Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Thomas Pate has taught college and university courses in Kinesiology for the last 35 years.  He was born in Lawton, Oklahoma and grew up in Houston, Texas.  He is married to Sheri Pate.  Both his wife, Sheri, and his and their son, David Blacklock, graduated from St. Edward’s University.  Dr. Pate earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1995.  He grew up near the Astrodome and is a big Astros fan.  Dr. Pate played basketball collegiately at Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College and Southwestern University where he received his undergraduate degree.  He earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas and his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

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AA from Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College
BS from Southwestern Texas
MS from Texas Southern University
PHD from University of Texas