Faculty and Staff
Mr. Jeff Tilly
Assistant Professor/Athletic Training/School of Public Health
Graves Hall 217
Jeff has been the undergraduate athletic training education program director since 2003. Responsibilities include the day to day management of the undergraduate major in athletic training and maintaining standards set by the Commission on Accreditation of| Athletic Training Education. Prior to that, he served as an assistant athletic trainer for UE’s men’s and women’s soccer program as well as the men’s basketball team from 1996 – 2002 at UE. Jeff holds a master of exercise and sport science from the University of Florida and an undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Indiana University.
Mr. Terry Collins
Head Athletic Trainer/School of Public Health
Carson Center 131
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.
Mr. Troy Coppus
Assistant Athletic Trainer/School of Public Health
Carson Center 131
Troy begins his eighth year at the University of Evansville in 2014-15. He is an instructor in the School of Public Health and an assistant athletic trainer in the athletic department. In his role as an instructor, he teaches courses and is a preceptor| in the Athletic Training Education Program and teaches CPR/AED and first aid courses. His clinical responsibilities as assistant athletic trainer include women's soccer, men's basketball, and women's tennis. Prior to UE, Troy spent one year as assistant athletic trainer and instructor at the University of North Carolina Asheville. While there, he served as the staff athletic trainer for women's soccer, men's basketball, and men's tennis. He served as an instructor in the health and wellness promotion department at UNCA and functioned as an approved clinical instructor for Western Carolina University's ATEP. Troy earned his Master of Science in Sport Studies in May 2006 from High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. While obtaining his master's degree, he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer, assisting in coverage of all 16 sports at High Point University. He was a guest lecturer in multiple exercise and sport science department courses, as well as an instructor for a physical education course in Ada, OH. He has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since June 2004, and a certified NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist since December 2004.
Mr. Jonathan Hart
Assistant Professor/School of Public Health
Graves Hall 224
Jon joined the School of Public Health in 2015. He serves as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the athletic training education program. Mr. Hart received his master’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in education and his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in exercise and sport science.| He is currently finishing up his doctorate of education at Boise State University. His research interests include grip strength and rate of fatigue, application and use of Kinesio Tape, and the effectiveness of clinical education. Mr. Hart has been a certified athletic trainer since 2002 and has worked in several settings including high school, NAIA, NCAA Division 1 and Division 2.
Dr. Kathy Liu
Assistant Professor/Athletic Training and Exercise and Sport Science/School of Public Health
Graves Hall 222
Kathy Liu joined the School of Public Health in 2012. She teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology. Dr. Liu received her PhD from the University of Delaware in biomechanics and movement sciences, her master’s degree from the |University of Northern Colorado in biomechanics and her bachelor’s degree from Washburn University in athletic training. Her research interests include chronic ankle instability, injury prevention of the lower extremities, and musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging in a sports medicine setting.