Shelby W. Yeager, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, NASM-PES, FMSC

Department Chair
348-6211 ext. 2515
Center for Athletics & Wellness, Room 211

BS in Kinesiology with emphasis in Athletic Training from Temple University
MEd in Health and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg University

Specific Interests
Functional Movement Screening (FMSC certified)
Throwing mechanics of baseball pitchers

William Gear, PhD, LAT, ATC

Full-Time Faculty
Director of the Athletic Training Program
348-6259 ext. 2692
Center for Athletics & Wellness, Room 210

BA – Physical Education (Athletic Training), California State University, Long Beach
MS – Exercise Physiology, California State University, Sacramento
PhD – Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh

Research Areas
Injury Prevention
Therapeutic Interventions

Specific Interests
Actual vs perceived stability of prophylactic ankle support
Effect of fatigue on proprioception
Therapeutic application of low level laser therapy

Dr. Justus Hallam

Full Time Faculty
570 348-6211 ext 2289
Center for Athletics and Recreation 212

BS-Health and Human Performance, Iowa State University
PhD-Kinesiology and Immunobiology, Iowa State University

Research Areas:
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Immunology

Specific Interests:
The immune system response to endurance exercise
The effects of exercise on the immune response to influenza vaccination

Angela Hillman, PhD. ECP

Full-Time Faculty
348-6259 ext. 2384
Center for Athletics & Wellness, Room 209

BS - Exercise Physiology, The University of New Mexico
MS - Physical Education, The University of New Mexico
PhD - Exercise Physiology, The University of Hull

Other Certifications
Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP), American Society of Exercise Physiologists

Research Areas
Exercise Physiology
Oxidative stress

Specific Interests
The stress response to exercise in extreme environments and ways to ameliorate the negative impact on the whole body and performance
Post exercise recovery and adaptations

Ellen Payne, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT

Full-Time Faculty
348-6259 ext. 2283
Center for Athletics & Wellness, Room 212

BS- Athletic Training, Duquesne University
MA- Kinesiology, San Jose State University
PhD- Educational Leadership, University of Nevada, Reno

Research Areas
Athletic training education
Athletic training and law
Higher education

Kathy Uhranowsky, RN, CCRP

Human Physiology Lab Manager
Clinical Research Coordinator
(570) 346-6211 ext 6069
Room 102, Center for Athletics and Wellness


R.N. Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing 
B.S. Business Management, Misericordia University
Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) through the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) 

Functional Nutrition and Health Promotion