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HESS Faculty and Staff

HESS Faculty

Athletic Training

  • Susan McGowen (Principle Lecturer)
  • Dice Shibata (Assistant Professor)
  • Lindsey White (Lecturer II, Clinical Education Coordinator)

Exercise Science



  • Ann Gibson (Associate Professor)
  • Leonard Kravitz (Associate Professor)
  • Christine Mermier (Assistant Professor, Lab Director)

Health Education Program

  • Magdalena Avila (Associate Professor)
  • Lorenda Belone (Assistant Professor)
  • Eli Duryea (Professor)
  • Christina Perry (Associate Professor)
  • Elba Saavedra (Lecturer III)

Physical Education Teacher Education

  • Glenn Hushman (Associate Professor)
  • Cathy Tingstrom (Assistant Professor)
  • Holly Kowalski (Lecturer III)

Sport Administration

  • John Barnes (Associate Professor)
  • Joy Griffin (Associate Professor)
  • Alfredo Martinez (Assistant Professor)
  • Todd Seidler (Professor)
  • Luke Mao (Assistant Professor)

HESS Program Coordinators

Athletic Training

Dr. Susan McGowen

Exercise Science

Dr. Leonard Kravitz

Exercise Science (Graduate Programs)

Dr. Ann Gibson

Health Education

Dr. Christina Perry

Physical Education Teacher Education

Dr. Glenn Hushman

Sports Administration

Dr. John Barnes

HESS Staff

Dwight Zier
HESS Department Administrator
Johnson Center 1151

Dwight oversees the daily administrative functions of the department office and supervises the staff. He assists with the development and management of the operating budget. He manages faculty, part-time instructor, graduate assistant, and teaching assistant contracts. He serves as department liaison to central offices of the college and university.

Margaret Chavez
Administrative Assistant I

Johnson Center 1151

Margie provides administrative support to the HESS Department and serves as the first contact for visitors to the main office. She provides administrative support to the HESS department and serves as the first contact person for the graduate programs from our programs.  She receives all inquiries from potential graduate students and provides administrative support to all current graduate students throughout their academic years in the MS or PhD programs.

Denisha Garcia
Sr. Fiscal Tech
Johnson Center 1150C