Advancing health through science, education and medicine

2017-18 Board of Trustees

View a listing of past ACSM Leaders.


Walter Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM
Georgia State University



Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, FTOS
Penn State College of Medicine
Immediate Past President

Elizabeth Joy, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM
Intermountain Healthcare


Second Past-President
Lawrence Armstrong, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Connecticut

First Vice Presidents
Holly Benjamin, M.D., FACSM, University of Chicago
William Kraus, M.D., FACSM, Duke University

Second Vice Presidents
Janet Fulton, Ph.D., FACSM, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Catrine Tudor-Locke, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Carl Foster, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

ACSM Foundation President
James Pivarnik, Ph.D., FACSM, Michigan State University

Joanne Allen, M.D., FACSM, Allen Spine and Sports Medicine (2019)
Sofiya Alhasson, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2020)
Luis Fernando Aragon-Vargas, Ph.D., FACSM, Universidad de Costa Rica (2018)
Cheri Blauwet, M.D., FACSM, Brigham and Women's Hospital (2018)
Lee Brown, Ed.D., FACSM, California State University-Fullerton (2018)
Michael Brown, Ph.D., FACSM University of Illinois at Chicago (2020)
Wendy Brown, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Queensland (2020)
Heather Chambliss, Ph.D., FACSM (2018)
Cindy Chang, M.D., FACSM, University of California San Francisco (2020)
Carlos Crespo, D.P.H., FACSM, Portland University (2019)
Ulf Ekelund, Ph.D., FACSM, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (2019)
William Farquhar, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Delaware (2019)
Anastasia Fischer, M.D., FACSM, Nationwide Children's Hospital (2018)
Sue Graves, Ed.D., FACSM, Florida Atlantic University (2020)
Andrea Kriska, Ph.D., University of Pittsburg (2020)
Roseann Lyle, Ph.D., FACSM, Emeriti of Purdue University (2019)
David Marquez, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago (2020)
Michelle Mottola, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Western Ontario (2019)
Michael Pratt, M.D., M.S.P.E., M.P.H., FACSM, University of California San Diego (2020)
Nancy Rodriguez, Ph.D., R.D., FACSM, University of Connecticut (2020)
Steven Stovitz, M.D., FACSM, University of Minnesota (2019)
Katrina Taylor, Ph.D., Eastern Washington University (2020)
Dixie Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Tennessee (2018)
Kevin Vincent, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM, University of Florida (2018)
Carena Winters, Ph.D., FACSM, Slippery Rock University (2018)

Featured Publication

 Learn how to effectively lead group exercise with this ACSM resource. You’ll learn skills that can easily be adapted to different environments, including gyms, studios, recreational facilities, and clubs... 
 » Read More