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School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership Information

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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 Nutrition and Exercise Science
Interests
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Food security and health equity,
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
Chelsea Allison, Springfield College
Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Interests
  • Psychological skills in sport psychology
  • Social issues in sport
  • Coach development and education
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Professor of Athletic Training, Director of Athletic Training Program
Interests
  • Clinical Education
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Critical Thinking
  • Clinical Decision Making
Mary Barnum, Exercise Science and Sport Studies Faculty Member
Athletic Training Program Director, Associate Professor of Athletic Training
Interests
  • Athletic Training Education
  • Faculty Socialization
  • Mentoring
  • Burnout
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Assistant Professor
A photo of Jan Bethea
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 Sport Management
Interests
  • Innovation in sport marketing
  • Sustainability in sport marketing and sponsorship
  • Creativity in sport management education
Wen-hao "Winston" Chou head shot
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
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Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Men's Gymnastics Coach
Matthew Davis
Administrative Associate, Office of the Dean
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Defensive Coordinator of Football Program
Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Head Athletic Trainer
Barclay Dugger
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Interests
  • Use of mental skills in strength and conditioning
  • Coaching efficacy and education
  • Youth physical and mental performance
Adam Feit
Assistant Professor of Strength and Conditioning, Graduate Program Director for Strength and Conditioning
Interests
  • Strength and Conditioning Internship Education
  • Effective Coaching Behaviors
  • Load Management
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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
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Professor of Health Educaiton
Interests
  • Human Sexuality
  • Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents
  • Pedagogy in Health Education

 

Shannon Gifford
Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Chair of the Department of Sport Management and Recreation
Interests
  • Women in sport
  • Community-engagement
  • College athletic administration
  • Social justice
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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
Dean, School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership, Professor of Athletic Training
M Susan Guyer
Professor of Exercise Science, Program Director of Exercise Physiology
Interests
  • Lifestyle interventions
  • Chronic kidney disease and hypertension
  • Decreasing sedentary behavior
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Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Wrestling Coach
Jason Holder
Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Graduate program DIRECTOR FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
Interests
  • Effects of music in sport and exercise
  • Psychophysiology of exercise
  • Attentional focus during sport and exercise
  • Exercise behavior

 

Head shot of Jasmin Hutchinson
Assistant Professor of Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation
Interests
  • Community Integration
  • Universal Access
  • Experiential Education
  • Inclusive Recreation
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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 Exercise Science
Interests
  • Social motivational processes in sport and physical activity
  • Peer/teammate relationships in youth sport
  • Peer motivational climate and athlete well-being
  • Socioenvironmental ties to athlete burnout
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Assistant Professor of Recreation Management
Interests
  • Youth Sport Equity
  • Community Recreation
  • Youth Development Practices
  • Sport Social Theory
Head shot of Willette Middleton
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Head Track and Field Coach
Michael Miller
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, Fieldwork Coordinator
Interests
  • Healthcare Simulation 
  • Educational Technology 
  • Concussion Evaluation and Treatment 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Interprofessional Education
Matt Mills head shot
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
Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Chair of the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Interests
  • Gender and sexuality in sport and physical activity
Headshot of Elizabeth Mullin
Professor of Exercise Science
Liz O'Neill, faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Head Field Hockey Coach
Assistant Professor Exercise Science
Interests
  • Effects of anabolic steroids 
  • Impact of exercise on reproductive health 
  • Advanced resistance training methods 
  • Validity of exercise science research 
  • Genetic outcomes in muscle physiology
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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Interests
  • Biomechanics and Motor Performance
  • Physical Literacy
  • Motor Competence
  • Physical Activity Promotion
Jared Ramer head shot
Associate Professor of Recreation Management, Program Director of Recreation Management, Fall 2022 Interim Honors Program Director
Interests
  • Community recreation
  • Recreation program evaluation
  • Population of Latin Americans living in the United States Quality of life
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Ariel Rodríguez, Springfield College
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, Athletic Trainer
Interests
  • Work-life balance challenges among athletic trainers
  • Factors surrounding athletic trainer professional development and professional service activities
  • Athletic trainer retention
Kelsey M. Rynkiewicz
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
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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
Director of East Campus and Outdoor Programs
Ben Taylor
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
Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Graduate Program Director for Strength and Conditioning
Brian Thompson, faculty member in the strength and conditioning program
Associate Director of East Campus and Outdoor Programs
Angela Veatch
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Health Education
Nicole Wassell
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, Athletic Trainer
Head shot of Madison Whitney
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training, Coordinator of Clinical Education
A head shot of Brett Winston, faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Interests
  • Stadium Quality / Sportscape
  • Sport Team Branding
  • Sports and Business Analytics
Daigo Yazawa, Springfield College