Health, Physical Education & Sport Sciences








Dr. Amy Jo Sutterluety

Full Professor/Associate Dean, School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences
B.S., Kent State University
M.S., University of Akron
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Dr. Sutterluety is the advisor to the Pre-Physical Therapy/Exercise Science Student Organization and co-coordinator of LifeSpan. She has been instrumental in securing funding and implementing an employee health promotion program on campus. She is past president of the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine, a participant in the Ohio Public Health Leadership Institute, and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is currently a speaker for the American Heart Association, CAAHEP Site Visitor for Accreditation of Exercise Science/Physiology Programs and a member of the Certification and Credentialing Review Board of the American College of Sports Medicine as the Chairperson for the Professional Education subcommittee. She is a Peer Reviewer for the MERLOT Teaching and Learning Organization, a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials. She received the Strosacker Award for Excellence in Teaching at Baldwin Wallace University in 2000, The Bechberger Award for Human Development in 2013, has been recognized by the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education for her excellence in teaching and Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education 2013 Memorable Educator honor.




Prof. Cassandra August, CFCS, CNS
B.S., Northeast Louisiana University
M.S., Kent State University

Professor August is a nutrition educator who holds certifications in Family and Consumer Sciences and Certified Nutrition Specialist. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, she belongs to the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists and the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition practice groups. Professor August regularly addresses audiences on current nutrition topics. She is a past and current recipient of the Positive Force Award for support of students of color and a past recipient of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Continuing Education Honor Society's Faculty Excellence Award for her work with Evening and Weekend students. She teaches Nutrition in Daily Living, Nutrition for the Athlete, Nutrition in the Lifecycle, Personal Wellness and Sustainable Food and Nutrition Choices.





Dr. Kerry A. Bebie

Academic Program Coordinator, Health and Physical Education Teacher Licensure
B.A., John Carroll University
M.A., John Carroll University
Ph.D., The University of Akron

Dr. Bebie serves as faculty advisor for the HPE Majors Club, is the Academic Coordinator for Health and Physical Education Teacher Education major and the Coaching minor. She holds memberships in AAHPERD, AHEE, NCACE and OAHPERD and is the College Student Volunteer Coordinator for the OAHPERD Convention Committee. Dr. Bebie formerly taught at John Carroll University where she was also the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach and Notre Dame College of Ohio where she served as the Head Women's Volleyball and Swim Coach.  Currently she teaches Physical Education Methods for Early Childhood, Historical, Philosophical, and Curricular Foundations of Physical Education, Special Teaching Methods in Physical Education, Principles of Coaching and Psychology of Coaching.



Dr. Charles Campisi
B.S., Syracuse University
M.S.Ed., University of Miami (FL)
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Dr. Campisi has worked, in various capacities, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Twins, University of Miami Athletic Department, and the IMG Academies. He has been published and presented research on Academic Corruption and is currently working on research regarding Baseball in the Dominican Republic. Currently he teaches in the Sport Management program and serves as the Internship Coordinator for the program. His previous experience in academics includes teaching at Lock Haven University and the University of Minnesota.





Dr. Jaimy M. Dyer

Academic Program Coordinator, Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Science
B.S., Ohio University
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Dr. Dyer serves as faculty advisor to the Lifespan student group in the Division and is involved in Faculty Student Collaboration research with HPE majors on a consistent basis. She currently is serving as faculty advisor for the BW Student Government, editor for the Journal of Research and Creative Studies and is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine at both the regional and national levels. Dr. Dyer also serves on the University Institutional Review Board as the Compliance Officer. Currently teaches: Strength and Conditioning, Research Design and Statistics, Fitness and Health Promotion Management, Health Behavior Management, and Exercise Science Practicum.

Jessica Jochum

Dr. Jessica Emlich Jochum
B.S., Grand Valley State University (MI)
M.P.A., Grand Valley State University (MI)
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Emlich-Jochum serves as the Co-advisor for the student organization, COAST, the Collegiate Organization of Athletic Student Trainers. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association. She currently serves as the Education Coordinator for the GLATA. The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Honor and Awards Committee honored Dr. Emlich-Jochum with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Dedicated Service Award.This award is to recognize members who have demonstrated a superior level of excellence in managing and completing a project(s) by the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Executive Committee.  Additionally, she received The Athletic Trainer Service award from the National Athletic Trainers' Association which honors members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. Currently she teaches Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower and Upper Extremity, Athletic Training Administration, General Medical Conditions of the Athlete, Therapeutic Modalities and Athletic Training practicum courses.





Prof. Karyn Gentile

Director and Clinical Coordinator, Athletic Training Program
B.A., Baldwin Wallace University
M.S., Syracuse University

Professor Gentile is the Director and Clinical Coordinator of Baldwin Wallace’s CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program. She began her tenure at Baldwin Wallace in 1996 and has served as the Athletic Training Program Director since 2003. She advises students majoring in Athletic Training and coordinates their clinical experiences, both on-campus as well as at the various off-campus affiliated sites. Courses taught by Professor Gentile are primarily within the athletic training curriculum, such as Introduction to Athletic Training, Therapeutic Modalities, Emergency Care, and the AT Practicum courses. Professor Gentile serves as the faculty advisor for the BW student organization, C.O.A.S.T, the Collegiate Organization of Athletic Student Trainers. This organization sponsors guest speakers and provides opportunities for students to travel to state, district and national conventions.  Professor Gentile also serves as a facilitator for ACES, a Preparatory workshop designed to help prepare students for the national Board of Certification (BOC) exam.  Prior to returning to her alma mater, Professor Gentile served as an assistant athletic trainer at Syracuse University in NY.




Dr. Carol Morton
A.B., Miami University
M.A.T., Miami University
Ph.D. University of Akron

Dr. Morton has traveled extensively throughout the world, camped on six continents, affording her the opportunity to meet and interact with international students and deal with global issues. Current interests and research include program planning/volunteering with the Olympics and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and curriculum development for globalization of Physical Education and Recreation. Much of her current committee work at BW reflects her interest in issues and involvement in curriculum and multicultural/international affairs. Currently she teaches Medical Terminology, Outdoor Recreation and Education, Community Recreation, Camping and Hiking for the Health of It.

Dr. Alvy Styles

Dr. Alvy Styles

Academic Program Coordinator, Sport Management
B.A., Methodist University
M.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., Kent State University

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Styles formerly taught at Ashland University and Kent State University. She has published numerous refereed articles, abstracts, and proceedings, and has presented at various state and national conventions. Currently teaches: Introduction to Sport Management, Program Organization and Administration, Ethics in Sport Management, Legal Issues in Sport Management, Fitness, and Weight Training. Her primary research focus is on "risk management practices" for administrators in sport, recreation, and sport settings.

Bill Taraschke




Dr. William Taraschke
B.S., Ohio University
M.S., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Toledo

Currently teaches: Motor Learning, Personal Health. In addition to his academic courses, student advising, and committee work, Dr. (Coach) Taraschke also serves as Head Coach in Men's and Women's Cross Country and Head Coach, Men's and Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field. Taraschke is a member of the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA); the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; a member of numerous academic honoraries and a guest lecturer at clinics. Taraschke also has served as the NCAA Division III national meet director three times; and Chair of the NCAA Division III Track Coaches Committee for three years.

Megan Williamson




Dr. Megan Williamson
B.A., John Carroll University
M.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., Kent State University

Dr. Williamson joins BW to teach Fitness and Physical Activity, Health Behavior Management, Health and Physical Fitness Assessment Techniques, and Kinesiology/Biomechanics. She is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and holds the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist certification. She completed her graduate work at Kent State University where she also served as the Project Director at Kent State for an R01 grant through the National Institutes of Health. Her current research interests include determinants of physical activity in children.


 Public Health Faculty (School of Health Sciences)

Dr. Swagata Banik

Director, Public Health Program
M.S., Shivaji University, India
Ph.D., Shivaji University, India
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Cleveland State University

Dr. Banik served as a lecturer and research scholar at Cleveland State University. He also was a faculty member and research fellow at Shivaji University in India. His current research focuses on individual and environmental factors related to HIV health disparity in the United States and in India. Dr. Banik is currently the Principle Investigator of a NIH-funded research grant on HIV Stigma Reduction among Health Care Providers.

Emilia Lombardi

Dr. Emilia Lombardi
B.A., University of Akron
M.A., University of Akron
Ph.D., University of Akron

Dr. Lombardi has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Akron specializing in Medical Sociology. She has been doing HIV research and examining health disparities among race/ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities for approximately 15 years. Her work examines the relationship between stigma and discrimination, social networks, substance use, and HIV risk behaviors. Currently, her work is focused on substance use issue as well as the influence of stigma and discrimination upon HIV related behaviors. She has been a long time researcher on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health disparities. She has received many grants including a NIDA funded study examining transgender men's and women's experiences and access to substance use treatment (R03 DA12909). She has been published within many journals including the American Journal of Public Health.

head shot of Dr. Joseph Yavornitzky

Dr. Joseph Yavornitzky, D.D.S.

Director, Primary Healthcare Advancement Program
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College (now University)
D.D.S, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Yavornitzky operated private dental practices in Lorain, Ohio and Rocky River, Ohio. He is the director of BW’s Primary Healthcare Advancement Program under the public health major, and is also the faculty advisor of the campus Pre-medical Society. His current teaching includes Gross Anatomy, Clinical Anatomy, Head & Neck Anatomy, and Human Physiology. His interests include the advancement of primary medical care in underserved areas, medical craniofacial cephalometrics, and facial reconstruction


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