The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation is proud to announce the 22nd installment of their Distinguished Lecturer Series Oct. 12 with Dr. Ronald Wagner presenting “What SEMO Taught Me – Three Lessons Learned on Realizing Your Full Potential.”
The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom B. There is no charge for admission.
Wagner, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from Southeast in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in health management with an emphasis in athletic training. He has more than 18 years of experience as a Board of Certification (BOC) certified athletic trainer. He has served as an athletic trainer at all levels of competition, from youth sports to the Olympic Games.
In 2014, he founded Athleticare Sports Health Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization seeking to create safer high school sports programs. Athleticare provides affordable and sustainable athletic training services to underserved high schools through its Athletic Training Fellowship program.
Wagner is also the founder and chief executive officer of Relearnit, Inc., an online program management company that provides marketing research and strategy, lead generation, enrollment services, and instructional design to help colleges and universities grow their enrollments.
Aside from his entrepreneurial and philanthropic activities, Wagner has served as a tenured associate professor of exercise science and sports studies at California University of Pennsylvania (CALU) since January 2005. While there, he completed a one-year appointment as interim dean of graduate studies and research. Wagner has also served on the faculty at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, the University of Tennessee-Martin, the University of Arkansas- Fayetteville, and Eastern Kentucky University. He received a Master in Science in physical education from Eastern Kentucky University in 1999, a Master of Science in instructional technology in 2011, and doctoral degree in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas in 2003.
Wagner has a passion for helping others realize their potential. His goal as an educator and entrepreneur is to inspire others by encouraging active learning and promoting a love for lifelong learning. He has delivered lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to sports medicine, distance education and instructional technology.