I am an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of South Carolina Aiken. In this position I am responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in exercise science, advising students, participating on university committees and other on and off-campus service activities, and maintaining scholarly activity, including collaborative research with undergraduate students.
I have dedicated myself to undergraduate student development as a teacher, advisor, and mentor. This aligns with my philosophy that I should teach students how to learn along with what to learn in order to be engaged, successful students and professionals. I have sought to include critical thinking and active learning experiences in all of my courses in an effort to encourage life-long learning. All of this is consistent with my personal belief that a strong undergraduate experience is essential to develop qualified professionals and graduate students.
- Exercise Physiology with lab
- Health and Behavior Change
- Research Methods in Exercise and Sports Science
- Exercise and Sports Science Research (Independent study)
- Internship in Fitness Management
Additional teaching experience
- Human Physiology
- Anatomical and Biomechanical Kinesiology
- Nutritional Aspects of Health, Fitness, and Sports Performance
- Fitness Testing and Exercise Leadership
- Health Risk Factor Identification and Management
- Foundations in Exercise and Sports Science
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Personal and Community Health
Student Research Projects
I have supervised independent study research projects for over 60 students. These projects have resulted in 14 presentations at regional and national ACSM conferences and one publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Three of these projects were awarded funding through competitive institutional grants.