Faculty

Joeseph Weir
Professor, Chair, Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences
785-864-0784
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 104D

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, Sport Management Program Director
785-864-6831
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 160C

Jordan R. Bass, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor, Sport Management Program Director, and Executive Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Sport Management in the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Department. Dr. Bass is in his third year at the University of Kansas. Dr. Bass has published... more

Aaron Clopton
Associate Professor, HSES Graduate Coordinator
785-864-2297
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 146B

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

Dawn Emerson
Lecturer/Clinical Coordinator of Athletic Training Program
785-864-0709
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 101E

Dawn Emerson, M.S., ATC is the Clinical Coordinator of the Athletic Training Program at the University of Kansas. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Applied Physiology from the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina. She is... more

Andrew Fry
Professor
785-864-4656
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 146C

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, Room 161

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, Room 101DJ
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
Brian Gordon
Assistant Professor
TBD
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room TBD

Brian S. Gordon, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Department in the area of sport management.  Dr. Gordon is in his first year as a faculty member at The University of Kansas. Prior to joining the faculty at KU, Dr. Gordon worked as an Assistant... more

Jerry (Leon) Greene
Associate Professor, Program Director, Community Health
785-864-0775
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161B

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

Susan Harvey
Assistant Professor
785-864-0799
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161C

Susan Harvey, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercises Sciences.  Dr. Harvey earned her doctoral and master’s degree in health education from the University of Kansas.  She worked previously as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Kansas... more

Ashley Herda
Lecturer/Academic Program Associate
913-897-8618
BEST 350X Edwards Campus Administration, Room BEST 350X

Ashley A. Herda, Ph.D. is currently the Academic Program Associate at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park. Dr. Herda teaches courses for the undergraduate Exercise Science program. Dr. Herda was born and raised in Florida and completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise... more

Trent Herda
Assistant Professor
785-864-2224
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 101BE

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, Room 161G

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, Room 161E

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

Jordan Taylor
Lecturer/Academic Program Associate
913-897-8516
Edwards Campus Administration, Room BEST 350W

Jordan M. Taylor, Ph.D. (Hon.), CSCS is currently an academic program associate and lecturer at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS.  Dr. Taylor instructs courses for the undergraduate Exercise Science program.  He is originally from Dodge City, KS where he... more

Susan P. Wehring
Lecturer/Director of Athletic Training Program
785-864-0768
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161F

Susan P. Wehring MS, ATC is currently the Director of the Athletic Training Program at the University of Kansas. Ms. Wehring received her MS degree from Ohio University and BS degree from East Carolina University. Ms. Wehring is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and... more


Health, Sport, and Exercise Science Events
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