CANDIDATES FOR TACSM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
(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
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.