2014 Speakers

International Perspectives in Health, Kinesiology and Sport

Wednesday April 9th - Rudder Theatre

8:00 - 8:50 a.m.

Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD 

Topic: "Nutrition, Aging, and Longevity"

-Video Introduction

  • Professor and Ponder Chair, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University

  • Director of the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL)

  • Editor-In-Chief, Clinical Nutrition and eSPEN

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.

Judith C. Rodriquez, RDN, PhD

Topic: "Nutrition and Health Promotion"

-Video Introduction

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, University of North Florida

  • Past President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (previously the American Dietetic Association) 

10:20 - 11:00 a.m.

C. Keith Harrison, EdD

Topic: "Promoting Diversity and Ethics in Sport"

-Video Introduction

  • Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

  • Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Topic: "Study Abroad and International Education Opportunities"

-Video Introduction

  • Dr. Rick Kreider (Moderator)
  • Dr. Paul Batista
  • Dr. Akilah Carter Francique
  • Dr. Lei-Shih Chen
  • Dr. E. Lisako J. McKyer
  • Dr. Mike Sandlin
  • Dr. Christine Tisone
12:40 - 1:30 p.m.

Claude Bouchard, PhD

Topic: “Physical Inactivity and Genetic Predisposition: Two Major Drivers of the Ongoing Obesity Epidemic”

-Video Introduction

  • Texas A&M University Institute for Advance Study (TIAS) Fellow

  • Professor and Chair, Pennington Biomedical Research Center at LSU

  • Past President of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

1:50 - 2:40 p.m.

Billy Kuenzinger, Esq.

Topic: “Managing and Marketing International Athletes”

-Video Introduction

  • President and General Counsel, BDA Sports Management

  • Attorney for Yao Ming

3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Brian Eaton, MS

Topic: "Olympic and National Event Management and Impact"

-Video Introduction

  • Lead Marketing Specialist, USAA’s NFL Sponsorship Program

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
DLS Faculty / Graduate Assistant Reception Rudder Tower
11th Floor


Thursday April 10th - Rudder Theatre

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Britny Fowler '06

Topic: "Experiences as a Personal Trainer and Health/Fitness Coach - From TAMU to National TV!"

-Video Introduction

  • Personal Trainer, Star on A&E's “Heavy”

  • Master Trainer for TRX, Hyperwear, and Trigger Point Therapy

9:35 - 10:50 a.m.

Collins Airhihenbuwa, PhD

Topic: "International Health Promotion"

-Video Introduction

  • Professor and Head, Department of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University

  • Past President of SOPHE

11:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Topic: "Promoting International Women’s Health & Fitness: The Curves International Experience"

-Video Introduction

Monty Sharma, MBA

  • CEO, Curves International


Hannah Karass

  • VP of Programs and Science, Curves International


Katie Mitchell

  • Research & Fitness Director, Curves International

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Bill Potts-Datema, MS, FASHA, FAAHE

Topic: "Health Promotion in Adolescents and Schools"

-Video Introduction

  • Acting Senior Advisor, CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health

2:20 - 3:35 p.m.

Barry Franklin, PhD

Topic: “Exercise is Medicine: The Underfilled Prescription”

-Video Introduction

  • Professor, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Oakland University

  • Past President of American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)