Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Donald Rodd

Associate Chair/School of Health Sciences/Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Physical Therapy

Graves Hall, Room 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.
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Dr. Gregg Wilson

Professor Exercise and Sport Science/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall, Room 228

Gregory Wilson, PhD, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and a graduate of Indiana University where he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in exercise science. His research interests range from overtraining and staleness in athletes to health behaviors of college students and he has numerous publications in these areas. Dr. Wilson is the author of three textbooks in Health and Exercise Science and has additionally authored/co-authored fifteen book chapters for various other edited textbooks. Professor Wilson has received several teaching awards 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. Dr. Wilson is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
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Mrs. Jennifer Kelley

Lab Instructor/School of Health Sciences


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.


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Mrs. Cheryl Shafer

Administrative Assistant/School of Health Sciences
Graves Hall, Room 219

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Room 219, Wallace Graves Hall