Currently a Professor of Exercise & Sport Science, and Professor of Business at Judson University, Dr. Groppel served as the Cofounder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. He is an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, and served as an Adjunct Professor of Management at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for several years. Dr. Groppel has addressed the issue of worksite wellness and performance at such policy events as the United Nations Side Event for Physical Activity and Non-Communicable Disease, three U.S. Congressional Briefings on Worksite Wellness & Health Promotion, and represented the worksite wellness industry at the historic Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities.
Dr. Groppel serves on the Board of Directors of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), and is the Health & Wellness Adviser to the Tennis Industry Association.
A Kilimanjaro climber, after bilateral knee replacements, Dr. Groppel is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine as well as a Fellow in the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Groppel is a Board certified nutritionist, a former Research Associate to the U.S. Olympic Training Center, a former tenured Professor at the University of Illinois, and also served as the Men’s Varsity Tennis Coach at Illinois. He is also a former Vice President on the National Board of Directors of the United States Professional Tennis Association. Dr. Groppel dedicated 16 years of service to the United States Tennis Association as Founding Chairman of the National Sport Science Committee, and is a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association.