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Faculty

Dean

Dr. Heather Carnahan
, BPE McMaster, PhD Waterloo

Research:
  • Human motor control and learning
  • Health professions education
  • Motor control and learning in challenging environments

709.864.8129
PE2026
hkrdirec@mun.ca
Fax: 709.864.7531



Professors


Dr. Scott MacKinnon,
BPE New Brunswick, M.Sc. Dalhousie, PhD Cape Town
(Currently on Sabbatical until December 31, 2015)
 Research:
  • Human performance in harsh environmental environments (motion induced interruptions, fatigue, sickness as it relates to physical and cognitive performance in maritime environments)
  • Maritime evacuation, escape and rescue
  • Detection of muscular fatigue and overuse injures
  • Modelling of situation awareness in maritime command and control settings
More about Dr. Scott MacKinnon

709.864.6936
PE2023A
smackinn@mun.ca
Fax: 709.864.7531
 

Dr. David Behm
, BPE,B.Ed. Ottawa, MS McMaster, PhD McGill
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland's President's Award for Outstanding Research, 2006
Research:
  • Neuromuscular responses to acute and chronic activity

Dr. TA Loeffler
, BA Prescott College, MS Mankato State, PhD Minnesota
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2013
  • 3M National Teaching Fellowship, 2008
  • Minnesota State University Mankato Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Volunteer of the Year Award, 2008
  • Association of Experiential Education Karl Rhonke Creativity Award, 2007
  • Association of Atlantic Universities Distinguished Teacher Award, 2006
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2005.
Research
  • The role of nature in health and physical activity
  • The phenomenology of the outdoor experience
  • Women's participation in outdoor leadership and physical activity

Associate Professors

Dr. Fabien Basset, BPE, M.Sc., PhD Laval

Research:
  • Cardiovascular adaptation and exercise
  • Muscle fatigue and human performance
  • Metabolic disorders induced by environmental factors
Dr. Antony Card, B.Ed.(Hons) DeMontfort, MA(Ed.), Ed.D., Southampton

Research:
  • Physical education curriculum development
  • Pedagogy and educational technology
  • Comprehensive school health
  • Outdoor education
709.864.8460
antonyc@mun.ca

Dr. Basil Kavanagh
, BPE, B.Ed., MPE Memorial, PhD Iowa

Research:
  • Performance enhancement specifically focusing on mental skills training that is directed towards assisting athletes attain consistent peak performance results.

 709.864.8676
PE3003
basilk@mun.ca

Dr. Angela Loucks-Atkinson, BA, MA Waterloo, PhD Georgia

Research:
  • Health and well-being
  • Chronic illnesses and disabilities
  • Health and social psychology
  • Active lifestyle
  • Valued life activities
  • Constraints
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • Lifespan
  • Methodological, measurement and statistical issues
709.864.6911
PE2006
aloucksa@mun.ca

Dr. Linda Rohr, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., PhD Waterloo

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
 
Research:
  • Integration of sensory feedback for skilled movement control
  • Gender performance differences on cognitive and motor tasks
  • Manual asymmetries and functional lateralization using both preference and performance indicators
More about Dr. Linda Rohr

709.864.6202
PE2025
lerohr@mun.ca 


Dr. Anne-Marie Sullivan, B.Rec. Dalhousie, MA Waterloo, PhD Guelph

Acting Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
 
Research:
  • Problem gambling behaviours
  • Leisure education
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Developmental aspects of leisure
  • Leisure and well-being/quality of life
  • Risk-taking behaviours among youth
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Participatory action research
Biography

709.864.4453
 
 

Assistant Professors

Dr. Duane Button, B.Kin. Memorial, MPE Memorial, PhD University of Manitoba, Certified Exercise Physiologist

Research:
  • Nervous system adaptations to chronically increased and decreased activity

Dr. Jeannette Byrne
, B.Sc. (PT) Dalhousie, M.Sc. Waterloo, PhD Waterloo

Research:
  • Factors influencing joint and muscle function in both healthy and injured populations
  • Biomechanical modelling
  • Knee function following total knee arthroplasty
  • Physiotherapy interventions aimed at optimizing joint and muscle function
709.864.3767
PE2006A
jmbyrne@mun.ca

Dr. Erin Cameron, BA University of Manitoba, B.Ed Lakehead, MA Royal Roads, PhD Lakehead

Research:
  • Health Promotion
  • Critical obesity scholarship
  • Social justice education and stigma
  • Constructions of health, body image, and identity
  • Health education curriculum and pedagogy
  • Physical education curriculum and pedagogy
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Wellness education

More about Dr. Erin Cameron

709.864.2729
PE2005
ecameron@mun.ca


Dr. Michelle Kilborn, B.Ed. Victoria, MA(Ed) Victoria, PhD Alberta

Research:

  • Curriculum and pedagogy in physical education
  • Curriculum theory
  • Wellness education
  • Wisdom traditions
  • Physical education teacher education
  • Action research
  • Autobiographical research with pre-service & in-service physical educators
  • Children and youth health promotion (health promoting school approaches)

709.864.7270
PE2023
mkilborn@mun.ca
 
 
Dr. Erin McGowan, B.Sc.(Hons) Ottawa, M.Sc. Memorial, PhD Western

Research:
  • Exploring the effects of physical activity on managing treatment side effects and improving overall quality of lifeHealth behaviour change in cancer survivors.
709.864.7269
PE2022B
emcgowan@mun.ca

More about Dr. Erin McGowan

Dr. Kevin Power, B. Kin. Memorial, MPE Memorial, PhD Manitoba, CSEP-CEP

Research:
  • How exercise-endurance training may or may not alter the functioning of the central nervous system.
  • The effects of excercise warm-up on the nervous system; investigating whether a standard warm-up procedure alters corticospinal excitability.
  • The health effects of a combined resistance and endurance training program following cancer treatment
 
Dr. Kyoung June (David) Yi, Bsc Yonsei, MA Yonsei, PhD Alberta

Research:

  • Adapted (and inclusive) physical activity and physical education
  • Health and wellness of persons experiencing disabilities/Indigenous Peoples/new immigrants
  • Ethics, accessibility, equity and social justice in health promotion
  • Health professional and PE teacher identity development
  • (Autobiographical) narrative inquiry: A study of experience
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Community service teaching and learning

709.864.8684
PE2024
kjyi@mun.ca


Professor emeritus

Dr. C. Higgs, B.Sc. Oregon, M.Sc. Oregon, M.Ed. Oregon, PhD Oregon


Professional associates

Kellie Baker, B.A. (Dalhousie), B.P.E., B.Ed., MPE (Memorial), Ph. D. (Candidate) (Memorial)

Research:
· Models Based Practice in Physical Education
· Self-Study of Teacher Education Practice

 
Kevin RedmondDip. CRL (community recreation leadership), BPE, B.Ed., MPE, PhD (c)

kredmond@mun.ca or kevinredmond8@gmail.com
 
 

Per-Course Instructors
The list of per-course instructors changes each semester. Their names and contact information are listed on a separate page: http://www.mun.ca/hkr/hkr_faculty/PerCourse.php
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