James Madison University

PHOTO: Dr. Elizabeth Edwards

Dr. Liz Edwards

  • Office: Godwin 309
  • Phone: 540-568-5220
  • Email: edwardes@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2302
    Department of Kinesiology
    Harrisonburg, VA  22807


  • B.S. University of Miami
  • M.S. University of Miami
  • Ph.D. University of Miami

Undergraduate Teaching Area:

  • Exercise Science

Graduate Teaching Area:

  • Exercise Science

Research Interest:

  • Dr. Liz Edwards is the Executive Director of the Morrison-Bruce Center.  Dr. Edwards' research focuses on the determinants of physical activity participation and how they may differ between genders.  Her studies have examined the relationships among self-reported physical activity, physical fitness, motor competence, and perceived self-competence, as well as the enjoyment of and adherence to differing exercise protocols.
  • PubMed Listings


  • Family
  • Outdoor activities: Hiking, snowboarding, sailing, golfing
  • College football



  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
  • January 12
    Classes meet as scheduled
  • January 19
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Classes do not meet.
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break.
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Welcome from Kinesiology

PHOTO: Chris Womack

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology! Kinesiology involves the study of human movement and our faculty and students do so from a physiological, biomechanical, and psychosocial perspective. More >