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Wayne State University professor inducted to the National Academy of Kinesiology

Jeff Martin, Ph.D.

DETROIT—Jeff Martin, Ph.D., professor of exercise and sport science in Wayne State University’s College of Education, was inducted Oct. 9 as a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology along with nine other scholars at the organization’s 80th annual meeting in Williamsburg, Va.

Fellows of the National Academy of Kinesiology are honored for their significant and sustained contributions in the field of kinesiology through scholarship and professional service. Members of the academy are considered the “who’s who” of top individuals in the fields of kinesiology and physical education. To be elected as a member, individuals must be nominated and ratified by the entire academy, must be currently engaged in professional and/or scientific work in the field, and have demonstrated competence in the profession for a minimum of 10 years.

Martin was recently appointed editor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association. A former professional athlete, he also was recently named associate editor of the Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. During his 18 years at WSU, he has published more than 85 research articles and book chapters and has concentrated his research on the psychosocial aspects of disability sport and physical activity.

“It is a great honor to have a Wayne State faculty member elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology,” said Hilary Ratner, vice president for Research at Wayne State. “His contributions to the field are significant and have truly been a guiding force in the field of exercise and sport science.”

For more information about the National Academy of Kinesiology, visit www.aakpe.org.

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