An associate professor in the department of kinesiology, Marks can address contemporary sports competition and performance issues, in particular news stories revolving around performance enhancing drugs, such as human growth hormones and the use of steroids.

Derek Marks

 Marks can address topics such as proper nutrition for health and performance and fitness testing and design.

He is the author of “The Oxygen Cost Of Ventilation And Its Effect On The VO2 Plateau: Interpreting VO2max,” a research book which examines how an athlete’s level of fitness can be measured by determining the volume of oxygen he or she consumes while exercising at their maximum capacity.

Marks can be reached at (925) 631-8780 or via e-mail at For assistance in reaching the professor, or with another news topic, please contact Director of Media Relations Mike McAlpin at 925-631-4222 (office), 925-878-9535 (cell) or by email at

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