Human Performance Dance & Recreation
Bob Wood, Ph.D.
Professor and Academic Head
Dr. Bob Wood was born and raised in upstate New York. He attended the State University of New York at Cortland where he received his Bachelors degree as a double major in Physical Education and Biology. From there he received his Graduate Education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, having received his PhD in Kinesiology in 1996.
Bob has served as a faculty member in Higher Education since 1997. He was promoted to associate professor and received tenure at LSU in the department of Kinesiology in 2003. He was a faculty member in a department of Physical Therapy at Husson University in Bangor, ME from 2006-2009, and joined the faculty at NMSU as Professor and Academic Head of the department of HPDR in July of 2009.
Dr. Wood's research interests relate primarily to aging, physical function, and disability. In addition, he has a particular interest in the aging of the autonomic nervous system and its relationship to functional decline in late life. His research has been supported by a number of federal agencies and private foundations including the National Institute on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Wood is the Director of the NMSU Falls Lab
Department of Human Performance Dance and Recreation
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001, MSC 3M
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-2441