Faculty & Staff


Bonnie G. Berger, Ed.D.

Position: Emeritus Professor
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


Sungho Cho, JD, Ph.D.

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

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

Attorney at Law, New York and Connecticut

Research Interests:
Sport Trademarks
Sport Industry Analysis
Labor Practices in Sport Industry

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation

Graduate: Legal Aspects of HMSL; Administrative Processes of Intercollegiate Athletics; Governance of Sport Organizations


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:
Tourism and Event/Festival Marketing
Sustainable forms of Marketing for Tourism/Festival/Event

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management; Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality;Tourism and Hospitality Facilities


Andrea Cripps, Ph.D., ATC

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-0221
Email: acripps@bgsu.edu
Address: 209 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:

Undergraduate: Therapeutic Modalities, Therapeutic Medications & Health Conditions, BOC Preparation.

Graduate: Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries: Lower Extremity, Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries: Upper Extremity Evaluation


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, golfers, and older adults 
Exercise and weight loss

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

Graduate: Physiology of Ageing, 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, Biomechanics

Graduate: Motor Learning and Control, Biomechanics


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:

The prevalence of high altitude pulmonary (HAPE) and cerebral edema (HACE) amongst climbers on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa. (in collaboration with the RWTH Aachen University Faculty of Medicine, Germany).

Injury and disease prevention at high end tourist resorts: it’s more than just bed bugs.

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) and the distribution of Naegleria fowleri in North America, Australia, and Africa

Health hazards facing geotourists in volcanic and geothermal environments.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Global Tourism and Hospitality, Planning Strategies for Destination Travel and Tourism Services


K. Todd Keylock, Ph.D

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

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

ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CCEP)

Research Interests:
Exercise Immunology
Inflammation and Aging
Diabetes and Wound healing
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Courses Taught:
UndergraduateExercise Physiology; Applied Exercise Physiology; EKG/Medications; Clinical Exercise Physiology

Graduate: Physiology of Exercise


Jessica Kiss, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor/ Exercise Science Lab 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


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: Sport Psychology; Qualitative Research; Research Methods; Gender, Sexuality & Sport

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

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.


J. Lucy Lee, PH.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-2879
Email: jielee@bgsu.edu
Address: 228 Eppler Center

B.S., Seoul National University 
M.A., Seoul National University
Ph.D. Florida State University

Research Interests:
Sport & Service Marketing; Sport Branding-Brand Management in Sport Organizations
Financial Management in the Sport Industry
Research Methods and Statistics

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Managing Revenues and Expenditure in Sport Enterprise (Sport Finance)

Graduate: Marketing Strategies in Sport and Leisure Services (Sport Marketing) 

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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: 419-372-0596
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 ageing
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 Teaching 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-Madison
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

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


Ray Schneider, Ph.D.

Position: Professor / School of HMSLS Director
Phone: 419-372-0215
Email: rayschn@bgsu.edu
Address: 235 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


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


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


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:
Cultural Heritage Tourism
Aboriginal Tourism
Event Planning
Morphology of Tourism

Courses Taught:
Graduate: Contemporary Issues of Tourism, Introduction to Event and Program Planning, Convention and Meeting Management


Jenny Toonstra, Ph.D., ATC

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; incorporating patient-reported outsome assessment into an athletic training environment

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Clinical Decision Making and Evidence-Based Practice