Rayla Allison, JD

Senior Lecturer, Sport Management
Associate Director, School of Kinesiology

612-626-3256
alli0069@umn.edu

Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity

612-301-1309
barra027@umn.edu

George Biltz, MD

Senior Lecturer, Exercise Physiology

612-624-8065
biltz001@umn.edu

Jo Ann Buysse, PhD

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

612-625-5331
buyss003@umn.edu

Donald Dengel, PhD

Professor, Exercise Physiology

612-626-9701
denge001@umn.edu

Zan Gao, PhD

Associate Professor, Physical Activity and Health

612-626-4639
gaoz@umn.edu

Yuhei Inoue, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sport Management

612-624-2317
yinoue@umn.edu

Li Li Ji, PhD

Director & Professor, School of Kinesiology
Director, Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene
and Exercise Science

612-624-9809
llji@umn.edu

Mary Jo Kane, PhD

Professor, Sport Sociology
Director, Tucker Center

612-625-3870
maryjo@umn.edu

Lisa Kihl, PhD

Associate Professor, Sport Management

612-624-3150
lkihl@umn.edu

Juergen Konczak, PhD

Professor, Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control

612-624-4370
jkonczak@umn.edu

Nicole LaVoi, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Sport & Exercise Psychology & Sport Sociology
Director, Coaching Program

612-626-6055
nmlavoi@umn.edu

Arthur Leon, MD

Professor, Exercise Physiology

612-624-8271
leonx002@umn.edu

Beth Lewis, PhD

Associate Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity
Director, Undergraduate Studies

612-625-0756
blewis@umn.edu

Connie Magnuson, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Director of Recreation Administration program

612-625-5653
magnu001@umn.edu

Tiffany Richardson, PhD

Lecturer, Sport Management

612-626-0957
trichard@umn.edu

Eric Snyder, PhD

Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology


snyd0180@umn.edu

Thomas Stoffregen, PhD

Professor, Kinesiology

612-626-1056
tas@umn.edu

Chelsey Thul, PhD

Lecturer
Honors Faculty Representative

612-301-1382
rodd0020@umn.edu

Michael Wade, PhD

Professor, Motor Learning/Motor Development
Interim Director, Graduate Studies

612-626-2094
mwade@umn.edu

Maureen Weiss, PhD

Professor, Psychology of physical activity

612-625-4155
mrweiss@umn.edu

Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, PhD

Professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology

612-625-6580
dwiese@umn.edu


George Biltz, MD

Senior Lecturer, Exercise Physiology

612-624-8065
biltz001@umn.edu

Donald Dengel, PhD

Professor, Exercise Physiology

612-626-9701
denge001@umn.edu

Li Li Ji, PhD

Director & Professor, School of Kinesiology
Director, Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene
and Exercise Science

612-624-9809
llji@umn.edu

Arthur Leon, MD

Professor, Exercise Physiology

612-624-8271
leonx002@umn.edu

Eric Snyder, PhD

Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology


snyd0180@umn.edu

Juergen Konczak, PhD

Professor, Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control

612-624-4370
jkonczak@umn.edu

Thomas Stoffregen, PhD

Professor, Kinesiology

612-626-1056
tas@umn.edu

Michael Wade, PhD

Professor, Motor Learning/Motor Development
Interim Director, Graduate Studies

612-626-2094
mwade@umn.edu

Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity

612-301-1309
barra027@umn.edu

Zan Gao, PhD

Associate Professor, Physical Activity and Health

612-626-4639
gaoz@umn.edu

Li Li Ji, PhD

Director & Professor, School of Kinesiology
Director, Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene
and Exercise Science

612-624-9809
llji@umn.edu

Beth Lewis, PhD

Associate Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity
Director, Undergraduate Studies

612-625-0756
blewis@umn.edu

Thomas Stoffregen, PhD

Professor, Kinesiology

612-626-1056
tas@umn.edu

Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity

612-301-1309
barra027@umn.edu

Jo Ann Buysse, PhD

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

612-625-5331
buyss003@umn.edu

Mary Jo Kane, PhD

Professor, Sport Sociology
Director, Tucker Center

612-625-3870
maryjo@umn.edu

Nicole LaVoi, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Sport & Exercise Psychology & Sport Sociology
Director, Coaching Program

612-626-6055
nmlavoi@umn.edu

Beth Lewis, PhD

Associate Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity
Director, Undergraduate Studies

612-625-0756
blewis@umn.edu

Chelsey Thul, PhD

Lecturer
Honors Faculty Representative

612-301-1382
rodd0020@umn.edu

Maureen Weiss, PhD

Professor, Psychology of physical activity

612-625-4155
mrweiss@umn.edu

Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, PhD

Professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology

612-625-6580
dwiese@umn.edu

Rayla Allison, JD

Senior Lecturer, Sport Management
Associate Director, School of Kinesiology

612-626-3256
alli0069@umn.edu

Jo Ann Buysse, PhD

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

612-625-5331
buyss003@umn.edu

Yuhei Inoue, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sport Management

612-624-2317
yinoue@umn.edu

Lisa Kihl, PhD

Associate Professor, Sport Management

612-624-3150
lkihl@umn.edu

These lists include all faculty who have been assigned roles for this graduate program. This list can be used to help identify eligibility for committee membership and adviser assignments. If you do not see a faculty member listed, they have not been assigned roles for the program. Contact the graduate program or collegiate staff listed above with questions.


Brandi Hoffman

Director, Physical Activity Program & CEHD Academic, Professional, and Personal Success Program

612-625-8868
bhoffman@umn.edu

Colin Rogness

Undergraduate (KIN) Academic Adviser

612-301-5265
rogne027@umn.edu

Nina Wang, MS

Graduate Studies & M.Ed. Coordinator

612-625-4380
nwang@umn.edu

Beth Bayley

Office Manager - Administrative Office

612-624-6469
bayl0052@umn.edu

Laura Benson

Office & Administration Specialist

612-625-8598
labenson@umn.edu

Tricia Davies

Administrative Director

612-625-3332
tdavies@umn.edu

Miriam DeRoode

Purchasing Specialist

612-624-4882
mmd@umn.edu

Marta Fahrenz

Communication Support

612-626-1786
mfahrenz@umn.edu

Jennifer Horn

Technical Support

612-624-4505
jhorn@umn.edu

Silke Moeller

Director, eLearning & Digital Content

612-709-5593
smoeller@umn.edu

Carol Nielsen

Curriculum Coordinator

612-625-6697
niels033@umn.edu

Daniel Peterson

Finance Professional

612-624-6772
pete7814@umn.edu

Jonathan Sweet

Program Associate

612-625-0139
sweet006@umn.edu

Linda Trebby

Office Administrator

612-624-5017
estre004@umn.edu

Nina Wang, MS

Graduate Studies & M.Ed. Coordinator

612-625-4380
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

Lauren Billing

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. student
Research interests: Applied sport and exercise psychology.
billi183@umn.edu

Katie Bisch

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student

bisch079@umn.edu

Seth Brayton

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student

brayt007@umn.edu

Jeffrey Buchanan

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

Holly Crane

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Behavioral aspects of physical activity: The representation of fitness in social media and its effect on women’s body image and exercise behavior.
crane133@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. Student
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

Ryan Vande Linde

Graduate Assistant, M.S. student
Research interests: Behavioral aspects of physical activity
Curriculum Vitae
vand1097@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

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
Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory


peitz004@umn.edu

Katie Schuver

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