Brigham Young University President Rex E. Lee has announced the appointment of a new dean of the College of Physical Education.
Robert K. Conlee, a professor of physical education and chair of the Department of Physical Education, will replace Elmo S. Roundy, who will be retiring.Joyce S. Harrison and Jay H. Naylor will continue to serve as associate deans.
Conlee received bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU before completing a doctorate in physical education from the University of Iowa in 1975. He was also a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Washington University.
He is a founder, board member and former president of the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and has been an ad hoc member of study sections for the National Institutes of Health on research grants and frailty in the aging.
Conlee has received national recognition for his research on the effects of cocaine on human performance and has published widely in distinguished research journals. His research has been supported by grants from the NIH and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
A member of the BYU faculty since 1977, he has lectured throughout the country on fitness and weight control to private, business and civic organizations as well as for the LDS Church Education System.
Conlee also served as an artillery officer during the Vietnam War, and was the recipient of a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.