Dr. Stanley Paul Brown is a Professor and Head of Kinesiology at Mississippi State University where his department boasts the newest Ph.D. degree in kinesiology among the member institutions of the Southeastern Conference. Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. (1989) from the University of Southern Mississippi in exercise physiology, working on the effects of resistance exercise training on central cardiac function. He was a faculty member at the University of Mississippi (89-98) and Southwest Baptist University (99-01). He then moved into administration as Department Head and Dean at various institutions of higher learning. Dr. Stanley Paul Brown's current research interest centers on the theoretical construct of the disablement process model (how one progresses from pathology to disability) with regard to functional loss with aging and attenuation of functional loss via exercise intervention.