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    Garth Babcock, PhD, ATC

    Program Director, Athletic Training Program
    PEC 237
    Phone: 509.359.2427
    Fax: 509.359.2427

    Academic Information
    • 2000 PhD Adapted Physical Education - Texas Woman's University
    • 1992 MS Exercise Science and Sports Medicine - Brigham Young University
    • 1990 BS Physical Education - Brigham Young University

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest
    Babcock joined the Eastern Washington University faculty in the fall of 1998 as the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) director. He, with the help and support of the faculty and staff of the ATEP, was able to move the program to become accredited by the commission on accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in October of 2002.

    Babcock currently serves as the Research, Foundations and Grants Committee representative for the Washington State Athletic Trainers Association and on the Critical Issues Committee for the Adapted Physical Activity Council of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. His research interests are in the area of injury statistics in disability sport and performance enhancements in special populations. He served as a volunteer athletic trainer for the 1996 Paralympics Games in Atlanta, Ga.

    Susan Beam

    Secretary Senior
    PEC 200
    Phone: 509.359.2341
    Fax: 509.359.2341
    Curriculum Vitae

    Christi Brewer, PhD, CSCS

    Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
    PEC 244
    Phone: 509-359-2485
    Fax: 509-359-2485

    Academic Information

    Exercise Science Internship Packet Instructions

    Matthew Chase, PhD

    Co-Chair, Physical Education, Health and Recreation Department
    PEC 249
    Phone: 509.359.7964
    Fax: 509.359.7964

    Academic Information
    • BS, Oregon State University
    • MS, University of Oregon
    • PhD, Gonzaga University

    Christopher Cindric, MA

    Progam Director, EWU Challenge Course; Senior Lecturer
    PEC 236
    Phone: 509.359.4535
    Fax: 509.359.4535

    Academic Information
    • BA, Radford University
    • MA, University of Colorado, Denver

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest
    • Outdoor Recreation, Experiential Education

    Alan Coelho, EdD

    Co-Chair, Physical Education, Health and Recreation Department
    PEC 251
    Phone: 509.359.4328

    Academic Information
    • BA, Exercse Science - Fresno State
    • MA, Exercise Science - Fresno State
    • EdD, Kinesiology (specializing in mechanical/anatomical) - University of Northern Colorado

    Tek B. Dangi, PhD

    Lecturer, Recreation and Tourism Management
    PEC 232
    Phone: 509-359-6040
    Fax: 509-359-6040

    Academic Information

    Personal Background / Areas of Interest

    Dr. Dangi's specialization and research interests include sustainable ecotourism, sustainable community-based tourism (with a focus on justice, ethics and equity), host-guest interactions in tourism communities, youth sports, and positive youth developoment.  He also has professional experience in tourism destination management, marketing and promotion.  Dr. Dangi has published in peer-reviewed journals including conferences, and has published a couple of research briefs on positive youth development.  He has a passion for outdoors such as hiking, camping, and fishing.  Born in Nepal and having held a position of CEO in the national tourism organization of Nepal prior to moving to the US for studies, Dr. Dangi blends in him a unique combination of academic and profesional skills in tourism, recreation and hospitality fields.

    John Parry Gerber, PhD, PT, ATC

    Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Education Program
    PEC 230
    Phone: 509-359-7967
    Fax: 509-359-7967

    Academic Information

    Jon Hammermeister, PhD

    Professor, Physical Education, Health and Recreation
    PEC 231
    Phone: 509.359.7968
    Fax: 509.359.7968
    Curriculum Vitae

    Academic Information
    • PhD, University of Idaho

    Professional Background/Areas of interest
    • Psychosocial aspects of sport, exercise and health


    Chadron Hazelbaker, ATC, CSCS, PhD

    Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
    PEC 235
    Phone: 509.359.4539
    Fax: 509.359.4539

    Academic Information

    Professional Background /Areas of interest

    Jeremy Jostad, Ph.D

    Program Director - Outdoor Recreation
    PEC 243
    Phone: 509.359.7097
    Fax: 509.359.7097

    Academic Information

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest:

    Carri Kreider, EdD

    Program Director, Health and Fitness Program
    PEC 239
    Phone: 509.359.4707
    Fax: 509.359.4707

    Academic Information

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest:

    Nate Lawton, MS, CSCS

    Emergency Response Coordinator
    PEC 228
    Phone: 509.359.2508
    Fax: 509.359.2508

    Academic Information

    Professional Background /Areas of interest:


    Colleen Mastel

    Program Support Supervisor
    PEC 252
    Phone: 509.359.7961
    Fax: 509.359.7961
    Curriculum Vitae

    Jeni McNeal, PhD

    Program Director, Exercise Science
    PEC 250
    Phone: 509.359.2872
    Fax: 509.359.2872

    Academic Information
    • 1993 BS, Physical Education - Eastern Washington University
    • 1996 MS, Exercise and Sport Science - University of Utah
    • 2000 PhD, Exercise and Sport Science, minor statistics and research methods, emphasis pediatric physiology -  University of Utah

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest:
    McNeal's research is primarily focused on performance analysis and enhancement in elite and talent-selected athletes. She currently is the lead strength and conditioning consultant for the USA Diving National Team, and is the vice-chair of research for the US Elite Coaches Association for Women's Gymnastics. Recent research interests have included vibration-assisted stretching, potentiation training, and strength and power assessment. In her spare time, she prefers to be in the outdoors, training and competing in adventure racing, or working on her collection of handstand photos taken in front of famous monuments. 

    Inlander Article(June 7, 2012):  We can see Injuries Before They Happen


    Exercise Science Internship Packet Instructions

    Emily Messina, PhD, CTRS

    Program Director, Therapeutic Recreation
    PEC 233
    Phone: 509.359.6545
    Fax: 509.359.6545

    Academic Information

    Laurie Morley, EdD

    PEC 245
    Phone: 509.359.2312
    Fax: 509.359.2312

    Academic Information

    Professional Background/Areas of Interests:

    The integration of the following curriculum models within physical education:

    Sarah E. Mount, Ed.D.

    Program Director, Public Health
    PEC 241
    Phone: 509.359.4308
    Fax: 509.359.4308

    Academic Information


    Jacob Rehm, MS

    Director, URC Fitness Center
    URC 211B
    Phone: 509.359.4017
    Fax: 509.359.4017

    Academic Information

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest:


    Penny Rose

    Operations Manager
    PEC 248
    Phone: 509.359.7969
    Fax: 509.359.7969
    Curriculum Vitae

    Katie Taylor, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
    PEC 247
    Phone: 509.359.7960
    Fax: 509.359.7960

    Academic Information:

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest:

    Research interests are focused around physical activity and resilience on quality of life in people with inflammatory bowel disease. 

    Annika Vahk, MS

    PEC 242
    Phone: 509.359.7069
    Fax: 509.359.7069

    Barbara Brock, EdD

    Emeritus Faculty - Retired June 2013

    Academic Information
    • BS, Graceland College
    • MA, University of Iowa
    • EdD, Indiana University

    John Cogley, EdD

    Emeritus Faculty - Retired June 2011
    Phone: 509.993.7430
    Fax: 509.993.7430

    Academic Information
    • BA, Iowa State University
    • MA, University of Iowa
    • EdD, University of Northern Colorado

    Paul Green, EdD

    Emeritus Faculty - Retired 2015

    Academic Information
    • BA, Eastern Washington University
    • MA, University of Northern Colorado
    • EdD, University of Oregon

    Scott Melville, PhD

    Emeritus Faculty - Retired June 2012

    Academic Information

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest: 

    Wendy Repovich, PhD, FACSM

    Retired Faculty - June 2016
    Phone: 509.359.7960

    Academic Information

    Dr. Repovich joined the department in 1991, as the Exercise Science Program director. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is actively involved in the Northwest regional chapter. She has presented research on the local, regional, national and international level. Current research interest area is body composition and its relationship to the immune system. 


    Exercise Science Internship Packet Instructions

    Contact Information

    Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation
    200 PEB
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2341
    fax: 509.359.4833

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