News & Updates
Tucker Center’s “Media Coverage and Female Athletes” video rebroadcast
Thursday, March 6th, 2014: The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport is proud to announce several new airings this month of its groundbreaking video, “Media Coverage and Female Athletes.” tpt Life Channel 2.3 Sun Mar 23rd @ 11:00 am tpt MN Channel 2.2 Sun Mar 16th @ 7:00 pm Sun Mar 23rd @ 1:00 am […] [Read Full Story]
Gao gives invited presentations in China
Thursday, March 6th, 2014: Dr. Zan Gao, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab (PAEL), traveled to Shanghai, China this week and delivered two invited presentations at two highly-ranked universities. Gao presented and discussed research regarding physical activity interventions and health at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He also delivered a two hour […] [Read Full Story]
WTIP interviews Stoffregen on motion sickness
Thursday, March 6th, 2014: Professor of kinesiology and director of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL) Dr. Thomas A. Stoffregen recently participated in a interview on radio station WTIP, a North Shore Community Radio Station in Cook County, Minnesota. The interview focused on motion sickness in a variety of situations: cars, ships, video games, and tablet computers. Stoffregen, along with graduate students Yi-Chou […] [Read Full Story]
RSPL senior profiled following study abroad trip to Tanzania
Thursday, March 6th, 2014: Mary Russell a Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies (RPLS) senior, studied abroad during a two-week excursion to Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania this past winter break. The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) featured her travels in, “Traveling Tanzania: Catching up with Mary Russell.” During her trip Russell went on a summit to Mt. […] [Read Full Story]
Kask shares experiences from Paralympics in Sochi
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014: Jason Kask, a graduate student and teaching assistant in the School of Kinesiology, arrived in Sochi, Russia, on March 2, 2014. He is a part of the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Ski Team as a service technician in the 2014 Paralympics. Kask and another technician are responsible for preparing the athletes’ skis, a process that involves […] [Read Full Story]
Kihl to publish in Evaluation and Program Planning
Friday, February 28th, 2014: Lisa Kihl, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, published the article titled, “Evaluation of a cross-sector community initiative partnership: Delivering a local sport program,” in Evaluation and Program Planning. This article examined the implementation and operational processes in the delivery of a professional sport organization’s corporate community initiative using program theory evaluation. Kihl’s colleagues […] [Read Full Story]
Tucker Center research cited in Huffington Post
Friday, February 28th, 2014: Research on media representations of women in sport by the Tucker Center, along with Purdue affiliated scholar Dr. Cheryl Cooky, is again cited in a Huffington Post article by Nancy Hogshead-Makar, “Mattel Uses Barbie to Titillate Adult Male Sports Fans.” [Read Full Story]
SMGT students compete in Media Plan Case Competition
Friday, February 28th, 2014: Students in the School of Kinesiology’s Sport Management courses recently participated in the Media Plan Case Competition, the first round of the Media Scholars Program. Run by the Washington Media Scholars Foundation, the competition challenges students to think strategically, dive into the deep-end of marketing impressions, and work with numbers and budgets. Students in the Sport Management […] [Read Full Story]
Wilson publishes pair of articles
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014: Doctoral candidate Patrick Wilson recently had an article published in both the South African Medical Journal (SAMJ) and Complementary Therapies in Medicine. The piece in SAMJ is a commentary titled, “A balanced approach to interpreting the WHIRCDMT,” which counters another article by Professor Tim Noakes, a well-known exercise physiologist from South Africa. The articles debate the results of the Women’s […] [Read Full Story]
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Director - Li Li Ji, Ph.D.
Associate Director - Rayla Allison, J.D.
Department Administrator - Tricia Davies
Director of Undergraduate Studies -
Stephen Ross, Ph.D.
B.S. Kinesiology - Sue Stirling
B.S. Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies - Alyssa Maples
B.S. Sport Management - Alyssa Maples
Undergraduate Honors - Steve Ross, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies (M.S., M.A., Ph.D.) - Jürgen Konczak, Ph.D.
Graduate Studies Coordinator (M.S., M.A., Ph.D.) - Hannah Carney (Interim)
M.Ed. Applied Kinesiology (Sport and Exercise Science) - Stacy Ingraham, Ph.D.
M.Ed. Applied Kinesiology (PE/Health Licensure) - Matt Vollum
M.Ed. Applied Kinesiology (Sport Management) - Alyssa Maples