Two UCF faculty were recently honored as fellows of the National Academy of Kinesiology, a privilege considered the pinnacle career achievement in the discipline of kinesiology.

Pegasus Professor Jeffrey Stout from the College of Health Professions and Sciences joins the 2021 class alongside the College of Sciences’ Pegasus Professor Peter Hancock. Both are the first academy fellows at UCF; elected fellows have exemplified scholarship and leadership in the discipline throughout their career and have advanced the mission and goals of the academy.

“I am extremely honored to receive this recognition for my work in advancing the field of kinesiology and training the next generation of educators in the field,” Stout says. “I see it as the result that comes when you live your passion, which is what I’ve been doing in my field for over 25 years.”


Hancock specializes in the field of human factors psychology and works closely with the U.S. military. His past committee appointments include the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council’s Committee on Human Factors.

Both will be officially recognized during the academy’s annual meeting in September.

“Jeff is very deserving of this recognition,” says Christopher Ingersoll, founding dean of the College of Health Professions and Sciences. “He has not only been a major contributing scholar to kinesiology, but also helped build a nationally-recognized program here at UCF. His contributions are going to have an impact for decades to come.”