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Membership Committee

(responsible for membership recruitment and renewal, and development of recruitment and promotional materials.)

  • Mark Urtel, Chair, Indiana University Indianapolis (2025)
  • Ellen Evans, Indiana University (2025)
  • Scott Lawrance, Purdue University (2026)
  • Christopher Aiken, New Mexico State University (2027)
  • Jacqueline McDowell, George Mason University (2027)
  • Breanna Studenka, Utah State University (2027)
  • Sarah Ullrich-French, Washington State University (2027)
  • Phil Post, New Mexico State University (Liaison)
  • Tom Templin, AKA Executive Director (Liaison)
  • Kim Scott, Business Manager

Communication and Marketing Committee

(responsible for the oversight of website, membership communication including affiliate members and development and support of strategies to enhance communication across the discipline.)

  • Steve Howell, Chair, Northern Illinois University (2026)
  • Greg Davis, University of Lousiana-Lafayette (2025)
  • Tao Zhang, University of North Texas (2025)
  • Kris Grappendorf, California State University Bakersfield (2026)
  • Jason Wagganer, Southeast Missouri State University (2026)
  • Matt Miller, Auburn University (2027)
  • Sara Michaliszyn, Youngstown State University (2027)
  • Tyra Mitchell, Tulane University (2027)
  • Harald Barkhoff, University of Hawai’i West O’ahu (Liaison)

Publications Committee

(oversees Kinesiology Today , occasional white papers, position statements and reports.)

  • Priscila Tamplain, Chair, University of Texas-Arlington (2025)
  • Eadric Bressel, Utah State University (2025)
  • Matt Ganio, University of Arkansas (2025)
  • Steve Elmer, Michigan Technological University (2026)
  • Andrea Mason, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2026)
  • Kim Graber, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Liaison)
  • Penny McCullagh, KT (Editor)

Student Awards Committee

(responsible for reviewing the national scholar awards nominations in three categories from member institutions.)

  • Albert Mendoza, Chair, California State University, East Bay (2026)
  • Damon Andrew, Florida State University (2025)
  • Peter Bodary, University of Michigan (2025)
  • Matt Brothers, University of Texas-Arlington (2025)
  • Joel Martin, George Mason University (2025)
  • Michelle Gray, University of Arkansas (2026)
  • Gina Mabrey, Jacksonville State University (2026)
  • Jessica Savage, Lewis-Clark State College (2026)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

(promotes diversity and equity within the field of Kinesiology, particularly as it relates to underrepresented groups.)

  • Yolisa Duley, Chair, University of Hawaii – Hilo (2025)
  • Tom Wu, Bridgewater State University (2025)
  • DeAnne Brooks, University of North Carolina-Greensboro (2026)
  • Michael Hemphill, University of North Carolina-Greensboro (2026)
  • Nicole Dabbs, California State University, San Bernadino (2027)
  • Moh Malek, Wayne State University (2027)
  • Jerono Rotich, Indiana University (2027)
  • Jared Russell, Auburn University (Liaison)

2025 Workshop Program Planning Committee

  • Kim Graber, Chair, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Brandon Alderman, Rutgers University
  • Tim Brusseau, University of Utah
  • Michael Hemphill, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Penny McCullagh, California State University, East Bay
  • Liz Mullin, Springfield College
  • Lori Ploutz-Snyder, University of Michigan
  • Nancy Williams, Penn State University