James C. Hannon, assistant dean of academic affairs and research in West Virginia University’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, has been elected an Active Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.

“Being elected by my peers to the status of NAK Fellow is one of the highest recognitions of sustained excellence in scholarship and leadership in kinesiology,” Hannon said. “I am truly humbled and honored to be in the same company as so many of the greatest scientists and leaders in the history of my field of study.”

Hannon will be inducted at the association’s annual conference later this fall in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Eminent scholars like Dr. Hannon are an integral part of how West Virginia University will fulfill its land grant mission,” said Melanie C. Page, associate vice president for creative and scholarly activity. “Dr. Hannon’s work has been recognized as exemplary by his colleagues nationally with his recent selection as a NAK fellow- the highest honor afforded to a faculty member within their professional society.”

Paige said that having scholars of this capability as part of the team at WVU allows the university to make strides in partnering with citizens and communities to better their health outcomes and quality of life in West Virginia and across the globe.

“Dr. Hannon’s recognition as an NAK Active Fellow is a tremendous honor and clearly demonstrates his status as a foremost scholar and leader within the field. CPASS is proud to have such a distinguished researcher among our faculty ranks,” said Dana Brooks, CPASS dean and professor.

Hannon is an author on 105 peer-reviewed manuscripts, in-print or in-press, and has made more than 100 professional presentations and has generated more than $3 million in grants/contracts. Hannon’s primary research focuses on pediatric physical activity and fitness measurement and instructional and environmental physical activity interventions in P-12 school and community settings.



CONTACT: Kim Cameon; College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
304.293.0827; Kimberly.Cameon@mail.wvu.edu

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