People

Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD

Associate Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity

Childhood and adolescent obesity, physical activity epidemiology

barra027@umn.edu

George Biltz, MD

Senior Lecturer, Exercise Physiology

Kinesiology, human physiology, exercise physiology

biltz001@umn.edu

Jo Ann Buysse, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Socio-cultural aspects of sport and physical activity

Sport sociology, sport media, gender equity, human rights, global sport issues.

buyss003@umn.edu

Yonghwan Chang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sport Management

Sport Marketing & Consumer Psychology; Experimental Design & Social Media Analytics

changy@umn.edu

Donald Dengel, PhD

Professor, Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology, pediatrics, obesity, metabolism, vascular biology, exercise biochemistry, body composition

denge001@umn.edu

Zan Gao, PhD

Associate Professor, Physical Activity and Health

Physical activity epidemiology, physical activity and health, emerging technology applications, physical activity measurement

gaoz@umn.edu

Sarah Greising, PhD

Assistant Professor, Exercise Physiology

Skeletal muscle physiology, exercise physiology, orthopaedic trauma, regenerative rehabilitation

grei0064@umn.edu

Yuhei Inoue, PhD

Associate Professor, Sport Management
Director of Graduate Studies

Social impact of sport, sport's impact on health and wellbeing, corporate social responsibility of sport organizations

yinoue@umn.edu

Li Li Ji, PhD

Professor, Exercise Physiology
Director, Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science

Biochemical and molecular exercise physiology, nutrition and aging

llji@umn.edu

Mary Jo Kane, PhD

Professor, Sport Sociology
Director, Tucker Center

Sport sociology, Title IX

maryjo@umn.edu

Lisa Kihl, PhD

Associate Professor, Sport Management

Sport management ethics, governance, policy: corruption in sport; athlete representation and governance; corporate social responsibility; gender, leadership and sport.

lkihl@umn.edu

Juergen Konczak, PhD

Professor, Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control

Movement neuroscience, biomechanics, clinical movement science

jkonczak@umn.edu

Nicole LaVoi, PhD

Senior Lecturer, social and behavioral sciences of physical activity

Sport psychology, sport sociology, girls and women in sports, coaching science & education

nmlavoi@umn.edu

Beth Lewis, PhD

Director, School of Kinesiology
Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity

Physical activity promotion, behavioral interventions for physical activity, exercise and mental health

blewis@umn.edu

Christopher Lundstrom

Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Science
M.Ed. Project Adviser

Endurance training and performance, exercise physiology, sports science

lund0982@umn.edu

Connie Magnuson, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Recreation Administration program coordinator

Recreation administration and program planning, outdoor and environmental education, community based therapeutic recreation

magnu001@umn.edu

Vicki Schull, PhD

Lecturer, Sport Management

Leadership in sport organizations, gender issues, college sport

schu1850@umn.edu

Thomas Stoffregen, PhD

Professor, Kinesiology

Perception and action, human factors, control of posture and orientation, ecological psychology, embodied cognition, coordination dynamics, affordances, motion sickness

tas@umn.edu

Chelsey Thul, PhD

Lecturer, Psychology of Physical Activity
Honors Faculty Representative

Community-engaged scholarship, youth empowerment, physical activity promotion, healthy equity

rodd0020@umn.edu

Michael Wade, PhD

Professor, Motor Learning/Motor Development

Typical and atypical motor skill behavior, aging, lifespan development, human factors

mwade@umn.edu

Maureen Weiss, PhD

Professor, Psychology of physical activity

Youth development through sport and physical activity, including motivation, self-perceptions, social relationships, and moral development

mrweiss@umn.edu

Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, PhD

Associate Director, School of Kinesiology
Professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sports medicine psychology, youth sport science

dwiese@umn.edu

Beth Lewis, PhD

Director, School of Kinesiology
Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity

612-625-0756

blewis@umn.edu

Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, PhD

Associate Director, School of Kinesiology
Professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology

612-625-6580

dwiese@umn.edu

Bob Janoski

Administrative Director, School of Kinesiology

612-625-3332

janoski@umn.edu

Yuhei Inoue, PhD

Associate Professor, Sport Management
Director of Graduate Studies

612-624-2317

yinoue@umn.edu

Brandi Hoffman

Director, Physical Activity Program
Director, Undergraduate Studies

612-625-8868

bhoffman@umn.edu

Brandi Hoffman

Director, Physical Activity Program
Director, Undergraduate Studies

612-625-8868

bhoffman@umn.edu

Yuhei Inoue, PhD

Associate Professor, Sport Management
Director of Graduate Studies

612-624-2317

yinoue@umn.edu

Katie Koopmeiners

Undergraduate Academic Adviser (REC, SMGT, Minors)

612-626-5098

koopm035@umn.edu

Colin Rogness

Undergraduate Academic Adviser (KIN)

612-301-5265

rogne027@umn.edu

Chelsey Thul, PhD

Lecturer, Psychology of Physical Activity
Honors Faculty Representative

612-301-1382

rodd0020@umn.edu

Nina Wang, MS

Graduate Program Coordinator & M.Ed. Advisor

612-625-4380

nwang@umn.edu

Miriam DeRoode

Purchasing Specialist

mmd@umn.edu

Marta Fahrenz

Communication Support

mfahrenz@umn.edu

Jodi Fritsche

Finance Professional

Finance

jfritsch@umn.edu

Fer Horn

Technical Support

jhorn@umn.edu

Bob Janoski

Administrative Director, School of Kinesiology

janoski@umn.edu

Carol Nielsen

Curriculum Coordinator

Academic support

niels033@umn.edu

Jonathan Sweet

Administrative Associate

sweet006@umn.edu

Gao Thao

Administrative Office Manager

thaox744@umn.edu

Nina Wang, MS

Graduate Program Coordinator & M.Ed. Advisor

M.S., M.A., Ph.D. Graduate Student administration and education
M.Ed. Sport Management, M.Ed. Sport and Exercise Science & M.Ed. Physical Activity and Health advising

nwang@umn.edu

Mckenzie Arbeiter

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: sport psychology, women and girls in sport, coaching
arbei005@umn.edu

Anna Baeth

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Sport Sociology, Women Coaches, Activism and Sport
baeth003@umn.edu

Courtney Boucher

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Sport sociology
bouch114@umn.edu

Christopher Curry

Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: 1) Ways to mitgate Cybersickness in Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Devices 2) Using Anthropometric Data in Product Development 3) Usablity in Medical Devices
curry134@umn.edu

Madeline Czeck



czeck010@umn.edu

Kyle Dalske



dalsk004@umn.edu

Saurav Dubey

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
dubey019@umn.edu

Sarah Espinoza

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student

espin131@umn.edu

Nicholas Evanoff

Researcher, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Non-invasive techniques (Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, arterial tonometry, etc.) to assess vascular function in children and adults.
evan0012@umn.edu

Elizabeth Frick

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Behavioral aspects of physical activity
frick138@umn.edu

Stephanie Grace



grace130@umn.edu

Gyujik Han

Graduate Assistant, M.A. Student
Research interests: Sport Management
han00105@umn.edu

Michelle Harbin

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: My research interests include exercise physiology, cardiovascular health and vascular function.
harb0085@umn.edu

Anton Hesse

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Exercise physiology
hesse151@umn.edu

Daniel Hoffman

Teaching Assistant, M.S. Student

hoff1321@umn.edu

Qiyin Huang

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
huan1480@umn.edu

Charles Jedlicka



jedli024@umn.edu

Alexander Kasak

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Focusing on the interactions of the heart and lungs in disease states such as congestive heart failure and cystic fibrosis as well as environmental concerns such as high altitude or aerospace physiology
kasak004@umn.edu

Sanaz Khosravani

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
khosr023@umn.edu

Eydie Kramer

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Behavioral aspects of physical activity
krame640@umn.edu

Emma Lee

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Endurance sports performance
leex4357@umn.edu

Wenxi Liu

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. Student (2017-present)
Research interests: Physical activity and health: Developing technology-based physical activity intervention for promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyle; Developing and examining physical activity-based intervention regarding the epidemic of obesity, especially in the children and adolescents population; Exploring the effects of physical activity on both psychological and physiological perspectives;Community-based participatory interventions for promoting physical activity and health literacy.
liux4443@umn.edu

Arash Mahnan

Ph.D. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control: Design and development of clinical devices, work with clinical populations, neural evaluations, and human sensorimotor evaluation and training.
amahnan@umn.edu

Michaela Martinez



mart5178@umn.edu

Daniel McDonough

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student (2017-present)
Research interests: 1) Physical activity interventions utilizing novel technologies (e.g., virtual reality and smartphone applications) for health promotion among youth and adolescent populations. 2) Impact of anaerobic exercise on body composition measures and health biomarkers. 3) Use of ergogenic aids to promote favorable body composition (e.g., decrease fat mass; increase lean muscle mass) and anaerobic performance measures.
mcdo0785@umn.edu

Christopher Nettleton

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Sport management
nett0020@umn.edu

Jinseok Oh

IT Fellow - KIN, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
ohxxx414@umn.edu

Madeleine Orr

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Climate change & sport; Sport events & legacies.
orrxx163@umn.edu

Nicolette Peterson

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Motor control and learning
pete9746@umn.edu

Francesca Principe

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Psychology of injury and rehabilitation, elite athlete performance
princ143@umn.edu

Ruth Rath

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Motor learning and development
rathn003@umn.edu

Christiana Raymond-Pope

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Exercise physiology; cardiovascular health and vascular function; body composition
raymo191@umn.edu

Erica Roelofs

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D Student
Research interests: Exercise Physiology: body composition, nutrition, exercise performance
roelo044@umn.edu

Mikinzee Salo

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Sport sociology
salox108@umn.edu

Ben Schwertner

Graduate Assistant, M.A. Student
Research interests: Sport management
schwe720@umn.edu

Catherine Solie

Teaching Assistant/Student, M.S. student

solie049@umn.edu

Katelyn Uithoven

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Cardiopulmonary diagnostics, Cardiovascular disease prevention and management, Clinical physiology
nyber131@umn.edu

Brooke Wagner



wagn0900@umn.edu

Hannah Walter

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Motor learning and development
walte666@umn.edu

Therese Wichmann

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Exercise physiology
wichm060@umn.edu

Kristin Wood

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Psychology of injury, psychological interventions to increase rehabilitation adherence, curriculum development in athletic training education programs
woodx472@umn.edu

Ji Wu

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Sport management: 1. The effect of shared value creation on motivating sport corporations' involvement in generating broad well-beings in society 2. Impact of sport for development in under-developed area
wuxx1360@umn.edu

Jiapeng Xu

Ph.D. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
xu000219@umn.edu

Dongwook Yeo

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: The Role of Sirtuins in Muscle Health and Diseases
yeoxx039@umn.edu

Naveen Elangovan, PhD

Post-doctoral Associate
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory

naveen@umn.edu

Jessica Holst-Wolf

Post-doctoral Associate
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control


hols0078@umn.edu

Katie Schuver

Research Associate
Research interests: Physical activity and mental health
Exercise & Mental Health Laboratory

schuv007@umn.edu