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Karl M. Newell

  • Professor, Department of Kinesiology (Exercise Science, Physical Education)

Portrait of Karl Newell

Contact Information

Office Location

337 Ramsey Center
330 River Road
Athens, Georgia 30602

Research Summary

Dr. Newell's research interests lie in the area of human movement in general and more specifically in motor learning and control. His research focuses on the coordination, control and skill of normal and abnormal human movement across the lifespan; intellectual disabilities and development of motor skills; and, drug and exercise influences on movement control. One of his major themes of research is motor learning across the life span with an emphasis on the information for and dynamics of change in coordination, control and skill of learning and development. The other major theme of his research is the study of variability in human movement and posture with specific reference to the onset of aging and Parkinson's disease. His research has been essentially continuously funded with much of this support coming from NIH and NSF. His research work is published in a range of journal articles, book chapters and books.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Physical Education University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1973
M.S. Physical Education University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1970
Dip. 1st class honors Loughborough College of Education, Leicestershire, England 1967
Cert.Ed Physical Education, Mathematics University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England 1967
B.Sc. Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England 2009