Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Bill Stroube

Director, Health Services Administration/Professor/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall, Room 216

Bill Stroube is professor of health services administration and director of the health services administration graduate and undergraduate programs. Before joining the University of Evansville faculty in 1998, he spent twelve years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, and eight years at the US Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. Stroube has extensive international experience leading student groups through several health care systems. Since 2000, he has taught 17 summer classes in England, China, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. He has spent a total of five months in China during the past six years, including teaching five-week courses in Hangzhou, China, during the summers of 2009, 2011, and 2013. His popular comparative health systems courses in England have been attended by health care professionals and students from more than 25 universities. He has been active in service to the University and has served as chair of the Faculty Senate. A past recipient of the Dean's Teaching Award, he was presented the University of Evansville Outstanding Teaching Award at the 2008 May Commencement.
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Dr. Kathy Liu

Assistant Professor/Athletic Training and Exercise and Sport Science/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall, Room 222

Kathy Liu joined the School of Health Sciences 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.
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Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

Director, Public Health/Associate Professor/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall, Room 220

Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi is associate professor and director of the public health program. Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi's research interests include health policy, lifestyle factors and chronic disease prevention, mental health, and disaster preparedness on both the national and international levels. Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi holds a strong passion for public health and teaching the multidisciplinary aspects of the field to students. She teaches Introduction to Public Health, Global Health Issues, and Epidemiology. She holds a DrPH in public health management, an MPH in health care organization and policy, an MBA in health care management, and a BS in psychology all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Mr. Troy Coppus

Assistant Athletic Trainer/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall, Room 224

Troy begins his eighth year at the University of Evansville in 2014-15. He is an instructor in the School of Health Sciences and 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. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in May 2004 from Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH. He has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since June 2004 and a certified NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist since December 2004.
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Dr. Su Jin Jeong

Assistant Professor/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall, Room 227

Su Jin Jeong is an assistant professor of public health in the School of Health Sciences. Dr. Jeong received her DrPH degree in maternal and child health policy and her MPH degree in global maternal and child health, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a BA degree in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama.

Dr. Jeong has extensive global experience, having traveled to numerous countries in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, and has conducted public health research both in the U.S. and in developing countries. She was currently chosen for the University of Evansville Global Scholar Award for 2018-2019 to pursue research and collaborative work regarding post-partum care differences in the U.S. versus South Korea and the implications of that difference as related to infant and maternal mortality. Dr. Jeong is also actively involved in assisting students with conducting their own research and implementing community outreach programs. Dr. Jeong’s specific research interests involve health disparities, minority health, immigrant health, global health, access to care, community health, organizational collaboration, and needs assessment and evaluation.
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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 physical therapy department as a lab assistant. She is currently the primary lab instructor for the entry level Anatomy and Physiology courses in the School of Health Sciences. Jennifer also continues to practice as a therapist in acute care setting at St. Vincent Hospital. She is able to treat patients with varying orthopedic and neurologic disorders.


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Mrs. Cynthia Felts

Graduate Studies Specialist/School of Health Sciences
Graves Hall, Room 217

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Mrs. Cheryl Shafer

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

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