Department of Exercise Science Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff
Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S. – 1991 – Indiana University – English & Theatre
M.A.M – 1992 – Carnegie Mellon University – Arts Management
M.S. – 2004 – Southern Connecticut State University – Exercise Science
Ph.D. – 2009 – University of Massachusett, Amherst – Kinesiology
Faculty Advisor to the Exercise Science Club
Editorial Assistant, Exercise and Sports Sciences Review
American College of Sports Medicine, Member
ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, Certified
FYS 1000 – Elite Athletes: Born or Bred
EXS 2200 – Exercise Physiology
EXS 4650 – Physical Activity Epidemiology
EXS 4999 – Senior Seminar
Yoga, Pilates, and running after an active toddler
Dr. Reich (néeSewright) joined the faculty at High Point University in the fall of 2008. Dr. Reich’s research interests center around two topics: 1) physical activity and inactivity and 2) the enhancement of student learning. She and her husband, Matthew, live in Burlington NC with their son, Joseph.
ReichKA, Chen YW, Thompson PD, Hoffman EP, Clarkson PM. Forty-eight hours of unloading and 24 h of reloading lead to changes in global gene expression patterns related to ubiquitination and oxidative stress in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2010 Nov;109(5):1404-15.
Yu JG, SewrightK,Hubal MJ, Liu JX, Schwartz LM, Hoffman EP, Clarkson PM. Investigation of gene expression in C(2)C(12) myotubes following simvastatin application and mechanical strain. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2009 Mar;16(1):21-9.
Kearns AK, Bilbie CL, Clarkson PM, White CM, SewrightKA, O’Fallon KS, Gadarla M, Thompson PD. The creatine kinase response to eccentric exercise with atorvastatin 10 mg or 80 mg. Atherosclerosis. 2008 Sep;200(1):121-5.
SewrightKA,Hubal MJ, Kearns A, Holbrook MT, Clarkson PM. Sex differences in response to maximal eccentric exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Feb;40(2):242-51.
SewrightKA,Clarkson PM, Thompson PD. Statin myopathy: incidence, risk factors, and pathophysiology. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2007 Nov;9(5):389-96.
Mr. Dan Tarara
Dan Tarara has over 20 years of clinical experience as an athletic trainer and teaches in the Exercise Science major. Professor Tarara has directed and taught a variety of courses in sports medicine and exercise physiology. His clinical expertise centers on upper-extremity injury prevention and rehabilitation in the overhand athlete.
Mr. Tarara graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and from Purdue University with Masters of Science in Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies with a research emphasis in applied exercise physiology. He is currently completing a doctoral degree in Kinesiology at UNC-Greensboro.
- Fitness for Professionals. Strength & Conditioning Clinic- Greensboro, NC. “Strength & Conditioning Concepts for Injury Prevention in the Throwing Athlete”
- Cornerstone Health Care Foundation 3nd Annual Sports Medicine Seminar: Prevention of and Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries and Illnesses. Strength and Conditioning II; The Throwing Athlete”
- Fitness for Professionals. CSCS Exam review. “Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training”
- Cornerstone health Care Foundation 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Seminar: Prevention of and Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries and Illnesses. Current Concepts in Arm Injuries and Rehabilitation in Baseball Pitchers”
- Hegedus, E. J., Stern, B., Reiman, M. P., Tarara, D., & Wright, A. A. A suggested model for physical examination and conservative treatment of athletic pubalgia. Physical Therapy in Sport (in-press). doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2012.04.002
Dr. Tony Kemerly
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Exercise Science
B.S. – 1996 – McNeese State University – Health Promotion
M.S – 1998 – Louisiana Tech University – Exercise Science
Ph.D. – 2001 – The University of Mississippi – Exercise Science
M.A. – (in progress) – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Communication Studies
FYS 1000 – Surrounded by Perfection: How Obesity is Viewed in America
EXS 3750 – Strength and Conditioning
EXS 4400 – Health Behavior Change
EXS 4600 – Sociocultural Aspects of Obesity
- Kemerly, T. (2012). (in press) Dino-Might. Healthy Living.
- Kemerly, T. (2011). Acting Like an Animal: Playful Stretching and Strengthening Activities for Kid People. Healthy Living.
- Kemerly, T & Snyder, S. (2009). Taekwondo Grappling Techniques. Tuttle Publishing.
- Kemerly, T. & LeGreco, M. (2013). A Typology of Media Portrayals of Overweight and Obese Bodies. SSCA Conference. Louisville, KY.
- Kemerly, T. (2011). “Planet Girth: A Comparison of Health and Fitness Culture.” North Carolina AAHPERD Conference. Winston-Salem, NC.
- Kemerly, T. (2011). “Acting Like an Animal.” North Carolina AAHPERD Conference. Winston-Salem, NC.
- Kemerly, T. (2011). “Encourage your Child to Act Like an Animal.” Southern District AAHPERD Conference. Greensboro, NC.