EAS Academy Advisory Panel

Chair: John Ivy, PhD
Dr. Ivy is a prominent scientific researcher in exercise physiology and sports nutrition. He is chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas-Austin.
Michael Saunders
Michael Saunders, Ph.D.
Mike Saunders is a Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Kinesiology at James Madison University. He is also the Director of JMU’s Human Performance Laboratory. Over the past decade, Dr. Saunders’ research has focused on the role of various nutritional interventions to promote improved performance and recovery in endurance athletes. A Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, he is also a recipient of JMU’s ‘Madison Scholar’ award.
Craig A. Horswill
Craig A. Horswill, Ph.D.
Craig A. Horswill is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) where he teaches and oversees research by students. Craig joined the UIC faculty in 2011 after working for 16 years in industry as a scientist and manager with The Gatorade Company (Gatorade Sports Science Institute). Craig also spent eight years conducting research in pediatrics at Columbus Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University (1988-1994), and teaching and conducting research in the Human Performance Lab at Ball State University (1986-88). Craig earned a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 1986. He did his undergrad in natural sciences/chemistry and an MS in exercise physiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Craig’s general research interests include examining the effects of hydration status, nutrition, and dietary supplements on high-intensity intermittent exercise performance; pediatric exercise physiology; and methodologies for assessing body composition.
Jenna A. Bell
Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD
Dr. Jenna A. Bell is a nutrition communications consultant in New York City and the co-author of Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food & Nutrition Guide to Fuel your Active Lifestyle, and Launching Your Dietetics Career. Jenna is also the co-founder of www.swimbikeruneat.com and a 2-time Ironman competitor.
Tom Best
Tom Best, MD, PhD, FACSM
Dr. Best is Professor and Pomerene Chair in Family Medicine at The Ohio State University, Director Division of Sports Medicine, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics, Co-Medical Director, The OSU Sports Medicine Center, Associate Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, and Team Physician - The Ohio State Athletic Department. He is also the current chair of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Ellen Coleman
Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD
Ellen Coleman is a Registered Dietitian who also has a Master's degree in exercise physiology. She has many years of experience as a sports dietitian and has written several books in this area. Past chair of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association (SCAN) and is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD).
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Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS
Dave Ellis was the first President of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Associaiton (CPSDA - www.sportsrd.org). Dave has logged over 30 years of work in athletics, twenty of which were spent in the collegiate ranks before starting his private practice in '01 (www.daveellisbio.com). Few have the diversity of exposures across sports that Dave sees in a year of travels which is why Dave is the Ambassador-at-large for CPSDA. CPSDA is very active on a number of advocacy issues related to properly fueling athletes like the successful deregulation of NCAA Feeding Rules in 2014. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian (RD), Dave is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Master Level V USA Hockey Coach.

Steve Hertzler
Steve Hertzler, PhD, RD
Dr. Steve Hertzler is presently a Senior Research Scientist at Abbott Nutrition. Prior to joining Abbott, Dr. Hertzler was a faculty member at The Ohio State University in the Division of Medical Dietetics in the School of Allied Medical Professions and the Department of Human Nutrition. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Community-Medical Dietetics at Viterbo College in 1988 and his PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota in 1995. He is also a Registered Dietitian with 3 years of clinical experience. Dr. Hertzler is an author on 18 peer-reviewed scientific research articles and 6 book chapters. He is a member of the NSCA, the ACSM, the CPDSA, and the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association (SCAN).
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