The enclosed Areas of Interest includes educational credentials as well as listings of faculty members’ expertise and research interests.  If you are interested in finding further information about a faculty member’s research please feel free to contact them via e-mail.


Pamela Bechtel, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-6907
Email: pbechte@bgsu.edu

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

Research Interests:
Secondary Physical Education
Changing teacher beliefs in physical education 
Influence of technology on physical education programs and teachers
Curriculum development


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


Brian Campbell, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Dean
Phone: 419-372-7228
Email: campbeb@bgsu.edu
Address: 208 Eppler South

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

Research Interests
Quantification of biomechanical trunk and extremity movement patterns


Lynn Darby, Ph.D., FACSM

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

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

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


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: Instructor/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 participation 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


Matt Kutz, Ph.D.

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

B.A., Anderson University 
M.Ed., University of Toledo 
M.S., University of Toledo
Ph.D., Lynn 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

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Geoffrey Meek, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor/ PEHE Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-2878
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 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


Nathan A. Peters, M.S.

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
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 disease

Identifying and addressing barriers to weight training among women

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Introduction to Exercise Science; Lifetime Fitness; Motor Development; Exercise Physiology; Structural and Functional Bases of Human Movement; Sport Conditioning

Graduate: Sport Conditioning and. Advanced Sport Conditioning 


Chris Schommer, M.Ed., ATC

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-6810
Email: schomme@bgsu.edu
Address: 210 Eppler South

B.A., 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: 

Undergraduate: Athletic Training Clinic Management; Evaluation & Pathology of Athletic Injuries: Upper Extremity; AT/CM Practicum


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 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


Jenny Toonstra, Ph.D., ATC

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-4429
Email: jtoons@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 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