Faculty

Joeseph Weir
Professor, Chair, Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences
785-864-0784
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Joseph P. Weir, Ph.D. is currently the Chair of the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. Dr. Weir received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. From 1993-1995, he was a faculty member in the Applied Physiology program... more

Assistant Professor
785-864-6831
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Jordan R. Bass, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Sport Management and an Assistant Professor in the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Department. Dr. Bass is in his second year at KU after completing his Ph.D. at The Florida State University in Tallahassee,... more

Aaron Clopton
Associate Professor, HSES Graduate Coordinator
785-864-2297
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Aaron W. Clopton, Ph.D. is in his first year as a faculty member at the University of Kansas. He is currently the program director for Sport Management and the director of the new Laboratory for the Study of Sport Management (LSSM). Under his leadership, the LSSM focuses on two main areas of... more

Andrew Fry
Professor
785-864-4656
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Andrew Fry is currently a professor in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. After obtaining his B.S in Physical Education at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he was a captain of the wrestling team, he owned and operated a commercial fitness... more

Mary Fry
Associate Professor
785-864-1862
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Mary Fry is an associate professor in sport and exercise psychology and is the Director of the KU Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab. Mary oversees the graduate program in sport and exercise psychology. She came to KU in 1997 after spending 13 years at the University of Memphis. Her research... more

Phillip M. Gallagher
Associate Professor
785-864-0772
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center
Philip Gallagher is an associate professor and program director of Exercise Science, in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES). He is also the director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory. Dr. Gallagher joined the faculty in 2004 after completing doctoral studies in Human... more
Jerry (Leon) Greene
Associate Professor
785-864-0775
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Leon Greene, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall, 1975 with previous experience from The College of Idaho. Greene earned his doctoral degree from the University of Utah and master's and bachelor degrees from Drury University with all degrees being in physical education and... more

Trent Herda
Assistant Professor
785-864-2224
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Trent J. Herda, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and is currently the Director of the Neuromechanics Laboratory. Dr. Herda completed his doctoral work in exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Cramer. Dr. Herda received his BS (2005) degree in... more

Susan King
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-0780
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Susan E. King is an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES). She joined the faculty in 1992 after completing doctoral study in Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New... more

Bernie Kish
Facilities Director/Lecturer
785-864-0703
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Dr. Bernie Kish is a Lecturer in Sport Management in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. Prior to this appointment in the Fall of 2005, he served as the first Executive Director of the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana for ten years. He also worked in the... more

Phillip Vardiman
Assistant Professor
785-864-0709
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center

Phillip Vardiman is an assistant professor and the clinical coordinator of the Athletic Training Education Program in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. He began his KU appointment in 2005 after serving as an athletic trainer for the men’s and... more

Today’s To-Do List: Register for the 2014 Dr. Bob Run, hosted by the KU Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences. Proceeds support sport management student scholarships at KU! For more info: Http://hses.soe.ku.edu/drbob Tags: #KUSOE
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KU ODYSSEY team digs for clues to ancient Pleistocene people Searching for evidence of early people living on the plains in the late Pleistocene age, (see http://bit.ly/1li6uYX) Rolfe Mandel, a KU distinguished professor of anthropology, led an excavation in July 2014 in the “Coffey Site” along the Big Blue River bank in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Mandel says artifacts from Pleistocene period sediments could provide more clues about the Clovis and pre-Clovis people, who were the founding inhabitants of the Americas.


Why KU
  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • HSES faculty and KU Athletics collaborate on the Research and Coaching Performance Team to study sports performance
  • Angela Lumpkin was named to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s Hall of Fame
  • The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education