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ATEP Faculty

Susan McGowen, PhD, EMT, LAT, ATC

Principal Lecturer
Athletic Training Education Program, Program Coordinator
Office: Johnson Center, Room 1130
Telephone: 505-277-5151

Dr. Sara L. Nottingham, EdD, ATC

Associate Professor
Office Location: Johnson Center 1132
Phone: 505-277-1610

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro; EdD Kinesiology
  • University of Oregon; MS Human Physiology
  • Chapman University; BS Athletic Training

Sara Nottingham joined the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of New Mexico in August 2018. Dr. Nottingham conducts research on athletic training clinical education, faculty development, mentoring, and documentation practices using primarily qualitative research methods. Her work has been published in the Journal of Athletic TrainingAthletic Training Education Journal, and the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. Her research has also been funded by the NATA Research and Education Foundation. 

Dr. Nottingham is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). She serves on the NATA’s Executive Committee for Education, Education Advancement Committee, NATA Foundation Free Communications Sub-Committee, and is Co-Chair of the NATA Foundation Faculty Mentor Program. Dr. Nottingham’s clinical athletic training experience is primarily in the Division I athletics setting, in addition to the collegiate intramurals, community college, and high school settings. She is also a certified instructor for CPR through the American Red Cross.

Kevin M. Schroeder DAT, LAT, ATC

Clinical Education Coordinator / Lecturer III
Office location: Johnson Center 1129
Phone Number: 505-277-5151

  • Doctor of Athletic Training – University of Idaho
  • Master of Science – University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Science – East Carolina University

Dr. Kevin Schroeder is the Clinical Education Coordinator and a Lecturer III within the University of New Mexico’s Athletic Training Education Program. Prior to his time at UNM, Dr. Schroeder was an athletic trainer with the 351st Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron, a special operations group at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. Dr. Schroeder has also previously served as an athletic trainer at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where he worked primarily with combat sports, including wrestling, boxing, and judo.  He was a member of the 2015 ParaPan America Games Medical Staff in Toronto, Canada and the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he worked closely with the Paralympic Judo Team. He has also worked in the Arena Football League, as well as  both the NCAA Division I and III levels. Dr. Schroeder is a graduate from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, University of Pittsburgh with a Master of Science in Health, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Sciences, and the University of Idaho with a Doctorate in Athletic Training.  His research focuses on orthopedic manual therapy treatment paradigms and their influence on patient-oriented outcomes.

Daisuke ShibataDaisuke ‘Dice’ Shibata, PhD, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor
Email: diceshibata@unm.eud
Office location: Johnson Center 1128
Phone number: 505-277-5151 

Daisuke ‘Dice’ Shibata joined the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of New Mexico in August 2014. He holds a PhD in Kinesiology from the Arizona State University in 2014. He earned his master’s degree in Kinesiology with concentration in Exercise Science from the California State University, Fresno in 2010, and two bachelor’s degrees in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 2008, and Sport and Health Science from Juntendo University, Japan in 2004.  

His research is primarily focused on mechanisms underlying the control of complex movements, i.e., coordination of muscles, integration of sensory feedback with motor commands during object grasping, balance, and gait. He is also interested in developing assessment and therapeutic strategies to improve sensorimotor function in patient populations. 

He is a certified athletic trainer, and a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Society for Neuroscience, and Society for the Neural Control of Movement.

Dr. Susan McGowen
Athletic Training Education Program Coordinator
Johnson Center, Room 1130