MBU Professor Named Chair of State Research Board


Dr. Jessica Stapleton, assistant professor

Dr. Jessica N. Stapleton, assistant professor of health and sport sciences, was recently named Research Chair for the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  Stapleton will relieve Guy Danhoff, assistant professor of health and sport sciences, at the end of his term.

Stapleton joined Missouri Baptist University this fall. She received a Ph.D. in health and exercise science psychology from McMaster University in Ontario.

Stapleton has authored peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, in addition to presentations. Stapleton has worked extensively studying spinal cord injuries. She has worked with many non-profit organizations including: The Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Queen’s University, the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association, Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario, Rick Hansen Institute, International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.