New Faculty Join the Kinesiology Department

Dr. Ryan Porter joined the faculty this fall as an assistant professor. Dr. Porter holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University in Idaho, a master’s in Health and Human Movement from Utah State University. Dr. Porter completed his PhD in exercise science and completed post-doctoral training at the University of South Carolina.  As exercise physiologist, Dr. Porter will teach exercise physiology at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as graduate courses in the area of exercise physiology. His research interests are in the areas of adaptation of lipoprotein subfractions in response to exercise and lifestyle behavior change (physical activity and healthy eating) and their effects on community health in terms of biological markers, physiological outcomes, and behavior chance.

Also starting this fall as an assistant professor is Dr. Joshua Carr. The native Oklahoman completed his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees at the University of Oklahoma. All three degrees are in the areas of exercise physiology and health & exercise science. His research focuses on the adaptations of the human neuromuscular system to acute and chronic exercise. Dr. Carr is currently teaching exercise assessment & prescription and exercise and sport pharmacology. Dr. Carr is active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength & Conditioning Association.

Mr. Alan Reid has joined the faculty of kinesiology in a full-time position as the clinical coordinator in the athletic training program after spending several years working as a fulltime athletic trainer at Trinity Valley High School in Fort Worth and teaching part-time as an adjunct faculty member in the department of kinesiology here at TCU. Mr. Reid is no stranger to TCU. He received his bachelor’s from TCU and his masters at California University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Reid teach courses in the athletic training program and oversee all the clinical placements of the athletic training students.