Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences Faculty

Joseph 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

Jordan Bass
Associate Professor, Associate Chair/Sport Management Program Director
785-864-6831
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 160C

Jordan R. Bass, Ph.D. is the Associate Department Chair, Sport Management Program Director, and Associate Professor in the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Department. Dr. Bass is in his seventh year at the University of Kansas. Dr. Bass has published in journals such as Sport Management... more

Mike Calvin
ATEP Clinical Coordinator
785-864-9875
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 104E

Mike Calvin, MS, ATC, LAT is a Lecturer and Clinical Coordinator of the Athletic Training Program. Mr. Calvin started at the University of Kansas in 2017. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and a member of the Kansas Athletic Trainers' Society (KATS).

Aaron Clopton
Associate Professor
785-864-2297
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 146

Aaron W. Clopton, Ph.D. is in his first year as a faculty member at the University of Kansas. He is currently the program director for Sport Management and the director of the new Laboratory for the Study of Sport Management (LSSM).

Dr. Clopton specializes in organizational theory/behavior... 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 Program Director of the Athletic Training Program. Dr. Emerson started at the University of Kansas in 2015. She is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and a member of the American College of Sports... 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

Mary Fry
Professor
785-864-1862
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161

Mary Fry is a professor in sport and exercise psychology and is the Director of the KU Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab. She oversees the graduate program in psychology of physical activity. She came to KU in 1997 from the University of Memphis. Her research focuses on creating a caring and... more

Phillip M. Gallagher
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

Brian Gordon
Associate Professor
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 146C-1

Brian S. Gordon, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Department in the area of sport management. Dr. Gordon is in his third year as a faculty member at The University of Kansas. Prior to joining the faculty at KU, Dr. Gordon worked as an Assistant... more

Susan Harvey
Assistant Professor
785-864-0799
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161C
Ashley Herda
Assistant Professor
913-897-8618
Best Building, Edwards Campus, Room BEST 350X

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... more

Trent Herda
Associate Professor
785-864-2224
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 101BE

Trent J. Herda, Ph.D., is an associate 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

Susan King
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, HSES
785-864-0780
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161G

Susan E. King is an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES). She joined the faculty in 1992 after completing doctoral study in Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New... more

Bernie Kish
Facilities Director/Lecturer
785-864-0703
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 161E

Dr. Bernie Kish is a Lecturer in Sport Management in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. Prior to this appointment in the Fall of 2005, he served as the first Executive Director of the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana for ten years. He also worked in the... more

Neal Molitor
Lecturer
785-864-1477

Neal Molitor, JD joined the Sport Management Faculty at the University of Kansas (KU) in 2019 as a Lecturer. He comes to KU after nearly a decade in the NCAA athletics compliance industry, working at Iowa State University as an Associate Director for Compliance and Assistant Director for... more

Jordan Taylor
Undergraduate Program Director & Lecturer
913-897-8516
Best Building, Edwards Campus, Room 350W

Jordan M. Taylor, Ph.D. (Hon.), CSCS is currently the Undergraduate Exercise Science Program Director and a lecturer at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Taylor is originally from Dodge City, KS where he began his collegiate studies in 1999 at Dodge City... more


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