NSCA Foundation Governance
  • NSCA Foundation Governance
    Learn more about the governance behind the NSCA Foundation.
  • Brian Schilling_2017

    President, Brian K. Schilling, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA

    Dr. Schilling is a Professor and Chair of Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has a background as a strength & conditioning coach and national-level weightlifter. His research primarily concentrates on tactical strength and conditioning. He received the NSCA Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 2010 and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Editorial Excellence Award in 2009. He became a Charter Fellow of the NSCA in 2007.

    Chad Kerksick

    Vice President & Treasurer, Chad Kerksick, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

    Dr. Chad Kerksick is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Director of the Center for Exercise, Nutrition and Performance at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. His research focuses on the impact of exercise and nutritional interventions on health and performance in healthy, competitive and clinical populations in addition to studying cellular responses to resistance training. Dr. Kerksick has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, given over 100 research presentations, authored multiple chapters, and edited two books on sports nutrition topics. In addition to serving on the Foundation Board of Directors, Dr. Kerksick serves on the Executive Council of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Body Composition Special Interest Group and was recently recognized as the State/Provincial Director of the Year by the NSCA.

    Tom Mahoney Secretary, Thomas Mahoney, M. Ed.

    Tom Mahoney serves as the Superintendent at Oregon Community Unit School District in Oregon, IL. He received his Master's degree in educational leadership from Loyola University and his Education Specialist Certification from Western Illinois University. Previously Mr. Mahoney has served as a teacher, coach, strength and conditioning coordinator, and an assistant principal. Mr. Mahoney is also the President and Owner of the Leadership Academy, an organization that supports the leadership development of teachers and administrators.

    Matthew Stock

    Matt S. Stock, Ph.D., CSCS,*D

    Dr. Matt S. Stock is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and directs the Applied Physiology Laboratory. Dr. Stock obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. His research interests include resistance training adaptations, neuromuscular physiology, aging, and disuse. He has published over 60 original, peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals such as the European Journal of Applied Physiology, Muscle & Nerve, and Experimental Gerontology. Dr. Stock is an active member of International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, the American Physiological Society, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2017, he was named the NSCA Educator of the Year. Dr. Stock worked at Texas Tech University from 2012-2016, and was awarded the university’s New Faculty Award and the Teaching Spotlight Award. He views the research process as a way to facilitate classroom learning, and enjoys spending time in the laboratory while working with students on their research projects.

    Margaret Jones

    Margaret T. Jones, PhD, CSCS,*D, FACSM, FNSCA

    Margaret T. Jones is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology and an affiliate of the Center for Sports Performance at George Mason University. She holds degrees from the University of Tennessee (BA), the University of Houston (MEd), and the University of Georgia (PhD), and completed a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University. Past experience includes 15 years at Springfield College as Director of the Strength and Conditioning Master’s degree program and Director of Strength and Conditioning for Intercollegiate Athletics, where she supervised program design and implementation for 500 athletes from 24 sports. An active member of the NSCA since 1995, Dr. Jones received the NSCA Educator of the Year Award in 2008, and Fellow of the NSCA (FNSCA) in 2012. Currently, she serves as a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and an Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Dr. Jones’ research uses resistance exercise to address questions related to human performance and athlete health. She has authored many publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and has presented consistently at regional, national, and international conferences. She holds NSCA CSCS,*D and USA Weightlifting Level I certifications.

    Nicole Dabbs

    Dr. Nicole Dabbs

    Dr. Nicole Dabbs is currently an Associate Professor at California State University, San Bernardino in the department of Kinesiology. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. Her Ph.D. is in Kinesiology from The University of Mississippi. Her research interests include neuromuscular facilitation, adaptation, and recovery during sports performance as well as kinematics and kinetics during sport movements. She has been an active member of the NSCA since 2008 and has served as the chair of the Women’s Committee and is a member on the Membership Committee. She is a reviewer for three of NSCA’s journals, JSCR, SCJ, and NSCA’s coaching journal.

    Spending Policy

    On January 15th of each year, the average of the NSCAF assets over the previous twelve quarters will be calculated. An amount equal to 5% of that average will be dedicated to funding of scholarships and grants for that year.

    Click here to view the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) Investment Policy Statement.

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    Click here to view the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) Articles of Incorporation.

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