Zachary Riley, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the graduate program in the Department of Kinesiology. His background is rooted in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and neuroscience. Riley’s primary interest is in Neuroscience and how it relates to movement. His research focuses on how to accelerate motor skill learning through non-invasive brain stimulation techniques by studying tasks that are recreational (dart-throwing), clinical (Purdue Pegboard Test), and athletic (free throw shooting) related. The lab has a strong commitment to undergraduate research and typically has anywhere from 10 to 15 graduate and undergraduate students engaged in research at any one time.