Faculty

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Cody Diehl

Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

cdiehl@nmu.edu 906-227-1143
Office Location:

214 PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., University of Dayton
  • M.S., Western Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
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Scott Drum

Professor, Exercise Science

sdrum@nmu.edu 906-227-2195
Additional Title:

Coordinator - Sports Science

Office Location:

201F PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  • M.S., Wake Forest University
  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
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Yuba Gautam

Associate Professor, Applied Exercise Science and Health

ygautam@nmu.edu 906-227-1353
Office Location:

201G1 PEIF

Degrees:
  • M.B.B.S., St. Petersburg I.I. Mechnikov State Medical Academy
  • M.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
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Ryan K. Hines

Assistant Professor, Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management

rhines@nmu.edu 906-227-1162
Office Location:

201E PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
  • M.Ed., University of Georgia
  • Ph.D., Indiana University
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Scott Jordan

Associate Professor, Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management (Coordinator)

scjordan@nmu.edu 906-227-1136
Office Location:

201D PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
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Lanae Joubert

Associate Professor, Nutrition

ljoubert@nmu.edu 906-227-2137
Office Location:

213 PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., California State University
  • M.S., Northern Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Oregon State University
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Matt Kilgas

Assistant Professor, Applied Exercise Science and Health

mkilgas@nmu.edu 906-227-2534
Additional Title:

Coordinator - HP 200 & Exercise Science, Graduate Studies Faculty

Office Location:

201G2 PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., Michigan Technological University
  • M.S., Northern Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
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Christopher Kirk

Associate Professor, Athletic Training

ckirk@nmu.edu 906-227-2931
Additional Title:

Coordinator - Clinical Placement

Office Location:

230 PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., Indiana State University
  • M.S., Miami University
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Derek Marr

Assistant Professor, Applied Exercise Science and Health (Coordinator)

dmarr@nmu.edu 906-227-1171
Office Location:

222 PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., Grand Valley State University
  • M.S., Baylor University
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri
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Jacquie Medina

Professor, Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management

jamedina@nmu.edu 906-227-1615
Office Location:

221 PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.S., University of Northern Colorado
  • Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado
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Maggy Moore

Lovell Endowed Professor, Athletic Training

mmoore@nmu.edu 906-227-2228
Office Location:

201C PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.S., California University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
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Megan Nelson

Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

msuer@nmu.edu 906-227-1184
Office Location:

229 PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., Michigan State University
  • M.S., Northern Michigan University
  • Ph.D., University of Idaho
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Julie A. Rochester

Professor, Athletic Training (Coordinator)

jrochest@nmu.edu 906-227-2026
Office Location:

237 PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., Springfield College
  • M.S., Northern Michigan University
  • Ed.D., University of Phoenix
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Jeff Wuorinen

Instructor, Health/Physical Education & Athletic Coaching Education

jefwuori@nmu.edu 906-227-1780
Office Location:

201B PEIF

Degrees:
  • B.S., Norwich University
  • M.A.E., Northern Michigan University

Adjunct Faculty

Ron Berry

rberry@nmu.edu

Peter Bosma

pbosma@alumni.nmu.edu

Megan DeChambeau

memccull@nmu.edu

Robert Fleury

rfleury@nmu.edu

Maria Formolo

mformolo@nmu.edu

Brian Henington

dukewildfire@gmail.com

Barb Knox

bknox@nmu.edu

Katie Racine

kaberger@nmu.edu

Scott Thomas

sthomas@nmu.edu

Renxin Yang

ryang@nmu.edu

Jenna Zdunek

jennazdunek@yahoo.com

The School Health, Physical Education and Recreation regularly employs approximately 10-20 adjunct faculty. If you are interested in an adjunct position, please send your vitae to Dr. Elizabeth Wuorinen, Associate Dean and Director, School of Health and Human Performance, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855 or as an e-mail attachment to hhp@nmu.edu.

Previous teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Applicants must be current in the discipline in which they wish to teach.

Adjunct Manual

Guest Faculty

Renxin Yang

Tai Chi Instructor

ryang@nmu.edu

Graduate Assistants

Shelby Carlson

shelcarl@nmu.edu 227-2130
Office Location:

209 PEIF

Brett Fox

brefox@nmu.edu 227-2130
Office Location:

209 PEIF

Esteban Gutierrez

esgutier@nmu.edu 227-2130
Office Location:

209 PEIF

Emily Klinkman

eklinkma@nmu.edu 227-2130
Office Location:

208 PEIF

Annemarie McCoy

annmccoy@nmu.edu 227-2130
Office Location:

209 PEIF

Nahir Negron-Fernandez

nnegronf@nmu.edu 227-2130
Office Location:

209 PEIF

Nadine Sikora

nsikora@nmu.edu 227-2130
Office Location:

208 PEIF

Alex Schaub

alschaub@nmu.edu 227-2130
Office Location:

209 PEIF

Sarah Triemstra

striemst@nmu.edu 906-227-2130
Office Location:

209 PEIF

Yuba Gautam

  • 2017 Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)
  • 2015 PRIME Grant Award

Sarah Breen

  • 2017 PRIME Grant Award

Patricia Hogan

  • 2012-2013 NMU Innovation in Technology Award along with Professor Patti Hogan for high level use of technology resulting in excellent learning and professional development opportunities for School of Health and Human Performance students..
  • Outstanding Michigan College/University Teacher of the Year Award at the Michigan Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual meeting Nov. 16-17 in Traverse City.
  • 2009 TLC Award for integrating innovative technological tools into her programming in her health/fitness class. These include a wiki and a YouTube real-time case study, in which local business Superior Fitness was the case company. She encourages her students to become lifelong, self-directed learners and teachers, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking.
  • 2006 TLC Award for exemplary use of the laptop computer in the classroom. This award is designed to recognize essential uses of the laptop or associated technologies in support of the university’s mission and vision. As a result many of Dr. Hogan’s students have been invited to present projects at professional conferences.
  • 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1993-94 Adviser of the Year

Chris Kirk

  • 2012-2013 NMU Innovation in Technology Award along with Professor Patti Hogan for high level use of technology resulting in excellent learning and professional development opportunities for School of Health and Human Performance students.


Randall Jensen

  • Life Member Award from the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports at the annual meeting in 2017
  • 2016 PRIME Grant Award
  • 2012 NMU Distinguished Faculty Award in recognition of the significant professional contributions to NMU and his professional area.
  • 2007 Excellence in Professional Development Award for a sustained record of exemplary research and scholarship, the public dissemination of new knowledge and the facilitation of student scholarship
  • Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine
  • Fellow of International Society of Biomechanics in Sports


Julie Rochester

  • 2014 Inducted into Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society Hall of Fame      
  • 2011 Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA) Golden Pinnacle Award to recognize those members who have provided outstanding leadership to the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association. This is the highest honor for a District IV/GLATA member.
  • 2011 Elected as National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) District 4 Director.  District includes Ill., Ind., Mich., Minn., Ohio, and Wisc.
  • 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award for the creation of safe and open learning environment and enthusiasm for teaching and learning and a consistently high quality of subject matter presented.
  • 2007 Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Dedicated Service Award
  • 2006 Paving the Way - GLATA Celebrates 40 years of Women in Athletic Training Award
  • 2005 Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award
  • 2004 GLATA Captain of the Great Lakes Award

Mary Jane Tremethick

  • 2012 Elected to the National Board of Directors for the American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
  • 2012 Named a Fellow of the American Association for Health Education (AAHE). AAHE is the oldest and largest professional association for health educators. Tremethick has demonstrated leadership at the state, district and national level. She joins 124 AAHE Fellows nationwide.
  • 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award in recognition of the significant professional contributions to NMU and her professional area
  • 2009 Midwest District Scholar Award for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The Midwest District Scholar Award recognizes one professional annually “with an outstanding record of scholarly publications and presentations and active service to health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or sport.” The Midwest District includes health, physical education and recreation professionals in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Dr. Tremethick's primary area of research is community health, with a focus on meeting the health promotion needs of older adults.
  • 2009 Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service Learning Award.  Dr. Tremethick was a co-recipient of this award with Professor Eileen Smit. Both were recognized for their excellence in programming in their HL/NE 386 Interdisciplinary Study in Global Health Care-Honduras course. This service learning course immerses students in the Honduran culture while also providing service learning opportunities.
  • 2008 College Leader of the Year Award for the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  The College Leader of the Year Award recognizes one health, physical education and recreation professional in Michigan annually for their excellence in teaching and contributions to the profession in leadership and service.
  • 2006 NMU Excellence in Teaching Award for her dedication to serving populations in need of disease-prevention and health-promotion services and for sharing her enthusiasm for the community health educator profession with her students.

Phil Watts

  • 2005 NMU Excellence in Professional Development Award.
  • 2000 NMU Peter White Scholar award.
  • 1999 Michigan Association of Governing Boards (MAGB) Distinguished Faculty Award.
  • 1992 NMU Distinguished Faculty Award.
  • 1990 Elected to Fellowship status - American College of Sports Medicine.