Mark Urtel, Ed.D., is the chair and an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology. He is a youth sport, fitness, and physical activity specialist whose work in expanding impactful opportunities for comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAP) has led to a recasting of the role of a P-12 building physical educator to include all-inclusive opportunities for school-aged youth to become more physically active. He is part of the first cohort of physical activity leaders as selected by SHAPE America and presents trainings nationally; and locally. Urtel has been named as a Boyer Scholar (2008), was inducted into the IU FACET (2009), is a four-time recipient of the IU Trustees Teaching Award, and earned the IUPUI Advocate for Equity in Accessibility Award (2017). He graduated with an undergraduate degree from Canisius College in 1990, Master’s degree from Ball State in 1992, and earned his doctorate from Indiana University in 2003.