Matthew S. Ganio
Department Head
306 HPER Building
479-575-2857
msganio@uark.edu

Paul Calleja
Assistant Department Head and Graduate Coordinator
306C HPER Building
479-575-2854
pcallej@uark.edu

Health, Human Performance and Recreation website

The department offers programs leading to the B.S. degree with majors in exercise sciencepublic health, or recreation and sport management. and teaching K-12 physical education and health. The department also offers coursework in dance activity.

Buttram, Mance E., Ph.D., M.A. (Florida International University), M.A. (University of Arizona), Associate Professor, 2021.
Calleja, Paul C., Ph.D., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (San Jose State University), Clinical Professor, 2003, 2018.
Davis, Robert, Ph.D., M.S., B.S. (University of Mississippi), Assistant Professor, 2018.
Dittmore, Stephen W., Ph.D. (University of Louisville), M.A., B.A. (Drake University), Professor, 2008, 2018.
Dobbs, Page, Ph.D., M.S., B.S., (University of Arkansas), Assistant Professor, 2020.
Edmonston, Craig, M.S. (University of Kansas), B.S. (Kansas State University), Instructor, 2016.
Elbin, R. J., Ph.D. (Michigan State University), M.A., B.A. (University of New Orleans), Associate Professor, 2013, 2018.
Gallagher, Kaitlin, Ph.D., B.Sc. (University of Waterloo, Canada), Assistant Professor, 2015.
Ganio, Matthew Stueck, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut), M.S., B.S. (University of Georgia), Professor, 2011, 2020.
Gray, Michelle, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), M.S. (Ball State University), B.S. (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga), Associate Professor, 2010.
Greene, Nicholas P., Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), M.S., B.S. (University of South Carolina), Associate Professor, 2013, 2018.
Hagerman, Patrick, Ed.D. (Oklahoma State University), M.S. (Univ. of Louisville), B.S. (Oklahoma State University), Lecturer, 2013.
Hamilton, Clayton, Ph.D., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.S.B.A. (United States Sports Academy), Instructor, 2013.
Hammig, Bart, Ph.D. (University of Kansas), M.P.H. (University of Kansas Medical Center), B.S. (University of Kansas), Professor, 2008, 2018.
Henry, Leah Jean, Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), M.A. (Michigan State University), B.S. (Texas A&M University), Associate Professor, 2008, 2011.
Hicklin, Josh, M.A.T. (University of Arkansas), Lecturer, .
Howie-Hickey, Erin, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina), B.S. (University of Maryland), Assistant Professor, 2016.
Jones, Ches, Ph.D. (University of Alabama at Birmingham), B.S.E. (Pittsburg State University), Professor, 1994.
Kern, Jack C., Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), M.Ed. (Texas State University-San Marcos), B.S. (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse), Clinical Professor, 1996, 2013.
Langsner, Steve, Ph.D. (Indiana University at Bloomington), M.S. (University of Baltimore), B.S. (Springfield College), Associate Professor, 1989.
Lens, Joshua, J.D. (University of Iowa), B.A. (University of Northern Iowa), Assistant Professor, 2018.
Lirgg, Cathy D., Ph.D. (Michigan State University), M.S. (Indiana State University), B.A. (Muskingum College), Professor, 1991, 2018.
Massey, Phillip M., Ph.D., M.S. (University of California, Los Angeles), B.S. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Associate Professor, 2021.
McDermott, Brendon P., Ph.D. (University of Connecticut), M.S. (Indiana University at Bloomington), B.S. (Northeastern University), Associate Professor, 2012, 2016.
Moiseichik, Merry Lynn, J.D. (University of Arkansas), R.Ed. (Indiana University at Bloomington), M.S., B.S.E. (State University of New York at Cortland), Professor, 1989, 2007.
Murach, Kevin A., Ph.D. (Ball State), M.S. (James Madison University), B.S. (University of North Carolina), Assistant Professor, 2021.
Primack, Brian A., Ph.D., M.S. (University of Pittsburgh), Ed.M. (Harvard University), M.D. (Emory University), B.A. (Yale University), Professor, Henry Hotz Endowed Chair, 2020.
Ralph, Christy, M.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2019.
Russell, Alex, Ph.D. (Texas A & M University), M.A. (University of Houston), B.S. (University of Houston), Assistant Professor, 2020.
Schmitt, Abigail, Ph.D. (University of Florida), M.S. (University of Northern Colorado), B.S. (University of North Carolina), Assistant Professor, 2020.
Schmitt, Craig, Ph.D. (University of Northern Colorado), M.B.A. (University of Central Florida), B.S. (University of Florida), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2020.
Smith-Nix, Angela, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), M.Ed., B.S.E. (Arkansas State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 1989.
Sullivan, Amanda Lynn, Ph.D., M.A.T., B.S.E. (University of Arkansas), Clinical Associate Professor, 2010, 2018.
Vela, Luzita I., Ph.D., (Pennsylvania State University), M.S. (Barry University), B.S. (Texas Woman’s University), Teaching Professor, 2021.
Washington, Lynette K., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (University of South Carolina), Lecturer, 2018.
Washington, Tyrone A., Ph.D., B.S. (University of South Carolina at Columbia), Associate Professor, 2011, 2018.