Jack Wilmore, a colleague, mentor, and friend of many in our department passed away November 15, 2014 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife Dottie and their three daughters. A true expert in the field, Jack Wilmore held the distinction of being named Distinguished Professor at both The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.
To learn more about Jack's life, download the ACSM summary of his decades of accomplishments when he received their Honor Award. Dr. Mike Joyner's article, written in celebration of his life, tells the story of Jack's contributions to the field of exercise science and his impact on the field of exercise science and the lives of generations of scientists, researchers and students.
To Dr. Wilmore and his family - Thank you so very much for all you did while I was under your mentorship at U of A in Tucson, AZ. You were not only an amazing leader in Exercise Physiology, but a kind, humble, and engaged overseer of many lives touched by who you are as a man! I am honored to be one of those lives and pray I can walk in the same excellence you bestowed on us!
Phil Stanforth has over 30 years of university experience teaching undergraduate students and leading exercise and research programs. He is currently a Lecturer and Executive Director of Fitness Institute of Texas in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Phil teaches and trains undergraduate students in the different techniques of fitness testing. As Executive Director of the Fitness Institute of Texas he oversees 2,000 fitness tests conducted each year and he helps develop and deliver health and fitness related programs, including Get FIT, an exercise and weight loss program. Phil is a Past President of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Thank you Phil for all the encouragement and training!!
Dixie has been teaching in Undergraduate program since 1985. She has developed a successful curriculum for personal trainers, providing both theoretical content and practical experiences in that Specialization. She is a spokesperson for ACE, and serves on the Editorial Board for the ACSM Health & Fitness Journal and GSSI Speakers Bureau. She has been a fitness editor for Shape magazine and a 5-star presenter for IDEA, presenting extensively at both national and international conferences. Her research generally involves current fitness topics, but has been expanded to include strategic health communication, including her work with the award winning Gatorade Replay on Fox Sports. Dixie received the inaugural Departmental Teaching Excellence Award in 2011. Dixie, you have been and still are such an inspiration!! Thanks for all your guidance and encouragement to excel!