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Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty & Staff

Berthot, Patricia, M.Ed.
Berthot, Patricia, M.Ed. - Lecturer Educational Background: Mrs. Berthot received both her B.S. in Physical Education and her M.Ed. in Physical Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Office: HPE 205 Phone: 936.468.1567
Mrs. Berthot spent 2 1/2 years at the High School level teaching Health and Physical Education classes and working as an Athletic Trainer. She then spent 13 years as an Athletic Trainer at Texas A & M. In 2004 Mrs. Berthot stepped into teaching higher education. Mrs. Berthot has a great interest in the field of Athletic Training and athletic injuries.
Bobo, Linda, Ph.D., ATC, LAT
Bobo, Linda, Ph.D., ATC, LAT - Associate Professor, GATP Program Director Educational Background: Dr. Bobo completed her B.S. from Northeast Louisiana University, M.Ed. from Northwestern State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi. Research/Areas of Interest: Effective clinical instruction and the utilization of video feedback. Office: HPE Room 224A Phone: 936.468.1599
Dr. Bobo's professsional activities include serving as a sports medicine volunteer with the United States Olympic Committee and USA Tae Kwon Do and CAATE Site-Visitor for accreditation. She is a recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Assocation AT Service Award and the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Assocation in AT Excellence Award.
Bobo, Michael, M.Ed., M.F.A.
Bobo, Michael, M.Ed., M.F.A. - Professor, Dance Program Co-Coordinator Office: HPR Room 220 Phone: 936.468.1812
Stan Bobo performed with the Louisville Ballet and while completing his M.F.A., danced with the Florida State University Repertory Theatre. His choregraphy has been recognized for excellence by the American College Dance Festival and he co-coordinates the SFA Dance Program.
Buswell, Deborah, Ph.D.
Buswell, Deborah, Ph.D. - Associate Professor Educational Background: Dr. Buswell received her doctoral degree from Texas Woman's University in Adapted and Developmental Physical Education, her M.S. degree from Baylor University in physical education, and her B.S. degree in physical education from the University of Maine. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Buswell's research interests include disability sports, inclusion, and teacher preparation. Office: HPE Room 228A Phone: 936.468.1661
Drenner, Kelli, Ph.D.
Drenner, Kelli, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Dr.Drenner received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston, M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston , Ph.D. from University of Texas School of Public Health in Public Health. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Drenner's research interests include motivation to change health behavior, interventions in the primary care setting to prevent obesity (nutrition, physical activity & secondary behaviors) and prevention of HIV, sexually transmitted infections. Office: HPE Room 214 Phone: 936.468.1610
Dr. Drenner has completed a fellowship in the Institute of Community Health Promotion at Brown University. Prior to moving into the teaching role in higher education, she worked in the research setting for 18 years.
Faries, Mark D., Ph.D.
Faries, Mark D., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Dr. Faries received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Texas A & M, M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Baylor University, and his Ph.D. in Behavior Health from the University of Texas at Austin. Research/Areas of Interest: Self-Regulation of Physical Activity, Dietary and Weight-Control Behavior; Lifestyle Medicine Office: Education Annex; Room 105 Phone: 936.468.1817
Goodman, David, M.Ed.
Goodman, David, M.Ed. - Lecturer, Kinesiology Program Coordinator Educational Background: Mr. Goodman received his B.S. in Physical Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his M.S. in Health and Physical Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Research/Areas of Interest: Training of Physical Education Educators. Office: HPE Room 228 B Phone: 936.468.1885
Mr. Goodman has taught Physical Education and Health for ten years in the public schools, worked seven years in Intramural Sports and Activities at Stephen F. Austin State University and coached at the collegiate level.
Grayson, Jane, Ph.D.
Grayson, Jane, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, GATP Clinical Education Coordinator Educational Background: Dr. Grayson received her B.S. and M.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She received a M.S. in Sports Physiotherapy and her Doctorate in Human Movement Studies from the University of Queensland (Australia). Office: HPE Room 209 Phone: 936.468.1527
Dr. Garyson taught in higher education institutions in Australia before beginning her tenure at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013.
Jones, Eric, Ph.D.
Jones, Eric, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Director, Human Performance Lab Educational Background: Dr. Jones earned his B.S. in Fitness and Sports Medicine from Southeast Missouri State University, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alabama. Research/Areas of Interest: Environmental Stress, Thermoregulation, Hydration, Muscle Recovery Office: Education Annex Room 107 Phone: 936.468.1864
Morton, Cyndra-Krogen, M.A.
Morton, Cyndra-Krogen, M.A. - Visiting Instructor Educational Background: Cyndra Krogen-Morton received her M.A. in Counseling from John F. Kennedy University, B.A. in Psychology from California State University. Research/Areas of Interest: Mrs. Krogen-Morton's interests include sexual violence prevention, sexual health, and alcohol, tobacco and other drug education and prevention. Office: HPE room 208 Phone: 936.468.3988
Mrs. Krogen-Morton is a registered yoga teacher and a group running coach. Her professional background includes service as a university health educator and peer education coordinator as well as a tobacco cessation facilitator and trainer.
Murgia, Dr. Carla, Ph.D.
Murgia, Dr. Carla, Ph.D. - Professor, Chairperson Educational Background: Dr. Murgia, a Senior Fulbright Scholar, earned her Ph.D. in Physical Education/Kinesiology from Temple University, her in M.A. in Theatre from Villanova University, and her B.S. in Physical Education: Dance from Temple University. Research/Areas of Interest: Electromyographic Analysis of Injured Muscles, Neuromechanics, Tissue Fatigue, Injury Prevention and Performance Optimization. Office: HPE Room 204 C Phone: 936.468.3503
Dr. Murgia's previous leadership experience includes Interim Chair, Performing Arts Department, Alfred University and Founding Chair, Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences, Delaware State University. She has received numerous Department of Education grants, which supported the development of state of the art Movement Analysis and Exercise Physiology labs. During and following pursuit of her bachelor's degree Dr. Murgia danced with various concert dance companies in New York and Philadelphia. Her interests in injury prevention provided the impetus to persue doctoral study in gross and neuro anatomy, biomechanics, sports medicine and engineering. Throughout her career Dr. Murgia has emphasized the need for research information dissemination, application and community engagement. She serves as Education Editor Journal of Dance Medicine and Science.
Rowe, James, Ph.D.
Rowe, James, Ph.D. - Asst. Professor Educational Background: Dr. Rowe received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Angelo State University, his M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Texas Christian University and his doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman's University. Research/Areas of Interest: Mr. Rowe's research interests include the influence of diet and exercise risk factors for metabolic diseases such as heart disease and diabetics. Office: HPE room 210 Phone: 936.468.1755
Rhodes, Elizabeth, M.F.A.
Rhodes, Elizabeth, M.F.A. - Professor, Dance Program Co-Coordinator Educational Background: Elizabeth received her B.A. in Theatre/Arts/Dance Emphasis from Sonoma State University and her M.F.A. in Dance from Mills College. Research/Areas of Interest: Research interests include jazz dance and Latin American cultural dance forms. Office: HPE Room 225 Phone: 936.468.1543
Prior to Elizabeth Rhodes career in higher education, she performed professionally and taught dance in private studios in California, New York, Spain, and Brazil.
Rust, DawnElla M., Ed.D.
Rust, DawnElla M., Ed.D. - Professor Educational Background: Dr. Rust received her B.S. in Community Health from Oklahoma State University, her M.S. in Health and Physical Education from Emporia State University, and her Ed.D. in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Rust's professional goal is to make "healthy" the easy choice through policy, environmental change, and system change. Office: HPE Room 215 Phone: 936.468.1495
Sinclair, Christina, Ph.D.
Sinclair, Christina, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Dr. Sinclair received her B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, M.Ed. degree from Sul Ross State University in Administration and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Sinclair's research interests include children's recess physical activity as well as teacher education to include teacher education, and teacher preparation and teacher professional development. Office: HPE Room 221 Phone: 936.468.1721
Dr. Sinclair has 21 years of experience as a physical educator and a teacher educator.
Terry, Miranda, Ph.D.
Terry, Miranda, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Health Science Program Coordinator Educational Background: Dr. Terry received her B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University, her M.S. in Rehabiliation Counseling and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Terry has diverse interests that span Disability Studies and Gender and Women's Studies, and include accessibility, the intersections of abuse, disability, and health, parental rights of people with disabilities, and policy research. Office: HPE Room 217 Phone: 936.468.2353
Thornton, Jay, Ed.D.
Thornton, Jay, Ed.D. - Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator Educational Background: Dr. Thornton earned his B.S. in Kinesiology and M.Ed. in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Thornton received his Ed.D. from Texas A & M Commerce in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction- Higher Education. Research/Areas of Interest: Promoting physical activity, teaching models and outdoor recreation. Office: HPE Room 218 Phone: 936.468.1641
Before teaching in higher education, Dr. Thornton taught in the public school system for 7 years teaching physics, physical science, physical education and coaching athletics.
Whitehead, Todd, Ph.D.
Whitehead, Todd, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Dr. Whitehead received his B.S. in Exercise Science, M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Ph.D. in Applied Physiology. All three degrees were completed at the University of Southern Mississippi. Research/Areas of Interest: Ergogenic Supplements, Novel Training Techniques Office: HPE Room 216 Phone: 936.468.1462
Dr. Whitehead has 9 years teaching experience in higher education and includes Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.
Allen, James - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Aspillaga, Roberto - Adjunct Faculty Office: Tennis Pavilion Phone: 936.468.1643
Boyd, Joseph - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.4643
Brown, Carrie, Ph.D. - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.6606
Castledine, Brittany, M.Ed. - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Condon, Steve, M.A - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.5802
Eason, Daniel, M.S. - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.4643
Graves, Del - Adjunct Faculty Office: SGA 102 Phone: 936.468.6808
Kennamer, Kimberly - Adjunct faculty Office: SGA 105A Phone: 936.468.1423
Loumeau, Christopher - Adjunct Faculty Office: SGA 105 Phone: 936.468.1423
McDermand, Robert - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.4429
Milstead, Brittany - Adjunct Faculty Office: SGA 105A Phone: 936.468.1423
Miller, David LTC - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.4505
Miller, Sanford, M.Ed., ATC, LAT - Lecturer Office: HPE Room 213 Phone: 936.468.5497
Mitchell, Mark - Adjunct Faculty Office: 936.468.4643
Samuelson, Heather, M.F.A. - Adjunct Faculty Office: SGA 101 Phone: 936.468.6808
Sanford, Amy- B.S. - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Schulte, Patrick B.S. - Adjunct Faculty Office: SGA 102 Phone: 936.468.8493
Sowell, Sally B.S. - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Wade, Jennifer B.B.A. - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Whitehead, Robyn, M.S. - Adjunct Faculty Office: SGA 102 Phone: 936.468.8493


Clasquin, Pam - Administrative Assistant Office: Health & Physical Education (HPE) Building; Room 204 Phone: 936.468.3503
Collins, Angela - Women's Locker Room Attendant Phone: 936.468.3503
Pistole, David - Manager, Equipment Room Phone: 936.468.3503
Session, Chester - Men's Locker Room Attendant Phone: 936.468.4444
Shindler, Susan - Administrative Assistant Office: Health & Physical Education (HPE) Building; Room 204 Phone: 936.468.3503