PhD, Walden University; EdD, University of Houston; MEd, Sangamon State University; BS, Southern Connecticut State University

Research Interests

Sport psychology and technology


Dr. Finkenberg is currently interim dean of the College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University. He served as a department chair for 29 years—20 at Stephen F. Austin and nine at California State University, Los Angeles. His responsibilities included kinesiology, health science, athletic training, recreation, and dance programs. He previously worked as an exercise physiologist at NASA, conducting pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight assessments of astronauts. He is now a part-time faculty member at Walden University in the PhD and EdD programs. He teaches EDUC 8005 classes and chairs dissertation committees.