Health Sciences Department - About Our Faculty

About Our Faculty

Dr. Christopher Dickerson
Visiting Instructor of Public Health

Areas of expertise

  • Healthcare Labor Force Issues
  • Infectious Disease Public Health
  • Health Policy
  • Interprofessional Health Education

Education

  • Ph.D. & M.S. - Health Services Research, Policy, & Administration (Minnesota)
  • M.S. - Biology (Eastern Kentucky)
  • B.A. - Political Science (Eastern Kentucky)

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Dr. Christopher Dickerson 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. Jennifer Lowell
Associate Professor of Biology and 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. Jennifer Lowell 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. Sara Newman
Assistant Professor of Public Health

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. Sara Newman 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. Maggie Shields
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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. Maggie Shields 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. 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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Dr. Phil Shuler 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.

Lecturers and Adjunct Instructors

Full-time Lecturers

Jaymee Carozza
Lecturer of Exercise Science
970-247-6326
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Jeb Davis
Visiting Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7539
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Adjunct Instructors

Joshua Coon
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7581
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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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Jessica Gunckel
Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
970-247-7583
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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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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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Staff

Rotem Ishay
Lab Coordinator
970-247-7481
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Carla Weston
Administrative Assistant
970-247-7577
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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