Physical Activity Faculty

Core faculty

Kathy Gunter, Ph.D.
Professor and Extension Specialist

Kathy's research focuses on promotion of skeletal health across the lifespan and prevention of childhood obesity.

Deborah John, Ph.D., MS
Professor and Extension Specialist

Deborah's research focuses on the place-based context for developing and maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as physical activity, across the lifespan. Her studies examine physical activity disparities in diverse populations, active aging factors in middle-and-older adults, and environmental assets for active living in rural communities.

John Schuna Jr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(Program Director)

John's research focuses on on automated technology interfaces for physical activity assessment, and the value of total volume of physical activity (i.e., energy expenditure) irrespective of intensity..