Faculty & Staff


Sungho Cho, JD, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-6902
  • Email: scho@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 225 Eppler Center

J.D. Arizona State University 
B.S. Seoul National University
M.A. University of Connecticut 
Ph.D. University of Connecticut

Attorney at Law, New York and Connecticut

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

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation; Communication and Professional Development in Sport

Graduate: Legal Aspects of HMSL; Administrative Processes of Intercollegiate Athletics; Governance of Sport Organizations; Marketing Strategies in Spirt and Leisure Services


Hyungsuk Choo, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7862
  • Email: hchoo@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 113 Eppler South

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


Andrea Cripps Ph.D., ATC

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-0221
  • Email: acripps@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 214 Eppler South

B.S., Lake Superior State University
M.A., Central Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Research Interests:
How the sensory systems (visual, vestibular, and somatosensory) are affected following a concussion and how these impairments affect upright balance. A secondary line of injury is focused around educational declines following concussion in sport.

Courses Taught:
Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries: Lower Extremity, Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries: Upper Extremity Evaluation, Therapeutic Modalities, Therapeutic Medications & Health Conditions, BOC preparation. 


Lynn A. Darby, Ph.D., FACSM

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

B.S., The Ohio State University - Microbiology
M.A., The Ohio State University - Exercise Physiology
Ph.D., The Ohio State University - Exercise Physiology
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, St. Louis University, Department of Physiology

Titleist Performance Institute®, Certified Golf Fitness Instructor 
Functional Movement System® (FMS) Certification
Exercise Test Technologist, American College of Sports Medicine 1988 to present

Research Interests:
Functional testing for athletes, older adults, and golfers
Exercise and weight loss

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Exercise Testing and Prescription; Lifetime Fitness

Graduate: Physiology of Aging; Research Methods


Adam Fullenkamp, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate 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


Meggan Hartzog

  • Position: Instructor
  • Phone: 419-372-7232
  • Email: mhartzo@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 101D Eppler North

Amanda Hawkes, DAT., ATC

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Email: ahawkes@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 206 Eppler South

B.S., Brigham Young University
M.S., Brigham Young University
DAT., A.T. Still University

Research Interests:
Emergency Management/Care in Athletic Training
Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention of Lower Extremity Injuries

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Therapeutic Exercise, Therapeutic Modalities, Orthopedic Assessment in Sports Medicine, Therapeutic Medications and Health Conditions, Organization and Administration of Exercise Programs

Graduate: Injury and Evaluation I


Travis Heggie, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-2395
  • Email: theggie@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 112 Eppler South

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

Current Research Interests:
Dr. Travis Heggie is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (Faculty of Travel Medicine) and is the Chair of the Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Specialty Group in the International Society of Travel Medicine.  He is the former Public Risk Management Specialist & Tort Claims Officer for the U.S. National Park Service and is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Travel Medicine, Travel Medicine & Infectious Disease, and the International Journal of Travel Medicine & Global Health.  Dr. Heggie’s area of specialization is in Travel & Wilderness Medicine as it applies to the health, safety, and legal aspects of the travel, tourism, outdoor recreation, leisure, adventure sport, and hospitality fields.  He is presently conducting research projects in East Africa, Southern Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula.


Todd Keylock, Ph.D

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-6912
  • Email: tkeyloc@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 217 Eppler South

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

ACSM Exercise is Medicine Level III
ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CCEP)

Research Interests:
My research is in the area of exercise immunology. This includes the effect of acute and chronic exercise on immune function, diabetes, and aging, as well as inflammation and wound healing. I am also interested in research in cardiac rehabilitation.

Courses Taught:
UndergraduateExercise Physiology, Applied Exercise Physiology, EKG/Medications

Graduate: Physiology of Exercise


Jessica Kiss, Ph.D.

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor/ Laboratory Coordinator/ HMSLS Graduate Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-0227
  • Email: jekiss@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 213 Eppler South

B.A., Baldwin-Wallace University
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
ACSM Exercise is Medicine Level II

Research Interests:
Campus recreation paticipation and student academic success
University employee wellness programs 
Comparison of body composition methods with Airforce ROTC cadets

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Kinesiology; Motor Development; Motor Learning, Applied Exercise Physiology, Organization and Administration of Exercise Programs, Exercise Perscription and Testing

Graduate: Motor Development, Lab Techniques in Exercise Physiology


Amy Kolk

  • Position: Secretary
  • Phone: 419-372-7234
  • Email: jokolk@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 110 Eppler Center

Vikki Krane, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor of Teaching Excellence
  • Phone: 419-372-7233
  • Email: vkrane@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 230 Eppler Center

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:
Undergraduate: Foundations of Sport Psychology; Psychology of Exercise and Fitness; Social Justice in Sport

Graduate: Applied Sport Psychology; Interpretation of Qualitative Research; Research Methods; Gender, Sexuality & Sport


Matthew Kutz, Ph.D.

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

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: Recreational Leadership, Professional Trends & Issues in Athletic Training, Introduction to Clinical Education in Athletic Training, Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II, Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries: Lower Extremity, Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV, Leadership & Management in Allied Health Care, Therapeutic Exercise

Graduate: Sport Conditioning

Bob Lee

Bob Lee, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-2396
  • Email: bdlee@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 114B Eppler South

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; Event & Programming; Organization and Administration of Leisure Services; Travel and Tourism Planning Strategy; Convention and Resort Administration; Computer Applications in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management; Evaluation of Recreation administration.

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


Geoffrey A. Meek, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor / PEHE Program Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-0501
  • Email: gmeek@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 101B Eppler North

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

Research Interests:
Physical Education/Community Physical Activity Provision and Advocacy
Dilemmas of Difference in Adapted Physical Activity environments
Profiles of children with varying weight status and physical activity levels

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Adapted Physical Activity; Advanced Performance & Content Development in Invasion Games; Advanced Performance & Content Development in Field Games; Measurement and Evaluation in Human Movement; Instructional Strategies in Physical Education; Student Teaching Internship

Graduate: Research Methods in HMSL; Interpreting Qualitative Research Results in HMSL; Interpreting Quantitative Research in HMSL

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Amy L. Morgan, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-3587
  • Email: amorgan@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 216 Eppler South

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

Graduate: Ageing: Pysiology and Exercise; Research Methods; Lab Techniques in Exercise Physiology


Heather Muir, Ph.D.

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • 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:
Fan identification/motives
Marketing; Women's sports
Sports media analysis

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

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Amanda Paule-Koba, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor / Sport Management Program Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-7229
  • Email: apaule@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 232 Eppler Center

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

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

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

Graduate: Critically Evaluating Contemporary Issues in HMSL; Sport in Higher Education

Twitter: @APK_PhD


Nathan A. Peters, M.S.

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Teaching
  • Phone: 419-372-7240
  • Email: peterna@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 209 Eppler South

B.S. Saginaw Valley State University
M.S. University of South Carolina

Research Interests:
Community based participatory research in faith-based communities facing health disparities - efforts to slow the advancement of non-communicable diseases
Identifying and addressing barriers to weight training among women

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Kinesiology, Motor Development Across the Lifespan, Internship Supervisor

Ray Schneider, Ph.D.

Ray Schneider, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor/HMSLS School Director
  • Phone: 419-372-7595
  • Email: rayschn@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 117 Eppler Center

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: Teaching Professor / Exercise Science Program Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-6810
  • Email: schomme@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 210 Eppler South

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


Caitlin Shortridge, M.Ed.

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7231
  • Email: cashort@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 231 Eppler Center

B.A.., Bowling Green State University- Psychology
B.S.Ed., Bowling Green State University- Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University- Sport Administration

Research Interests:
Sport Leadership
LGBTQ+ Inclusivity
Operations Management

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Sport Promotion and Sales, Introduction to Esport, Sport Revenues and Expenditures, Sport and Public Assembly Facilities, Introduction to Sport Management


Nancy Spencer, Ph.D.

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

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 Center

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


Jenny Toonstra

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-4429
  • Email: jltoons@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 215 Eppler South

B.A., Calvin College
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Research Interests: 
Clinical outcomes following articular cartilage repair of the knee
Lived experiences in student-athletes suffering from multiple concussions

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Theraputic Rehabilitation; Theraputic Medications and Health Conditions 

Graduate: Emergency Management in Athletic Training; Evaluation and Treatment I & II; Advanced Clinical I, II, & III; Global Health Care Dynamics


Adrian P. Turner, Ph.D.

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

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

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Philip F. Xie, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-6917
  • Email: pxie@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 111 Eppler South

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.


Bonnie G. Berger, Ed.D.

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

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

Research Interests:
Exercise and the quality of life
Mood alteration associated with diverse physical activities and training parameters
Psychological implications of obesity, and the role of exercise in subjective well-being in obese and overweight individuals
Individual and environmental factors that influence the exercise-mood relationship and exercise adherence
Use of exercise for stress management
Factors leading to exercise enjoyment throughout the lifespan

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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