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 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 write a weekly Health & Fitness column for the Aiken Standard and I have been a regular guest on TalkBack Live on ASTV. I 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.