Faculty and Staff

Jeff Tilly

Mr. Jeff Tilly

Master of Athletic Training Program Director / Assistant Professor of Athletic Training / Department Chair

Room 218, Graves Hall

Jeff was the undergraduate athletic training education program director since 2003 but now oversees the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program. His responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the program standards set by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Jeff previously served as an assistant athletic trainer for the UE men’s and women’s soccer program as well as the men’s basketball team from 1996-2002. Jeff holds a Master of Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Florida and Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from Indiana University.
Erik Brown

Dr. Erik Brown

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Room 224, Graves Hall

Erik currently serves as the Graduate Athletic Training Clinical Education Coordinator in the School of Health Sciences. He previously worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor at UE since 2017, working primarily with men’s basketball. Prior to UE, Erik spent time at Wheeling Jesuit University, University of Mount Union, West Virginia Wesleyan, University of Charleston, and the Baltimore Orioles Organization. Erik also has spent time working with the NBPA Top 100 camp and the Maccabi games in Israel.

He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Athletic Training from DePauw University in 2006 and a Master’s in Kinesiology from Indiana University in 2008 where he served as a graduate assistant for 2 years. In 2016, he finished a Masters in Sport Management with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics from California University of Pennsylvania. Finally, in 2022, he completed his Doctorate of Health Science (DHSc) from the University of Indianapolis. His current areas of interest are mental health, leadership, organization, and administration.
Terry Collins

Mr. Terry Collins

Head Athletic Trainer, School of Health Sciences

Room 131, Carson Center

Terry is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. He is state licensed as an athletic trainer in the State of Indiana and a member of the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association. He was a member of the host committee for District 4 of the NATA spring convention when Evansville was the hosting city. He has presented at the NATA National Convention and Symposia. Terry is a 1982 graduate of the University of Evansville and has been at UE as an ATC since 1987.
Susan Laughbaum

Mrs. Susan Laughbaum

Program Director for Undergraduate Athletic Training

Room 215, Graves Hall

Sue is in her first year as the Undergraduate Clinical Education Coordinator of the Athletic Training Program. She has been adjunct faculty in the School of Health Sciences the past five years. Prior to that, Sue has taught as an athletic trainer at different high schools in the Evansville area and was the first assistant athletic trainer/instructor at UE mainly serving the football, women’s basketball, volleyball, and softball programs from 1991-1999. Sue holds a Master of Science in Athletic Training from Indiana State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Concordia University Chicago.


Erin Obenchain

Mrs. Erin Obenchain

Administrative Assistant, School of Health Sciences

Room 219, Graves Hall

Cheryl Shafer

Mrs. Cheryl Shafer

Graduate Studies Specialist, School of Health Sciences

Room 217, Graves Hall