Director of the Fisher Institute for Health and Well Being
John and Janice Fisher Distinguished Professor of Wellness
BS State University of New York, Binghamton 1977 Accounting
MA Southern Methodist University 1981 Physical Education
PhD Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 1984 Exercise Physiology
Program Director American College of Sports Medicine
Exercise Test Technologist American College of Sports Medicine
Primary: The influence of
cardiorespiratory fitness in the prevention and rehabilitation from chronic
diseases. Secondary, the effects of
exercise training on cardio-metabolic health.
Available through PubMed
Recent (2017) Presentations
"Addressing Outcome Prediction in Heart Failure Using Contemporary Equations for Maximal Oxygen Consumption", American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Anaheim, CA
"Cardiorespiratory fitness is inversely associate with metabolic syndrome and clustering of metabolic risk factors: The Ball State University Adult Physical Fitness Study", Midwest Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI
"Cardiorespiratory Fitness is a Vital Sign and... It Needs to be Assessed in CR Programs!", American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC
"Evolving Standards for Interpreting Cardiorespiratory Fitness", Clinical Exercise Physiology Highlighted Symposium, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
"Low Fitness: A Fast Track to Disease", Fitness, Exercise Training and Performance Symposium, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
"Assessing Physical Activity as a Cor Component in Cardiac Rehabilitation", Indiana Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Indianapolis, IN
Books Authored or Edited
ACSM’s Health Related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual. (3rd ed), Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2013.
ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. (5th ed), Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2005.
Coronary Artery Disease: Essentials of Prevention and Rehabilitation Programs. Human Kinetics, 2002.
ACSM’s Metabolic Calculation Software. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Version 1.0a, 2001 and Version 1.0, 1999.
Professional Service (P=Presently, C= Completed)
American College of Sports Medicine Program Planning Committee (P)
Fitness Registry for the Importance of Exercise National Database (FRIEND) (P)
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention Associate Editor-in-Chief (P)
Health and Fitness Journal Editorial Board (P)
American Heart Association Physical Activity Committee (C)
American Heart Association Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Committee (C)
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Board of Directors (C)
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Scientific Advisory Committee (C)
American College of Sports Medicine Board of Trustees (C)
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention Editorial Board (C)
Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Past-President (C)
American Heart Association Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Committee (P)
Please see the Clinical Exercise Physiology Program and Fisher Institute of Health and Well-Being.