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Kinesiology Department Faculty & Staff

Chair & Professor

Nicholas IammarinoNicholas K. Iammarino, Ph.D. CHES
Chair, Director of Health Sciences, Co-Director of Rice-UT Public Health Scholars Program
nki@rice.edu
713.348.5768

Professor Nicholas Iammarino is currently Professor/Director of Health Sciences, Chairman of the Kinesiology Department, & Co-Director of the Rice-UT Public Health Scholars Program at Rice University.  **Dr. Iammarino will be overseas for the Fall 2017 semester.  During this time, Dr. Heidi Perkins will serve as the Interim Chair of the Kinesiology Department.   read more »

Interim Chair

Heidi  PerkinsHeidi Y. Perkins, Ph.D.
Interim Chair/Health Sciences Advisor
hperkins@rice.edu
713.348.5771

Dr. Perkins joined the Rice faculty in 2008.  She currently serves as a lecturer in the Health Sciences program teaching Theories of Health Behavior, Planning Health Education and Health Promotion Programs and Principles of Public and Community Health. **Dr. Perkins will serve as the Interim Chair of the Kinesiology Department for the Fall 2017 semester.   read more »

Lecturer

Augusto Rodriguez, PhDAugusto X. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Sports Medicine Advisor
augusto.x.rodriguez@rice.edu
713.348.8817

Dr. Augusto X. Rodriguez has been a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Rice University since 2010.  He teaches in the area of health sciences and sports medicine.   read more »
Cassandra S. DiepCassandra S. Diep, Ph.D.
Health Sciences
csdiep@rice.edu
713.348.5936

Dr. Cassandra (Cassie) S. Diep is a lecturer in the Kinesiology Department at Rice University.  Dr. Diep joined the Rice faculty in 2017 and currently teaches Introduction to Health and Wellness, Research Methods, and other courses in the Health Sciences program.   read more »
Amanda Perkins-Ball, PhDAmanda M. Perkins-Ball, Ph.D.
Sports Medicine
Amanda.M.Perkins.Ball@rice.edu
713.348.2188

Dr. Amanda Perkins-Ball, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in the Kinesiology Department at Rice University.  She joined the Rice faculty in 2017 and currently teaches Scientific Foundations of Kinesiology, Psychological Aspects of Sports & Exercise, Motor Learning, and other courses in the Sports Medicine program.   read more »
Zacharias PapadakisZacharias Papadakis, MS, ACSM EP-C
Sports Medicine
zacharias.papadakis@rice.edu
713.348.2017

Mr. Papadakis joined the Department of Kinesiology as a Lecturer in July 2015 and envisions assisting the department to grow even more through his dynamic personality and approach. He teaches in the area of Exercise Physiology and Strength and Conditioning   read more »

Clinical Professor

Brian GibsonBrian T. Gibson, Ph.D.
Exercise Physiology, Associate Dean of Undergraduates
hoot@rice.edu
713.348.4060

Dr. Gibson is currently Associate Dean of Undergraduates, but he continues his part-time appointment as a Clinical Professor teaching Human Physiology, Advanced Exercise Physiology & Preventative Medicine, and Exercise Physiology for the Department of Kinesiology on a rotating basis.   read more »

EMS Program

Lisa BasgallLisa Basgall, M.A., NREMT-P, LP
EMS Director, Lecturer
lbasgall@rice.edu
713.348.6056

Lisa is the Director of the Rice EMS program and is a Licensed Paramedic with over 15 years of EMS experience.  As of July 1, 2014, the Rice EMS program will be housed under the Kinesiology Department.  For more information on the REMS program, visit http://rems.rice.edu/    read more »

Part-Time Faculty

Roberta AndingRoberta Anding, M.S., R.D./L.D., C.D.E., C.S.S.D.
Nutrition, Health Sciences
robertaanding@gmail.com

Ms. Anding is a part-time lecturer in the Kinesiology Department at Rice University teaching an undergraduate course in nutrition. In 2015, she was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.   read more »
Jaime AparicioJaime Aparicio, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USATF-1
Biomechanics
jaime.aparicio@rice.edu

Dr. Jaime Aparicio joined the Department of Kinesiology as a lecturer in August 2016 teaching in the area of Biomechanics. He is also a sports physical therapist at Memorial Hermann’s Ironman Sports Medicine Institute- Shepherd Square Human Performance Lab   read more »
Daniel C. Hughes, Ph.D.Daniel C. Hughes, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Understanding Cancer
daniel.c.hughes@rice.edu

Dr. Daniel C. (Danny) Hughes is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a part-time lecturer for the Health Sciences Program, teaching the HEAL 350: Understanding Cancer course.    read more »
Steven JonesSteven L. Jones, Ph.D.
Medical Terminology
steven.l.jones@rice.edu

Dr. Steven Jones teaches our HEAL 132: Medical Terminology.  He is the author of Acquiring Medical Language, a medical terminology published by McGraw-Hill.   read more »
Nathan Parker, PhD, MPHNathan Parker, Ph.D., MPH
Exercise Physiology
nathan.h.parker@rice.edu

Dr. Nathan (Nate) Parker joined the Department of Kinesiology as a lecturer in 2017 & is currently teaching Exercise Physiology. He is also currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.   read more »
Wendy SchellWendy E. Schell, M.S., P.T.
Human Anatomy
wes2@rice.edu
713.348.2079

Ms. Schell joined the faculty of Rice University in 2008 as an instructor in the Kinesiology Department.  She is responsible for teaching the undergraduate courses: Human Anatomy and Human Anatomy Lab.    read more »
Burke WilsonP. Burke Wilson, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Sports Medicine
burke.wilson@rice.edu
713.348.2012

Dr. Wilson is a sports physical therapist at Texas Children’s Hospital. His clinical interests include operative and non-operative management of adult and youth athletes with lower extremity injuries and biomechanical gait analysis for runners and triathletes.    read more »

Staff

ZinnWinklerJennifer Zinn-Winkler
Department Administrator
kinesiologydept@rice.edu
713.348.8816

Mrs. Zinn-Winkler joined Rice University in July 2012 as the administrator for the Kinesiology Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department.  
Justin KimJustin Kim
Student Assistant
justin.kim@rice.edu

Justin (Will Rice '18) is a senior Sports Medicine major.  He works as a part-time student assistant for the Kinesiology office.  

Adjunct Faculty

Karen Basen-EngquistKaren Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Adjunct Professor

Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a Professor of Behavioral Science at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Director of the Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship.   read more »
Daniel C. Hughes, Ph.D.Daniel C. Hughes, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Understanding Cancer
daniel.c.hughes@rice.edu

Dr. Daniel C. (Danny) Hughes is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a part-time lecturer for the Health Sciences Program, teaching the HEAL 350: Understanding Cancer course.    read more »
KrouskopThomas A. Krouskop, Ph.D., P.E.
Adjunct Professor

Tom Krouskop, Ph.D., P.E. is the former director of The National Center for Human Performance, where researchers throughout the Texas Medical Center and beyond work together on projects that enhance performance in the arts, sports, military and space exploration.   read more »
Alexis OrtizAlexis Ortiz, P.T., Ph.D., SCS, CSCS, FACSM
Adjunct Associate Professor
AOrtiz10@mail.twu.edu

Dr. Ortiz is a faculty member at the School of Physical Therapy in Texas Woman’s University (TWU). His responsibilities in the entry-level physical therapy curriculum are: exercise testing and prescription and therapeutic exercise. In 2015, he was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Sport Medicine.   read more »
Dawn StuckeyDawn Stuckey, MED, ATC, LAT
Adjunct Associate Professor
dstuckey@rice.edu

Stuckey serves as an Associate Athletic Trainer in the Rice Athletics Department. In the Spring 2016, she will have the added appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department.     read more »
Armin WeinbergArmin Weinberg, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Dr. Weinberg is CEO of Life Beyond Cancer Foundation, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor at Rice University and was the co-founding Chair of the Intercultural Cancer Council.   read more »

Professors Emeritus

Bruce EtnyreBruce Etnyre, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
etnyre@rice.edu

Dr. Bruce Etnyre was awarded Professor Emeritus status in the year 2017 after serving on the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology since 1984   read more »
Eva LeeEva J. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
jlee@rice.edu

Dr. Eva J Lee was awarded Professor Emeritus Status in the year 2000 after serving on the Faculty of the Department of Kinesiology since 1969.   read more »
Dale SpenceDale W. Spence, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus
spence@rice.edu

Professor Spence received a B.S. from the Rice Institute, M.S. from North Texas State University, Ed.D. from Louisiana State University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in muscle physiology at Baylor College of Medicine.   read more »