Associate Professor, Jose M. Palao is originally from the warm shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Cartagena, Spain. He completed his licensure as well as his doctorate in Physical Activity and Sport at the University of Granada. For over 14 years, he taught at different Universities in Spain (the Catholic University of Saint Anthony, the University of Alcala, and the University of Murcia). In 2014–2015, he completed a sabbatical at Iowa State University as a visiting scholar. He came to UW–Parkside in 2015 (Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management Department). Currently, he teaches Biomechanics, Research Methods, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Analytics.