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Jo Safrit ’57 was the Virginia Horne Henry Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as professor and chair at American University in Washington, D.C. Specializing in measurement and evaluation in exercise science, she is an emerita member of the Kinesiology Academy, the Measurement and Evaluation Society, and was a member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Science Board, and the Measurement and Evaluation Section of AERA. She published several text books in her area of specialization and numerous articles in research journals. Every few years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison sponsors a Safrit Lecture in her honor.