Ph. D., Michigan State University
M.Sc., Michigan State University
B. S., Escuela Nacional de Entrenadores Deportivos
Research and academic interests
Concussions in children practicing contact sports, injury mechanisms in martial arts, fitness field-testing in martial arts, community-based and service-learning experiences.
Aging and Exercise
Physiology of Exercise
Anatomical and Physiological Kinesiology
Wellness Programming and Program Management
American College of Sports Medicine (Mid Atlantic Regional Chapter)
International Society of Biomechanics in Sport
University and community service
WNMU Assessment Committee
Kinesiology Club faculty advisor
Get Fit Seniors Program
Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED Instructor
Water Safety Instruction
Papers and publications
Narvaez, M. (2012) .The Relationship of BMI and Experience on Anaerobic Power in Martial Artists, a Pilot Study”. ACSM Southwest Chapter Annual Meeting. Newport Beach, CA.
Narvaez, M., Rotich, W., Zhang, X., Watson, C. & Turton, A. (2011) A Community-based learning experience, reaching out to the community. ACSM Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Harrisburg, PA.
Thompson, J., Lombardi, A., Narvaez, M. and Rotich (2011). Validity of a Kicking Test in Martial Arts to Estimate Anaerobic Power, a Pilot Study. ACSM Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Harrisburg, PA.
Narvaez, M. (2009). Physical activity as a preventive measure for falls. Conference on Aging Issues “Nurturing our livable communities”, Alfred, NY.
Hobbies and personal interests
Photography, hiking, backpacking, swimming, taekwondo, playing guitar.
Al andar se hace camino
Y al volver la vista atrás
Se ve la senda que nunca
Se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante no hay camino sino estelas en la mar. ~ Antonio Machado
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost