Carl Maresh, kinesiology professor and department head, was named a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the spring Board of Trustees meeting. This is the highest award bestowed on faculty within UConn and honors faculty who have achieved exceptional distinction in the areas of scholarship, teaching and service, including public engagement, and who excel in at least one.
Maresh joins two other faculty within the Neag School who have earned this distinction — Joe Renzulli and Sally Reis.
Over the past few years, through Maresh’s leadership, scholarship and vision, the Human Performance Lab has been recognized as one of the top research facilities in the country while the Department of Kinesiology has the distinction of the No. 1 ranked doctoral program in the country, for the second consecutive time.
Maresh has been a faculty member at UConn and director of the Human Performance Laboratory since 1985, and department head of kinesiology since 1998. He holds joint professorships in the departments of Physiology & Neurobiology and Nutritional Sciences. Before moving to Connecticut, he was the department head and director of the Health Institute at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Mo., and then a senior physiologist in the BioOrganic Chemistry Department of Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City.
Maresh is a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and a past member of the National Board of Trustees (Basic and Applied Science) for ACSM. He is also an active fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Among his other professional memberships are the American Physiological Society, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Association of University Professors.