July 19, 2008

SUNY Cortland has appointed Philip J. Buckenmeyer of Liverpool, N.Y., as chair of the Kinesiology department in the School of Professional Studies.

Buckenmeyer received his doctorate in exercise physiology from the Kinesiology department at the University of Maryland where he also minored in biochemistry, biomechanics and statistics.

Buckenmeyer, an associate professor of kinesiology who has served SUNY for six years, began his duties on June 30. He frequently presents on topics including childhood obesity, cardiac rehabilitation, wellness, exercise and women's health at professional conferences and public forums. He is the author or co-author of many peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews.

Buckenmeyer was included in the Spring 2007 Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals "Honors Edition." In Fall 2006, he was recognized as a 25-year member in the American College of Sports Medicine. In Fall 2004, he received a SUNY Promising Inventor Award as a preliminary step to patenting two computer programs, the "K-6 Childhood Obesity Database" and "Interactive Fitness/Weight Control Videogame." His high school in Alexander, N.Y., named him to its 2003 Hall of Fame. The University of Akron presented him with its 1999-2000 Outstanding Researcher Award in the College of Education.

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