I am an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of South Carolina Aiken. I teach classes in exercise physiology, research methods, and  nutrition, exercise, and health. I also conduct research in exercise performance, physical activity and health, and weight control.

I earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University, and a B.S. in Biology from Stonehill College.

I am  involved with community and professional organizations including Eat Smart Move More, the Family Y (YMCA), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). I am an ACSM certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

I also lead the ACSM Exercise Science Education interest group (more information here).

I write a weekly Health & Fitness column for the Aiken Standard and I have been a regular guest on TalkBack Live on ASTVI am also a semi-regular guest on the RadioMD show “Train Your Body” and a frequent source for the local media.

I have written for Well Being Magazine and I have contributed to several articles on Lifehacker.com and io9.com. I was also quoted in this Fox News story. I also give talks to community groups, like this one I did last year for the Family Y Team Lean program.

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