FitQuest: About The Authors

Joe D. Bell, Ph.D.

Dr. Joe Bell is an Associate Professor of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at Abilene Christian University. He is Co-Director of ACU’s Human Performance Laboratory. Dr. Bell teaches training program design, exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, motor behavior, and biomechanics, and his primary research interests include applied and clinical exercise physiology and motor behavior. Dr. Bell is heavily involved in Curriculum and Program Development.

Matthew J. Garver, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Garver is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at Abilene Christian University. He teaches exercise physiology, physical activity and aging, and exercise testing and prescription. His research interests include exercise in geriatric patients, exercise intervention delivery strategies, and knee osteoarthritis. Dr. Garver received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lee University, a Master of Science in Exercise Science degree from Central Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from The Ohio State University.

Libby E. McCurley, Ph.D.

Dr. Libby McCurley is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at Abilene Christian University. She teaches structural kinesiology, exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, and training program design. Dr. McCurley’s primary research focus is on cardiovascular exercise training. Dr. McCurley received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Arkansas State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.

Dale P. Mood, Ph.D.

Dr. Dale Mood is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Mood’s research includes the application of measurement, evaluation, statistics, research design and computers to the field of kinesiology, and the development of standards and curricula of graduate and undergraduate programs in kinesiology. The author of Sports and Recreational Activities for Men and Women as well as a long list of research articles, Dr. Mood career is highlighted by numerous awards, including most recently the Honor Award from the Measurement and Evaluation Council of AAHPERD, the Robert L. Stearns Award from the University of Colorado and the Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Award.

Aaron L. Banks, Ed.D.

Dr. Aaron Banks is the Department Chair and Associate Professor of Health and Exercise Science at Gustavus Adolphus College. Dr. Banks’ expertise includes leisure studies, physical education pedagogy, and self-defense instruction and curriculum design.

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