HLKN Welcomes Twelve New Faculty Members For Fall 2014


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: September 03, 2014

Faculty in the Department of Health and Kinesiology are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding work in research and service accomplishments. This semester, we welcome 12 new faculty members to our growing Department.

Adam Barry is an associate professor in Health Education. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University. Barry is also a former student of our Ph.D. program. He was most recently at the University of Florida.

Diane Cahill Bedford is a clinical assistant professor in Dance Science. Diane holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.F.A. in Dance and English Literature, Magna Cum Laude, from Florida State University. Her choreography has recently been presented by the WestFest Dance Festival in New York City. She joins us from San Jacinto College.

Heather Clark is a clinical assistant professor in Health Education. A former students of the Department with a B.S. in Health Education, She earned her MPH and DPH from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, where she later served as a faculty member.

Conrad Earnest joins our Kinesiology faculty. His work has focused on a number of research themes involving the use of exercise and nutrition to improve health and exercise performance. Over time, he has examined the use of exercise as an intervention for sedentary and more complex patient populations including hypertensive men and women, overweight postmenopausal women and depression. He is formerly with the Cooper Institute, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the University of Bath.

Shevon Harvey is an associate professor in Health Education. She joins us from the University of Connecticut

A longtime member of the Department, Marybeth Henthorne ’93 has moved from the administration office to instructional assistant professor in PEAP. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M.

Sloane Milstein is a clinical assistant professor in Sport Management Most recently, Milstein served at Southern Connecticut State University.

All the way from Newquay Tretherras Academy in England, Alexandra Pooley-Detwiler joins PEAP as an instructional assistant professor. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Science degree in Dance Science at the world renowned Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

Steven Salaga is an assistant professor in Sport Management. Recently at the Florida Institute of Technology, he received his B.S. from East Carolina University, M.Ed. from the University of Georgia and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Meagan Shipley joins our Health Education division as a clinical assistant professor. She was most recently at Indiana University, where she received a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.

Houston native Michelle Strong joins PEAP as an instructional assistant professor. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in dance. While attending Texas A&M she was a member of the pre-professional dance company, an officer in the Dance Honor Society, and awarded various honors for academic achievements in dance, performance, and leadership. She comes back home after time as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Finally, Scott Waltemyer is a clinical assistant professor in sport management. A former student of our master’s and Ph.D. programs in the Department, Waltemyer comes from Texas A&M University at Commerce.