Burris F. Husman Lecture: Dr. Russell Pate
The Department of Kinesiology will host Dr. Russell Pate, a Professor in the Department of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, who will speak on “Physical Activity – High Time to Make the Public Health Investment.”
Dr. Pate has held several administrative positions including chair, Department of Exercise Science; associate dean for Research, Arnold School of Public Health; and vice provost for Health Sciences. He is an exercise physiologist with interests in physical activity and physical fitness in children and the health implications of physical activity. Dr. Pate currently serves as chair of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. Pate has served in several leadership positions with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and in 1993-94 served as that organization's president. He is a past-president of the National Coalition on Promoting Physical Activity. In 2012 he received the Honor Award from the American College of Sports Medicine.
The annual Husman Lecture honors Dr. Burris F. Husman, who arrived at the University of Maryland’s Department of Physical Education in 1949 and remained there for over 30 years, nine of them as chairperson or acting chairperson of the department. He also served as a professor, instructor and coach.