Matthew S. Ganio
Department Head
306 HPER Building

Paul Calleja
Assistant Department Head and Graduate Coordinator
306C HPER Building

Health, Human Performance and Recreation website

The department offers programs leading to the B.S. degree with major emphasis in kinesiology, public health, or recreation and sport management. The department also offers coursework in dance activity.

Bonacci, Jeff, D.A. (Middle Tennessee State University), M.S. (West Virginia University), B.S. (University of Akron), Clinical Associate Professor, 2000.
Calleja, Paul C., Ph.D., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (San Jose State University), Clinical Professor, 2003.
Davis, Robert, Ph.D., M.S., B.S. (University of Mississippi), Assistant Professor, 2018.
DiBrezzo, Rosalie, Ph.D. (Texas Woman’s University), M.S. (Indiana University), B.S. (Brooklyn College), University Professor, 1983.
Dittmore, Stephen W., Ph.D. (University of Louisville), M.A., B.A. (Drake University), Professor, 2008.
Edmonston, Craig, M.S. (University of Kansas), B.S. (Kansas State University), Instructor, 2016.
Elbin, R. J., Ph.D. (Michigan State University), M.A., B.A. (University of New Orleans), Assistant Professor, 2013.
Forbess, Janet B., M.Ed. (University of Florida), B.S.E. (Georgia Southern College), Instructor, 1978.
Gallagher, Kaitlin, Ph.D., B.Sc. (University of Waterloo, Canada), Assistant Professor, 2015.
Ganio, Matthew Stueck, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut), M.S., B.S. (University of Georgia), Associate Professor, 2011.
Gorman, Dean Richard, Ph.D. (University of Kansas), M.S., B.A. (Arizona State University), Professor, 1979.
Gray, Michelle, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), M.S. (Ball State University), B.S. (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga), Associate Professor, 2010.
Greene, Nicholas P., Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), M.S., B.S. (University of South Carolina), Assistant Professor, 2013.
Hammig, Bart, Ph.D. (University of Kansas), M.P.H. (University of Kansas Medical Center), B.S. (University of Kansas), Professor, 2008.
Henry, Leah Jean, Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), M.A. (Michigan State University), B.S. (Texas A&M University), Associate Professor, 2008.
Howie, Erin, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina), B.S. (University of Maryland), Assistant Professor, 2016.
Hunt, Sharon Lee, Ed.D. (University of Georgia), Ed.S., B.S.E. (University of Arkansas), Professor, 1990.
Jones, Ches, Ph.D. (University of Alabama at Birmingham), B.S.E. (Pittsburg State University), Professor, 1994.
Jozkowski, Kristen N., Ph.D., M.S. (Indiana University at Bloomington), B.S. (Pennsylvania State University), Associate Professor, 2011.
Kavouras, Stavros Anastassios, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut), M.S. (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), B.S. (University of Athens-Greece), Associate Professor, 2012.
Kern, Jack C., Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), M.Ed. (Texas State University-San Marcos), B.S. (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse), Clinical Professor, 1996.
Langsner, Steve, Ph.D. (Indiana University at Bloomington), M.S. (University of Baltimore), B.S. (Springfield College), Associate Professor, 1989.
Lens, Joshua, J.D. (University of Iowa), B.A. (University of Northern Iowa), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2018.
Lirgg, Cathy D., Ph.D. (Michigan State University), M.S. (Indiana State University), B.A. (Muskingum College), Professor, 1991.
McDermott, Brendon P., Ph.D. (University of Connecticut), M.S. (Indiana University at Bloomington), B.S. (Northeastern University), Associate Professor, 2012.
Moiseichik, Merry Lynn, J.D. (University of Arkansas), R.Ed. (Indiana University at Bloomington), M.S., B.S.E. (State University of New York at Cortland), Professor, 1989.
Muir, Sherry, Ph.D. (Walden University), Associate Professor, 2017.
Salter, Kandy, M.S. (University of Central Arkansas), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2018.
Smith-Nix, Angela, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), M.Ed., B.S.E. (Arkansas State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 1989.
Stokowski, Sarah, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee), M.Ed. (University of Oklahoma), B.S.E. (University of Kansas), Assistant Professor, 2014.
Sullivan, Amanda Lynn, Ph.D., M.A.T., B.S.E. (University of Arkansas), Clinical Associate Professor, 2010.
Vandermark, Lesley, Ph.D., M.S. (University of Connecticut), B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2016.
Vinti, Heather D., Ph.D., M.P.H. (University of South Florida), B.A. (University of Waterloo), Assistant Professor, 2014.
Washington, Tyrone A., Ph.D., B.S. (University of South Carolina at Columbia), Associate Professor, 2011.