Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Health and Kinesiology Faculty

Dr. Christopher M. Hearon

 
 

Dr. Christopher M. Hearon, FACSM

Professor and Chair

Coordinator, Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy Program

Coordinator, Human Performance Laboratory

Office Phone:361-593-3048

Office Location: Health & Recreation Building #101

E-mail: Christopher.Hearon@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ph.D., Louisiana State University; M.Ed., Texas Tech University; B.S., Texas Tech University

Areas of Expertise:  Exercise Physiology, Applied Statistics, Exercise Testing & Prescription, Tests, Measurement & Evaluation

Research Interests:  Human Performance in Environmental Extremes, Body Composition Estimation Practices

Dr. Bliss

Dr. Matthew V. Bliss

Assistant Professor

Office Phone: 361-593-2751

Office Location: Health & Recreation Building #105

E-mail: Matthew.Bliss@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ph.D., M.A., Kent State University; B.S., Mansfield University (PA)

Areas of Expertise:  Exercise Physiology, Nutrition for Health and Performance

Research Interests: Physiological responses of exercise in a hypoxia environment, Efficacy of ergonenic aids and nutritional supplements

Ms. Judy Bloomquist

Ms. Judy Bloomquist

Lecturer II

Office Phone: 361-593-4537

Office Location: Steinke Physical Education Center #108

E-mail: kfjkb00@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  M.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Dr. Burt

 

Dr. Daniel Burt

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-4580

Office Location: Steinke Physical Education Center #109

E-mail: daniel.burt@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ph.D., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; M.S. Henderson State University; B.A. Ouachita Baptist University (AR)

Areas of Expertise: Kinesiology Pedagogy, Sport Management, Adapted Physical Education

Research Interests:  Increasing Physical Activity Beyond the Classroom, Academic Success in Athletics, Research Methodology, PETE (Physical Education Teacher Education) Intern Support

Dr. David M. Cutton

Dr. David M. Cutton

Assistant Professor

Coordinator, Sport & Leisure Studies Program

Office Phone:361-593-2372

Office Location: Steinke Physical Education Center #111

E-mail: kudc2013@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ph.D., Louisiana State University; B.S., University of Florida

Areas of Expertise:  Sport Pedagogy, Motor Learning, Applied Sport Psychology

Research Interests:  Sport and Exercise-Related Self-Talk, Motivation, Attention and Performance

Dr. Michael L. Daniel

Dr. Michael L. Daniel

Professor

Coordinator, Exercise Science Program

Office Phone:361-593-3101

Office Location: Steinke Physical Education Center #104

E-mail: M-Daniel@tamuk.edu

Degrees:   Ed.D., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; B.S.Ed., Southern State College (AR)

Areas of Expertise:  Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, Sport Administration, Anatomical Biomechanics

Research Interests:  Ethics, Moral Reasoning, Cardiovascular Health

Ms. Livia Diaz

Ms. Livia E. Diaz

Lecturer

Office Phone:361-593-2301

Office Location: Steinke Physical Education Center #107

E-mail: Livia.Diaz@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  M.A., University of New Mexico; B.S., University of Texas-Austin

Areas of Expertise:  Kinesiology Pedagogy, Coaching

Dr. Fiddler

Dr. Ryan Fiddler

Assistant Professor

Office Phone: 361-593-3213

Office Location: Health & Recreation Building #201

E-mail: ryan.fiddler@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ph.D., M.S., Oklahoma State University; B.A. Northeastern State University (OK)

Areas of Expertise:  Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Exercise Testing & Prescription

Research Interests: Non-invasive assessment of neuromuscular function, Isokinetics, Human performance, Sports nutrition

Dr. Stacey A. Gaines

Dr. Stacey A. Gaines

Assistant Professor and Associate Chair

Coordinator, Kinesiology Graduate Program

Coordinator, Exercise Science/Performance Psychology Program

Office Phone:361-593-3058

Office Location: Health & Recreation Building #210

E-mail: Stacey.Gaines@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ph.D., Purdue University; M.S., University of Northern Colorado; B.A., University of Northern Colorado

Areas of Expertise:  Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, Social Psychology

Research Interests:  Character Development in Sport, Peer Influence in Sport and Physical Activity, Positive Development through Youth Sport, Motivation, Positive Coaching, Exercise Motivation and Adherence

Prof. Sheila C. Harris

Prof. Sheila C. Harris

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-3102

Office Location: Health & Recreation Bldg. #230 (Dance Studio)

E-mail: Sheila.Harris@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  M.S., Texas A&I University; B.S., Texas A&I University

Areas of Expertise:  Dance, Fitness, Safety

Research Interests:  Adult Fitness, Effect of Exercise on Diabetes

Prof. J. Randy Hughes

Prof. J. Randy Hughes

Assistant Professor

University Chief of Staff

Office Phone:361-593-2800

Office Location: College Hall #234

E-mail:  kfjrh00@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  M.S., Texas A&I University; B.S., Texas A&I University

Areas of Expertise:  Physical Education Pedagogy, Coaching, Officiating

Dr Killion



Dr. Lorraine Killion

Assistant Professor

Coordinator, EC-12 Physical Education Program

Office Phone:361-593-3095

Office Location: Steinke Physical Education Center #113

E-mail: lorraine.killion@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ed.D., University of Houston; M.Ed., Prairie View A & M University; M.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake; B.S. Stephen F. Austin University

Areas of Expertise:  Kinesiology Pedagogy, Psychosocial Aspects of Body Image, Childhood Obesity

Research Interests:  Psychosocial aspects of childhood obesity; Relationship between body image, physical activity levels, and eating behaviors; Cultural aspects of exercise behavior in relation to physical activity and body image; Socio-environmental correlates of physical activity.

Dr. Melody Knight

Dr. Melody Knight, RN, MCHES

Professor

Coordinator, Health Program

Office Phone:361-593-3062

Office Location: Steinke Physical Education Center #110

E-mail: Melody.Yarbrough@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station; M.Ed., Texas Tech University; B.S., Southwest Baptist University (MO)

Areas of Expertise:  School Health, Asthma, Osteoporosis, HIV/AIDS, Human Sexuality, Obesity, Diabetes

Research Interests:  Hispanic Health Issues, Health Issues in South Texas,  Cardiovascular Health, Sexuality and Obesity

Dr. Lund

Dr. Bruce Lund

Assistant Professor

Coordinator, Sport Business Program

Office Phone: 361-593-4437

Office Location: Steinke Physical Education Center #112

E-mail: Bruce.Lund@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ph.D., M.S., Middle Tennessee State University; B.A., Hope College (MI)

Areas of Expertise:  Sport Management and Business

Research Interests: Leadership and Management, Marketing, and Professional Development

Dr. Alberto Ruiz

 

Dr. Alberto Ruiz

Professor

Dean, College of Education and Human Performance

Office Phone:361-593-3054

Office Location: Rhode Hall, Dean's Suite, and Steinke Physical Education Center #157

E-mail: A-Ruiz@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ed.D., University of Houston; M.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; B.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Areas of Expertise:  Physical Education Pedagogy, Sport Coaching, Sport Officiating, Athletic Administration

Research Interests:  Youth Fitness, Children’s Attitudes Toward Physical Activity, Sport Coaching, Sport Officiating

Dr. Nestor W. Sherman

Dr. Nestor W. Sherman, FACSM

Regents Professor

Interim Chair, Department of Teacher & Bilingual Education

Office Phone:361-593-2490

Office Location: Steinke Physical Education Center #120

E-mail: NSherman@tamuk.edu

Degrees:  Ed.D., University of Houston; M.Ed., University of Houston; B.S.E., State University of New York-Cortland

Areas of Expertise:  Measurement and Evaluation, Statistical Analyses

Research Interests:  Statistical Modeling, Energy Expenditure, Test Development

 

Part-Time Faculty

Ashlee Burt, M.S.
Adjunct Faculty
361-593-2301

David Calloway, M.A.
Lecturer I
361-593-2585

Brian Duross, M.S.
Lecturer I
361-593-3387

D. Scott Gines, M.Ed.
Lecturer I
361-593-2414

Joe Morales, M.A.
Lecturer I
361-593-2413

Susannah Reiner, M.S.
Lecturer I
361-593-3065

Tena Savage, M.S.Ed., ATC/LAT
Lecturer I
361-593-2592

Lee Scott, M.S.
Lecturer I
361-593-2800

Jessica Smith, M.Ed.
Lecturer I
361-593-2499

Graduate Assistants

GAs can be contacted in the SPEC Computer Lab (SPEC 124) at 361-593-4270 or via the Departmental Office at 361-593-2301.

Christine Brumley
Waller, TX
B.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Elizabeth Haddock
Las Cruces, NM
B.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Kranthi Koluguri
Jagtial, Andhra Pradesh (India)
B.P.T., Apollo College of Physiotherapy

Mansi Parikh
Vadodara, Gujarat (India)
B.P.T., Nargund College of Physiotherapy

Rhonda Zuniga
Driscoll, TX
B.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville

This page was last updated on: March 04, 2014