CANDIDATES FOR TACSM BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT-ELECT Scott P. McLean, Ph.D. Dr. McLean is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of Kinesiology at Southwestern University in Georgetown. He received a B.A. in physics from the College of Wooster in Ohio and a Ph.D. in Exercise Science from Arizona State University. Dr. McLean’s research interests center on sport and exercise biomechanics and neuromuscular control of movement. Dr. McLean has published in journals such as Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Research Quarterly and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Dr. McLean has been appointed to the Biomechanics Sports Performance Team for USA Swimming, is a member of the USA Swimming High Performance Network and works with the United States Olympic Committee. Dr. McLean has been a member of ACSM since 1992, a member of TACSM since 2001 and has served for the ACSM in various capacities including Allied Health and Education Representative for TACSM and as a reviewer for MSSE. David Nichols, Ph.D., FACSM Dr. Nichols is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University. He also serves as an Associate Research Professor in the Institute for Women’s Health at TWU. Dr. Nichols received his B.S. in Physical Education from Central State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University. His primary research interests are in the interrelationships of exercise, nutrition and hormones to bone mineral density. Dr. Nichols’ teaching responsibilities at TWU are in the area of statistics, research design, and the ethics of research with human participants. He has been a member of ACSM and Texas ACSM since 1990 and was a member of the Texas ACSM Board of Directors from 2006-2008. Luis C. Palacios, M.D. Dr. Palacios is board certified in Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He is a member of the ACSM and the AMSSM, including serving on the Women and Minority Committee. He has been involved in sports medicine for over fourteen years, initially as faculty in a Family Medicine Residency Training Program interested in sports medicine and developing and serving as Program Director for a Primary Care Sports Medicine Training Program in Dallas. He is currently in private practice in Dallas enjoying practicing family and sports medicine. Dr. Palacios’ background includes having served as team physician for several local high schools and colleges in his community in addition to serving as medical staff for the US Olympic Trials for Wrestling and Triathlon. In addition, he has been invited to lecture and provide workshops on various sports medicine topics at local and national level meetings. Dr. Palacios envisions the role of TACSM President as one to assist the TACSM to act as a resource for the Texas public, athletic trainers, coaches and other healthcare workers. There continue to be significant health care issues involving death or disability in young athletes. Whether it is providing guidelines to athletes, parents or other health care workers regarding appropriate cardiac screens or management of concussion, the TACSM member body’s diversity and skill should continue to be a foundation for medical information that serves the best interests of athletes. His goal if elected President would be to continue with excellent work of his predecessors as well as promote the development and growth of the TACSM. CANDIDATES FOR TACSM BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPRESENTATIVE (EDUCATION & ALLIED HEALTH) Lisa Kay Lloyd, Ph.D. Dr. Lloyd is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and Total Wellness at Texas State University-San Marcos. She received a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University-San Marcos and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Alabama. Dr. Lloyd’s research interests revolve around promoting physical activity and weight control, with primary research interests involving increasing retention of participants enrolled in a wellness program. Dr. Lloyd has been a member of the ACSM and has served for the ACSM in various capacities, including former editorial board for ACSM Fit Society. John D. Smith, Ph.D. Dr. Smith, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, earned a Ph.D. in 2004 in Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman's University after earning a B.S. in Physical Education at the University of the Texas at San Antonio (1992) and an M.S. in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1995). Before joining the faculty at TAMUSA in January of 2008, Dr. Smith was an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville for three-and-a-half years and a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M-Kingsville for two years. Dr. Smith is also a Health Fitness Specialist certified with ACSM and a Texas certified physical education teacher and has been a member of the ACSM and regional chapters since 1997. Dr. Smith's research interests include the use of pedometers in assessing physical activity levels of children, assessment of physical fitness in children, as well as the effects of ergogenic aids on adult's exercise performance. He has also been involved in community outreach projects that involve training first-time triathletes as well as teaching in weight management clinics. Lem Taylor, Ph.D. Dr. Taylor is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and the Director of the Exercise Biochemistry Lab at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He received a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Abilene Christian University, a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Texas Christian University, and a Ph.D. in Exercise & Nutrition from Baylor University. Dr. Taylor’s research interests revolve around skeletal muscle adaptation following acute exercise as well as clinical studies investigating the effects of various sports supplements and nutritional interventions in the areas of health and performance. He has published several research articles and given numerous research presentations for various organizations. Dr. Taylor is a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Texas Chapter of ACSM, the National Strength and Conditioning, and the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Dr. Taylor has been involved with ACSM since 1999 as a member and has served a member of the Student Affairs Committee while serving on the TACSM Board as a Student Representative from 2003 to 2006.
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