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The focus of our faculty members is to teach you how to solve problems and use critical thinking skills at a higher level. Our faculty is composed of nationally known scholars, researchers and sport industry professionals. Each of them also has extensive industry work experience. Click on each of their profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.

Department Chair

  • Jeffrey R. Hatton

    Associate Professor

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Faculty

  • Justin Barroner

    Associate Professor

    Mr. Justin Barroner came to California University in 2005 to help develop and grow the More

  • Dr. Carol Biddington

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Biddington is the recipient of the 2009 C.B. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Award at Cal  More

  • Dr. William B. Biddington

    Professor

    Dr. William Biddington has been employed at California University of Pennsylvania since  More

  • Dr. Bryan Burnstein

    Adjunct Professor

    Originally from Michigan, Burnstein became the head athletic trainer/strength and More

  • Dr. Joni L. Cramer Roh

    Professor

    Dr. Joni Roh is a Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies at California More

  • Dr. Charles L. Crowley

    Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. Marc S. Federico

    Associate Professor

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  • Melissa Hatton

    Adjunct Professor

    Melissa Hatton lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with her husband and two children. More

  • Dr. Rebecca A. Hess

    Professor

    Dr. Hess was the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Faculty Award for Teaching at Cal U as More

  • Dr. Mary Kreis

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Kreis was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army's Medical Service Corps More

  • Dr. Vanessa MacKinnon

    Associate Professor

    Vanessa MacKinnon is originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada, but now calls southwest More

  • Dr. Barry E. McGlumphy

    Professor

    Dr. McGlumphy is a full professor at Cal U. He developed and implemented the Exercise Science More

  • Dr. Laura Miller

    Associate Professor

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  • Dr. Linda Platt Meyer

    Professor

    Dr. Linda Platt Meyer, a full professor at California University of Pennsylvania, teaches a More

  • Dr. Benjamin Reuter

    Associate Professor

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    Christine Romani-Ruby

    Associate Professor

    Romani-Ruby has been a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer for 17 More

  • Dr. Robert G. Taylor

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Taylor  developed the Master of Science in sport management studies program in  More

  • James Thornton, MA, ATC, PES, CES

    Adjunct Professor

    Mr. Thornton received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Utah State University in More

  • Dr. Ronald Wagner

    Associate Professor

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  • Dr. Ellen J. West

    Associate Professor

    West has taught a variety of the web-based and on-campus courses. These include courses in the  More

  • Dr. Brian D. Wood

    Associate Professor

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  • Dr. Roy E. Yarbrough

    Professor

    Dr. Yarbrough has been actively involved in sport management since 1986, when he co-developed the More