Faculty

Jodie L. Haak, Ph.D.
Jodie L. Haak, Ph.D.
Chair, Health & Human Performance Department, Associate Professor of Exercise Science

After graduating from Messiah College, Jodie went on to earn her PhD in Integrative Physiology from the University of Iowa.   The courses she teaches include Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology Lab and Chronic Disease and Exercise.  Jodie has been an active member of the American Physiological Society for 10 years and has recently become involved with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.  Her research interests include aging, exercise, and stress proteins.  Recently she has also collaborated with students on several additional research projects.   She is passionate about science and believes that discovering new things about the world plays a key role in keeping us excited about creation.  It is her goal to instill that same love of learning in her students. 


Education
Ph.D., 2008
University of Iowa
B.A., 1999
Messiah College

Contact Information:
Sollenberger 160
Suite: 4501
E-mail: jhaak@messiah.edu
Phone: 717.766.2511.7391

Scott Kieffer, Ph.D.
Scott Kieffer, Ph.D.
Assistant Chair, Health & Human Performance, Professor of Health and Exercise Science

Dr. Kieffer combines his passion for teaching and undergraduate research to offer students a wide variety of experiential learning.  He has published and presented many research studies with undergraduate students serving as co-authors and on many occasions as the lead author.  Dr. Kieffer teaches a variety of classes including Introduction to Health and Exercise Science, Research Methods and Statistical Analysis, Kinesiology (Basic Biomechanics, Exercise Testing and Prescription, and Human Anatomy (with cadaver dissection).  During his tenure oat Messiah College, Dr. Kieffer has received the Outstanding Teaching Award at both the junior faculty and at the full professor level.  In addition to his on campus activities, he has been heavily involved with the American College of Sports Medicine.  Dr. Kieffer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region of ACSM which serves over 1000 professionals in PA, NJ, MD, NY, WV, DE, and DC.
Dr. Kieffer's Webpage


Education
Ed.D., 1998
University of South Dakota
M.S., 1987
University of Nebraska-Kearney
B.S./B.A., 1985
Davis and Elkins College
Contact Information:
Jordan
Suite: 4501
E-mail: kieffer@messiah.edu
Phone: 717.766.2511.2633

Edwin "Sandy" Bush, LAT, ATC

Edwin "Sandy" Bush, LAT, ATC

Director of Athletic Training, Senior Lecturer in HHP
sbush@messiah.edu

Office:     Eisenhower 008
Phone:    717.766.2511.6037
Courses: Intro to Athletic Training, Prevention & Risk Management Lab, Practicum in Athletic Training I, Collision Sport Experience, Clinical Athletic Training Experience


Wendy Cheesman, LAT, ATC

Wendy Cheesman, LAT, ATC

Senior Lecturer in HHP, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist
wcheesma@messiah.edu

Office:     Sollenberger 143
Phone:     717.766.2511.2170
Courses:  Assessment III in Athletic Training, Clinical Athletic Training, Medical Terminology and General Medical Topics, Pharmacology in Athletic Training


Jim Gustafson, Ed.D.

Jim Gustafson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Health & Human Performance
jgustafs@messiah.edu

Office:     Sollenberger 148
Phone:     717.766.2511.3140
Courses:  Intro to Wellness, Golf & Badminton, Soccer & Softball, Skiing & Snowboarding I and II, Adventure Education Internship


Jeremy Kauffman, LAT, ATC

Jeremy Kauffman, LAT, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer, Lecturer in HHP
jkauffman@messiah.edu

Office:     Eisenhower 002B
Phone:     717.766.2511.3492
Courses:  Prevention & Risk Management, Organization & Administration in Athletic Training, Collision Sport in Athletic Training, Medical Aspects of Sport


Matt Lewis, ATC, CSCS

Matt Lewis, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training; Assistant Athletic Trainer

Office:     Eisenhower 002A
Phone:     717.766.2511.
Courses:  Intro to Athletic Training, Therapeutic Exercise, Therapeutic Modalities & Treatment, Senior Seminar in Athletic Training, Clinical Experience


Douglas K. Miller, Ph.D.

Douglas K. Miller, Ph.D.

Professor of Health and Exercise Science, Director of Wellness
dmiller@messiah.edu

Office:     Sollenberger 151
Phone:     717.766.2511.3340
Courses:  Concepts of Conditioning, Exercise Physiology, Elite Athletic Performance, Senior Seminar for Health & Exercixe Science, First Year Seminar


Retta Murray, LAT, ATC

Retta Murray, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor of HHP, Assistant Athletic Trainer
rmurray@messiah.edu

Office:     Sollenberger 149
Phone:     717.766.2511.3400
Courses:  Contemporary Health Issues, Assessment I in Athletic Training, Assessment II in Athletic Training, Practicum II in Athletic Training, Practicum III in Athletic Training


Alberto M. Poxes, Jr., Ph.D.

Alberto M. Poxes, Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management
apoxes@messiah.edu

Office:     Sollenberger 150
Phone:    717.766.2511.3120
Courses:  Sport Management Careers and Contents, Sport Facility and Event Management, Sponsorship & Marketing in Sport Management, Sports in Society, Topics in Sport Management


Dave Tanis, D.Ed.

Dave Tanis, D.Ed.

Senior Lecturer in Adventure Education, Director of Adventure Programs
dtanis@messiah.edu

Office:      Larsen 228
Phone:      717.766.2511.2134
Courses:   Canoeing, Challenge Course Experience, Wilderness Encounter, Caving, Rock Climbing, Challenge Course Facilitation, Foundations of Adventure Education, Wilderness Education Association Cert. Course, Leadership, Facilitation, and Group Dynamics, Programming and Trip Design, Trip Implementation and Evaluation, Advanced Technical Skills, Senior Seminar for Adventure Education


Spud Wentzell, Ed.D.

Spud Wentzell, Ed.D.

Professor of Health and Physical Education
swentzel@messiah.edu

Office:    Sollenberger 159B
Phone:    717.766.2511.7055
Courses:  Curriculum and Instruction courses in Health Education; Elementary Physical Education and Secondary Physical Education; Assessment in Health and Physical Education; Adapted Physical Education; Creative and Expressive Movement; Student Teaching Seminar and  Student Teaching Supervisor.


Co-Curricular Educators


Bryan Brunk

Bryan Brunk

Adjunct Instructor in HHP; Head Wrestling Coach
bbrunk@messiah.edu

Office: Sollenberger 140D
Phone: 717-766-2511.7097
Courses:  Exercise Testing & Prescription, Strength Training, Intro to Wellness

Jack Cole

Jack Cole

Athletic Director; Assistant Professor of Sport Management
jcole@messiah.edu

Office:    Sollenberger 163
Phone: 717.766.2511.6820
Courses:  Principles of Administration


Scott Frey

Scott Frey

Adjunct Instructor in HHP, Head Women's Soccer Coach
sfrey@messiah.edu

Office: Sollenberger 159C
Phone: 717.766.2511.5359
Courses:  Intro to Wellness

Pat Lightle

Pat Lightle

Adjunct Instructor in HHP, Head Baseball Coach
plightle@messiah.edu

Office: Sollenberger 169
Phone: 717.766.2511.3160
Courses:  Intro to Wellness, Golf & Badminton, Tennis & Volleyball, Soccer & Softball


Brooke L. Good

Brooke L. Good

Head Field Hockey Coach, Assistant Sports Information Director, Adjunct Instructor in HHP
good@messiah.edu

Office: Sollenberger 140B
Phone: 717.766.2511.7359
Courses:  Intro to Wellness, Soccer/Softball

Judi Tobias

Judi Tobias

Adjunct Instructor in HHP, Head Women's Volleyball Coach
jtobias@messiah.edu

Office: Sollenberger 140A
Phone: 717.766.2511.7294
Courses:  Foundations of Physical Education, Personal Health Strategies, Dance, Beginning & Intermediate Volleyball, Developmental Gymnastics/Recreational Games, Tennis & Volleyball


Rick VanPelt

Rick VanPelt

Adjunct Instructor in HHP, Head Men's Basketball Coach
rvanpelt@messiah.edu

Office: Eisenhower 005
Phone: 717.766.2511.2450
Courses:  Aquatics, Flag Football & Basketball