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Lead Finance and Accounting Assistant
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Administrative Assistant to the Department Head
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Administrative Support Assistant for Undergraduate Student Services
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Teaching Professor
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Research Technologist, Women's Health and Exercise Laboratory
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Professor in Charge, Undergraduate Program in Kinesiology
Summary Statement

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

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Health Education
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology
Summary Statement

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

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Instructor of Kinesiology
Summary Statement

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

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology and Human Development & Family Studies
Summary Statement

Dr. David E. Conroy's research focuses on validating and engaging motivational processes in support of health behavior change.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology
Graduate Program Director
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Academic Adviser
Summary Statement

Natasha Dinsmore is a Kinesiology Academic Adviser for KINES/Athletic Training majors, transfer students, and prospective students.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
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).

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Research Manager
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director, Kinesiology Physical Activity Program
Summary Statement

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

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology, Affiliate Professor of History
Director of Research and Educational Programs for the Penn State Center for the Study of Sports in Society
Summary Statement

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

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Developmental Genetics and Evolutionary Morphology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Graduate Program Administrative Support Assistant
Department
  • Graduate Programs
Assistant Teaching Professor | Kinesiology Internship Coordinator | Kinesiology Alumni Relations Coordinator
Summary Statement

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

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Instructor of Kinesiology
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. 

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Physiology, Kinesiology
and Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology, Chair Intercollege Program in Physiology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Adjunct Instructor
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Associate Teaching Professor
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor Emeritus of Exercise and Sport Science
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Philosophy
Summary Statement

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

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Finance and Accounting Assistant
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Instructor
Summary Statement

Dan is the Head of Coaching and Player Development in the Golf Teaching and Research Center. He also teaches a general education requirement golf courses for KINES.

Department
  • Golf Teaching and Research Center - GTRC
Academic Adviser
Summary Statement

Sarah, as the lead adviser for kinesiology, assists students in understanding college procedures and policies and helps connect students to campus resources. Her goal is to help undergraduate students achieve their academic, personal and career goals. 

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Associate Teaching Professor
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Summary Statement

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

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Instructor of Kinesiology
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Physical Activity Program Administrative Support Assistant
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Associate Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Instructor of Kinesiology
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director, Center for Fitness and Wellness
Summary Statement

Melissa Rodgers is a clinical exercise physiologist with experience leading cardiac rehabilitation, community fitness programming, clinical instruction, exercise testing, and research projects. She is a certified member of ACSM, active at the regional and national levels.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
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. 

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Teaching Professor of Kinesiology
Assistant Teaching Professor of Theater
Summary Statement

Dr. Rudavsky holds a clinical, teaching and research position. She runs a physical therapy clinic for the students in the School of Theatre and teaches in the athletic training program.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Dorothy F. and J. Lloyd Huck Distinguished Chair in Kinesiology and Neurology
Director of the Center for Movement Science and Technology
Professor of Kinesiology and of Neurology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Instructor of Kinesiology
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology
Alumni Society Board Faculty Liaison
Coordinator, Sports Studies Minor
Summary Statement

Jaime Schultz is dedicated to the critical and historical study of sport and physical activity. 

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Academic Adviser
Summary Statement

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

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, African Studies, and History
Summary Statement

Michelle Sikes researches sport and politics in African history with focus on Kenya and South Africa.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Professor
Summary Statement

Tarkesh Singh uses a systems neuroscience approach to study the neural basis of sensorimotor integration, eye-hand coordination, and limb postural control in healthy individuals and patients with neurological disorders.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Professor of Kinesiology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Teaching Professor
Summary Statement

Dr. Smith's focus in teaching, clinical and research activities is on the intersection of emergency medicine, sports medicine and public health with emphasis on patient safety, patient centered care, and health care policy and leadership. 

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Teaching Professor
Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training Major
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Research Professor
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Associate Teaching Professor
Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Program Director, Athletic Training Major
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.  

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Administrative Support Coordinator
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Administrative Support Assistant for Kinesiology and Athletic Training
Department
  • Athletic Training
Associate Teaching Professor
Program Director, Applied Exercise and Health
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Head of Department, Kinesiology
Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology
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.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Assistant Teaching Professor
Summary Statement

Nathan Zechman specializes in strength and conditioning as a certified member of the NSCA with focuses in physical education and applied exercise and health.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES