Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD

Assistant 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

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 interventions, emerging technology applications, physical activity measurement

gaoz@umn.edu

Yuhei Inoue, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sport Management

Social impact of sport, health and well-being, corporate social responsibility

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 & policy: corruption in sport, athlete representation, corporate social responsibility, 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, Sport & Exercise Psychology & Sport Sociology

Sport psychology, sport sociology, girls and women in sports

nmlavoi@umn.edu

Arthur Leon, MD

Professor, Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology, exercise nutrition and health

leonx002@umn.edu

Beth Lewis, PhD

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

Exercise psychology, behavioral interventions for physical activity, exercise and mental health

blewis@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

Tiffany Richardson, PhD

Lecturer, Sport Management

Sport marketing, event management, professional sports

trichard@umn.edu

Thomas Stoffregen, PhD

Professor, Kinesiology

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

tas@umn.edu

Chelsey Thul, PhD

Lecturer
Honors Faculty Representative

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

rodd0020@umn.edu

Michael Wade, PhD

Professor, Motor Learning/Motor Development
Director, Graduate Studies

Typical and atypical coordination and control, aging, lifespan development, human factors

mwade@umn.edu

Maureen Weiss, PhD

Professor, Psychology of physical activity

Positive youth development through sport and physical activity

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

Michael Wade, PhD

Professor, Motor Learning/Motor Development
Director, Graduate Studies

612/626-2094

mwade@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

Katie Koopmeiners

Undergraduate Academic Adviser (REC, SMGT, Coaching)

612/626-5098

koopm035@umn.edu

Colin Rogness

Undergraduate Academic Adviser (KIN)

612/301-5265

rogne027@umn.edu

Chelsey Thul, PhD

Lecturer
Honors Faculty Representative

612/301-1382

rodd0020@umn.edu

Michael Wade, PhD

Professor, Motor Learning/Motor Development
Director, Graduate Studies

612/626-2094

mwade@umn.edu

Nina Wang, MS

Graduate Program Coordinator & M.Ed. Advisor

612/625-4380

nwang@umn.edu

Beth Bayley

Office Manager - Administrative Office

bayl0052@umn.edu

Laura Benson

Office & Administration Specialist

labenson@umn.edu

Miriam DeRoode

Purchasing Specialist

mmd@umn.edu

Marta Fahrenz

Communication Support

mfahrenz@umn.edu

Jennifer Horn

Technical Support

jhorn@umn.edu

Bob Janoski

Administrative Director, School of Kinesiology

janoski@umn.edu

Silke Moeller

Director, eLearning & Digital Content

smoeller@umn.edu

Carol Nielsen

Curriculum Coordinator

Academic support

niels033@umn.edu

Jonathan Sweet

Administrative Associate

sweet006@umn.edu

Linda Trebby

Administration Support

estre004@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

Anna Baeth

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

Luke Benoit

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Motor learning, Golf
benoi034@umn.edu

Morgan Betker

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Exercise physiology, Cardiovascular health and wellness, Teaching lifetime health and wellness
betke015@umn.edu

Katie Bisch

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student

bisch079@umn.edu

Jeffrey Buchanan

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
bucha230@umn.edu

Christopher Curry

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student

curry134@umn.edu

Sarah Espinoza

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student

espin131@umn.edu

Rebecca Feczer

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
fecze001@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

Caroline Heffernan

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Sport Management: female athletes and their participation in social change
heffe052@umn.edu

Anton Hesse

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student

hesse151@umn.edu

Jessica Holst-Wolf

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
hols0078@umn.edu

Neil Hultgren

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: I am interested in the exercise physiology relating to Cardiovascular disease and the risk factors/ markers of this disease. Currently interest in how exercise can treat or prevent CVD relating to endothelial dysfunction, and how a state of hypoxia and exercise can affect cognitive function and arterial function respectively.
hultg068@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

Eli Kelley

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Exercise physiology
kelle833@umn.edu

Sanaz Khosravani

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

Young Ho Kim

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. candidate
Research interests: Sport Management, ethics & policy
kimx3232@umn.edu

Maggie King

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student

Curriculum Vitae
kingx862@umn.edu

Jillian Kochanek

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Sport Sociology
kocha035@umn.edu

Eydie Kramer

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

Joey Kronzer

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Sport and Exercise Psychology
kronz010@umn.edu

Emma Lee

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

Arash Mahnan

IT Fellow - KIN, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
mahna001@umn.edu

Hailee Moehnke

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student

moehn009@umn.edu

Muna Mohamed

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student

moham703@umn.edu

Christopher Moore, Jr

Graduate Assistant, M.A. student
Research interests: Sport Management
moor1421@umn.edu

Bryce Murphy

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Exercise physiology
murp1142@umn.edu

Christopher Nettleton

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student

nett0020@umn.edu

Madeleine Orr

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Sport events; sport programming; event legacies; social capital-building initiatives; sport policy.
orrxx163@umn.edu

Zachary Pope

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. Candidate
Research interests: Physical activity intervention in a diverse array of populations using technology including, but not limited to, smartphone applications, wearable tech, GPS/GIS, and active video games. Other interests include epidemiological studies of the antecedents/correlates of physical activity participation.
popex157@umn.edu

Ruth Rath

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

Christiana Raymond

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

Zachary Rourk

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Exercise physiology
rourk010@umn.edu

Anthony Shields

Graduate Assistant, M.A. student

shiel231@umn.edu

Yu-Ting Tseng

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
tseng023@umn.edu

Katelyn Uithoven

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

Hannah Walter

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

Matea Wasend

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Sport Sociology
wasen002@umn.edu

Andrew White

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. candidate
Research interests: Psychology of injury, decision making, applied behavior analysis in sport, applied sport psychology
whit1452@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
wuxx1360@umn.edu

I-Ling Yeh

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Neural basis of motor control and learning, biomechanics, occupational therapy, stroke rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation
Curriculum Vitae
yehxx095@umn.edu

Dongwook Yeo

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

Hanan Zavala

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Indicators of cardiovascular health in children and adolescents.
zaval013@umn.edu

Nan Zeng

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests:
1. Physical activity intervention and health promotion in a diverse array of populations using modern technology including, but not limited to, active video games, fitness wristband, smartphone applications
2. Population-based physical activity promotion to fight childhood obesity epidemic
3. Health disparities and physical activity
zengx185@umn.edu

Tianou Zhang

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of nutrition supplementation (phytochemicals: oat avenanthramides, oleocanthal from extra virgin olive oil, etc.) on exercise-induced muscle injury and chronic diseases such as: coronary heart disease (atherosclerosis), obesity related disease and ischemia-induced myocardial infarction.
zhan2335@umn.edu

Naveen Elangovan, PhD

Post-doctoral Associate
Research interests: Biomechanics and neuromotor control
naveen@umn.edu

Nicholas Evanoff

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

Elizabeth Peitzman

Post-doctoral Associate
Research interests: Exercise Physiology
peitz004@umn.edu

Katie Schuver

Research Associate
Research interests: Physical activity and mental health
schuv007@umn.edu