Assistant Professor of Exercise Science


B.S., Saginaw Valley State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Areas of Expertise

exercise science, physical activity, child health and outdoor time as it relates to health outcomes

Teaching Areas

Human anatomy and physiology, health and wellness, natural environments and human health, exercise physiology, pediatric exercise physiology.

Can Provide Commentary on These Issues

I am willing to comment/write about children's time spent outdoors and the decline in exposure to nature as well as child physical activity participation and child health.

Other Information

I am a former member of the board of directors for the American Forest Kindergarten Association. I currently serve on the steering committee for the East Tennessee Childhood Obesity Coalition.