MARQUETTE - Randall Jensen, a Northern Michigan University professor in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, is the recipient of the 2012 NMU Distinguished Faculty Award for his university and professional contributions.
An NMU faculty member since 1995, Jensen teaches classes in biomechanics, applied exercise physiology, research methods and statistics. He also conducts research on the effect of strength on exercise performance, often assisted by students, and has many related publications and presentations to his credit. He also received the NMU Excellence in Professional Development Award in 2007.
Jensen will be on sabbatical during the 2012-13 academic year, serving as a visiting professor in the department of sport science at the University of Konstanz in Germany. He previously spent a year as a visiting professor at the University of Limerick in Ireland.
NMU hosted the XXVIII International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference in 2010. Jensen was chair of the organizing committee. He also served on the society's board and is now secretary general through 2013.
He received his doctorate in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts in 1991. He also has a master's degree in adult fitness/cardiac rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and a bachelor's in biology/physical education with a physiology emphasis from St. Cloud State University.