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Bio: Hank Williford, Ed.D., FACSM, C-EP

Dr. Hank Williford is a Professor Emeritus at Auburn University Montgomery.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a certified exercise physiologist.  He was awarded the Ida Belle Young Professorship at AUM.  His academic credentials consist of degrees in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Biology from Auburn University, UAB, and The University of Alabama.  He founded the Human Performance Lab at AUM and has presented research in over 15 different countries including Europe and South America.  He has published over 100 manuscripts and has over 200 presentations at scientific conferences. A number of the publications are related to body composition and energy cost of exercise.  He is on the Alabama Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports.  He currently works with firefighter fitness for the City of Montgomery, Mobile, and the Fire College in Tuscaloosa. He has completed over 65 triathlons and several hundred runs from 5K’s to marathon. As a high school biology teacher at Pinson Valley, Alabama he coached wrestling, and his teams won three consecutive state championships. He has been active with the Alabama Obesity Task Force and is currently assisting with the Alabama Physical Activity and Nutrition Plans.     

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