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Liz Ackley

Liz Ackley

Brian H. Thornhill Associate Professor of Health and Exercise Science

Roanoke College

Liz Ackley

Dr. Liz Ackley is the Brian H. Thornhill associate professor of health and exercise science at Roanoke College. Through her dual research lines, Dr. Ackley seeks to advance equity in broad community contexts - undergraduate research settings and the community-at-large. As the director of the Center for Community Health Innovation and the Roanoke Valley Community Healthy Living Index, she works closely with area residents to leverage health disparities as catalysts for infrastructure and policy change. She encourages student engagement in service-driven research experiences while actively studying mentoring best practices in undergraduate research. Dr. Ackley received the 2015 “Rising Star” Harris Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and the 2019 “Professional Life Award” from Roanoke College. She received a B.S. in exercise science from the State University of New York at Cortland College, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in health and human performance from Middle Tennessee State University.


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