Allen W. Jackson is a regents professor of physical activity and health at the University of North Texas (UNT) at Denton. In more than nine years at the school, he has instructed over 12,000 students in a course titled "Health-Related Fitness." Jackson is also responsible for developing a Web site (http://webct.unt.edu/public/PHED1000AJ/index.html) and Internet instruction for the course. Selected as a regents professor at UNT, he is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education; and a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Jackson received an EdD from the University of Houston in 1978. He has been an associate editor for Medicine and Science in Sports, section editor for the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and associate editor for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal. In his leisure time, Jackson enjoys exercising, surfing the Web, and watching classic movies.
James R. Morrow, Jr. is a regents professor in the department of kinesiology, health promotion, and recreation at UNT. Dr. Morrow has authored more than 100 articles and chapters on exercise physiology, measurement, and computer use. He has produced four fitness-testing software packages, including the AAHPERD Health-Related Physical Fitness Test. In addition to teaching, Dr. Morrow was editor in chief of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport from 1989 to 1993. He is currently Co-editor of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. He is an ACSM fellow and an AAHPERD research fellow and has chaired the AAHPERD Measurement and Evaluation Council. He has earned state, national, and international awards for his teaching, research, and service activities. He enjoys family activities and golf.
David W. Hill has taught exercise physiology for more than 15 years. He began at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987, and then in 1988 he moved to the University of North Texas, where he is currently a professor of exercise physiology and director of the exercise physiology lab. Prior to teaching, Hill spent nearly seven years working as a fitness program coordinator and researcher in adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation. He received his PhD in physical education with an emphasis in exercise physiology from the University of Georgia in 1986. Hill is a fellow of the ACSM and a member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. A former track and field athlete, Hill held the Canadian record in the mile from 1977 to 1994. Today he enjoys jogging as well as lifting weights, gardening, and traveling.
A professor of exercise science at the University of Georgia at Athens, Rod K. Dishman has served as a consultant on exercise to numerous government agencies in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institute of Mental Health; the National Science Foundation; and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Dishman has edited two books on exercise adherence, and he coauthored Physical Activity Epidemiology as well as the ACSM's position statement, Achieving and Maintaining Physical Fitness in Healthy Adults. He is also an editorial board member for 10 exercise and health journals, including the ACSM's Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. He's an ACSM fellow and a member of the International Olympic Committee's Medical Commission Selection Committee, which awards the prestigious biannual Olympic prize for sport science. In his free time, Dr. Dishman enjoys running, resistance exercise, and gardening.