Meet the Faculty
Priscilla Gilliam MacRae
Professor of Sports Medicine
Director of Motor Behavior Laboratory
Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 195
Phone: (310) 506-4162
- Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center, 1985
- Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Texas at Austin, 1984
- M.S., Exercise Science, University of Arizona, 1979
- B.S., Physical Education/Kinesiology, Pepperdine University, 1978
- Introduction to the Exercise Sciences (SPME 110)
- Human Anatomy (SPME/BIOL 230)
- Neuroscience and Motor Control (SPME410)
- Research Methods in Sports Medicine and Nutrition (MATH 317)
- Motor Learning and Development (SPME250)
- Recognition Award from Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in 2011
- Endowed Professorship - Frank R. Seaver Professor of Natural Science
- Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence
- Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)
- Keynote Speaker, V World Congress on Physical Activity, Aging, and Sport
- Exercise effects on physical and cognitive function
- Aging effects on motor control
- Exercise training to promote independence, decrease disability and reduce health care costs in older adults
- How to optimize motor skill acquisition across the lifespan
- Francis, K.L., MacRae P.G., Spirduso, W.W., & Eakin, T. (2012). The effects of age and practice on precision pinch force control. Current Aging Science, 5 (1), 2-12.
- Feltner, M.E & MacRae, P.G. (2011). Time course of changes in novice jumpers' countermovement vertical jump performance. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 112(1), 228-242.
- Spirduso, W.W., Francis, K.L. & MacRae, P.G. (2005). Physical Dimensions of Aging, 2nd edition. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.
- MacRae, P.G. (2001). Addressing the physical activity needs of the oldest-old. Healthy and Active Aging, 7, 79-101.