Robert W. Motl is a Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health, affiliate of the Division of Neuroscience, and Director of the Exercise Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Prof. Motl is further chair of the Biomedical and Health Sciences, Institutional Review Board on the University of Illinois campus. Prof. Motl has research interests in the areas of exercise psychology, measurement, and neuroscience for understanding physical activity and exercise in persons with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Prof. Motl received a Bachelors degree from San Diego State University, a Masters degree from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Prof. Motl completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuroscience at the University of Georgia. Prof. Motl has published over 350 papers, and is currently an Associate Editor for Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. Prof. Motl served as a Study Section member and chair for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Committee C: Clinical Care and Rehabilitation. Prof. Motl’s research has been continuously funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Consortium of MS Centers, National Institutes of Health, and Industry.