Liette Ocker

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology



HKC 212


Dr. Liette Ocker has been a university faculty member for over 15 years. She has worked with students in the classroom, research laboratories, community and abroad. Dr. Ocker earned her Ph.D. from University of Houston, where she studied Research and Measurement in Human Performance. She earned a Masters of Education degree in Sports Administration and Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences at Wichita State University. She has held several faculty positions including Rice University, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, and Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Dr. Ocker has maintained an extensive research agenda across several disciplines including, eating disorders, exercise science, statistics, sport performance, wellness, and sport management. She has over 40 research presentations and 12 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Ocker has been principle investigator and collaborator of several research grants exceeding $65,000. Many of her research projects have included students, developing a more profound learning environment.

While at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Dr. Ocker was the first recipient of the Outstanding Islander award. She was also honored as Junior Faculty of the Year for the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Dr. Ocker has a passion for fitness, training, and triathlons. May 2015 she successfully completed Ironman Texas. In fact, triathlons are a family affair as Dr. Ocker’s husband, Colin, is a two-time Ironman and her two sons, Ethan and Caleb, enjoy competing in triathlons throughout the year.