Herbert K. Amato received a B.S. degree in Physical Education with a minor in Athletic Training from WVU, an M.S. degree in Education (major: Physical Education, minor: Secondary Education) from James Madison University; and a Doctor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University. He has served in various academic positions since 1988 at James Madison University and is presently Associate Dean of University Studies. Dr. Amato also serves as co-chair of JMU’s ten-year Reaffirmation/Compliance Certification for Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Steering Commission.