Summary Statement

Paul Hefty specializes in Coaching and Leadership and the Principles and Ethics of Coaching. Examining the challenges of today’s coaching profession through societal norms and expectations from the past and present to develop quality coaches, teachers, and leaders. 

W. Kenney
W. Larry Kenney, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology, Kinesiology
and Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-4602
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Summary Statement

W Larry Kenney specializes in control of human skin blood flow with an emphasis on aging, physiology and biophysics of heat exchange between humans and the environment, and thermoregulation during exercise and in extreme environments.

Donna Korzick
Donna H. Korzick, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology, Chair Intercollege Program in Physiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Fax
814-865-4602
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Summary Statement

Donna Korzick's research focuses on aging and cardiovascular disease risk using animal models; effects of estrogen deficiency on mitochondrial regulation of cell survival during myocardial infarction; PKC-dependent mechanism and oxidant stress.

Lauren Kramer
Lauren C. Kramer, Ph.D., A.T.C
Associate Teaching Professor
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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R. Scott Kretchmar
R. Scott Kretchmar, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Exercise and Sport Science
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Summary Statement

Scott Kretchmar's research interests include the metaphysics and ethics of games, play, and sport anthropological philosophy, in particular, the role of games and play in human evolution and theory of mind and the intellectual requirements of sporting activity.

Mark Latash
Mark L. Latash, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Summary Statement

Mark L. Latash's  field of research interest is motor control defined as an area of natural science exploring how the nervous system interacts with other body parts and the environment to produce purposeful, coordinated actions.

Francisco Javier Lopez Frias
Francisco Javier Lopez Frias, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Email
Summary Statement

Francisco Javier López Frías  researches sports ethics and human enhancement, but is also interested in political philosophy, normative ethics, and applied ethics. 

Scherezade Mama
Scherezade K. Mama, DrPH
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Summary Statement

Scherezade Mama is interested in understanding the mechanisms through which the social environment and psychosocial factors influence modifiable behavioral risk factors, like overweight/obesity and physical inactivity, and targets these factors to reduce health disparities.

Samuel Masters
Samuel Masters, M.S.
Assistant Research Professor in Applied Biomechanics
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Summary Statement

Samuel Masters' research interests are in furthering the development of biomechanics and our understanding of human motion dynamics.

Cyndi Meyers
Cyndi Meyers
Undergraduate Program Administrative Support Assistant
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Undergraduate Programs
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Email
Jessica Michaels
Jessica Michaels
Finance and Accounting Assistant
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Sarah Milito
Sarah Milito, M.Ed.
Academic Adviser
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Undergraduate Programs
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Email
Summary Statement

Sarah Milito is the lead Academic Adviser for Kinesiology. Sarah works with pre-major students, KINES/ATHTR majors, transfer students, and prospective students. Sarah also coordinates the Kinesiology Peer Mentors.

Sayers Miller
Sayers John Miller, Ph.D., P.T., A.T.C
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Athletic Training
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Helene Monthley
Helene Monthley, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Gustavo Nader
Gustavo Nader, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Email
Summary Statement

Gustavo Nader researches skeletal muscle growth control and adaptations to exercise. Ribosome biogenesis, transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of RNA Polymerase I.

Stacey Nowicki
Stacey Nowicki, M.S.
Instructor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Email
Beth Oberdick
Beth Oberdick
Physical Activity Program Administrative Support Assistant
Department
Kinesiology - KINES KPAP
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Email
James Pawelczyk
James A. Pawelczyk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-4602
Email
Summary Statement

James A. Pawelczyk's research is focused on neural control of circulation, particularly skeletal muscle blood flow, as it is affected by exercise or spaceflight.

Stephen Piazza
Stephen J. Piazza, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
Graduate Program Director
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Graduate Programs
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David Proctor
David N. Proctor, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-4602
Email
Summary Statement

David N. Proctor  studies the physiology of aging and exercise; cardiovascular responses to exercise; regulation of skeletal muscle blood flow; skeletal muscle adaptation; vascular adaptation.

Robert Ricketts
Robert Ricketts, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
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Storm Riddle
Storm Riddle, M.S.
Instructor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Jonas Rubenson
Jonas Rubenson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-863-4755
Email
Summary Statement

Jonas Rubenson's research aim is to identify the fundamental principles underlying muscle function during locomotion- in particular in vivo function during movement and the relationship between muscle mechanics and locomotor energetics. 

Aliza Rudavsky
Aliza Rudavsky, Ph.D., DPT
Assistant Teaching Professor of Kinesiology and School of Theatre, Dance
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Robert Sainburg
Robert Sainburg, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology and Neurology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-863-4755
Email
Summary Statement

Robert Sainburg studies the neural principles underlying the planning and execution of arm movements, mechanisms underlying intralimb and interlimb coordination, and the mechanisms underlying coordination deficits associated with neurological disorders; neurorehabilitation.

Megan Schuchert
Megan Schuchert, M.S.
Instructor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Jaime Schultz
Jaime Schultz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Summary Statement

Jaime Schultz's research interests encompass two broad areas: 1) issues of sex, gender, and sexuality in women’s sport; 2) racial politics and cultural memory. 

Neil Sharkey
Neil A. Sharkey, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and Vice President for Research
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Joelle Sherlock, M.S.
Academic Adviser
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Undergraduate Programs
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Email
Summary Statement

Joelle Sherlock is a Kinesiology Academic Adviser for pre-major students, KINES/Athletic Training majors, transfer students, and prospective students.

Michelle  Sikes
Michelle Sikes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, African Studies, and History
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Email
Summary Statement

Michelle Sike’s research focus includes analyses of gender and sport in global cultures, as well as connecting the humanities to disciplines devoted to the enhancement of human health and wellness.

Semyon Slobounov
Semyon M. Slobounov, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Summary Statement

Sam Slobounov's research is focused on the neural basis of human movements with special emphasis on rehabilitation medicine, psychology and neurophysiology, including traumatic brain injuries.

Brent Smith
Brent I. Smith, D.H.Sc.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Athletic Training
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Lorene Stitzer
Lorene Stitzer
Department Head Administrative Support Assistant
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
John Vairo
John Vairo, Ph.D., A.T.C
Associate Teaching Professor
Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Program Director | Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training Major
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Athletic Training Undergraduate
Phone
Fax
814-865-7936
Email
Summary Statement

John L Vairo's research agenda incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to sports medicine focusing on health-related quality of life and human performance in physically active persons.  

Mary Waechter
Mary Waechter
Administrative Support Coordinator
Department
Kinesiology - KINES Administration
Phone
Fax
814-863-0945
Email
Alison Weimer
Alison Weimer, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Program Director, Applied Exercise and Health
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
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Email
Nancy Williams
Nancy I. Williams, Sc.D.
Head of Department, Kinesiology
Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology
Department
Kinesiology - KINES
Phone
Fax
814-865-1275
Email
Summary Statement

Nancy I. Williams' research is centered on physiological and behavioral underpinnings of interactions between energy balance, reproductive function, bone health and exercise performance.