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Dr. Lem Taylor
Associate Professor & Director of the M.S.Ed. in Exercise Physiology Program

Subjects Taught

Excercise Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Degrees Earned

Ph.D. in Exercise, Nutrition, & Preventive Health, Baylor University; M.S. in Exercise Physiology, Texas Christian University; B.S. in Exercise Science, Abilene Christian University


Lem Taylor is an Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty member at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and has worked at UMHB since the fall of 2008. Currently, Lem serves as the Graduate Program Director for the Exercise Physiology (MSEd) program as well as the Program Coordinator for the Exercise Physiology (BS) major in the EXSS department at UMHB.  He also serves as the Director of Research of the Human Performance Lab and oversees the Exercise Biochemistry Lab.  He serves on the Research Committee at UMHB as the representative for EXSS. Lem has published over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, and abstracts in the area of exercise physiology and nutrition.  Lem is currently the Executive Director of the Texas Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) and is also a Past-President. Lem is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is also a Past-President and a Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.  Lem is an active member of various organizations in the field of sports medicine including the ACSM, TACSM, ISSN, and the NSCA and is on the editorial board or serves as a reviewer of several journals that are associated with these and other organizations. Lem is also an golfer and has recently retired from playing Division 1 men's rugby for the Fort Worth Rugby Club.  On August 6th, 2011, Lem married his wife Vanessa in Fort Worth, Texas.  Lem, Vanessa and their three daughters Preslie, Everly, and Harlow live in Belton.

Research Interests

  • Adapations and responses to both chronic and acute resistance exercise.
  • Effects of pre- and post-exercise dietary protein ingestion in conjunction with resistance training.
  • Molecular responses (signal transduction) to acute resistance and aerobic exercise.
  • Evaluation of potential ergogenic aids and dietary supplements and thier effects on exercise performance and body composition.