13 New Fellows Elected Into the National Academy of Kinesiology

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Thirteen new Fellows have been elected into the National Academy of Kinesiology. Luminaries including a Nobel Laureate were on hand for the 88th gala event held on September 22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Being elected a Fellow in the Academy is considered the pinnacle career achievement within the discipline of Kinesiology. Elected Fellows are those who have made sustained and distinguished contributions to the discipline for an extended period, usually with one or more signature contributions, and who are willing to participate in advancing the mission and goals of the Academy.

Kinesiology is a field focused on physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. The National Research Council recognizes it as a Life Science discipline.

Academy membership is restricted to 165 active Fellows, with an unrestricted number of International Fellows. Only current Fellows can nominate scholars for consideration. The Membership Committee, which was chaired by Richard van Emmerik (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) during 2017-2018, advances the most eminently qualified nominees for a vote by the active Fellows.

The class of 2018 includes 12 active Fellows and one international Fellow.

They are:

  • Martin E. Block, University of Virginia, Department of Kinesiology. Specialization: Adapted Physical Education; Motor Development
  • Daniela Corbetta, The University of Tennessee, Department of Psychology. Specialization: Perception; Motor Development
  • William B. Farquhar, University of Delaware, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. Specialization: Cardiovascular Physiology; Exercise Physiology
  • Daniel C. Funk, Temple University, School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management. Specialization: Sport Management; Sport Marketing
  • Tsung-Min Hung, National Taiwan Normal University, Department of Physical Education. Specialization: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Anthony P. Kontos, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Concussion Program. Specialization: Sport and Exercise Psychology; Neurocognition
  • Steven J. Petruzzello, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Specialization: Sport and Exercise Psychology; Psychophysiology
  • Lynda B. Ransdell, Northern Arizona University, College of Health and Human Services. Specialization: Women’s Sports Performance; Physical Activity and Public Health; Educational Leadership
  • Deborah Riebe, University of Rhode Island, Department of Kinesiology. Specialization: Exercise Physiology; Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Rachael Seidler, University of Florida, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Specialization: Neural Control of Movement in Health and Disease; Motor Learning
  • Diane Weise-Bjornstal, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, School of Kinesiology. Specialization: Sport and Exercise Psychology; Sports Medicine Psychology; Youth Sports
  • Carolee Winstein, University of Southern California, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Specialization: Neurorehabilitation
  • Gabriele Wulf, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences. Specialization: Motor Learning and Control.

Martin E. Block delivered the New Fellow Response on behalf of the inductees at the event. Academy President Bradley D. Hatfield (University of Maryland) presided over the ceremony.

The 2019 National Academy of Kinesiology Conference will be held September 12-14, 2019, in Bellevue, Washington.

About the National Academy of Kinesiology: The dual purpose of the National Academy of Kinesiology shall be to encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity and to honor by election to its membership persons who have directly or indirectly contributed significantly to the study of and/or application of the art and science of human movement and physical activity. For further information see: http://nationalacademyofkinesiology.org