Harris Search Associates recruits Dr. Ellen Evans as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health

Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Ellen Evans as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health (IU-SPH-B).

Following an extensive national search that included a highly competitive candidate pool from across the country, we are pleased to announce the recruitment of Dr. Ellen Evans as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health (IU SPH-B).

With nearly 25 years of higher education research, teaching, and academic administration experience, she will join IU SPH-B on August 1, 2022.

Dr. Evans has most recently served as a Professor of Kinesiology and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education at the Early College of Education, University of Georgia, Athens. Prior to her time at UGA, she was an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also led the Bone and Body Composition Laboratory and Lifetime Fitness Program.

Dr. Evans has consistently received extramural funding as PI or co-PI from a variety of sources including the NIH, USDA, and multiple private industry, and foundation organizations. Her research focuses on the intersection of physical fitness, nutrition, and aging. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, The Obesity Society, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Her wealth of experience includes having mentored more than 30 postdoctoral research associates, visiting scholars, and graduate students.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s seven campuses and two regional centers statewide. Indiana University prides itself in offering outstanding academics grounded in world-class research and vibrant campus life. With over 32,000 undergraduate students and more than 10,000 students in graduate and professional programs, the campus has 16 degree-granting colleges and schools offering 300+ undergraduate majors, 300+ Master’s degrees, and 150+ doctoral and professional degree opportunities. Known for its Indiana limestone facades and green spaces throughout, IU – Bloomington is widely considered one of the country’s most beautiful college campuses. The School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) is located in the heart of the IUB campus and comprises five collaborative academic departments with over 200 faculty and staff.

Harris Search Associates – an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global higher education executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 44 offices in 33 countries worldwide. Our higher education executive search practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine, and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers, and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

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