Jessica Hunter, Doctoral Student
June 13, 2019

The Department of Kinesiology’s graduate student grant program – Graduate Research Initiative Project (GRIP) is intended to assist graduate students in Kinesiology with funding for their research. This is a competitive grant program.  This spring’s awardees are Gina Garcia and Shakiba Rafiee.

Through the generosity of the Gebhardt-Phillips Graduate Award, we are able to offer the Gebhardt GRIP Award, which will allow for an additional GRIP project to be funded. The Gebhardt Grip is awarded to Jessica Hunter.

A little about Dr. Gebhardt:

Dr. Gebhardt is a Principal Scientist at Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) and prior to joining HumRRO in 2015, she was President of Human Performance Systems, Inc. She earned her PhD from our department in 1979, where she specialized in Biomechanics with Advisors Dr. Dave Kelly and Dr. Andy Dainis.  Dr. Gebhardt is widely recognized for her expertise in physical performance assessment for the selection and retention of both public (police officers, firefighters, state troopers) and private sector personnel (construction/laborers, train service personnel) in the workplace. She is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Research Consortium of the Society of Health and Physical educators (SHAPE). Dr. Gebhardt has received multiple awards for her work from numerous professional organizations including SIOP and the International Personnel Management Association-Assessment Council.

Dr. Gebhardt is a proud Terp who recognizes the need and is actively contributing her support to our students so they can succeed and move forward in their careers.