Peter Weyand, Ph.D., has been appointed Glenn Simmons Endowed Professor in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics by Dean David J. Chard.
Weyand, an internationally renown researcher in human running performance, teaches and directs SMU’s Locomotor Performance Laboratory. The professorship was endowed by the Simmons family in honor of Harold C. Simmons’ brother, Glenn, and Weyand’s appointment is for five years.
'I hope to be able to use the position to enhance the impact of our departmental and laboratory research and educational efforts,' Weyand says. 'This will allow me to initiate a variety of strategic outreach efforts that would not be possible without it.'