Dr. Veera Asher, Dr. Erwie Dong, Dr. Steven T. Lorick and Dr. David Kent Stotlar have been appointed to the Academy’s National Faculty and bring a wide range of knowledge, experience and skills to the table.
Asher has a fascinating background that includes strength and conditioning as well as opera singing, and has created a new approach to athletic form by aligning and optimizing posture, breath, voice, core and joint release. She holds a doctorate from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, a master’s from the University of Hartford and a bachelor’s from the University of British Columbia.
Dong holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.), Tokyo Gakugei University (M.A.) and Liaoning Normal University (B.A.) and currently serves as a professor in the University of South Alabama’s Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies. He has had more than 140 articles published, and is fluent in three languages, Chinese, Japanese and English.
Lorick is a golf pro who holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California, a master’s from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s from Morehouse College. An entrepreneur who serves as the director of golf performance at a Honolulu, Hawaii, country club while running his own sports performance company, is a veteran with a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical, government and sports education industries.
Stotlar currently is a professor at the University of Northern Colorado’s School of Sport & Exercise Science and previously the director of the same school a total of 24 years. His areas of specialization are sport marketing and sponsorship, sport management, and Olympic sport. He also happens to be the former Chair of Sport Management at our university. He holds degrees from the University of Utah (Ed.D), Slipper Rock University (M.Ed) and Eastern Illinois University (B.S.).
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