Faculty and Staff

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Paul T. Cutrufello Ph.D

Associate Professor/ Department Chair/Kinesiology Program Director

Department of Health and Human Performance
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 Health and Human Performance
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 Health and Human Performance
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 Health and Human Performance
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 Health and Human Performance
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

Department of Health and Human Performance
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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Hope E. Baylow

Assistant Professor

Department of Health and Human Performance
hope.baylow@scranton.edu
ELH 824 | 570-941-4052
B.A., Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
M.A., Long Island University, CW Post, Brookville, New York
D.A., Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologist
Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

Hope E. Baylow, D.A., CCC-SLP, TSHH, BCS-S, of Long Beach, New York, was named assistant professor in the Exercise Science & Sport Department. Among her many professional positions in the broad field of speech-language pathology since 1993, she has worked recently as a voice and swallowing specialist at ENT Associates of Nassau County in Levittown, New York; the administrative director of rehabilitative medicine at the Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York; and a graduate program director and special assistant professor of speech-language-hearing science at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Doctor Baylow, has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences and has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. She earned a doctor of arts (D.A.) in communication sciences and disorders at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York; a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Long Island University- CW Post in Brookville, New York; and a bachelor’s degree in teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped (TSHH) at Hofstra University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists (CCC-SLP), and she is a Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S).

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Emily E. Gerstle, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Department of Health and Human Performance
emily.gerstle@scranton.edu
ELH 724 | 570-941-7765
B.S., Denison University, Granville, Ohio
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Ph.D., Univesity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Emily Gerstle, Ph.D., was named assistant professor in the Exercise and Sport Department. Before coming to the University, she was an ad hoc professor and teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a high school science teacher in Jackson, Michigan. She has co-authored journal articles and delivered conference presentations. She received master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also earned her Ph.D. She received a bachelor’s degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Dr. Gerstle is interested in lower extremity biomechanics, previous studies have focused on step or curb negotiation as well as creating a normative database of runners. Other areas of interest include aging, balance and falls.

Staff

Cheryil A.Demkosky MS

Director of PCPS Laboratories

Department of Health and Human Performance
cheryil.demkosky@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 812 | 570-941-5887

Mary Ann Capone BFA

Faculty Secretary

Department of Health and Human Performance
maryann.capone@scranton.edu
Edward Leahy Hall 710 | 570-941-5874