Maurie Luetkemeier


Emeritus Faculty


Integrative Physiology & Health Science

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University (1988)
  • M.A., Ball State University (1978)
  • B.A., Ball State University (1976)



My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

nutrition, human physiology and exercise physiology

My expertise:

Dr. Luetkemeier’s research and publications focus upon sports drinks, thermoregulation, sweating, and kidney physiology.  He was first to report that skin tattoos had a deleterious on sweat gland function.

Signature course(s):

Human Physiology, Nutrition, and Meals on Wheels.

Recent publications:

  1. M. J. Luetkemeier, J. M. Hanisko, K. M. Aho, Skin Tattoos Alter Sweat Rate and Na+ Concentration. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 49, 1432-1436 (2017).
  2. M. J. Luetkemeier et al., Skin Tattoos Diminishes Sweat Rate During Whole Body Heating. Journal of Applied Physiology 1985, 1033-1038 (2020).