Kinesiology academy honors 2 professors
Two College of Education faculty members were recently inducted as fellows into the National Academy of Kinesiology.
Ellen Evans and Bryan McCullick, professors in the department of kinesiology, were among 11 new members named during the organization's recent annual meeting in Albuquerque.
Evans and McCullick join a list of more than 500 kinesiology scholars who have been admitted since 1926. Induction into the organization is one of the highest honors in the field of kinesiology.
Evans, a professor and coordinator for exercise and sport science program, is also the director of the department's Center for Physical Activity and Health. Her research centers on physical activity and health of middle-age or older adults, particularly women, as well as developing effective and sustainable exercise interventions. She also helps coordinate the Exercise In Medicine program on the University of Georgia campus and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the NIH's National Institute on Aging and The Obesity Society.
McCullick is a professor and coordinator of the health and physical education program for the department. His research focuses on teacher and coach education, as well as children's sport and physical activity. McCullick is also a fellow of the Association Internationale des Escoles Superieures d'Education Physique (AIESEP) and the AAHPERD Research Consortium.
Evans and McCullick join several other department of kinesiology faculty who are members of the National Academy of Kinesiology: Ted Baumgartner, Rod Dishman, Kevin McCully, Pat O'Connor and James Zhang. Retired faculty member Kirk Cureton is also a member. Karl Newell, associate dean for research in the College, is the organization's current president.
With roots going back more than 100 years, the National Academy of Kinesiology has a dual purpose: to encourage and promote the art and science of human movement and physical activity, and to elect members who have made significant contributions to this field.