Dr. Kwon is an assistant professor and teaching Exercise Testing (KINS 450) and Physiology of Exercise (KINS 650) graduate classes in the Kinesiology Program.
Dr. Kwon is the director of Human Performance Lab at HSU. Before coming HSU, he was the principle investigator of the Washburn university major research grant funded study entitled Developing Specific Tactical (Physical and Psychological) Readiness Tests and Training Programs for Local SWAT and Law Enforcement Units and Fitness Measure and Health Outcome in Rural School District. He also served as a Kansas representative and administrative council member of central states chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2011-2012.
Dr. Kwon is a research pioneer in the area of temperature and high-intensity exercise physiology. During his doctoral course work, he was an investigator of two funded research studies supported by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Peak Soldier Performance (PSP) program to investigate the potential military applications of a novel cooling technology Stanford had developed. Dr. Kwon’ work was met with great interest in the field, as well as the general public media. NBC News Health reported Dr. Kwon’s study in 2010(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVl0rkeWB14). The Wall Street Journal published a health column entitled Staying Cool While Exercising regarding his research (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870429360457534320401437768...). The Los Angeles Times also reported his study in 2010(http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/25/news/la-heb-cooling-20100723). Coverage of this research was also featured in one of the most reputable fitness journals, the ACSM’s Health & Fitness (September/October 2010 - Volume 14 - Issue 5 - p 2).