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Dr. Joni L. Cramer Roh

Education

  • B.S.: Professional Physical Education with emphasis in Athletic Training, West Virginia University
  • M.A.T.: Physical Education, Exercise, Science and Sport Studies, emphasis on Sports Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Ed.D.: Physical Education, Sport Psychology with a minor in Counseling, West Virginia University

Biography

Dr. Joni Roh is a professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies at California University of Pennsylvania. Roh joined California University in 1991 to teach and advise students enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate accredited athletic training programs. In 2006, Roh began teaching graduate courses in the exercise science and health promotions online programs and continues to advise graduate students in the Sport Psychology concentration.

Prior to coming to California, Dr. Roh was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Roh's undergraduate degree was earned at West Virginia University in physical education with a minor in athletic training. She obtained her Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in Physical Education, Exercise, and Sports Science, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her doctorate in sport psychology with a minor in counseling at West Virginia University in 2001.


Dr. Roh's research interests include psychology and sport injury and its effects on rehabilitation. Specifically, her dissertation evaluated "Patient Satisfaction Among Injured High School and College Athletes and Its Influence Among Rehabilitation Adherence and Rehabilitation Compliance." Dr. Roh has presented research relative to sport injury at nationally recognized symposiums (APA, AAASP, NATA) and has published articles in national peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Roh currently is a guest reviewer for The PASSHE FPDC Annual Grants Program, the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, the Journal of Athletic Training, Sport Health, and the Strength and Conditioning Journal. 



Dr. Roh has been involved in the profession of Athletic Training since 1986. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association (EATA), the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS), West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (WVATA), Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP), and the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 47. In 1995, she assisted the President of the EATA with the selection of speakers and topics for the annual meeting. In 2004, Dr. Roh was appointed to the NATA Post Professional Educator’s Committee where she currently remains active.  Also in 2013, Dr. Roh was appointed to the Ad hoc CAATE PPE Annual Review Committee.  In 2012, Dr. Roh was elected as the 2nd Vice Chair of the Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) Executive Board, and in 2014 she was elected as Vice – Chair, then took the Chair (President) position of the KON Executive Board position in January 2015.

Dr. Roh is actively involved in the University and her community, serving on the following committees: Undergraduate Research Advisory Council, Departmental Evaluation and Promotion Committee, and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Chancery Hill Historic District.

Additionally, in 2005 Dr. Roh received acceptance of application and became the adviser of the Nu Omicron Chapter of the Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) Honor Society, which is a certified member of the Association of College of Honor Societies (ACHS). Since her tenure the chapter has received two Chapter Award of Excellence from KON (2009, 2012), two students have been on the Member Spotlight for KON (Drew Slocum, Nikki Gaton), the chapter was a Featured Chapter in March 2013 on the KON website, 16 students have published their work to the Undergraduate Research Journal for Human Sciences (URJHS), 1 student undergraduate presentation at the 2012 Conclave in East Lansing, MI and received a research award, took students to local schools to present health and wellness to elementary and middle school-aged children in four consecutive years, and was awarded Outstanding Adviser in 2014 at the Conclave in Orlando, FL.  During her tenure she has been the graduate thesis chair for 29 students, served on the graduate thesis committee for 38 students, been the literature review chair for more than 29 online students, and has been the annotated bibliography chair for more than 150 online students.

Dr. Roh resides in Morgantown, W.Va., with her husband, Michael, her son, Adam, and daughter, Lucy. She enjoys traveling (traveled to Canada, UK, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Kenya and Uganda).  She also enjoys the outdoors that involves backpacking and camping.  On a domestic note she loves to cook, make homemade breads and pies, and sewing/tatting when time allows.

Online Courses

      • Research in Sport Psychology (PRF 830)
      • Research in Rehabilitation (PRF 820)
      • Psychological Perspectives in Sport Performance Enhancement and Intervention (PRF 783)
      • Management and Leadership in Sport (SPT 770)
      • Leadership and Professional Development (PRF 760)
      • Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation (PRF 753)
      • Special Topics in Sport Psychology (PRF 713)
      • Sport Psychology (SPT 300)

    Publications and Presentation

        • Mauer, T., & Roh, J. (2015). Depression and associated negative stressors: The collegiate athlete vs. non-athlete. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 17.
        • Roh, J. (April 14, 2015). From paper to submission.  Presented at Strike a Spark Conference, California University of Pennsylvania, PA.
        • Roh, J., Mauer, T., & Harman, J. (November, 2014). Athletic training as a career.  Presented at Mountaineer Middle School, Morgantown, WV.
        • Roh, J., Slocum, A., & Nunez, A. (March, 2014). Rock your tastebuds (blueberries).  Presented at Mountaineer Middle School, Morgantown, WV.
        • Roh, J., Thompson, A., Rippole, L., & Popovich, M. (January, 2013). Rock your tastebuds (green peppers): Grade 5. Presented at Cheat Lake Elementary School, Cheat Lake, WV.
        • Roh, J., & Gross, V. (August, 2012). Presented Jump with Jill nutrition rockstar program for elementary children to Donna Talerico, Assistant Superintendent, Monongalia County Schools.  It was adopted and over 1200 students were exposed to the program, February 2013).
        • Roh, J. (August, 2012). Presented Jump with Jill nutrition rockstar program for elementary children to Heather DeMoss, PTO President, Cheat Lake Elementary Schools.  Funding for the program was secured ($1000.00 by PTO, and $1500 by MCBOC).
        • Roh, J., Pistner, K., Rippole, L., & Sippel, K. (January, 2012). Anatomy of the human body: Grade 4. Presented at Cheat Lake Elementary School, Cheat Lake, WV.
        • Roh, J. (November 6, 2009). Anatomy of the human body: Grade 2.  Presented at the Cheat Lake Elementary School, Cheat Lake, WV.
        • Newcomer Appaneal, R.R., Levine, B.R., Perna, F.M., Roh, J. (2009). Measuring post-injury depression among male and female competitive athletes. Journal of Aport and Exercise Psychology, 31(10, 60-76.
        • Newcomer Appaneal, R.R., Granquist, M.D., Roh, J., & Perna, F.M. (September, 2008). Student-athletes’ adherence and compliance to injury rehabilitation within an Athletic Training environment.  Paper presented at the annual convention for the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Louisville, KY.
        • Pratt, J., Biddington, C., Allen, A., & Roh, J. (April, 2008). The effects of sleep deprivation on division II intercollegiate athletes and non athletes.  Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Convention, Fort Worth, TX.
        • Pratt J, Biddington C, Allen AM, Roh, J. (2007, June). The effects of sleep deprivation on Division II intercollegiate athletes and non-athletes. Poster session presented at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) Annual Meeting, Lancaster, PA.
        • Paugh, S., Biddington, C., Barnhart, B., & Roh, J. (2006). The dietary habits and nutrition knowledge of college athletes. Poster presented at NATA 57th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, Atlanta, GA
        • Roh, J. & Newcomer, R.R. (June 4, 2005). Counseling issues in athletics.  Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS), Lancaster, PA.
        • Roh, J. (May 20, 2004). Muscle of the human body and how they function.  Presented at the Cheat Lake Elementary Science Day, Cheat Lake, WV.
        • Roh, J. (June 27, 2003). Patient satisfaction and its association with rehabilitation adherence.  Considerations for counseling the athlete through rehabilitation symposium presented at NATA 54th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, St. Louis, MI.
        • Ulrich, E., Roh, J., Hess, R., & Biddington, W. (June 25, 2003).  Differences in 40-yard and 10-yard dash times of collegiate football players trained in an aquatic versus a land-based sprint training program.  Poster presented at NATA 54th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, St. Louis, MI.
        • Roh, J. (October 2, 2001). Patient satisfaction ratings of ATCs among acutely injured male and female high school and college athletes.  Poster presented at California University of Pennsylvania Academic Excellence Day.
        • Perna, F., Roh, J., Newcomer, R, Maniar, S., & Stilger, V. (June 2000). Psychological distress following athletic injury.  Paper presented at the NATA Annual Clinical Symposium, Nashville, TN.
        • Newcomer, R., Roh, J., & Perna, F.  (November 12, 1999). Psychological Aspects of Athletic Injury Workshop. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
        • Newcomer, R., Perna, F., Maniar, S., Roh, J., & Stilger, V. (September 1999). Depressive symptomatology distinguishing injured from non-injured athletes. Paper presented at the annual convention for the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Banff, Canada.
        • Perna, F.M., Newcomer, R.R., Maniar, S.D., Roh, J., Tubillleja, K., Stilger, V. (September 1999). Pre-injury screening in post-injury assessment: Interaction between sport psychologists & the sport medicine team. Paper presented at the annual convention for the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Banff, Canada.
        • Perna, F.M., Newcomer, R.R., Maniar, S.D., Roh, J., Tubillleja, K., Stilger, V. (September 1999). Prediction of post -injury adjustment from a brief preseason psychological screening. Paper presented at the annual convention for the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Banff, Canada.
        • Maniar, S.D., Perna, F.M., Newcomer, R.R., Roh, J., Stilger, V. (September 1999). Athletic trainers’ recognition of psychological distress following athletic injury: Implications for referral. Paper presented at the annual convention for the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Banff, Canada.
        • Newcomer, R., Perna, F., Maniar, S., Roh, J., & Stilger, V. (1999). Intrusive thoughts and avoidance behavior following athletic injury among adolescents. Paper presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
        • Roh, J., Perna, F., & Newcomer, R. (April 25, 1999). Psychological Aspects of Athletic Injury Workshop.  Workshop presentation at the annual year end exam at California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA.
        • Perna, F.M., Stilger, V., & Roh, J. (1998). Psychological distress and coping following athletic injury among children and adults: Impact upon rehabilitation.  NATA Research & Education Foundation Funded Grant.
        • Newcomer, R., Roh, J., Perna, F., & Etzel, E. (August 1998). Features of posttraumatic stress disorder following major athletic injury.  Paper presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
        • Perna, F., Roh, J., Newcomer, R., Etzel, E., & Stilger, V. (1998). Clinical depression among injured athletes: An empirical assessment. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 10, S55.
        • Roh, J., Newcomer, R., Perna, F., Etzel, E., & Stilger, V. (1998). Depressive mood states among college athletes: Pre- and post-injury. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 10, S54.
        • Roh, J. (August 1998). Changes in psychological distress with college athletes: Pre-post injury.   Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Division 47: Exercise and Sport Psychology, San Francisco, California.
        • Roh, J., (September 1998). Depressive mood states among college athletes: Pre- and post- injury. Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
        • Roh, J. (March 1998). Changes in psychological distress with college athletes: Pre-post injury.   Paper presented at the 9th Annual Southeastern Sport and Exercise Psychology Student Symposium, University of Maryland at College Park.
        • Perna, F., Etzel, E., Stilger, V., & Roh, J. (1997). Psychological distress and coping following athletic injury: Impact upon rehabilitation.  WVU Foundation Funded Grant.
        • Brewer, K., Cramer, J., & Polinski, K. (May 1990). Biomechanics of running shoes. Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

      Research Interests

      Experience specific to grant funding:

      • Spring 1999 Psychology/Counseling: A Universal Competency in Athletic Training, West Virginia University -- Writing of a position paper submitted to the Journal of Athletic Training based on numerous research findings and observations specific to an identified universal competency defined by the athletic training profession.
      • 1997-1999 Psychological Distress Among Injured Athletes, West Virginia University -- Conducting psychological assessments (clinical interview and self-report) of depression and anxiety.  Collaborating efforts with a licensed psychologist and experienced colleagues to enter data into a large-scale database. Collaborating efforts with a licensed psychologist and experienced colleagues to write and present papers at national conferences derived from the project under the supervision of the primary investigator (Dr. Frank M. Perna).

      Professional Affiliations and Activities

      • 2015-2016: Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) President, Executive Board
      • 2014-2015: Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) Chair-elect, Executive Board
      • 2013-2014: Ad hoc CAATE PPE Annual Review Team
      • 2011-2014: Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) 2nd Vice Chair, Executive Board
      • 2011-present: WV Board of Physical Therapy (# AT001139)
      • 2011-present: National Association for Professional Women (NAPW)
      • 2005-present: Nu Omicron of Kappa Omicron Nu (KON), Chapter Adviser
      • 2008-present: NATA Post Professional Educator’s Committee
      • 1998-present: American Psychological Association (APA), affiliate member
      • 1998-present: American Psychological Association Division 47 member
      • 1994-present: Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP), professional member
      • 1992-present: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
      • 1991-present: Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association
      • 1991-present: Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS), Commonwealth of PA Department of the State Bureau of Professional Occupational Affairs certification #: RT-000933-A
      • 1989-present: PADI Open Water Diver
      • 1985-present: National Athletic Trainers’ Association, certification #: 03-0603, membership #: 860627
      • 1985-present: West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association
      • 1979-2008: American Red Cross Volunteer

      Service Learning Projects

      • Nu Omicron chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) Adviser at Cal U
      • Post Professional Education Committee Member, NATA District 2 Representative 
      • Ad hoc CAATE PPE Annual Review Committee
      • Chair (President), KON Executive Committee 
      • Cal U URAC Member (2014-2015)
      • First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Mentor, Virtual Vikings, 2008-09: second place state championship (WV), Wheeling, WV; US Open Championship to represent the state of WV, Dayton, OH
      • FLL Robotics Coach, Shark Solvers, 2007-200
      • Helvetia Ramp Dinner, volunteer yearly at the Community Hall, Helvetia, WV (annually)

      Service Learning Projects

        • First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Mentor, Virtual Vikings, 2008-09: second place state championship (WV), Wheeling, WV; US Open Championship to represent the state of WV, Dayton, OH
        • FLL Robotics Coach, Shark Solvers, 2007-200
        • Helvetia Ramp Dinner, volunteer yearly at the Community Hall, Helvetia, WV
        • Nu Omicron chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) Adviser at Cal U
        • Post Professional Education Committee Member, NATA District 2 Representative 
        • Ad hoc CAATE PPE Annual Review Committee
        • 2nd Vice Chair, KON Executive Committee 
        • Jump with Jill, Rockstar Nutritionist, liaison for Monongalia County schools for 1200+ elementary students 
        • Rock Your Tastebuds, nutrition education, presented to students (125) at Cheat Lake Elementary School enrolled in the Science and Health classes.

          Academic Department(s)

          • Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies

          Academic Program(s)

          • M.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion
          • P.M. Letter of Completion Exercise Science (all tracks)
          • Doctor of Health Science

          Contact Information

          Email:
          roh@calu.edu

          Phone:
          304-376-9231

          Office:
          Keystone Hall 141