Department of Physical Education and Health Education | Springfield College

Department of Physical Education and Health Education

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Diane L. Potter '57 Head Softball Coach, Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Interests
  • Title IX
  • Leadership
  • Physical Education
Kate Bowen head shot
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Korey Boyd
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Men's Lacrosse Coach
Keith Bugbee
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Football Coach
Michael Cerasuolo
Assistant Professor of Health Promotion
Interests
  • Aging and Elderly Health Issues
  • Health Communication Health Promotion
  • Health Inequity and Determinants of Health
  • Vaccine Hesitancy and Science Denial
  • Public Health Pedagogy
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Head Men's Soccer Coach
Thomas Crabill head shot
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Men's Gymnastics Coach
Matthew Davis
Professor of Physical Education
Interests
  • Physical Education Pedagogy
  • Experiential Education
  • Youth Development through Sport
Photo of Thaddeus France in a classroom
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Head Women's Gymnastics Coach
Interests
  • Young adult literature
  • Creative writing
  • Educational gymnastics
Diana Gallagher head shot
Professor of Health Educaiton
Interests
  • Human Sexuality
  • Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents
  • Pedagogy in Health Education

 

Shannon Gifford
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Women's Basketball Coach
Naomi Graves
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Interests
  • Instructional Models for Physical Education
  • Homeschool Physical Education
  • Curriculum development in Physical Education
Steven Groccia
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Wrestling Coach
Jason Holder
Assistant Professor OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Director of the Athletic Leadership Master's Program
Interests
  • Social justice promotion through sport
  • Positive youth development through sport
  • Intergroup dialogue
Jill Kochanek, Springfield College
Professor of Physical Education
Interests
  • Motor learning and control
  • Assessment in physical fitness, motor skills, and sport performance
  • Development of children's fundamental motor skills and brain functions
  • Neuromuscular control and sport performance training
  • Prevention and rehabilitation of sport related injuries
Zhan Liu
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Professor of Physical Education, Graduate Coordinator
Interests
  • Physical Education-Teacher Education
  • Preparing Future Faculty
  • Educational Leadership
Kathy Mangano
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Head Track and Field Coach
Michael Miller
Assistant Professor of Health Education
Interests
  • Human Sexuality
  • Men's Health
Head shot of Susan Milstein
Professor of Physical Education, CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH EDUCATION
Interests
  • Physical education-teacher education, including pre-service teachers' self-efficacy 
  • Occupational socialization and teacher education recruitment
Michelle Moosbrugger
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Head Field Hockey Coach
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Baseball Coach
Mark A. Simeone
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Health Education
Interests
  • Racial inequity in education
  • Transformative and critical pedagogies
  • Experiences of physical education teachers of color
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Qualitative and visual methods
Mara Simon head shot
Assistant Professor of Research and Statistics
Interests
  • Dynamic modeling of health and performance data
  • Collective behavior, cognition, and emotion in team sports
  • GPS monitoring in team sports
Daniel Smith head shot
Assistant Professor of Physical Education Health Education, Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track and Field Coach
Anna Steinman, faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Professor of Physical Education, Men's Volleyball Coach
Interests
  • Data Analysis - Coaching Pedagogy
  • Research in volleyball statistics and techniques, including effective blocking footwork
  • Statistics that directly correlate with point differential
  • History of the height of the volleyball net in men's and women's volleyball
Charlie Sullivan
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Men's and Women's Swimming Coach
John Taffe
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Health Education, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
Interests
  • Sports Leadership
  • Preferred Coaching Styles Within the NCAA
  • Physical Education
Photo of Jenn Thomas by a lacrosse net
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Health Education
Nicole Wassell