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Human Ecology welcomes Dean Buckwalter

Friday, June 28, 2013

John Buckwalter

Dean John Buckwalter

On Monday, July 1, John Buckwalter becomes the 9th dean of the College of Human Ecology's 140-year history.

Dean Buckwalter moves to Manhattan from Texas, where he served as associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas Arlington.

As associate dean, he developed a college strategic plan for research that addressed productivity. Dr. Buckwalter served as chair of the Department of Kinesiology there for two years.

He was associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a fellow at the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of AAHPERD. His M.S. and Ph.D. in kinesiology are from the University of Arkansas. He has been published extensively in journals such as Journal of Applied Physiology, American Journal of Physiology and Physiological Research.

He has received more than $2 million in grant funding. His research specialty is cardiovascular physiology.

The College of Human Ecology includes five academic units: kinesiology; apparel, textiles and interior design; hospitality management and dietetics; human nutrition; and family studies and human services.

The new dean succeeds Virginia Moxley, who headed the college since 2006. She enters phased retirement for a year during which she will work with the Institute for Academic Alliances in the college.

This article was posted on Friday, June 28, 2013, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Interior Design and Fashion Studies, Kinesiology.