Ashley Ann Herda, Ph.D.

Lecturer/Academic Program Associate
Primary office:
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 Science and Health Promotion (2006) from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She continued her education at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma where she earned her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (2008) under the mentorship of Dr. Jeff Stout and Doctorate of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology (2011) under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Cramer.

Dr. Herda’s research interests include the investigation of the effects of nutritional supplements and/or exercise interventions on performance and body composition in men and women across the lifespan. She has published several manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Physical Therapy Journal, International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and The Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice. Dr. Herda is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where she is the vice chair of the NSCA’s Nutrition, Body Composition and Metabolism Special Interest Group.

Teaching Interests

  • Exercise physiology
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Nutrition

Research Interests

  • Nutritional supplement
  • Aging
  • Resistance exercise

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