Kinesiology and Health Education News

Kinesiology and Health Education Mother-Daughter Duo Awarded
Dec. 18, 2020
The recent Texas Association For Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD) annual conference provided cause for celebration for two members of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education family. Clinical Professor Emeritus Dorothy “Dolly” Lambdin received the David K. Brace Award for professional service while her daughter, Rebecca…

Miguel Pinedo Recognized for Excellence in Research
Oct. 23, 2020
Kinesiology and Health Education Assistant Professor Miguel Pinedo has received the National Award of Excellence in Research by a New Investigator from the National Hispanic Science Network. Pinedo’s research focuses on how migration-related factors contribute to health disparities related to substance abuse, mental health, and…

The College of Education Mourns the Loss of Steven E. Kornguth
Sep. 25, 2020
On September 21, the College of Education lost a beloved colleague, faculty member, and friend. Steven E. Kornguth was a senior research fellow in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

Centennial Teaching Fellowship Awarded to Dixie Stanforth
Apr. 23, 2020
Dixie Stanforth has been selected to hold a 2020-21 Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship for the spring semester. Stanforth received this recognition because of her commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. She’s an associate professor of instruction in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.  “Words fail to…

Exercise Science Undergrads Win ACSM Texas Chapter’s Student Bowl
Mar. 09, 2020
Exercise science majors Cameron Vaughan, Hayden Rich, and Maria Hadjimarcou in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) edged out 35 teams from schools across Texas to win the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Texas Chapter’s Student Bowl. The Student Bowl is a Jeopardy-style competition where teams of…

KHE Department Chair Named Editor-in-chief of the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine
Jan. 08, 2020

Matt Bowers Selected for President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition Science Board
Jan. 07, 2020
While serving on The Science Board, Bowers will support the implementation and communication of the National Youth Sports Strategy.

Introducing the Dean's Promising Scholars
Nov. 26, 2019
From left to right: Sarah Chong, Alejandro “A.J.” Sanchez, Leslie Aguilera, and Manuel “Manny” Sandoval, four of the inaugural cohort of Dean’s Promising Scholars The college is pleased to announce the launch of the Dean’s Promising Scholars, the college’s first four-year, full-tuition scholarship program for undergraduate students who show tremendous…

Mary Steinhardt Named American Academy of Health Behavior Fellow
Nov. 11, 2019
Mary Steinhardt, professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE), has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior. The academy serves as the research home for health behavior scholars and researchers primarily focused on a commitment to excellence in research and its…

Mary Steinhardt Receives $3.3 Million Grant from the National Institutes of Health
Oct. 04, 2019
The project provides resources to African Americans to manage their daily demands of type 2 diabetes.