Exercise Science

About Our Faculty

Dr. Emily Houghton
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Expertise 

  • Diversity issues in sports 
  • Sports hiring practices and leadership 
  • Media depictions of student-athletes 
  • Student-athlete medical care 
  • Athletic program social media campaigns 

Education 

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2013 
  • M.S., University of Illinois, Chicago, 2001 
  • B.A., Elmira College, 1997  

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Dr. Emily Houghton is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Gwang-Yon Hwang
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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. Gwang-Yon Hwang is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Susumu Iwasaki
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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. Susumu Iwasaki is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Melissa Knight-Maloney
Chair and Professor of Exercise Science

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. Melissa Knight-Maloney is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Melissa Thompson
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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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Dr. Melissa Thompson is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Adjunct and Visiting Instructors

Marisa Asplund
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
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Jaymee Carozza
Lecturer of Exercise Science
970-247-6326
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Joshua Coon
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7581
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Katrina Cuenca
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
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Jeb Davis
Visiting Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7539
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Suzanne DiSanto
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
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Terene Foutz
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7577
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Robert Graham
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7577
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Susan Graham
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7577
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Keane Hamilton
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
970-247-6979
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Paula Jakubanis
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7402
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Brian Miller
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
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Joseph Morris
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7306
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Kenneth Monger
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
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Scott Sidner
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7585
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Michelle Wilson
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
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Staff

Rotem Ishay
Lab Coordinator
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Carla Weston
Administrative Assistant
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Emeritus Faculty

Jim Cross
Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Dr. Cathy Simbeck
Professor of Exercise Science

Dr. Mary Ann Erickson
Professor of Exercise Science

Dr. Paul Petersen
Professor of Exercise Science