U College of Health Dean to be Inducted into American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education

U College of Health Dean to be Inducted into American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Aug 23, 2004 6:00 PM

James E. Graves, Ph.D., professor of exercise and sport science and dean of the University of Utah College of Health, will be inducted into the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE) next month.

"I'm truly honored to be nominated," said Graves. "The academy's membership includes some of the most prominent scholars in the field, and several members have been my mentors throughout my academic career."

Graves is one of three new fellows who will be elected into the prestigious academy during its 74th annual meeting on Sept. 9-11 in Oakbrooks, Ill. To be elected, one must be nominated by a current academy member and must be currently involved in professional and/or scientific work in kinesiology (the study of movement) or physical education. The individual must have demonstrated excellence in the profession for at least 10 years, making a significant contribution in scholarly and professional literature, and also assuming a leadership role in professional associations and academic societies.

Graves became dean at the U College of Health in July 2003. Before that, he was professor of exercise science and associate dean for graduate studies, budget, and research at Syracuse University's School of Education. He also established the Department of Exercise Science and initiated the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory at Syracuse. He has held several research and teaching positions at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University and the University of Florida in Gainsville.

A distinguished researcher in the areas of exercise and aging, musculoskeletal physiology, and exercise training for prevention and rehabilitation of orthopedic injury, Graves is co-editor of the textbook Resistance Training for Health and Rehabilitation and co-author of The Lumbar Spine.

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