Exercise and Sport Science

EXSS students find a dynamic environment for the study of health, fitness, wellness, and sport.

Faculty and Staff

Kathy Liu

Dr. Kathy Liu

Assistant Professor/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.

Donald Rodd

Dr. Donald Rodd

Associate Chair/School of Public Health/Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Physical Therapy
Graves Hall 221

Don Rodd graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Medical Technology (now called Clinical Laboratory Science) and worked in hospital settings for many years and was a director of a private laboratory in Troy, NY.|He went on to receive a Master's degree from Marquette University in Physiology with a concentration in Neurophysiology. His PhD is from Penn State University in Physiology with a concentration in Exercise and Nutrition. Upon graduation from Penn State, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Biochemistry and at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Biochemistry. His research started in the neural control of metabolism and has evolved to include different areas of Exercise Physiology and has mentored several students in undergraduate research. He resides in Evansville with his wife and two children.

Gregg Wilson

Dr. Gregg Wilson

Professor Exercise and Sport Science/School of Public Health
Graves Hall 228

Dr. Gregory Wilson, professor of exercise science, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, whose research interests range from overtraining and staleness in athletes to health behaviors| of college students. He is the author/co-author of thirteen book chapters and has served as the editor for two different textbooks. Professor Wilson has received several awards for teaching at UE, including the Dean’s Teaching Award, Chi Omega Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Exemplary Teaching Award given by the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church. He received both his master’s and doctorate degrees from Indiana University. Dr. Wilson has a wife and two children.

Jennifer Kelley

Mrs. Jennifer Kelley

Lab Instructor/School of Public Health

Jennifer Kelley, PT is a University of Evansville graduate with a Physical Therapy degree. Her teaching experience began in the PT department as a lab assistant. She is currently the primary lab instructor the entry level Anatomy and Physiology| courses in the EXSS Department. Jennifer also continues to practice as a therapist in acute care setting at St Mary's Medical Center. She is able to treat patients with varying orthopedic and neurologic disorders.


Mrs. Pamela Young

Mrs. Pamela Young

Administrative Assistant/EXSS
Graves Hall 219