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Associate dean honored for kinesiology leadership

Kristen B. Morales

July 13, 2016

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The American Kinesiology Association has recognized a College of Education associate dean for his leadership in the field.

Karl Newell, the associate dean for research and professor of kinesiology, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Kinesiology Association. This award recognizes outstanding administrative and leadership performance among departments that grant doctoral degrees.

"It is very pleasing to be recognized by AKA for my leadership contributions to the field of study," said Newell.

Newell has served as the College's associate dean for research since his arrival at the University of Georgia in 2014. His research interests focus on human movement, specifically the areas of motor learning, development and control. A central theme is the acquisition of new movement in the context of a dynamical approach to coordination, control and skill. Newell also directs the Motor Behavior Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology.

As part of the criteria, Leadership Award winners must have made significant contributions in two or more areas such as building innovative curricula, expanding faculty and student research productivity, establishing partnerships and outreach activities, obtaining new or renovated facilities for teaching and research, inspiring others and enhancing the effectiveness and efficiencies of the program.