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  • Garth Babcock, PhD, ATC
    Garth Babcock, PhD, ATC
    Clinical Coordinator, Athletic Training Education Program
    PEC 237
    Phone: 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
    Susan Beam
    Secretary Senior
    PEC 200
    Phone: 509.359.2341
  • Christi Brewer, PhD, CSCS
    Christi Brewer, PhD, CSCS
    Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
    PEC 244
    Phone: 509-359-2485

    Academic Information

    • BS, Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
    • MS, Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
    • PhD, Health and Kinesiology, University of Mississippi

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  • Matthew Chase, PhD
    Matthew Chase, PhD
    Co-Chair, Physical Education, Health and Recreation Department; Program Director, Recreation Management
    PEC 249
    Phone: 509.359.7964

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

  • Christopher Cindric, MA
    Christopher Cindric, MA
    Progam Director, EWU Challenge Course; Senior Lecturer
    PEC 236
    Phone: 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
    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

  • John Parry Gerber, PhD, PT, SCS, ATC
    John Parry Gerber, PhD, PT, SCS, ATC
    Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Education Program
    Phone: 509-359------

    Academic Information

    • BS, Physical Education, Brigham Young University
    • MS, Physical Therapy, Baylor University
    • Us-Army Sports Physical Therapy Residency, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
    • DSc in Physical Therapy, Baylor University
    • PhD, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah
  • Paul Green, EdD
    Paul Green, EdD
    Program Director, Outdoor Recreation
    PEC 235
    Phone: 509.359.7097

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

  • Jon Hammermeister, PhD
    Jon Hammermeister, PhD
    Professor, Physical Education, Health and Recreation
    PEC 231
    Phone: 509.359.7968

    Academic Information
    • PhD, University of Idaho

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


  • Chadron Hazelbaker, ATC, CSCS, PhD
    Chadron Hazelbaker, ATC, CSCS, PhD
    Associate Professor, Sports Management Graduate Program, Graduate Program Director
    PEC 243
    Phone: 509.359.4539

    Academic Information

    • BA, Sports Medicine/Physical Education - Whitworth University
    • MS, Athletic Administration - Idaho State University
    • PhD, Leadership Studies - Gonzaga University

    Professional Background /Areas of interest

    • Sport and spirituality
    • Sport leadership
    • Leadership in athletic training
    • Service learning
    • Sport and spirituality
    • Sport leadership
    • Leadership in athletic training
    • Service learning
  • Carri Kreider, EdD
    Carri Kreider, EdD
    Assistant Professor - Health and Fitness
    PEC 239
    Phone: 509.359.4707

    Academic Information

    • BEd, Physical Education and Health - Gonzaga University
    • MS, Physical Education, Health and Recreation - Emporia State University
    • Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership - Washington State University

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest:

    • Physical Education and Health
  • Nate Lawton, MS, CSCS
    Nate Lawton, MS, CSCS
    Emergency Response Coordinator
    PEC 228
    Phone: 509.359.2508

    Academic Information

    • MS, Exercise Science - Eastern Washington University
    • BS, Exercise Science - Eastern Washington University
    • BS, Health Promotion and Wellness - Eastern Washington University
    • AAS, Health and Fitness Technician SFCC
    • ARC Emergency Response Instructor

    Professional Background /Areas of interest:

    • Strength and Conditioning/ Human Performance
    • Personal Training
    • Track and Field
    • American Red Cross Emergency Response Instructor


  • Colleen Mastel
    Colleen Mastel
    Program Support Supervisor
    PEC 252
    Phone: 509.359.7961
  • Jeni McNeal, PhD
    Jeni McNeal, PhD
    Professor of Physical Education, Health and Recreation
    PEC 250
    Phone: 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


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  • Emily Messina, PhD, CTRS
    Emily Messina, PhD, CTRS
    Program Director, Therapeutic Recreation
    PEC 233
    Phone: 509.359.6545

    Academic Information

    • 2011 Doctor of Philosophy, Public Health, Temple University

    • 2004 Master of Science, Recreational Studies, University of Florida

    • 2003 Bachelor of Science, Recreation, University of Florida
  • Laurie Morley, EdD
    Laurie Morley, EdD
    Program Director, Health and Fitness
    PEC 245
    Phone: 509.359.2312

    Academic Information

    • BS, California State University-Sacramento
    • MS, Washington State University
    • EdD, University of Northern Colorado

    Professional Background/Areas of Interests:

    The integration of the following curriculum models within physical education:

    • Garden-based education
    • Outdoor education
    • The socialization of pre-service teachers
    • Service learning
    • Engaging in outdoor pursuits (i.e., kayaking, backpacking, nordic skiing, trail running, etc)
    • Triathlons (Olympic, half-irons and ironman distances)
    • Running (half-marathons and marathons
    • Geocaching
  • Sarah E. Mount, Ed.D.
    Sarah E. Mount, Ed.D.
    Program Director, Community Health
    PEC 241
    Phone: 509.359.4308

    Academic Information

    • BS, Communications, Castleton State College
    • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program, University of Vermont
    • MS, Kinesiology, Cal Poly State University
    • Ed.D. Health Education, University of Texas at Austin


  • Jacob Rehm, MS
    Jacob Rehm, MS
    Director, URC Fitness Center
    URC 211B
    Phone: 509.359.4017

    Academic Information

    • MS, Athletic Administration, Eastern Washington University
    • BA, Recreation Management, Eastern Washington University
    • Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise
    • Group Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise (Pending)

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest:

    • Endurance Training
    • Indoor Cycling
    • Personal Training/Group Fitness
    • Correctional/Prison Recreation
    • Sport Marketing
    • Spirituality in Sport


  • Wendy Repovich, PhD, FACSM
    Wendy Repovich, PhD, FACSM
    Program Director, Exercise Science
    PEC 247
    Phone: 509.359.7960

    Academic Information

    • 1972 BA, Physical Education - University of Puget Sound
    • 1978 MEd, Exercise Physiology and Sports Administration - University of Cincinnati
    • 1990 PhD, Exercise Physiology - University of Southern California

    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. 


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  • Penny Rose
    Penny Rose
    Operations Manager
    PEC 248
    Phone: 509.359.7969
  • Callie Spencer Schultz, Ph.D.
    Callie Spencer Schultz, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Instructor
    PEC 240
    Phone: 509.359.2486
    Academic Information
    • BA, University of Virginia
    • MA, La Trobe University, Australia
    • Ph.D., University of Utah

  • Jeremy Schultz, PhD
    Jeremy Schultz, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Recreation Management
    PEC 232
    Phone: 509-359-6040

    Academic Information

    • BS, University of Wisconsin
    • MS, University of Wisconsin
    • PhD, University of Utah

  • Annika Vyakhk, MS
    Annika Vyakhk, MS
    PEC 242
    Phone: 509.359.7069
    • BS Exercise Science, Eastern Washington University, 2012
    • MS Exercise Science, Eastern Washington University, 2014
  • Barbara Brock, EdD
    Barbara Brock, EdD
    Emeritus Faculty - Retired June 2013

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

  • John Cogley, EdD
    John Cogley, EdD
    Emeritus Faculty - Retired June 2011
    Phone: 509.993.7430

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

  • Scott Melville, PhD
    Scott Melville, PhD
    Emeritus Faculty - Retired June 2012

    Academic Information

    • 1969 BS, Health and Physical Education - Slippery Rock State College
    • 1971 MS, Health and Physical Education - Slippery Rock State College
    • 1975 PhD, Physical Education (Motor Learning Specialization Area) - University of Iowa

    Professional Background/Areas of Interest: 

    • Elementary Health and Fitness, Coaching Education, Sports Poetry and Art

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