Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville Kinesiology Professor Named Regents Professor

KINGSVILLE - January 31, 2014

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


Dr. Nestor Sherman, Professor of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been named a Regents Professor by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

            The Board established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university and to the people of Texas. To date, 179 A&M System faculty members have been recognized with the Regents Professor Award and 103 agency professionals have received the Regents Fellow Service Award.

            Sherman was one of 13 professors to receive the honor during the Board of Regents meeting on January 29.

            “It is an humbling honor for me to be named a Regents Professor,” Sherman said. “Many of the previous Regents Professors are individuals I admired as a young faculty member when I arrived on campus nearly 20 years ago. I have had a blessed career with outstanding mentors and colleagues. The honor should be shared with my mentors and professional colleagues as well.”

            Sherman is the first Regents Professor from the College of Education and Human Performance.

            “This recognition speaks volumes of the dedicated service Dr. Sherman has provided to the students of A&M-Kingsville, as well as his teaching, service and research credentials,” said Dr. Alberto Ruiz, Dean of the College of Education and Human Performance.  “He has been a great asset to the Department of Health and Kinesiology and the College of Education and Human Performance.”

            Sherman began teaching at A&M-Kingsville in 1994 as an assistant professor in the Department of Health & Kinesiology. Since then, Sherman has held various leadership positions within the college, including serving as the interim chair of the health and kinesiology department and coordinator of the pre-physical therapy concentration. Sherman, who is now a professor, currently serves as the chair of the Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education.

            He is a past recipient of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville President’s Excellence in Service Award, a current American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) fellow, and was a Texas Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) Scholar.

            In 2013, Sherman was recognized as one of the top 20 most visible researchers in his field by AAHPERD, which was categorized by contributors to AAHPERD publications and peer reviewed professional presentations.

            Sherman received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from State University of New York and a master’s degree and doctoral degree in physical education from the University of Houston.

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