Department of Exercise Science and Sport

Faculty & Staff

Jessica Bachman PhD, RD

Assistant Professor

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
jessica.bachman@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 822
570-941-4059

My research interests include the effects of dietary patterns and habits on exercise and academic performance, behavioral weight loss intervention in adults, and assessment of dietary intake techniques.

I am a Registered Dietitian and am an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness (SCAN) dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Founding Chair), the Northeast Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Nominating Chair), and the Obesity Society.

Paul T. Cutrufello PhD

Associate Professor/ Department Chair/Exercise Science Program Director

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
paul.cutrufello@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 714
570-941-5841

Body Composition,Hydration Status, Exercise Training/Performance, and Supplementation/Ergogenic aids.

Dr. Ronald W. Deitrick PhD, FACSM

Professor Emeritus

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
ronald.deitrick@scranton.edu

Dr. Debra L. Fetherman PhD, CHES

Community Health Education Program Director

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
debra.fetherman@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 718
570-941-7111

My research interests are grounded in the social determinants of health and influenced by community-based participatory research methods. Research questions are supported by behavioral and social learning theories. Research questions focus on advocacy for homeless children, alcohol use behaviors of college athletes, behavior change in older women, and human health and well-being. Courses I teach include CHED 320 - Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation, CHED 410 - Health Communication, CHED 413 - Worksite Health Promotion, and CHED 480 - Internship in Health Communication I use service-learning as an active learning pedagogy. Service-learning projects include the Growing Stronger Program, a strength-training and health education program for community older adults; the Community Health Education Clinic at the Leahy Community Health and Family Center and a self-awareness and advocacy program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at St. Joseph's Center. I am Director of the Community Health Education Program and faculty mentor for Eta Sigma Gamma.

I am a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist. I am a member of the Society of Public Health Education, American Public Health Association, American College of Sports Medicine and Eta Sigma Gamma.

Joan A. Cebrick Grossman PhD, RD

Assistant Professor

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
joan.grossman@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 720
570-941-4721

High Intensity Exercise, Post Menopausal Women, EPOC, Cardiovascular Disease,

Registered Dietician

Tracie Haines-Landram MS, CSCS*D

Faculty Specialist

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
tracie.haines@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 826
570-941-5514

Teaches EXSC 229 - Applied Anatomy/Kinesiology and EXSC 448 - Research Methods in Exercise Science. Research interests include valgus/varus knee angles and jump landings, combine testing and sports performance, and hydration with weight controlled sports

I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction since 2006 and previously served as chair of the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Women's Committee. I volunteered as a coach for Girls on the Run and presented on Eating Disorders Awareness. Previously at Appalachian State University, I was a faculty advisor for the Exercise Science Club and Women's Club Soccer Team.

David A. Hair BS,MS,MEd

Professor Emeritus

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
david.hair@scranton.edu

Michael Landram PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
michael.landram@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 716
570-941-4425

My research interests include the measurement of the neurological and cardiovascular stresses associated with various training loads, competitive endeavors, and recovery in athletic and clinical populations. Courses currently being taught are EXSC 440 - Advanced Physiology of Sport and Exercise and EXSC 442 - Clinical Exercise Physiology

I am an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physiological Society. I am also a certified USA Olympic Weightlifting Coach that has trained athletes competing locally and nationally. Doctorate of Philosophy Biomedical Research Studies University of ROMA "Foro Italico", Rome, Italy. Dissertation Title: The Effect of Continuous versus Discontinuous Aerobic Exercise on Hemodynamics, Vascular Remodeling and Cardiac Autonomic Modulation in Young versus Middle-Age Individuals. Master of Science Exercise Science Appalachian State University, Boone,NC Emphasis: Exercise Physiology - Research Bachelor of Science Exercise Science Truman State university, Kirksville, MO Sequence: Exercise Physiology, Sport Management

Rodeen Lechleitner PhD

Faculty Specialist

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
rodeen.lechleitner@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 722
570-941-4559

My research interests include health communication and the effects of Care Theory on client motivation as it applies toward holistic health. Additionally, I am interested in client satisfaction with health care professional's communication and the impact health care professional's interpersonal relationships have on client health.

Stephen L. Klingman BS, MS

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
stephen.klingman@scranton.edu

Andrew D. Stuka BS, MS

Faculty Specialist

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
andrew.stuka@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 820
570-941-4349

Andrew C. Venezia PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
andrew.venezia@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 726
570-941-6745

My research interests include the effects of acute exercise and cardiovascular fitness on memory performance and executive function. I'm also interested in the influence of stress hormones and genetic variation on adaptations and responses to both acute and chronic exercise. I am an active member of The American College of Sports Medicine and currently teach EXSC 440 - Advanced Physiology of Sport and Exercise & EXSC 375 - Exercise Testing and Programming for Health and Performance.

Dr. Gary N. Wodder

Professor Emeritus

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
gary.wodder@scranton.edu

Cheryil A.Demkosky MS

Director of PCPS Laboratories

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
cheryil.demkosky@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 812
570-941-5887

Mary Ann Capone BFA

Faculty Secretary

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
maryann.capone@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 710
570-941-5874