Faculty and Staff

Bill Stroube

Dr. Bill Stroube

Chair/School of Health Sciences/Professor Health Services Administration

Graves Hall 218
812-488-2870
bs52@evansville.edu

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.
Donald Rodd

Dr. Donald Rodd

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

Graves Hall 221
812-488-1026
dr24@evansville.edu

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 he has mentored several students in undergraduate research. He resides in Evansville with his wife and two children.
Kathy Liu

Dr. Kathy Liu

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

Graves Hall 222
812-488-2284
kl154@evansville.edu

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.
Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

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

Graves Hall 220
812-488-2210
pp42@evansville.edu

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.
Jeff Tilly

Mr. Jeff Tilly

Assistant Professor/Athletic Training/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall 217
812-488-1054
jt3@evansville.edu

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 trainer 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.
Gregg Wilson

Dr. Gregg Wilson

Professor Exercise and Sport Science/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall 228
812-488-2847
gw3@evansville.edu

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.
Terry Collins

Mr. Terry Collins

Head Athletic Trainer/School of Health Sciences

Carson Center 131
812-488-2091
tc7@evansville.edu

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.
Troy Coppus

Mr. Troy Coppus

Assistant Athletic Trainer/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall 224
812-488-2358
tc88@evansville.edu

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.
Su Jin Jeong

Dr. Su Jin Jeong

Assistant Professor/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall 227
812-488-3102
sj117@evansville.edu

Su Jin Jeong is an assistant professor of public health in the School of Health Sciences. Dr. Jeong received both her DrPH and MPH degrees 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. Dr. Jeong’s background is in Maternal and Child Health, with specific research interests in health disparities, minority health, immigrant health, global health, access to care, organizational collaboration, and needs assessment and evaluation.
William McConnell

Dr. William McConnell

Assistant Professor/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall 215
812-488-2414
wm91@evansville.edu

Will McConnell received his MPH in behavioral and community health as well as a PhD in epidemiology and health economics from the Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington. Dr. McConnell also received his law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty of the School of Health Sciences, Dr. McConnell spent a number of years working in health care administration and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the IU School of Public Health in Bloomington.|

Interdisciplinary by training, his research is focused on the methods of measurement in public health and healthcare. Of particular interest is the measurement of quality in healthcare and the policy and economic implications of using patient-reported health outcomes as the basis for improving the value of healthcare in the US. Dr. McConnell also works at the intersection of ethics and epidemiology in the context of ‘big data’ and the use of aggregated data for public health surveillance. In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. McConnell maintains ongoing community-based research collaborations with hospitals and health organizations, both in the state of Indiana and nationally, providing academic expertise to the design, implementation, and evaluation of population-based health assessments and programs.
Shelby Reynolds

Ms. Shelby Reynolds

Assistant Athletic Trainer/School of Health Sciences

sr166@evansville.edu

Shelby graduated from the University of Evansville in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Prior to returning to UE, she spent one year as an athletic training fellow at the University of Kansas where she served as the athletic trainer for the women’s swim and dive program and as a preceptor in the athletic training education program. She received her master’s degree in athletic training from Western Michigan University in 2015.While obtaining her master’s degree, she worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, providing coverage for the men’s soccer and softball teams. She is an instructor in the School of Health Sciences and an assistant athletic trainer in the athletic department. Her clinical responsibilities as assistant athletic trainer include women’s basketball, tennis, and volleyball/softball. She is a certified and licensed athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She also holds EMT and corrective exercise specialist certifications.
Jennifer Kelley

Mrs. Jennifer Kelley

Lab Instructor/School of Health Sciences

812-488-2421
jk112@evansville.edu

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.

Staff

Mrs. Cynthia Felts

Mrs. Cynthia Felts

Student Services Specialist/Health Srvcs Administration
cf128@evansville.edu
Graves Hall 217
812-488-1046

Office Phone:
812-488-2848

Office Email:
sph@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 219, Wallace Graves Hall