V. Gregory Payne is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at San Jose State University, USA. He formerly served as the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts and as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology. Payne is a specialist in human motor development with interests ranging from aging and physical activity to children's sports and fitness. He received a BS degree from Western Illinois University and later received that institution's Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned an MA from the University of Iowa and his PED from Indiana University. Payne worked for the Venezuelan Ministry of Education as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Venezuela following college. As a human motor development researcher and educator, Payne has produced over 170 publications, including numerous refereed articles and 19 editions of five books, and has made nearly 300 presentations throughout the world. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and was a member of the task force that developed the NASPE National Physical Education Standards. The many honors and awards Payne has received include being selected International Professor of the Year at SJSU, receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the prestigious Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Research Writing Award for research involving children's physical activity and cardiovascular endurance. He has held offices in several organizations including President of NASPE and Chair of the Motor Development Academy. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and the Research Consortium of AAHPERD (SHAPE America), has chaired two editorial boards, and has reviewed for many journals. Larry D. Isaacs is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Exercise Physiology Program, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University, USA. Isaacs received both his BS and MS degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he specialized in human motor development and also developed a strong interest in both human physiology and exercise physiology. Following four years of public school teaching, Isaacs attended the University of Maryland and received his doctorate in 1979. He continues to serve as a reviewer for many scholarly journals. In addition, he has published numerous scholarly articles and has authored, coauthored, and contributed to 21 textbooks. He is certified with the American College of Sports Medicine (Certified Exercise Physiologist) and was awarded Research Fellow status by AAHPERD/SHAPE. In addition, he has received the Wright State University Presidential Recognition award for research. Isaacs continues to work part-time as a clinical exercise physiologist at Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where he works with both cardiac and pulmonary patients.
Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach takes an applied approach to examining fundamental movement skill acquisition leading up to childhood and provides relatable examples on how all domains of human development impact further development and/or inhibit development of movement skills across the lifespan. The textbook provides a foundation of understanding that can be utilized by undergraduate students pursuing professions in physical therapy, occupational, physical education, applied behaviour analysis, etc. -Marquell Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach explores motor development as it relates to the other domains of human development - and it is the only book to do that! It is key to understanding how humans learn how to move in the context of their general development, and the importance of movement across the lifespan. -Priscila Cacola, University of Texas at Arlington