Phillip D Tomporowski

Areas of Expertise

  • Exercise and cognition
  • Exercise and development
  • Physical Activity Interventions
  • Skill Development


  • Mental Engagement
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Physical Activity and Learning

Academic Affiliations


  •  PhD in Experimental Psychology, 1977
    University of Mississippi


 706-542-4183 (office)

Research Summary

I am the principal investigator of the Physical Activity and Learning Program (PAL), which is a multi-disciplinary project that involves faculty from the Department of Kinesiology and the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Department of Health Promotion and Behavior in the College of Public Health. The PAL program is funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program administered by the Georgia Department of Education. The PAL is an after-school program conducted in two Clarke County elementary schools that will: a) stimulate children’s learning and academic achievement in mathematics and reading; b) increase physical activity levels and health behaviors; and c) promote family involvement in guiding children’s academic and health-related behaviors at home.

Awards and Accolades

Lilly Teaching Fellow,

University of Alabama, 1989

Summer Faculty Research Fellow - USAF

University of Alabama, 1986

Summer Faculty Research -USAF

University of Alabama, 1989

Sarah Moss Fellowship

University of Georgia, 2010

Service-Learning Fellowship

University of Georgia, 2013

Career Center Award

University of Georgia, 2015

Public Service Engaged Scholar Award

University of Georgia, 2016