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Dr. Lisa ColvinDr. Lisa Colvin is the holder of the Lucy Shackelford Professorship in Kinesiology.

Colvin is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, and is the director of the ULM Human Performance Laboratory.

Colvin earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Physical Education and Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She continued her education here to earn her Masters in Physical Education and Counseling. She received her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993.

Colvin currently has two research projects for which she is writing results. The first, “The Calculation of Torque Generated by a Swimmer’s Arm During the Free-Style Swim Stroke,” lays the foundation for a new method of calculating the forces of lift (FL). The second, “North Louisiana Fire Fighter Study” is an analysis of the demographics and opportunities for North Louisiana Fire Fighters. In addition, Colvin has two on-going research projects entitled “ADHD and Exercise” and “Cleaura Holographic Chip Wristband and Supplementation on Pain and Perceived Exertion.”  

Colvin is a member of six professional organizations including the Clinical Exercise Physiologist Association (CEPA), the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Louisiana Association of Exercise Physiologists. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Epsilon Kappa, and Sigma Xi.

Colvin has principally contributed to a number of proposals that have garnered over $42,000 for the Fire Departments in Monroe and West Monroe. She has also been a supporting contributor on a number of Community Grants that have earned $725,000 in funds for the surrounding region.

On top of her teaching experience, Colvin is also a Level-4 Certified Swimming Coach, a level-2 Cycling Coach, and a Level-1 Triathlon Coach.

She is also a USA Triathlon Official and a USA Cycling National Skills Instructor.


About the Endowment: 

The Lucy Shackelford Professorship in Kinesiology endowment was established to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.