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Dr. Lem Taylor

Professor & Director, Graduate Studies & Director, M.S. in Exercise Physiology Program & Director, Human Performance Lab
Office: Mayborn 2240
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8010900 College St, Box 8010BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4895(254) 295-4895
Subjects Taught: Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. in Exercise, Nutrition, & Preventive Health, Baylor University; M.S. in Exercise Physiology, Texas Christian University; B.S. in Exercise Science, Abilene Christian University

Lem Taylor is a Professor in the School of Exercise & Sport Science and the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and has worked at UMHB since the fall of 2008. Currently, Lem serves as the Director of the Human Performance Lab, the Graduate Program Director for the Exercise Physiology (M.S.) program as well as the Program Coordinator for the Exercise Physiology (B.S.) major in the EXSS department at UMHB.  Lem has published over 175 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, and abstracts in the area of exercise physiology and nutrition.  Lem is currently the Executive Director of the Texas Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) and is also a TACSM Past-President. Lem is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is also a Past-President and a Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).  Lem is an active member of various organizations in the field of sports medicine including the ACSM, TACSM, ISSN, and the NSCA and is on the editorial board or serves as a reviewer of several journals that are associated with these and other organizations. Lem is also an golfer and a form football and rugby player and fan of pretty much all sports.  Lem and his wife Vanessa have three daughters Preslie, Everly, and Harlow and live in Belton.

Research Interests
  • Adapations and responses to both chronic and acute resistance exercise.
  • Effects of pre- and post-exercise dietary protein ingestion in conjunction with resistance training.
  • Molecular responses (signal transduction) to acute resistance and aerobic exercise.
  • Evaluation of potential ergogenic aids and dietary supplements and thier effects on exercise performance and body composition.