Faculty and Staff

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Paul T. Cutrufello Ph.D

Associate Professor/ Department Chair/Kinesiology Program Director

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
paul.cutrufello@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 714 | 570-941-5841
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Bloomsburg University
Ph.D., Marywood University

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

Faculty

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Dr. Debra L. Fetherman Ph.D, MCHES, ACSM EP-C, ACSM EP-C

Community Health Education / Health Promotion Program Director

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
debra.fetherman@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 718 | 570-941-7111
B.S., Ohio University
M.S., University of Central Arkansas
Ph.D., Marywood University

Debra L. Fetherman, Ph.D., MCHES®, ACSM EP-C is an Associate Professor and Director of the Community Health Education Program. Dr. Fetherman earned her graduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas and earned her PhD in Human Development, specializing in Health Promotion from Marywood University. She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Exercise Physiologist. Prior to her work at the university, Dr. Fetherman practiced as an exercise physiologist specializing in cardiac rehabilitation, thallium stress testing and workplace wellness programs. Dr. Fetherman teaches Health Education: Theory, Research and Practice; Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs, Health Education Communication, Methods and Techniques; and Internship in Health Education. Community-based learning projects include the Growing Stronger Program, a strength-training and health education program for community older adults and the St. Joseph’s Center health self-awareness and advocacy program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Fetherman also supports health education clinics and programs at the Leahy Community Health and Family Center. She has conducted Community-Based Participatory Research with various organizations. Research questions focus on advocacy for homeless children, alcohol use behaviors of college athletes, behavior change in women in community and worksite settings, and human health and well-being.

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.

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Joan A. Cebrick Grossman Ph.D, RDN

Associate Professor

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
joan.grossman@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 720 | 570-941-4721
B.S., King’s College
M.S., Colorado State University
Ph.D., Marywood University

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

Registered Dietitian

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Michael Landram Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
michael.landram@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 716 | 570-941-4425
B.S., Truman State University
M.S., Appalachian State University
Ph.D. University of Rome "Foro Italico"

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

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Andrew C. Venezia Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Department of Exercise Science and Sport
andrew.venezia@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 726 | 570-941-6745
B.S., Bloomsburg University
M.S., Bloomsburg University
Ph.D., Neuroscience & Cognitive Science, University of Maryland

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.

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Joseph K. Pellegrino, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Exercise Science and Sport
joseph.pellegrino@scranton.edu
ELH 722 | 570-941-4559
B.S., Rutgers University
M.S., University of Montana, Missoula
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Joseph K. Pellegrino, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Exercise Science Department. Before coming to the University of Scranton, he held instructing positions at Rutgers University, the University of Arizona and the University of Montana. He has co-authored numerous scholarly articles in exercise science and nutrition publications. He earned his Ph.D. in physiology and biochemistry of nutrition at Rutgers University, his master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Montana in Missoula and bachelor's degrees in biology and exercise science from Rutgers University. Dr. Pellegrino is interested in metabolism and the impacts of exercise and nutrition on the cellular and systemic levels. His research has covered everything from sports performance and supplement use to exercise/sport psychology to metabolic changes in inflammatory signaling in response to exercise, and he is always eager to support and promote the varied research interests of his students. He enjoys exercise, being outdoors, science and spending time with his family.

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Andrew Stranieri

Professor

Exercise Science and Sport
andrew.stranieri@scranton.edu
ELH 724 | 570-941-6481
B.S., The College of New Jersey
M.S., The University of Rhode Island

My research interests include human biomechanics, neuromuscular function as it relates to exercise fatigue, pediatric exercise science, and protein metabolism in both athletic pediatric and adult populations. I am an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and an avid runner.

Staff

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