Exercise Science

About Our Faculty

Jim Cross
Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Expertise

  • Exercise physiology
  • Science of sport performance
  • Sport ethics
  • Coaching
  • Sport as art
  • Sport sociology
  • Sport in film

Education

  • M.S., Queens College, 1983
  • B.S., Springfield College, 1974 

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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. 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
Professor & Chair 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. Cathy Simbeck
Professor of Exercise Science

Expertise:

  • Adapted exercise/adapted physical education/adapted aquatics
  • Coaching (basketball, volleyball) 
  • K-12 physical education 

  • Learning communities
  • Civic engagement
  • Self defense

Education:

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s University, 2008 
  • M.A., Physical Education, California State University at Northridge, 1983 
  • B.A., Physical Education, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1975 

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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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Adjunct and Visiting Instructors

Jaymee Carozza
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
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Joshua Coon
Visiting Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7581
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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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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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Daniel Mummert
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-6976
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Dwayne Perry
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7306
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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

Carla Weston
Administrative Assistant
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