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.


Current Teaching


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.