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Alberto Cordova, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Success and Associate Professor, Kinesiology


Alberto Cordova, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Success and Associate Professor, Kinesiology

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Room

MB 3.450

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Cognitive level of action processing in children
Education
  • Ph.D., Motor Neuroscience, Texas A&M University, 2008
  • M.S., Kinesiology: Motor Neuroscience, Texas A&M University, 2005
  • B.S., Exercise and Sports Studies, Tarleton State University, 2002.
Department Chairs
Sandor Dorgo, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology


210.458.5435
Sandor Dorgo, Ph.D.
Title

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology

Phone Number
210.458.5435
Email

Room

MB 3.324B

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Human performance
  • Adaptations to training
Education
  • PhD, Sport Sciences, University of Georgia, 2003
  • M.Ed., Physical Education, Hungarian University of Physical Education, 1998
  • B.Sc., Coaching, Semmelweis University of Budapest
Faculty
Nydia Cabra, DAT, LAT, ATC

Lecturer I, Athletic Training Apprenticeship Coordinator, Kinesiology


Nydia Cabra, DAT, LAT, ATC
Title

Lecturer I, Athletic Training Apprenticeship Coordinator, Kinesiology

Email

Room

MB 3.438

Department

Kinesiology

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Education
  • AT Still University 2021
  • Southwest Texas State University 2000
  • University of Texas at El Paso 1993
Kelly Cheever, Ph.D.

Assistant Department Chair, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology


Kelly Cheever, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Department Chair, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Email

Room

MB 3.412

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Long-term health outcomes associated with contact sport participation
  • Cervical spine injury following concussion
  • Sports-related concussion
  • Training load acclimatization and periodization to reduce musculoskeletal injury risk
Education
  • B.S., Athletic Training, Southern Utah University, 2012
  • M.S., Athletic Training, Brigham Young University, 2014
  • Ph.D., Kinesiology (Neuroscience certificate), Temple University, 2018
Eunhee Chung

Associate Professor, Kinesiology


Eunhee Chung
Title

Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Email

Room

SRL 1.124 (office); SRL 1.126 (lab)

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Sex differences in cardiometabolic health of offspring born from obese mothers with and without exercise
  • Altered skeletal muscle properties in obesity and diet intervention
  • Gut bacteriome and mycobiome and their interactions in metabolic diseases in offspring born from obese mothers
  • Anti-obesity drug (CYP8b1 inhibitor) treatment in diet-induced obesity mouse models
  • Underlying mechanisms of conventional therapies (Acupuncture, electrostimulation, and nutritional supplementation) to attenuate muscle atrophy
Education
  • Post-doctoral training: University of Colorado, Boulder; Molecular Biology
  • Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kinesiology
  • MS: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kinesiology
  • BS: University of Georgia, Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • BEng: Kon-Kuk University, Seoul, Korea, Environmental Engineering
Alberto Cordova, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Success and Associate Professor, Kinesiology


Alberto Cordova, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Success and Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Email

Room

MB 3.450

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Cognitive level of action processing in children
Education
  • Ph.D., Motor Neuroscience, Texas A&M University, 2008
  • M.S., Kinesiology: Motor Neuroscience, Texas A&M University, 2005
  • B.S., Exercise and Sports Studies, Tarleton State University, 2002.
Sandor Dorgo, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology


210.458.5435
Sandor Dorgo, Ph.D.
Title

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology

Phone Number
210.458.5435
Email

Room

MB 3.324B

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Human performance
  • Adaptations to training
Education
  • PhD, Sport Sciences, University of Georgia, 2003
  • M.Ed., Physical Education, Hungarian University of Physical Education, 1998
  • B.Sc., Coaching, Semmelweis University of Budapest
Jimi Francis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology


Jimi Francis, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Email

Room

MB 3.248 (office); AET 0.216 (lab)

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Maternal/infant health
Education
  • BS, MS, Ph.D.
  • Certifications: RDN, LD, IBCLC, RLC
Jianmin Guan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Kinesiology


210-458-5406
Jianmin Guan, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Phone Number
210-458-5406
Email

Room

MB 3.426

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Achievement goals and classroom climates
  • Measurement and evaluation in physical activity settings
Education
  • Ph.D., Sport Pedagogy, Texas A&M University, 2004
  • M.Ed., Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
  • M.Ed., Sport Pedagogy, Shanghai Institute of Physical Education, 1993
  • Diploma, Kinesiology, Huizhou Normal College, 1984
William Land, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor of Record, Kinesiology


William Land, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor of Record, Kinesiology

Email

Room

MB 3.418

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Psychology: cognitive and educational psychology, motivation, learning, expertise, mental representation
  • Sport Psychology: attentional focus, choking under pressure, imagery, response-effect compatibility, ideomotor theory
  • Kinesiology: movement variability, motor control and learning, motion analysis
Education
  • Ph.D., Sport Psychology, Florida State University, 2010
  • M.S., Sport Psychology, Florida State University, 2007
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Tennesee at Chattanooga, 2003
Sakiko Oyama, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor of Record, Kinesiology


Sakiko Oyama, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor of Record, Kinesiology

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Room

MB 3.416

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Prevention and rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries
Education
  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary program in Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
  • M.S., Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • B.S., Exercise and Sports Science, Oregon State University, 2004
Se-Woong Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology


Se-Woong Park, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

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Room

MB 3.466

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Upper limb motor control
  • Movement variability in motor learning
  • Sensorimotor behavior in individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Education
  • Ph.D. in Biology (Motor Neuroscience), Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2014
  • M.S. in Cognitive Science, Seoul National University, Korea, 2006
  • B.S. in Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2004
Kelley Reno, MS

Lecturer I and Internship Coordinator, Kinesiology


Kelley Reno, MS
Title

Lecturer I and Internship Coordinator, Kinesiology

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Room

MB 3.438

Department

Kinesiology

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Education
  • BA in Kinesiology and Minor in Business Administration from Texas Lutheran University
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  • Masters of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas PanAmerican
Masataka Umeda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology


Masataka Umeda, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Email

Room

MB 3.442

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Physical activity
  • Chronic pain
  • Central pain inhibitory processing
Education
  • Postdoc, Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Colorado-Denver Anshutz Medical Campus
  • Ph.D., Exercise Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., Health Education, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
  • B.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Wan Yao, Ph.D.

Professor, Kinesiology


210.458.5792
Wan Yao, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Kinesiology

Phone Number
210.458.5792
Email

Room

MB 3.452

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • The effect of feedback and practice conditions on the acquisition of motor skills
  • Neuromechanisms underlying muscle contractions and cross-education of motor skills
Education
  • Ph.D., Motor Learning and Control, Auburn University, 1996
  • M.S., Kinesiology, Beijing Sport University, China, 1987
  • B.S., Kinesiology, Beijing Sport University, China, 1982
John Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor, Kinesiology


210.458.7390
John Zhang, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Kinesiology

Phone Number
210.458.7390
Email

Room

MB 3.430

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Myocardial remodeling following infarction
  • Effect of exercise on lipid metabolism
Education
  • Postdoc, Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, 1998
  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Missouri- Columbia, 1997
  • M.S., Exercise Physiology, Springfield College, 1991
  • B.S., Exercise Physuology, Shandong Normal University, 1982
Tianou Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology


Tianou Zhang, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

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Room

MB 3.420

Department

Kinesiology

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Research Interests
  • Sports and exercise nutrition
  • Exploring the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of phytochemicals supplementation in sports-related inflammation and inflammatory conditions under chronic diseases
  • Investigating the role of nutrition and physical activity in aged and underrepresented populations to improve muscle health and physical functions for healthy aging
Education
  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2018
  • M.Sc., Sports Medicine, Peking University, China, 2012
  • M.D., Preventive Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University, 2009
Staff
Alexis Zacarias

Administrative Associate II, Kinesiology


210-458-6023
Alexis Zacarias
Title

Administrative Associate II, Kinesiology

Phone Number
210-458-6023
Email

Room

Department

Department of Kinesiology

Phone: 210-458-6023
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Location: MB 3.324
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