Faculty & Staff


Pamela A. Bechtel, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor / PETE Program Coordinator / Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-6907
Email: pbechte@bgsu.edu
Address: 101D Eppler N

B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.S., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Research Interests:
Impacting professional development for physical educators through exposure to current perturbations.
Teacher beliefs and the impact on program, curricular, and teacher change.
Impact of technology on physical education programs and student engagement.
Use of technology by physical education students
Use of technology by in-service physical education teachers

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Intro to Teaching Physical Education; Instructional Strategies in Physical Education; Supervision of Student Teachers

Graduate: DK Seminar


Bonnie G. Berger, Ed.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-6911
Email: bberger@bgsu.edu
Address: 226 Eppler C

B.S., Wittenberg University
M.A., Columbia University
Ed.D. Columbia University

Research Interests:
Influence of physical activity on mood enhancement; Specific exercise characteristics that maximize the psychological benefits of participation; Use of physical activity for stress management; Factors influencing exercise initiation, adoption, and adherence; Barriers to physical activity; Physical activity behaviors in obese populations; Enhancing flow states in sport and exercise.

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Exercise Psychology; Sport psychology; Lifetime fitness and psychological well-being; Research Methods

Graduate: Exercise Psychology; Research and Practice; Research Methods; Sport Psychology; Current Issues in Sport Psychology

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Lisa Bowe

Position: Secretary
Phone: 419-372-7234
Email: clisa@bgsu.edu
Address: 119 Eppler C


Sungho Cho, JD, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-6902
Email: scho@bgsu.edu
Address: 225 Eppler C

J.D. Arizona State University (2008)
Ph.D. University of Connecticut (2004)
M.A. University of Connecticut (1998)
B.S. Seoul National University (1994)

Research Interests:
Use of social science evidence in trademarks litigation
Multivariate analysis of antitrust jurisprudence
Regulatory dynamics in sport industry

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate SM 2140: Introduction to Research
SM 3900: Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation

Graduate HMSL 6290: Legal Aspects of HMSL

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Hyungsuk Choo, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7862
Email: hchoo@bgsu.edu
Address: 211 Eppler North

B.S., In-Ha University
M.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Research Interests:
Agritourism; Sustainable Tourism; Tourism Marketing; Tourism on Organic Farms

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Tourism and Event Planning; Event & Program Planning in Travel and Tourism; Contemporary Issues in Tourism


Lynn A. Darby, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-6903
Email: ldarby@bgsu.edu
Address: 218 Eppler S.

B.S., The Ohio State University
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Research Interests:
Determination of the energy costs of activities
Physiological responses of obese individuals to exercise
Metabolic responses to aerobic dance and step exercise

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Exercise Physiology; Designing and Directing Exercise Programs; Exercise Testing and Prescription; Applied Exercise Physiology; Lifetime Fitness; Beginning and Intermediate Golf

Graduate: Physiology of Exercise; Seminar in Developmental Kinesiology; Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology

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Diane Euler

Position: Secretary
Phone: 419-372-6905
Email: deuler@bgsu.edu
Address: 109 Eppler C


Adam Fullenkamp, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-6929
Email: fullena@bgsu.edu
Address: 212 Eppler South

B.S., University of Toledo
M.S., University of Toledo
Ph.D., University of Delaware

Research Interests:
The focus of my research is human kinematic optimization and movement recognition.  The products of this line of inquiry are intended to improve sport and motor skill performance as well as to augment standoff movement recognition capabilities for military and criminal justice applications.  Many of my current research efforts stem from past projects centered on human gait recognition.

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Structural and Functional Bases of Human Movement; Motor Learning

Graduate: Motor Learning and Control


Travis Heggie, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-2395
Email: theggie@bgsu.edu
Address: 210 Eppler North

B.S., University of Hawaii at Hilo
M.S., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Research Interests:
Primary research focuses on the health, safety, and legal (tort law) aspects of recreation, sport, tourism, and hospitality management. 
Secondary research interests include geotourism, natural resource & protected area management, natural hazards and disaster response, environmental impact statements, and wildland ecology.

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Tourism and Event Planning; Recreation Program Development


K. Todd Keylock, Ph.D

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-6912
Email: tkeyloc@bgsu.edu
Address: 215 Eppler S

B.A., Wheaton College
M.S., Benedictine University
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Research Interests:
My research is in the area of exercise immunology. This includes the effect of acute and chronic exercise on immune function and aging, on local and systemic inflammation, and on wound healing.

Courses Taught:
UndergraduateExercise Physiology, Applied Exercise Physiology,
Lifetime Fitness, Exercise Testing and Prescription

Graduate: Physiology of Exercise


Vikki Krane, Ph.D.

Position: Professor / Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-7233
Email: vkrane@bgsu.edu
Address: 230 Eppler C

B.A., Denison University
M.S., University of Arizona
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research Interests:

Feminist sport psychology
Gender, sexuality & sport

Courses Taught:
Social Psychology of Sport; Applied Sport Psychology; Sport and Gender; Women's Studies; Qualitative Research; Research Methods


Matthew Kutz Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-5917
Email: mkutz@bgsu.edu
Address: 211 Eppler S

Ph.D. Lynn University
M.Ed. University of Toledo
M.S. University of Toledo
B.A. Anderson University
State Licensed Athletic Trainer – Ohio Occupational, Physical Therapy, & Athletic Training Board
Certified Athletic Trainer – NATA Board of Certification, Inc.
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist – National Strength & Conditioning Association
Corrective Exercise Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine

Research Interests:
Leadership Competencies
Novice and Expert Behaviors
Contextual Intelligence
Clinical Education in Athletic Training
Performance Enhancement Techniques

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate TLEP 1900 Recreational Leadership, SM 395 Professional Trends & Issues in Athletic Training, AT 2120 Introduction to Clinical Education in Athletic Training, AT 3140 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II, AT 4100 Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries: Lower Extremity, AT 4120 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV, AT 4200 Leadership & Management in Allied Health Care, AT 4160 Therapeutic Exercise, Graduate HMSL 6190 Athletic Conditioning

Graduate KNS 4290 Sport Conditioning


Stephen J. Langendorfer, Ph.D.

Position: Professor / School Director
Phone: 419-372-7234
Email: slangen@bgsu.edu
Address: 117 Eppler C

B.S.Ed., Cortland College - SUNY
M.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:
Evaluating coordination and control changes in motor skills such as throwing, hopping, and prone swimming and their relationships to physical activity.
Effects of task and environment constraints on developmental change in motor skills

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Kinesiology; Motor Development; Water Safety Instruction; Facilitating Movement Change; Measurement and Evaluation; Senior Project; Swimming

Graduate: Measurement and Evaluation; Lifespan Motor Development; Developmental Kinesiology Seminar



Matt Laurent, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor / Interim Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-6904
Email: cmlaure@bgsu.edu
Address: 214 Eppler South

B.S., West Texas A&M University
M.S., West Texas A&M University
Ph.D., University of Alabama

Research Interests:
Identification of mediating factors governing fatigue and recovery and the role of perceptual response during and following human performance.

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Exercise Physiology; Exercise Testing and Prescription; Sport Conditioning

Graduate: Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology

Bob Lee

Bob Lee, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor / Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-2396
Email: bdlee@bgsu.edu
Address: 212 Eppler N

B.A. Henan University
M.S. Clemson University
Ph.D. Penn. State University

Research Interests:

Older Travelers; Health Tourism; China’s  Tourism Development; Community Event Planning;Family Recreation;  Leisure and Health; Older Adults and Information Technologies.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Leisure & Tourism Services for Older Adults; Recreation Programming; Organizationand Administration of Leisure Services; Travel and Tourism Planning Strategy - Assessment andEvaluation; Convention and Resort Administration; Computer Applications in Park, Recreation, andTourism Management; Evaluation of Recreation administration.

Graduate: Research Methods; Interpretation Quantitative Research; Policy Development for Traveland Tourism Agencies.

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Geoffrey A. Meek, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor / PEG Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-0501
Email: gmeek@bgsu.edu
Address: 101B Eppler N

B.Ed., University of Exeter
M.Sc., University of Alberta
Ph.D., University of Leeds

Research Interests:
Evaluating the effects of a community-based activity program for individuals recovering from a stroke.
The social validity of a senior water exercise training program
The Born Identity. Are physical education teachers born or made?

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Adapted Physical Activity; Advanced Performance & Content Development in Invasion Games; Advanced Performance & Content Development in Field Games; Adapted Physical Education practicum; Student Teaching

Graduate: Programming in Physical Education for Special Populations, Teaching HMSL at College Level; Interpreting Qualitative Research Results in HMSL

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Robyn Miller, Ph.D.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-8521
Email: robyngm@bgsu.edu
Address: 111 Eppler North

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Amy L. Morgan, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor / Interim Associate Dean for Administration
Phone: 419-372-0596
Email: amorgan@bgsu.edu
Address: 216 Eppler S

B.A., McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College)
M.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Ph.D., Kent State University

Research Interests:
Exercise and aging
Role of exercise on functional ability in older individuals
impact of various modes of exercise on metabolic markers of bone turnover in older individuals
Role of the level of ground reaction force on metabolic markers of bone turnover following a single bout of exercise

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Exercise Physiology; Applied Exercise Physiology


Heather Muir, Ph.D.

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7230
Email: hmuir@bgsu.edu
Address: 227 Eppler Center

B.A., Augsburg College
M.A., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Wisconsin
M.A., Minnesota State University
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Research Interests:
Sports media analysis; Fan identification/motives; Marketing; Women's sports

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Sport Management; Introduction to Research in HMSLS; History and Philosophy of Sport


Colleen Murphy M.A.

Position: Lecturer / Dance Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-0225
Email: cmurphy@bgsu.edu
Address: 110 Eppler N

B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa

Research Interests:
Choreography and performance of tap dance as a percussive instrument
Dance education
Dance technology

Courses Taught:
Ballet; Ballroom I; Jazz I, II, III; Modern I; Tap I,II


Amanda Koba, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7229
Email: apaule@bgsu.edu
Address: 232 Eppler C

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Miami University
B.S., Miami University

Research Interests
Issues in Intercollegiate Sport, Title IX/Gender Equity, Academic Clustering, Recruiting in College Athletics

Courses Taught
Undergraduate SM 3010: Sport and Event Management, SM 4250: Sport and Gender

Graduate HMSL 6370: Sport in Higher Education


Ray Schneider, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor / Sport Management Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-0215
Email: rayschn@bgsu.edu
Address: 235 Eppler C

B.S., Central Michigan University
M.S., Central Michigan University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Research Interests:
Intercollegiate Athletics and Sport Memorabilia

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Sport and Event Promotion; Sport and Event Management; Sport and Public Assembly Facilities

Graduate: Administrative Processes of Intercollegiate Athletics; Athletic and Recreation Facility Planning and Management; Issues in HMSL


Chris Schommer M.Ed., ATC

Position: Senior Lecturer / Athletic Training Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-6810
Email: schomme@bgsu.edu
Address: 210 Eppler S

B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.Ed., The Citadel

Research Interests:
Relationships between Emergency Medical Personnel and High School Athletic Trainers 
Attitudes of administrators in regards to employment of Certified Athletic Trainers in the secondary school setting

Courses Taught:
UndergraduateAthletic Training Clinic Management; Evaluation & Pathology of Athletic Injuries: Upper Extremity; AT/CM Practicum; Therapeutic Athletic Exercise; Therapeutic Athletic Training Modalities; Internship Supervisor; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, and Safety


Nancy Spencer, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372- 6927
Email: nspencr@bgsu.edu
Address: 233 Eppler C

B.A., Trinity University
M.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Research Interests:
Sociocultural Aspects of Sport; Making of Celebrity in Professional Tennis

Courses Taught: 
Undergraduate: History & Philosophy of Sport; Sport & Gender; Sport and Socialization

Graduate: Sport & Society; Interpretive Processes of Qualitative Research




David Tobar, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-6914
Email: dtobar@bgsu.edu
Address: 229 Eppler C

B.S., California State University, San Bernardino
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:
Psychological changes associated with physical activity with an emphasis on overtraining; The role of personality in sport and exercise

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Foundations of Sport Psychology; Psychological Aspects of Exercise and Fitness; Introduction to Research in HMSLS

Graduate: Social Psychology of Sport; Interpretation of Quantitative Research in HMSLS


Adrian P. Turner, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-0229
Email: adriant@bgsu.edu
Address: 101A Eppler N

B.Ed., University of Exeter
M.S., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Research Interests:
Games for Understanding Tactical Models of Instruction

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate:  Advanced Performance & Content Development in Invasion Games; Advanced Performance & Content Development in Field Games; Human Movement in Middle Childhood; Teaching-Learning Process in Middle Childhood-Young Adult Physical Education; Introduction to Teaching Physical Education; History, Philosophy and Curriculum in Physical Education; socio-cultural/Psychological Foundations of Teaching Physical Education


Philip F. Xie, Ph.D

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-6917
Email: pxie@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 North Eppler

M.A., University of Waterloo, Canada
Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada

Research Interests:
Tourism Planning, Cultural Tourism, and Event Management

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate:  Recreation Leadership; Major Concepts of Recreation; Program planning in Travel and Tourism

Graduate:  Program Design and Strategies in Recreation and Leisure Services; Research Methods; Interpretation of Quantitative Research.