Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville Kinesiology Professor Recognized as a Top Researcher in his Field

KINGSVILLE - May 14, 2013

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Health & Kinesiology Professor Dr. Nestor Sherman has been recognized by a pair of researchers as one of the top 20 most visible researchers in his field. The researchers listed the top research contributors to the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) publications.

The ranking is based on the frequency of research publication in the AAHPERD Research Consortium’s Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. The study considered research abstracts published in the journal from 1992-2011.

Sherman published 36 times during that time, earning him a ranking of 15th on the list. Sherman’s research covered five areas of specialization, including exercise physiology and fitness, health, measurement, psychology and sociocultural.

For Sherman, to be included in a list alongside colleagues from larger universities across the country is an honor. That his research has helped his students along the way makes the recognition even more special.

        “Many of these research presentations were done with A&M-Kingsville students and these research studies helped many of my former students go on to graduate and professional school.  Some of the students who worked with me on these research projects are now professors and researchers themselves,” Sherman said.

          “This honor and recognition of Dr. Sherman’s academic record is well-deserved. As a senior professor in our college, he sets a fine example of how to engage students in research, setting them on their way to successful careers,” said Dr. Alberto Ruiz, dean of the College of Education and Human Performance. “His research and academic expertise are respected by his peers across the field. We are very proud of Dr. Sherman’s achievements.”

Sherman joined the A&M-Kingsville faculty in in 1994 and since then has served as interim chair of the health and kinesiology department and coordinator of the pre-physical therapy concentration. He currently serves as chair of the teacher and bilingual education department. Sherman has earned an array of honors for research, service and teaching. He has been named a Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Scholar in 2009 and an American College of Sports Medicine Fellow in 2000.

          Sherman earned his bachelor’s in physical education from State University of New York at Cortland, and a master’s and doctorate in physical education from the University of Houston.

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