The UNC Greensboro Department of Kinesiology is proud to announce that Dr. Michael Hemphill is the 2020-2021 recipient of the HUMARTS Award. The HUMARTS (Hennis, Ulrich, McGee Assisting Research, Teaching and Service) Award was established by Dr. Celeste Ulrich, a retired Professor of the School of Health and Human Performance (HHS), and Dean Emerita of the College of Human Development and Performance at the University of Oregon. This award is to recognize the professional capabilities and contributions of the professoriate in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of HHS at UNCG.
Dr. Hemphill is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology who came to UNCG in Fall 2016. During his time here, Dr. Hemphill has demonstrated a significant commitment to service, teaching, and research. He co-led a book club in Kinesiology around Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Anti-Racist, served as co-chair of the UNCG Faculty Senate Equity Task Force, is co-editing a special issue on Black scholarship for the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, and serves on various committees at UNCG and professional organizations. He advises students in the EdD in KIN and CYSD Master’s Programs and, in recognition of his community engaged scholarship, Dr. Hemphill received the prestigious Ernest Lynton Award.