Biography: Beverly J. Warren
Dr. Beverly J. Warren was appointed Provost of Virginia Commonwealth University on April 1, 2010. Previously, she served as interim dean and dean of VCU's School of Education for five years. She came to VCU in 2000, serving as Professor and Division Head of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Previously, she served as professor and chair at Lander University, Greenwood, S.C., and as associate professor and director of graduate programs at Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C. She also served on the faculty at Auburn University; Smith College (Northampton, MA); and the University of Montevallo (Alabama). Dr. Warren received her B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her M.S. degree from Southern Illinois University. She holds two doctorates, an Ed.D. in Administration of Higher Education from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Auburn University. She has numerous publications in the areas of the treatment of childhood obesity and the physiological parameters of youth fitness. For her research efforts, Dr. Warren received Lander University's Endowed Professorship for 1999-2000. Dr. Warren is currently working with a research team on understanding barriers in the treatment of obesity in adolescents. She has published numerous articles in the areas of childhood obesity and the impact of physical activity on metabolic health, and she has presented more than 75 regional/national/international presentations on a broad range of topics in exercise physiology. Currently, Dr. Warren's research interests focus on issues in urban education including access and success for urban youth, the preparation of teachers for urban environments, and coordination of education through P-20 initiatives. Dr. Warren is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine in 2004 and is a former President of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Warren serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Virginia Literacy Institute and is a board member for the Partnership for People with Disabilities and the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium. Dr. Warren also served as chair of the University's Equity and Diversity Committee and led the initial effort to develop a Five-Year Diversity Plan for Virginia Commonwealth University.
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