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Department of Kinesiology College of Health & Human Services

Meet Us

Staff

Andrew Haff

Administrative Support Coordinator II

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Laurie Haywood

Athletic Equipment Attendant

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LeKeia Lee

Administrative Support Assistant

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Carter Mattice

Athletic Equipment Attendant

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Rachel Sunahara

Administrative Support Assistant

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Faculty

Michael Wright, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Physical Education, Health & Human Performance

Andrea Becker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sport Psychology Lab Director

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  • Specialty & Interests: Sport Psychology, Coaching

Gwenaelle Begue, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Exercise Biology, Exercise Genomics, Sports Performance, Clinical Exercise Intervention

Matt Brown

Assistant Professor, SACNeuro Lab Director

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  • Specialty & Interests: Neurophysiology of sensorimotor control, exercise, neurological disorders (ex. Parkinson's disease)

Gretchen Casazza, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Exercise Physiology of Women, Exercise Metabolism, Exercise Physiology and Exercise Training Adaptations

Shabnam "Shabby" Dezfouli

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Athletic Training

Rodney Imamura, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport

Katherine Jamieson, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator

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  • Specialty & Interests: Chicana/o/x feminist analyses of sport as anti/colonial, cultural space

Julie Kuehl-Kitchen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Physical Education, Pedagogy

Leslie Larsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Sport Psychology, Coaching

Sally Monical, Ed.D.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Exercise Physiology

Jennifer Park, PT, DPT, MS

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Physical Rehabilitation

Daryl Parker, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Exercise Science

Roberto Quintana, Ph.D.

Professor, Human Performance Lab Director

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  • Specialty & Interests: Exercise Physiology, Performance & Metabolism, Environmental Physiology

Maureen Smith, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Physical Education, Cultural Studies

Paolo Taboga, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomechanics Lab Director

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  • Specialty & Interests: Running, Prosthetics, and Ergonomics

Craig Tacla, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Physical Education, Pedagogy

Harry Theodorides, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Strength & Conditioning Lab Director

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  • Specialty & Interests: Weight Training, Strength & Conditioning

Lindy Valdez, Ed.D.

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Physical Education, Educational Leadership
Total Members: 24