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Exercise Science Program 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

Dawn Emerson
Assistant Professor
785-864-0709
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 101E

Dawn Emerson, Ph.D., ATC is an Assistant Professor and the Interim Program Director of the Athletic Training Program. Dr. Emerson is in her second year at the University of Kansas. She is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and a member of the American College... more

Andrew Fry
Professor, Director, Exercise Physiology Graduate Program Dir. of Research, Research & Coaching Performance Team Director, Jayhawk Athletic Performance Laboratory
785-864-4656
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 110A

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

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
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 and the Hawk Fitness Academy. Dr. Herda completed his doctoral work in exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Cramer. Dr. Herda received... 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


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