Karen S. Mazzeo has taught at Bowling Green State University since 1976 in the Schools of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies and Family and Consumer Sciences, courses in Health, Wellness and Physical Fitness. Her current research focuses on Fitness, Stress Management and Peak Performance, working with college students at all levels (freshmen through graduate students) and student athletes to tap into those best performances in the academic setting and on the sports performance field. She has written 14 textbooks and updates for the world market and six Instructor Manuals. She has a private consultancy PERSONAL EXCELLENCE, working with professionals, businesses, and world class athletes on their peak performances. She's been married since 1965 to her college sweetheart, has two married children and one grandchild. Leisure finds her entertaining friends with gourmet meals, nurturing the BGSU Hockey team whose players are from long distances, rollerblading, cycling, strength training, Campus Ministry, and is in charge of sponsorships beautifying her town, Bowling Green, Ohio.