William J. Duey, PhD

Professor of Human Performance

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Duey teaches freshmen seminar, fitness and wellness for life and several other courses in the department of human performance. His vocational mission is to cultivate communities of wholeness and wellness.

He is very involved with the service learning program on local and international levels. Dr. Duey encourages students to engage in service learning projects as they involve their fellow peers. He joined Concordia’s faculty in 1999.


  • PhD, Exercise Physiology, University of Tennessee; Knoxville, Tenn.
  • MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Tennessee; Knoxville, Tenn.
  • BS, Physical Education, Eastern Illinois University; Charleston, Ill.  

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • Fit-2-Serve: Learning Journal, July 2008.
  • Fit-2-Serve: Bible Study, July 2008.
  • Fit-2-Serve: The Journey Begins, July 2007.
  • “Fit to Serve,” Lutheran Education Journal, 2007.
  • “Introducing Project CARE: A Collaborative Health Ministry Effort,” Lutheran Education Journal, 2003.
  • “Cardiovascular and Metabolic Costs of Forward, Backward and Lateral Motion,” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, September 1998.
  • “Skeletal Muscle Fiber Type and Capillary Density in College-aged Blacks and Whites,” Annals of Human Biology, June 1997.
  • “Cardiovascular and Plasma Catecholamine Response to Static Exercise in Normotensive Blacks and Whites,” Ethnicity and Health, June 1997.
  • “Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise in Sprinters and Distance Runners,” Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, July 1995.
  • “Cardiovascular and Plasma Catecholamine Responses to Exercise in Blacks and Whites,” Hypertension, October 1992.

Selected Grants:

  • Thrivent: “Mind and Eyes Opened: Hand Extended,” Youth Leadership Initiative, $94,260, 2005.
  • Lifefitness: “Predicting Aerobic Capacity during Submaximal Treadmill Exercise,” $10,750, 2003.
  • Lifefitness: “Caloric Expenditure for a Prototype Adjustable Stride Cross Trainer,” $8,500, 2003.
  • Wheat Ridge Ministries: “Concordia University’s System Council for Physical Activity and Wellness Project CARE,” $35,000, 2003-2005.
  • Lifefitness: “Predicting Aerobic Capacity during Submaximal Recumbent Cycle Ergometry,” $8,000, 2002.
  • LIfefitness: “Predicting Aerobic Capacity during Upright Cycle Ergometry,” $8,000, 2002.
  • Lifefitness: “Caloric Energy Expenditure Study for Prototype Stepper," $10,000, 2001.
  • Wheat Ridge Ministries: “Concordia Community Wholeness Program,” $20,000, 2001-2003.