The focus of the Cohen Lecture Series, the first endowed lecture series in the College of Education and Human Services,  alternates beween the field of exercise physiology and the field of sport psychology.   Each fall semester, the Department of Kinesiology invites a leading scholar from one of these two areas to the Macomb campus to teach a graduate class, interact with graduate students, and provide a public lecture.  Below is the list of past lecturers:

Ellen Evans, Ph.D. (2008)
"Optimal Body Composition for Successful Aging in Women: Interventions to Reduce Competing Disease Rates"

Dan Gould, Ph.D.  (2009)  
"Sport Parents: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Melinda Millar-Stafford, Ph.D.  (2010) 
"Physical Activity for Americans: Why Exercise is Medicine!"

Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D. (2011)
"Understanding the Psychological Story of Sport Injury"

John M. Jakicic, Ph. D. (2013)   
"Obesity is a Disease: Effective Lifestyle Approaches for Treatment"

Curt L. Lox, Ph.D. (2014)  
"Public Health in the Age of Inactivity"

Steven N. Blair, Ph.D. (2015)   
"Physical Inactivity: The Biggest Public Health Problem of the 21st Century"

Akilah Carter-Francique, Ph.D. (2016)  
"Sings of Freedom: Examining the Experiences and Contributions of Black Women in Sport"



Cohen Lecture

Cheryl J. Cohen Lecture, the first endowed lecture series the college of Education and Human Services and the Department of Kinesiology.  Provided to WIU through an endowment from Cheryl Cohen, WIU professor emeritus, the annual lecture will occur every fall semester.    l-r (first row) Cheryl J. Cohen, professor emeritus; Dan Hendricks, vice president for advancement and public services; (second row) Miriam Satern, kinesiology chair; Bonnie Smith-Skripps, COEHS dean; Jennie Hemingway, COEHS development director.
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