Faculty & Staff


Head shot - Jason Scibek

Jason S. Scibek, PhD, LAT, ATC
Department Chair & Program Director
Associate Professor

Research Profile:

• Effects of posture and body position on shoulder kinematics
• Impact of pain on shoulder kinematic patterns
• Upper and lower extremity kinetic chain assessment for the purpose of injury prevention
• The role of functional training and core stabilization training on performance and injury prevention

Joseph Shaffer

Joseph D. Shaffer, PhD, LAT, ATC, PES 
Clinical Coordinator
Assistant Professor

Research Profile:
• Selective functional movement assessment / Functional movement screen
• Functional training
• Evidence-based education & preceptor training

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Sarah A. Manspeaker, PhD, LAT, ATC
Associate Professor

Research Profile:
• Infusion of evidence-based practice in clinical practice and education
• Interprofessional education techniques
• Exertional rhabdomyolysis in the athletic population

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Erica Beidler, PhD, LAT, ATC
Associate Professor

Research Profile:

• Sport-related concussions and the psychology of injury
• Psychological aspects of rehabilitation in sport
• Psychological aspects of concussion

Adrian Wright-FitzGerald

Adrian Wright-FitzGerald, DAT, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor

Research Profile:

• Health & wellness promotion, injury mitigation
• Health inequity/social determinants of health
• Tactical athlete care delivery
• Patient reported outcomes & improving health related quality of life
• Personal growth & development

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Kelton Mehls, PhD, CSCS
Assistant Professor

Research Profile: 

• Optimization of muscle activity during resistance training
• Utilization of electromyography to assess muscle activity during resistance training
• Strength & conditioning 

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Justin DiSanti, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Profile:

• Psychosocial aspects of sports injury
• Sports specialization

Paula Sammarone Turocy Paula Sammarone Turocy, EdD, LAT, ATC
Director of the Pre-Medicine & Health Professions Program
Associate Professor

Research Profile:
• Impact of curricular and instructional changes on the development and implementation of new
  educational practices for the multi-skilled health care professional
• Youth sport health and safety
• Therapeutic and physiological considerations to enhance physical performance-strength, flexibility,
   VO2Max, nutrition ergogenic aids and their impact on physical performance and human physiology
• Complimentary and alternative medicine

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Department of Athletic Training Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty

Charles Karnack, Pharm D
Linda Reiger, MS, EMTP
Brian Shrum, PhD, PhD, CSCS, PES, NASE, CPT
Ian Shadle, DPT, LAT, ATC