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The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center was founded in 2008 by Drs. Terry and Jan Todd who served as its co-directors. During the Center’s first decade, Terry Todd watched with great pride as The Center grew into a world-renowned research center and library dedicated to the study of strength, fitness and general sports. In 2018, Dr. Terry Todd passed away.  Learn more about Dr. Terry Todd.

 

LEADERSHIP

Directors

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Jan Todd

Stark Center Director

Jan Todd , Ph.D., the Roy J. McLean Fellow in Sport History - is both a sport historian and a well-known expert on strength training.

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Kim Beckwith

Assistant Director of Stark Center and Assistant Professor of Instruction

Kim Beckwith, Ph.D. is the Assistant Director for the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center and an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the...

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Tolga Ozyurtcu

Assistant Director of the Stark Center and Assistant Professor of Instruction

Tolga Ozyurtcu, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University...

 

 

STARK CENTER

Staff

Our mission-critical tasks of archiving, curation, digitization, exhibit maintenance, and research assistance could not happen without our incredible staff. Kim Beckwith- the Associate Director at the Stark Center – leads our efforts to catalog, sort, and maintain all of our collections.  Our full-time archivists Ryan Blake, Christy Toms, and Geoff Schmalz – along with graduate assistants from the School of Information – help make our collections accessible to researchers from around the world.

 


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Ryan Blake

Digital Archivist

Ryan Blake is a native Austinite and second generation Longhorn with an MSIS and BA in English, both from the University...

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Geoff Schmalz

Archivist

Geoff Schmalz graduated from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1998. He...

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Christy Toms

Digital Archivist

Christy Toms is a native Marylander making Texas her new home. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information...


 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Affiliated Faculty


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John D. Fair

Adjunct Professor

John D. Fair, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas...

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Thomas Hunt

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor

Thomas M. Hunt, J.D., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas...