Jakob Langberg Vingren

Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, Director, Applied Physiology Laboratory, Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Affairs
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 210-H
Phone: 
940-565-3899
Email: 
jakob.vingren@unt.edu

Dr. Jakob Vingren received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas before pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut (currently ranked the #1 doctoral program in the country). During his undergraduate education he was a walk-on on the UNT football team as a tight end and took part in the Developing Scholars Mentor Program within the College of Education. Dr. Vingren’s research interests include resistance exercise and the effect of alcohol on hormones, muscle and athletic performance. One of the more out of the ordinary research projects he has worked on included resistance training of chronically intoxicated rats.


Recent Publications

Buddhadev, H. H., Vingren, J. L., Duplanty, A. A., & Hill, D. W. (2012) Mechanisms underlying the reduced performance measures from using equipment with a counterbalance weight system. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(3):641-647

Armstrong, L. E., Casa, D. J., Emmanuel, H., Ganio, M. S., Klau, J. F., Lee, E. C., Maresh, C. M., McDermott, B.P., Stearns, R. L., Vingren, J.L., Wingo, J. E., Williamson, K. H., & Yamamoto L. M. (2012) Nutritional, Physiological and Perceptual Responses During a Summer Ultra-Endurance Cycling Event. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(2):307-318.
    
Hill, D. W., & Vingren, J. L. (2012) Effect of pedaling cadence on maximal accumulated oxygen deficit. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7):2637-2643.
    
Mazerolle, S., Ganio, M., Casa, D. J., Vingren, J. L., & Klau, J. (2011) Is oral temperature an accurate measurement of deep body temperature? A systematic review. Journal of Athletic Training, 46(5), 566?"573 (impact factor: 1.993)
    
Comstock, B. A., Solomon-Hill, G., Flanagan, S. D., Earp, J. E., Luk, H. Y., Dobbins, K. A., Dunn-Lewis, C., Fragala, M. S., Ho, J. Y., Hatfield, D. L., Vingren, J. L., Denegar, C. R., Volek, J. S., Kupchak, B. R., Maresh, C. M., & Kraemer, W. J. (2011) Validity of the Myotest® in Measuring Force and Power Production in the Squat and Bench Press. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(8), 2293-2297. (impact factor: 1.848)
    
Hill, D. W., & Vingren, J. L. (2011) Maximal accumulated oxygen deficit in running and cycling. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 36(6):831-8
    
Vingren, J. L., Buddhadev, H. H., & Hill, D. W. (2011) Smith machine counter-balance system affects measures of maximal bench press throw performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(7), 1951-6.

Marisa Moore

Lecturer, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 210-G
Phone: 
940-565-3426
Email: 
Marisa.Moore@unt.edu

M. Jean Keller

Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 205-K
Phone: 
940-565-3427
Email: 
Jean.Keller@unt.edu

Published

Changing Student Behaviors in Changing Times. 

Estes, M.

Council for Exceptional Children Conference

 

Published

Keys to Healthy and Ethical Professional Helping.

 

 

Therapeutic Recreation Symposium for the Southwest

 

Published

Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities:  Experiencing Death as a Part of Life.

ARC’s 50th Annual Conference

 

Published

The 36-Hour Day (4th Edition).

 

 

Reviewed in ACTIVITIES, ADAPTATION & AGING

 

Published

Multi-Domain Interventional Trails for Memory Disorders.

 

First Alzheimer’s Association - Lou Ruvo Brain Institute Think Tank Meeting

Lee Ancona

Lecturer, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 209-C
Phone: 
940-565-2071
Email: 
Lee.ancona@unt.edu

Dr. Ancona graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and a Master's Degree in Health Promotion from the University of North Texas in 1976 and 1986 respectively.  He began teaching in the department as an adjunct professor in 1982.  He became a full time Lecturer in the Spring of 2012.  He finished a Ph. D. in Health Studies and Higher Education at Texas Woman's University in May 2000. Dr. Ancona spent a 30 + year career as a teacher and coach in the public schools of Texas in urban, suburban, and rural school districts. His interests are in teaching and advising undergraduate students. Dr. Ancona academically enjoys corporate wellness, drugs and human health, and sexuality education. His research interests are in the relationship between spirituality and health.

Dr. Ancona teaches many of the undergraduate courses in the division of Health Promotion and is also coordinator of the Internship program. 

Doryce Judd

Lecturer, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 209-B
Phone: 
940-565-2629
Email: 
doryce.judd@unt.edu

Teaching areas:  Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Research interests:  Intention of Exercise for At-Risk & Sedentary Populations

Published

Martin, S.B., Greenleaf, C.A., Rhea, D.J., Judd, E.E., Chambliss, H.O. (2009). Weight Beliefs among Adolescents: Weight Bias, Body Attitudes, and Physical Activity. Journal of Adolescent Health. 

David W. Hill

Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, Director, Applied Physiology Laboratory
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 205-L
Phone: 
940-565-2252
Email: 
david.hill@unt.edu

Published

Hill DW. Anaerobic capacity in running and cycling

Vingren JL, and Hill DW. Application of the critical power concept to speedskating.

Rowher D, and Hill DW. Pulmonary function in older musicians.

Allen (Stoltz) SA, Ouk S, Ptak AL, Goodman SJ, and Hill DW. Effect of exercise mode on maximal accumulated oxygen deficit. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the CSEP, Halifax NS, Canada. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 31: S1, 2006.

Hill DW, Dillow CA, Pedini DM, Rosenthal KJ, Ouk S, and Ptak AL. Modeling the VO2 response profile in heavy intensity exercise. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the CSEP, Halifax NS, Canada. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 31: S36, 2006.

Xiangli Gu

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, Director, Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Laboratory
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 205-J
Phone: 
940-565-2545
Email: 
xiangli.gu@unt.edu

Dr. Xiangli Gu received her Ph.D. in Sport Pedagogy and Psychological Sciences from the Louisiana State University. Dr. Gu’s research agenda focuses on 1) achievement motivation in physical activity and health promotion, 2) the behavioral mechanism of childhood obesity including physical activity, physical fitness, and motor skills assessment among youth, and 3) how those behavioral variables may affect school-aged students’ academic performance and health outcomes. The long term goal of her research agenda is to develop optimal school-based intervention programs that aim at childhood obesity prevention and promoting cognitive health, especially in low-income minority groups. As a junior faculty member at UNT, Dr. Gu has received five internal grants (PI) and two external grants (PI). Dr. Gu’s research foci are aligned with objectives of the SHAPE America and Healthy People 2020, and can help address the health disparity issue among school-aged children. Furthermore, Dr. Gu have also displayed a strong commitment to professional services for scientific journals (i.e., JTPE, RQES, JASP,  etc.), and professional organizations such as AERA, SHAPE America, Obesity Society, and International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH). As one SHAPE America Research Fellow, Dr. Gu was also recognized as one selected research fellow for the Physical Activity and Public Health Postgraduate Course hosted by the CDC and the University of South Carolina in 2016. Dr. Gu serves on the editorial board member for the journal of Advances in Physical Education. She is also serving on the Public Affair Committee for the ICSPAH and secretary position for TAHPERD.

Selected Publications

Gu, X., Chen, Y., & Thomas, K. T. (in press). The Role of Perceived and Actual Motor Competency on Children’s Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness during Middle Childhood. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

Farren, G.L., Zhang, T., Gu, X., & Thomas, K. T. (2017). Sedentary behavior and physical activity predicting depressive symptoms in adolescents beyond attributes of health-related physical fitness. Journal of Sport and Health Science.

Gu, X. (2016). Fundamental motor skill, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in socioeconomically disadvantaged Kindergarteners. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21, 871-881. DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2015.1125007

Gu, X., Chang M., & Solmon, M. A. (2016). Physical activity, physical fitness, and health-related quality of life in school-aged children. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 35, 117-126.

Gu, X., & Solmon, M. A. (2016). Motivational processes of children's physical activity and quality of Life. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 21, 407-424. DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2015.1017456.

Gu, X., & Zhang, T. (2016). Changes of children’s motivation in physical education and physical activity: A longitudinal perspective. Advances in Physical Education, 6, 205-212.

Zhang, T., Moore, W., Gu, X., Gao, Z., & Chu, T. L. (2016). Promoting children’s physical activity in physical education: The role of active video gaming. Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology, 1, 1-13.   

Zhang, T., Xiang, P., Gu, X., & Rose, M. (2016). College students’ physical activity and health-related quality of life: An achievement goal perspective. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87, 132-142.

Gu, X., Zhang, T., & Smith, K. (2015). Group cohesion, self-efficacy, and motivational responses among female college students: A prospective analysis. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 120, 700-713.

Gu, X., Solmon, M. A., & Zhang, T. (2014). Understanding middle school students’ physical activity and health-related quality of life: An expectancy-value perspective. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 9, 1041-1054. DOI 10.1007/s11482-013-9287-x  

Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Xiang, P., Gu, X., & Chen, Q. (2013). Relationships among self-determined motivation, achievement outcomes and related social and individual factors in middle school physical education. The Global Journal of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy, 2, 250-261.

Selected Grants

Gu, X. (PI) Research Grant. Understanding Chinese Children’s Academic Achievement: A Physical and Psychological Perspective. ZIME Research Grant. (Funded) 2017-2018.

Gu, X., Zhang, T., & Thomas, K. T. (PI) Research Grant. Do Physically Literate Adolescents Have Better Academic Performance? SHAPE America Research Grant. (Funded) 2014-2015.

Gu, X. & Lee, A. (PI) Research Grant. School Students’ Motivation, Physical Activity, and Health-related Quality of Life. Funded by AAHPERD Research Consortium Graduate Student Grant. (Funded) 2010-2011

Gu, X. Teaching Grant. Using Emerging Technologies to Enhance Students' Learning in Sport Psychology. Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign of University of North Texas Learning Enhancement Grant. (Funded) 2011.

Selected Honors and Awards

2017, SHAPE America Research Fellow. SHAPER America

2016, TAHPERD Graduate Student Research Award (Mentee), TAHPERD

2016, SHAPE America Undergraduate Student Research Award (Mentee), SHAPER America

2016, Research Fellow, Center for Disease Control and the University of South Carolina

2015, UNT the College of Education Junior Faculty Research Award

2014, SHAPE America Early Career Investigator Research Grant (Principal Investigator)

2011, Research Council Graduate Student Research Award, SHAPE America (AAHPERD)

2010, Research Council Graduate Student Grant Award, SHAPE America (AAHPERD)

Jeff Earl Goodwin

Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 205-H
Phone: 
940-565-3431
Email: 
jeff.goodwin@unt.edu

Dr. Jeff Goodwin received his Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University. He has served as a department chair at two institutions before accepting the department chair position at UNT. In 2008, he stepped down as department chair to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs in kinesiology. He is a research fellow with the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. His academic area of specialty is motor behavior and his research interests include practice scheduling and information feedback.


Published

Testing specificity and guidance hypotheses by manipulating relative frequency of KR scheduling in motor skill acquisition

Goodwin, J. E., Eckerson, J. M., & Voll, C.A., Jr.

Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93, 819-824

 

Published

Effect of fluid replacement on endurance performance

Bachle, J., Eckerson, J. M., Albertson, L., Petzel, D., Goodwin, J. E., & Ebersole, K.

Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 15(2), 217-224

 

Published

Athletic training education programs: To rank or not to rank?

Voll, C. A., Jr., Goodwin, J. E., & Pitney, W. A.

Journal of Athletic Training, 34, 48-52

 

Published

Effect of different quantities of variable practice on acquisition, retention, and transfer of a closed motor skill.

Goodwin, J. E., Grimes, C. R., Eckerson, J. M., & Gordon, P. M.

Perceptual and Motor Skills, 87, 147-151.

 

Published

The Goodwin resolution/challenge: Rethinking our thinking while removing the blinders.

Goodwin, J. E.

Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal, 16-17.

John Collins

Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 210-Q
Phone: 
940-565-2651
Email: 
johnr.collins@unt.edu

Dr. Collins authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, published abstracts, professional presentations, and technical reports. He has been involved in approximately $500,000.00 worth of collaborative research grants and served as a peer reviewer for several journals. His research interests include social-psychological dimensions related to resource and community based recreation planning and management; leisure services related administration, personnel, leadership, and workteam studies.


Published

An investigation of ADA compliance of aquatic facilities in the north Texas area.

Pike, H., Walker, J., Collins, J., & Hodges, J.

American Journal of Health Promotion

 

Published

Nigerian college students: HIV knowledge, perceived susceptibility for HIV and sexual behaviors

Chng, C.L., Huber, E., Eaddy, S., & Collins, J.

College Student Journal

 

Published

A research agenda for therapeutic recreation revisited.

Wilhite, B., Keller, J., Collins, J., & Jacobson, S.

Therapeutic Recreation Journal

 

Published

Leisure live! 

Safranek, J., Collins, J., & Wilhite, B.

Schole'

 

Published

The relationship between college students= self-esteem and the frequency and importance of their participation in recreational activities.

Collins, J., Valerius, L., King, T. C., & Graham, A.

Journal of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association

Kim Baker

Lecturer, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 210-K
Phone: 
940-565-3416
Email: 
Kim.Baker@unt.edu

Teaching Areas:  Kinesiology, Health Promotion & Health Related Fitness & Wellness

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