Ashley A. Herda, Ph.D. is an assistant professor for the exercise science program at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park. 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 actively participates in the Women's Committee group, the Educational and Research Consortium, and the Nutrition, Body Composition, and Exercise Metabolism Special Interest Group.
- Exercise physiology
- Strength and conditioning
- Exercise Nutrition
- Fitness Evaluations and Techniques
- Nutritional supplement
- Resistance exercise
- Body composition