New Faculty Announcement

Denver Brown photoDenver Brown, a current assistant professor at The University of Texas San Antonio, is set to join the faculty in K-State’s Department of Kinesiology in Fall 2024.

Brown is an active researcher looking to improve the health and well-being of children and youth through helping them adopt and maintain physically active lifestyles. Given the complex challenges of accomplishing this goal, he works at the intersection of multiple disciplines, including but not limited to exercise psychology, behavioral medicine and time-use epidemiology.

His current research focuses primarily on two streams of inquiry directed towards application and refinement of theories/models used for understanding physical activity maintenance with an emphasis on post-intentional processes such as identity and habit, and understanding how physical activity and other movement behaviors, such as sleep and sedentary behavior, that we engage in over a whole day interact to influence mental health symptomology as a complex dynamic system.

Along with his research, Brown will teach kinesiology courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Brown is currently in the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio, UTSA. Prior to joining UTSA, he completed his Ph.D. in kinesiology at McMaster University and then went on to complete postdoctoral fellowships in the Mental Health and Physical Activity Research Centre at the University of Toronto and the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.

The Department of Kinesiology is home to undergraduate programs in kinesiology, integrative physiology and public health. The department also offers graduate degrees in kinesiology and serves as part of the interdisciplinary team that awards the Master of Public health degree.