Esbelle M Jowers
Dr. Jowers earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from the College of William & Mary in Virginia with a double major in Psychology and Kinesiology. Dr. Jowers is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin, earning both her Masters (M.A.) and Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Exercise Science, with a Specialization in Physical Development and Aging.
Dr. Jowers serves as the Director of the Exercise & Sport Psychology Laboratory. She oversees the undergraduate and graduate research assistants, as well as the undergraduate internship program for Exercise and Sports Psychology. Dr. Jowers also teaches undergraduate courses in Sports Psychology and Psychological Aspects of Exercise, Motor Learning & Control, Motor Development, Introduction to Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, and Human Sexuality. Dr. Jowers is fully bilingual (English/Spanish). With regard to research development, Dr. Jowers directs two major research projects, including the Texas Initiatives for Childrens Activity & Nutrition (I-CAN!) project and the Program Management and Tracking System (PMATS) for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section within the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Dr. Jowers additionally serves as the Associate Director of Operations for the Texas Center for Equity Promotion (TexCEP) within the College of Education.