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Our faculty members are deeply committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. They are actively involved in their respective disciplines by publishing numerous articles and books as well as presenting papers at state and national conferences.

Click on each of our faculty member's profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.

Department Chair

  • Dr. Scott Hargraves

    Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education-PTA Program

    Dr. Hargraves is a board-certified specialist in geriatric physical therapy. More


  • Vilija Bishop


    Vilija Bishop is an athletic training instructor and an assistant athletic trainer for men's More

  • Aimee Bosley


    Professor Bosley started as a physical therapist assistant upon graduating from Cal U in 2006. More

  • Dr. Shelly Fetchen DiCesaro

    Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator, and Athletic Trainer for Cal U Women’s Basketball

    Dr. Shelly Fetchen-DiCesaro is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Science. Dr. More

  • Dr. Jodi Dusi

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Jodi Dusi is an associate professor and the director of the CAPTE accredited Physical More

  • Jason Edsall

    Instructor/Assistant Athletic Trainer, Football

    Jason Edsall's research interests include: functional movement screening tool and its use in  More

  • Dr. Chris T. Harman


    Chris Tina Harman is a professor in the Department of Health Science at California University of More

  • Mary A. Hart

    Assistant Professor

    Hart came to California University in 1982 to develop a service/lab component for the newly More

  • Dr. Karen Hjerpe

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Hjerpe is the athletic director at Cal U. She originally joined the Vulcan athletics More

  • Dr. Ayanna Lyles

    Associate Professor


  • Michael Mellinger

    Adjunct Professor

    Michael Mellinger has 10 years of teaching experience at the elementary and middle school levels  More

  • Michael Meyer

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Meyer has been a faulty member at Cal U since 2007. He has been an athletic trainer since  More

  • Mary Popovich


    Popovich began her career in emergency medical service in 1973 as a volunteer first-aider, More

  • Dr. Jamie Weary

    Assistant Professor


  • Dr. Thomas F. West


    Dr. West, Ph.D., ATC, is in his 10th year as a professor in the Department of Health Science at More