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facultyDiane Blankenship, Ed.D.

Full Professor, Recreation and Parks management Program


Degrees: Ed.D., Temple University; M.S., Radford University; B.S., Radford University


Interest Areas: Leadership in  recreation, research projects with local agencies, student development, military recreation and special events management.  


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 262
Phone: (301) 687-3192


faculty pictureHunter Breakeall, MS, M.Ed.



Degrees: M.S., Frostburg State University; B.S., Frostburg State University


Interest Areas: Effect of fatigue (caused by cancer) on patients, health, physical education


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 257
Phone: (301) 687-4464


faculty pictureJackie Durst, MS, LAT, PES

Instructor, Clinical Education Coordinator


Degrees: M.S., California University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Frostburg State University


Interest Areas: Athletic training leadership and administration, orthopedic assessment


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 258
Phone: (301) 687-3228


facultyJohn Wright, MS, ATC-L, CSCS

Assistant Professor


Degrees: M.S., Ohio University; B.S., Frostburg State University


Interest Areas: Athletic training, exercise science   


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 256
Phone: (301) 687-4477


Lisa Simpson, M.Ed, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor


Degrees: M.Ed., Frostburg State University; Ed.D., Frostburg State University


Interest Areas:   


Office Location: Cordts PE Center
Phone: (301) 687-


facultyMelody Kentrus, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sports Science Coordinator


Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University; B.S. Exercise & Sports Science, Frostburg State University


Interest Areas: Physical therapy and health science   


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 265
Phone: (301) 687-4415


facultyMichele Bennett, MS, PES, CPT, RT(R)



Degrees: M.S., University of Akron; B.S., University of Akron


Interest Areas: Exercise, cycling, physical therapy


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 260
Phone: (301) 687-4478


NataliaNatalia Buta, MA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Degrees: M.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Florida


Interest Areas: Community Recreation, Natural Resources Recreation Planning and Management, Ecotourism, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, running, and travel


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 268
Phone: (301) 687-4458


facultyNicole Bosley, M.Ed, Ed.D.

 Assistant Professor


Degrees: Ed.D., Frostburg State University; M.Ed. Frostburg.State University; B.S., Frostburg State University; Pennsylvania State University


Interest Areas: Physical education - pedagogy, tactical groups model, instructional technology, diversity and social justice issues   


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 276
Phone: (301) 687-4469


Robert Kauffman, Ph.D.

Full Professor, Recreation and Parks management Program


Degrees: Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; B.S., Pennsylvania State University


Interest Areas: Adventure sport management, paddling industry liability and policies, modern issues in recreation and leisure.


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 270
Phone: (301) 687-4474


Rebecca Gallagher, MS

Assistant Professor


Degrees: D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Frostburg State University; B.S., Frostburg State University


Interest Areas: Adaptive physical education, fitness


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 277
Phone: (301) 687-7401


faculty pictureTony Zaloga, MS, LAT

Athletic Training Education Program Director


Degrees: M.S., Indiana State University; B.S., Northeastern University


Interest Areas: Injury biomechanics, injury prevention techniques    


Office Location: Cordts PE Center 259
Phone: (301) 687-4497