Newell appointed Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance in the College of Health and Human Development

December 21, 2006

Dr. Karl NewellUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Dr. Karl Newell, professor of kinesiology and associate dean for research and graduate education in the Penn State College of Health and Human Development, has been appointed the Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance effective January 1, 2007.

Dr. Newell is one of the world's leading researchers in the field of motor behavior. Among his many academic honors is the Distinguished Scholar Award of the North American Society for Psychology and Sport Activity, the University Scholar Award of the University of Illinois, and the Faculty Scholar Medal of Penn State. He has edited or co-edited 7 books and has authored or co-authored more than 80 book chapters and 200 articles in refereed journals. Dr. Newell‚s research has been supported by major funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and a variety of other government and industry sources.

"Dr. Newell is a highly-respected researcher whose appointment is strongly endorsed by the senior research faculty in the College," said Fred Vondracek, interim dean of the College of Health and Human Development. "I am certain that he will continue to make valuable contributions to the College of Health and Human Development and to Penn State in his new role."

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