Dr. Mark Beattie
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Current Issues & Trends in the Sports Industry

Education

  • Ph.D, Sport Management, The Ohio State University, 2019
  • M.S., Sport Management, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • B.S., Business Administration, Seton Hall University, 2008

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Dr. Tapati Dutta
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Global health disparities
  • Health policies and prevention behavior (vaccines and other prevention methods)
  • Community engagement and intersectionalities in public health among marginalized populations
  • HIV and cervical cancer prevention 
  • Qualitative and mixed-methods in socio-behavioral research

Education

  • Ph.D., Public Health, Indiana University, 2019
  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, 2018
  • Masters in Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, India, 2014
  • Diploma in Participatory Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 2014
  • M.A. Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India, 1998
  • B.S.W., Visva-Bharati University, India, 1996

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Dr. Gwang-Yon Hwang
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Expertise

  • Adapted Exercise
  • Exercise Program for General and Special Populations
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Disability Sport and Studies
  • Research Design & Development

Education

  • Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2015
  • M.S., Korea University, 2005
  • B.S., Hallym University, 1997

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Dr. Susumu Iwasaki
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Expertise

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Research Design and Evaluation

Education

  • Ph.D., Sport Psychology, University of Kansas, 2015
  • M.Ed., Physical Education, Ibaraki University, 2005
  • B.S., Sport Culture, Ibaraki University, 2002

 

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Dr. Melissa Knight-Maloney
Associate Dean / Division Coordinator
Professor of Health Sciences

Expertise

  • Diabetes and sports performance
  • Exercise physiology
  • Exercise science research design & development 
  • Exercise science testing and statistics
  • Exercise testing and prescription
  • Hyperoxia and exercise 

Education

  • Ph.D., The University of New Mexico, 1999
  • M.S., The University of New Mexico, 1993
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1989

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Dr. Jennifer Lowell
Chair & Associate Professor of Public Health

Expertise

  • Biology
  • Public Health

Education

  • Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2007
  • M.S., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2000
  • B.S., The University of Arizona, 1995

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Dr. Sara Newman
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Sociocultural Aspects of Public Health
  • Public Health and Public Lands
  • Qualitative Health Research
  • Health and Nature
  • Mixed Methods

Education

  • PhD, University of Colorado Denver, Health and Behavioral Sciences, 2018
  • MSPH, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions, 2011
  • BA, Biology and Anthropology, University of Denver, 2007

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Dr. Maggie Shields
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Health Promotion
  • Stress Reduction
  • Mental Health

Education

  • PhD in Health Promotion and Health Education from the University of Alabama
  • MS in Nutrition from Central Washington University
  • BS in Nutrition from Central Washington University

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Dr. Phil Shuler
Professor of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental Health
  • Food Safety
  • Soil Science

Education

  • Ph.D Oregon State University
  • M.S. University of Kentucky
  • B.S. University of Delaware

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Scott Sidner
Adjunct Instructor of Health Sciences

Expertise and Interests

  • Cultural diversity in adventure education
  • Recreation policy on public lands
  • U.S. Environmental history

Education

  • M.A., American Studies (Environmental History), University of Hawaii, Manoa, Oahu
  • Teacher Certification, Secondary Social Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 1994
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado 1995
  • B.A., Recreation Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado, 1984
  • A.A., Outdoor Studies, Colorado Mountain College, Leadville, Colorado, 1981

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Dr. Melissa Thompson
Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Expertise

  • Biomechanics
  • Neuromechanics
  • Human gait (walking and running)

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2014
  • M.S., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005

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Full-time Instructors

Jaymee Carozza
Lecturer of Health Sciences
970-247-6326
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Jeb Davis
Visiting Instructor of Health Sciences
970-247-7539
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Adjunct faculty

Joshua Coon
Adjunct Instructor of Health Sciences
970-247-7584
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Suzanne DiSanto
Adjunct Instructor of Health Sciences
970-247-7165
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Robert Graham
Adjunct Instructor of Health Sciences
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Susan Graham
Adjunct Instructor of Health Sciences
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Keane Hamilton
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
970-247-6979
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Paula Jakubanis
Adjunct Instructor of Health Sciences
970-247-7402
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Kenneth Monger
Adjunct Instructor of Health Sciences
970-247-7577
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Kendra Swackenberg
Adjunct Instructor of Health Sciences
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Michelle Wilson
Adjunct Instructor of Health Sciences
970-247-7446
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Staff

Rotem Ishay
Lab Coordinator
970-247-7481
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Kara Wauneka
Administrative Assistant
970-247-7577
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Emeritus Faculty

Jim Cross
Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Dr. Cathy Simbeck
Professor of Health Sciences

Dr. Mary Ann Erickson
Professor of Health Sciences

Dr. Paul Petersen
Professor of Health Sciences