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
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.
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Bobo, Linda, Ph.D, ATC, LAT,CES, FMS, GTM1
Bobo, Linda, Ph.D, ATC, LAT,CES, FMS, GTM1 - 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' Association AT Service Award and the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association in AT Excellence Award.
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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
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Faries, Mark D., Ph.D.
Faries, Mark D., Ph.D. - Associate 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
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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.

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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.
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Jameson, Haley
Jameson, Haley - Associate Professor Educational Background: BS in Theatre with Dance emphasis, minor in Kinesiology from Kansas State University, MFA in Dance from Texas Woman's University. Research/Areas of Interest: Creating balance in one's life through movement, gender equality in the work-place, and civic engagement through the arts. Office: HPE Room 210 Phone: 936.468.1755
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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
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Joubert, Dustin, Ph.D.
Joubert, Dustin, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Mr. Joubert earned his B.S. and M.A. in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University. He received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Texas A & M in December 2015. Research/Areas of Interest: Endurance Exercise Performance, Blood Pressure and Vascular Health Office: Education Annex Room 104 Phone: 936.468.1380

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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.

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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.

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Rowe, James, Ph.D.
Rowe, James, Ph.D. - Assistant 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: Dr. Rowe's research interests include the influence of diet and exercise risk factors for metabolic diseases such as heart disease and diabetics. Office: Education Annex Room 108 Phone: 936.468.7098
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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
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Samelson, Heather
Samelson, Heather - Assistant Professor Educational Background: BFA and MFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University. Research/Areas of Interest: Specializes in Modern Dance technique, in the Limon style and Choreography. Office: HPE Room 211 Phone: 936.468.1614
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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.

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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 225 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.

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Whitehead, Todd, Ph.D.
Whitehead, Todd, Ph.D. - Associate 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.

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Augustine, Alder - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Allen, James - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Caillouet Dr., Karla Phone: 936.468.3503
Castledine, Brittany, M.Ed. - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Eason, Daniel, M.S. - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.4643
Fleshner, Sherri - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Graves, Del - Adjunct Faculty Office: SGA 102 Phone: 936.468.6808
Haymon, Desmond Phone: 936.468.8493
Jameson, Dr. Samuel Office: SGA 101 Phone: 936.468.6808
Lammert, Joshua - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
McDermand, Robert - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.4429
Miller, Sanford, M.Ed., ATC, LAT - Lecturer Office: HPE Room 213 Phone: 936.468.5497
Reynaga, Natalia - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Sowell, Sally B.S. - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Volding, Devin Ph.D - Adjunct Faculty Phone: 936.468.3503
Whitehead, Robyn, M.S. - Adjunct Faculty Office: SGA 102 Phone: 936.468.8493

Staff

Baker-Goranson, Rachel - Administrative Assistant Office: Health and Physical Education (HPE) room 204 Phone: 936.468.2283
Clasquin, Pam - Administrative Assistant Office: Health & Physical Education (HPE) Building; Room 204 Phone: 936.468.3503
Collins, Angela - Women's Locker Room Attendant Phone: 936.468.4444
Pistole, David - Manager, Equipment Room Phone: 936.468.3503
Session, Chester - Men's Locker Room Attendant Phone: 936.468.4444