Kinesiology Faculty Updates

Martin Block, Professor of Kinesiology, has been selected by the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) as an IFAPA Fellow. According to the IFAPA, “This is the highest international professional and scientific recognition available for Adapted Physical Activity researchers, recognizing outstanding accomplishments in scholarship and service by IFAPA members."

B. Ann Boyce, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, received the “Distinguished Scholar Award” from the National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education in the spring of 2011.  This award is given to those individual who not only excel in research and scholarship in their own area of study but also to those whose scholarship impacts issues related to Kinesiology in Higher Education.

Luke E. Kelly, Professor and Program Director of Kinesiology, recently published a book on Designing and implementing effective adapted physical education programs. (2011). Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing, LLC.

Joe Hart, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology joined the Curry faculty in the summer of 2011. Dr. Hart is the principal investigator of a FDA-regulated investigational device clinical trial for individuals with chronic knee joint pain.

Jay Hertel, Professor of Kinesiology, received the 2011 Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research from the NATA Research & Education Foundation and was also named the Joe H. Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine at the Curry School.

Susan Saliba, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, has achieved Fellows status with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.  The Fellows program honors NATA’s most accomplished scholars and researchers for their leadership and service to the athletic training profession.

John Sirard, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, joined the Kinesiology faculty in the fall of 2010 and has a split appointment with the Youth-Nex Research Center on effective youth development.  Professor Sirard’s research focuses on the measurement and promotion of physical activity in youth. He is currently working on an NIH-funded grant to investigate the role of friendship networks on adolescent physical activity and screen time.

Arthur Weltman, Professor of Kinesiology, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the University Of Michigan School of Kinesiology Alumni Career Achievement Award. The award will be presented on Friday, October 28, 2011, during homecoming weekend.

Lisa Womack, Instructor of Kinesiology, was recently a contributing writer and reviewer for the new Gale Fitness Encyclopedia.  Longe, J. (Ed).(June, 2012). The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness. Detroit: Cengage Learning.

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