Associate Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs
Jeff Fairbrother is the associate dean for academic and faculty affairs in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. He has led initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion, strengthening college strategic operations, student success, and philanthropic giving. He provides college-level leadership on curricular changes, academic programming, and faculty development and evaluation. He also serves on the college’s executive team. Before moving into college administration, he served as head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, which at the time housed the largest and fastest growing undergraduate major on campus. Dr. Fairbrother earned his BA in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, his MS in Exercise Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and his PhD in Movement Science from Florida State University. His research focuses on factors that promote performance and learning of movement skills, with applications in sport, medicine, industry, the arts, and the military. He served as Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology and was a founding editorial board member for the Journal of Motor Learning and Development. He currently serves as President-Elect for the American Kinesiology Association.