Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5382 USA
- Ph.D. Health Science, University of Arkansas
- M.Ed. Exercise Science, University of Arkansas
- B.S. Physical Education and Health, John Brown University
I came to WMU in the role of the Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs. Prior to that I had been in faculty and administrative roles at Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, Western Illinois University, the University of Tennessee – Martin, and MidAmerica Nazarene University. Our move to Michigan was an intentional end to the “nomadic’ lifestyle. My research has focused on adolescent health issues, especially alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention and HIV/AIDS prevention. My current research efforts are devoted to confirming the timeless principles of the teaching and learning process.
My wife and I have a son, a daughter and a daughter in law. I play a variety of musical instruments and make my own guitars. I also ride my bicycles and motorcycle as much as possible – wind in my hair, bugs in my teeth! ;-)