Research Groups

List faculty alphabetically or by research group.
List staff.
Applied Neuromechanics :

    ChristopherChristopher K. Rhea, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Phone:334-3023
    Email address: ckrhea@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Applied Neuromechanics
    Interests:
    • Nonlinear dynamics in biomechanics and motor control
    • Virtual reality applications to enhance physical therapy
    • Movement disorders

    RandyRandy Schmitz, Ph.D. ATC
    Professor
    Phone:334-3031
    Email address: rjschmit@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Applied Neuromechanics
    Interests:
    • Mechanical Risk Factors of Knee Osteoarthritis
    • ACL Injury
    • Lower Kinetic Chain Biomechanics

    SandraSandra Shultz, Ph.D., ATC
    Professor and Chair
    Phone:334-3027
    Email address: sjshultz@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Applied Neuromechanics
    Interests:
    • Identifying the sex-dependent factors that contribute to “high risk” knee biomechanics and ACL injury risk in women
    • Consequence of knee joint laxity on functional knee joint stability
    • Mechanisms through which hormones, genetics and exercise influence ligament integrity
    • Therapeutic interventions to counteract the adverse consequences of greater knee joint laxity

    KathleenKathleen Williams, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean
    Professor
    Phone:256-0218
    Email address: k_willia@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Applied Neuromechanics

Cardiac Metabolism Laboratory :
    JosephJoseph W. Starnes, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Phone:334-9850
    Email address: joe_starnes@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Cardiac Metabolism Laboratory, Exercise Physiology
    Interests:
    • exercise endocrinology
    • cardiovascular risk development throughout the lifespan
    • heart rate variability

Exercise Physiology :
    AnneAnne Brady, Ph.D.
    AP Assistant Professor
    Phone:334-3274
    Email address: aobrady@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Exercise Physiology
    Interests:
    • Physical function and body composition in older adults
    • Clinical exercise physiology
    • Exercise testing and prescription

    PaulPaul Davis, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Phone:334-3030
    Email address: pgdavis@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Exercise Physiology
    Interests:
    • Exercise and cardiometabolic risk factors
    • Obesity and bariatric surgery
    • Clinical exercise physiology

    AllanAllan H. Goldfarb, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Phone:334-3029
    Email address: ahgoldfa@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Exercise Physiology

    WilliamWilliam Karper, Ed.D.
    Associate Professor
    Phone:334-3035
    Email address: wbkarper@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Exercise Physiology

    JosephJoseph W. Starnes, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Phone:334-9850
    Email address: joe_starnes@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Cardiac Metabolism Laboratory, Exercise Physiology
    Interests:
    • exercise endocrinology
    • cardiovascular risk development throughout the lifespan
    • heart rate variability

    LaurieLaurie Wideman, Ph.D., IRB Chair
    Associate Professor
    Phone:334-3234
    Email address: l_widema@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Exercise Physiology; exercise endocrinology; physical activity across the lifespan

Pedagogical Kinesiology :
    AngAng Chen, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Phone:256-8566
    Email address: a_chen@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Pedagogical Kinesiology

    CatherineCatherine Ennis, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Phone:256-8565
    Email address: c_ennis@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Pedagogy: Curriculum Theory and Development
    Interests:
    • Curriculum & Program Development; Teacher Education
    • Science-based Approaches to K-12 Physical Education (Literacy focus)
    • Large scale research design, implementation fidelity, conceptual change

    PamPam Kocher Brown, Ed.D.
    AP Professor
    Phone:334-3271
    Email address: plkocher@uncg.edu
    Research Group:EdD; pedagogy, online instruction
    Interests:
    • Effective Use of Online Technologies
    • Pedagogy
    • Professional Practice in Kinesiology
    • Fitness for Life; iSchool

Sport and Exercise Psychology :
    JenniferJennifer L. Etnier, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Phone:334-3037
    Email address: jletnier@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Sport & Exercise Psychology
    Interests:
    • Exercise and cognitive performance:
    • Understanding who benefits the most
    • Exploring why exercise has beneficial effects
    • Learning how to maximize the beneficial effects

    DianeDiane L. Gill, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Phone:334-4683
    Email address: dlgill@uncg.edu
    Research Group:Sport & Exercise Psychology