• Adjunct Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Professor Emerita, Kinesiology

Research Summary

My research interests have focused on exploring acute and chronic adaptations to participation in sport, physical activity and exercise. While body composition has been a primary outcome variable in my research, I have also been involved in monitoring metabolic outcomes.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, DEXS, Kent State University Main
  • Master of Science, MEXS, Kent State University Main
  • Bachelor of Science, BBIOL, Colorado State University


I did my undergraduate work at Colorado State University and received my doctorate in 1973 from Kent State University. Over the years, I have provided service to a number of professional, sport and commercial organizations. Most recently I am on the certification examination board for the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and the science advisory board for Turning Point, the manufacturer of core training and assessment device. While here at the University of Utah for the past 29 years, I have had the good fortune to mentor many undergraduate and graduate students. During my tenure at the U, I have also served as chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and associate dean for academic affairs for the College of Health. I have served on many departmental, college, and university committees and currently I am chair of the university’s Diversity Requirement Committee.