LEXINGTON, NC, May 17, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- James S. Skinner, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
An expert in research on risk factors of heart disease and diabetes, Dr. Skinner has held the distinguished title of a professor emeritus at Indiana University since 2006. Having distinguished himself as a dedicated researcher and educator for more than 45 years, he began his journey at the University of Illinois, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in physical education in 1958 and a Master of Science in the same concentration in 1960. To advance his expertise, Dr. Skinner attained a Doctor of Philosophy in physical education and exercise physiology from the University of Illinois in 1963.
Following this accomplishment, Dr. Skinner began his career as a United States Public Health Service (USHPS) Commissioned Officer for the Heart Disease Control Program in 1963 until 1967. During this time, he earned distinction as a physical activity consultant in 1963 and a research associate for the division of cardiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1965. Dr. Skinner also worked as a visiting assistant professor for the laboratory for human performance research of Pennsylvania State University in 1966.
Starting in 1967, Dr. Skinner served as an assistant professor for applied physiology for the laboratory for human performance research at Pennsylvania State University. Taking his expertise abroad, he taught at Medizinische Universitätsklinik in Freiburg, Germany, from 1970 to 1971 and the Université de Montréal in Québec from 1970 until 1977. While living in Canada, he was also a research associate for the Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal in 1971 and a conseiller scientifique for the Centre EPIC de Médecine Préventive et d'Activité Physique in 1975. Dr. Skinner subsequently worked as a professor for the University of Western Ontario in 1977.
Dr. Skinner returned to the United States in 1982 to work as the director of the Human Performance Laboratory, after which he accepted a professorship with the department of exercise science and physical education at Arizona State University, where he also served as the director of the Exercise and Sport Research Institute. In 1995, he continued his career at Indiana University as an adjunct professor for the department of medicine and professor of kinesiology. Upon his retirement in 2006, Dr. Skinner was bestowed with emeritus status.
As part of his dedication to his field, Dr. Skinner holds leadership roles with a number of professional organizations, including the Physical Activity Network of the Americas, of which he is the vice president, and the American Council on Exercise, where he is a senior advisor. He is also a member of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education and the Fédération Internationale de Médecine Sportive, among many others. He was also President of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Skinner has also authored more than 315 publications, including the Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Likewise, he wrote "Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Cases: Theoretical Basis and Clinical," which was published in 1983. He was also part of the team that developed the Wingate Anaerobic Test, which measures athlete performance, and produced more than 20 educational DVDs.
In light of his expertise, Dr. Skinner has been honored with numerous awards over the course of his profession. Among these was a Recognition Award from the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in 1995, the Philip Noel Baker Research Award from the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education in 1996 and the Honor Award from the American College of Sports Medicine in 2014 (the highest award in his field). He was also named as the Peter C. Farrell International Visiting Professor by the University of New South Wales in 2001 and the Michael L. Pollock Lecturer and the Thomas K. Cureton Lecturer by the American College of Sports Medicine in 2002 and 2001, respectively. Furthermore, he was recognized as a Fulbright Specialist in 2020, and has received a multitude of grants for his research, including a 12-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (the HERITAGE Family Study, which looked at the effects of genes on the response to training by risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes). Having led a successful career in a field he genuinely enjoys, Dr. Skinner plans to continue his work and looks forward to more publications.
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