- M.A. in Exercise Physiology at Adelphi University, 1987
- M.M. in Voice Performance at Florida State University, 1977
- B.M. in Voice Performance at Indiana University, 1975
Adelphi University, Senior Adjunct Professor, 1988-2010
Adelphi University, Ruth Skinner Award for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Service to the Profession, 2003
William Paterson University, Adjunct Professor, 2010
American College of Sports Medicine, Certification Credentialing Committee Member, 1997-2003, Also in 2009
American College of Sports Medicine, Health & Fitness Journal, Advisory Board, 2005-present
Aerobics and Fitnesxs Assoc. of America, Associate Education Board Member, 2000-present
24 fitness certifications, including those from ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NASM, PMA, Stott Pilates, Yogafit, etc.
Authored or co-authored eight energy expenditure studies on various forms of group exercise (high/low impact, step, slide, kickboxing), as well as one study on the efficacy of Pilates apparatus training versus traditional strength training.
Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, (co-authored with Carol Kennedy-Armbruster). 2005, 2009, 3rd edition in progress. Human Kinetics Pub., Champaign, IL
Functional Exercise Progressions, (co-authored with Carol Kennedy-Armbruster), 2004. Healthy Learning Pub., Monterey, CA
Personal Fitness Training: Theory & Practice, 2006, 2010. Aerobics and Fitness Assoc. of America, Pub. Sherman Oaks, CA
A Guide to Personal Fitness Training. 1997, 2001. Aerobics and Fitness Assoc. of America, Pub. Sherman Oaks, CA
Fitness: Theory & Practice, 2nd, 3rd, 4th editions. (Two, two, and four chapters, respectively). Aerobics and Fitness Assoc. of America, Pub. Sherman Oaks, CA
ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer, 4th ed. 2012. Chapter 19 - Program Design. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Pub., Baltimore, MD
ACSM's Resources Manual for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 7th ed. 2012. Group Exercise Chapter. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Pub., Baltimore, MD
Presenter at eight American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Summits (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011); a new presentation has been accepted for 2012. Topics have included older adults and exercise, core stability, Pilates research updates, stress management for fitness professionals, and practical applications of the happiness research literature.
International presenter (China, India, Egypt, Brazil, and multiple European and Caribean countries) for both ACSM and AFAA. Workshops have included ACSM's Health Fitness Instructor, AFAA's Personal Trainer, and AFAA's Primary Group Exercise.
Courses Recently Taught
HPER P218 Methods of Personal Training Instruction
HPER P217 Methods of Group Exercise Instruction