Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Exercise Science & Athletic Training - Faculty and Staff

Jeff Beer

Jeff Beer, PhD, LAT, ATC, CEAS, CKTP, ROT, OPE-C     

Professor of Exercise Science and Training (Department Chair)
Office: PERC 214C
Phone: 260-982-5381
At Manchester since: 2006
Education: Ball State University, 2000 (B.S.); Kent State University, 2002 (M.A.); Indiana University, 2018 (Ph.D.)
Graduate Research Area:   Acute Effects of Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) on Lower Extremity Flexibility, Isokinetic and Isometric Strength.
Courses Taught:  Upper Extremity Evaluation, Therapeutic Modalities, Therapeutic Rehabilitation, Administration in Health Care, Clinical Experience, Courses, Functional Kinesiology
Current Research Interests:  Myofascial Techniques
Memberships & Affiliations:   NATA, IATA, GLATA, IAPHERD, ASOP


Lucas D. Dargo, DAT, LAT, ATC 

Director of Athletic Training Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training

Office:  MUFW 254
Phone:  260-982-5124
At Manchester since: 2018
Education: Ball State University, 2013 (BAT); Ohio University, 2014 (MSAT); Indiana State University, 2018 (DAT)
Graduate Research Area: Desired Hiring Characteristics of Employers of Athletic Trainers in the Occupational Health Setting
Courses Taught: Orientation to Athletic Training Practice,Clinical Skills Lab 1-IV, Injury Classification and Management, and Integration of Patient Care I
Current Research Interests: Esports, Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion 
Memberships & Affiliations: National Athletic Trainers' Association, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association, Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association, The American Society of Orthopedic Professionals 

Erin Foreman

Erin Foreman, MS, LAT, ATC

Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Director of Sports Medicine
Senior Woman Administrator (SWA)
Associate Athletic Director
Office: PERC 124A/CU 101
Phone: 260-982-5945
At Manchester since: 2006
Education: Ball State University, 2004 (B.S. Athletic Training), West Virginia University, 2006 (M.S. Advanced Athletic Training)
Graduate Research Area: Burnout in Athletic Training
Courses Taught: Injury and Illness Prevention, Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Lower Extremity Evaluation, Topics in Athletic Training
Current Research Interests: Insite Technology in Football Helmets in the Use of Concussion Prevention.
Memberships & Affiliations: NATA, IATA, GLATA

Kim Duchane

Kim Duchane, Ph.D.

Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Office:  PERC 214B
Phone:  260-982-5382
At Manchester since:  1992
Education:  Northern Michigan University, 1978 (B.S.); Sam Houston State University, 1987 (M.A.); Texas Woman’s University, 1996 (Ph.D. Adapted Physical Education)
Graduate Research Area:  Attitude of Teachers Towards Students with Disabilities
Courses Taught:  Adapted Physical Activity, Curriculum and Instruction in Health and Physical Education, Health and Fitness for Children, Health Concepts, Health Promotion, Motor Development, Physical Activity for Children, Service Delivery in Adapted Physical Education, Teaching Individual and Dual Activities
Current Research Interests:  Psychomotor Assessment, Developmental Physical Education
Memberships & Affiliations:  Society for Health and Physical Educators, Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.


Corey Brueggeman

Men’s Soccer Head Coach
Office: PERC 214K
Phone: 260-982-5254

Brian Cashdollar

Brian Cashdollar, M.Ed.

Director of Cross Country and Track
Office: PERC 214F 
Phone:  260-982-5378
At Manchester since:  1999
Education:  Ball State University, 1999 (B.S.); Indiana University, 2002 (M.Ed.)
Graduate Research Area:  School Administration
Courses Taught:  Principles of Coaching, Coaching Track and Field, Activity Courses.
Memberships & Affiliations:  USTFCCCA, USATF


Nate Conley

Men's Basketball Head Coach
Office: PERC
Phone: 260-982-5040
Josh Dzurick

Josh Dzurick

Women's Basketball Head Coach
Softball Head Coach
Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Assistant Athletic Director

Office: PERC 214P
Phone: 260-982-5379

Chuck Ehret

Football Assistant Coach
Office: PERC 211C
Phone: 260-982-5049


Sara Emerich

Women's Softball Associate Head Coach
Office: PERC 214L
Phone: 260-982-5410
Rick Espeset

Rick Espeset

Baseball Head Coach
Director of Athletics

Office: PERC 214D
Phone: 260-982-5034
Brad Higginson

Brad Higginson

Football Assistant Coach
Athletic Recruiting 
Office: PERC 211
Phone: 260-982-5409
Tami Hoagland

Tami Hoagland

Office Manager
Office: PERC 214
Phone: 260-982-5390

Jessica L. Huett, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES, CES

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education
Office:  MUFW 256
Phone:  (260) 470-2660
At Manchester since:  2020
Education:  Wright State University (B.S.); California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.); Ball State University (Ed.D.)
Graduate Research Area: Determining the Appropriate Selection and Development of Athletic Training Preceptors
Courses Taught:  Orientation to AT Practice, Clinical Series 1-III, Preparation for Professional Practice, Integration of Patient Care II
Current Research Interests: Healthcare education, the selection, preparation, and development of preceptors, student development theory, the sport & exercise psychology
Memberships & Affiliations:  National Athletic Trainers' Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Collegiate Athletic Trainers' Society, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association, Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association

Nate Jensen

Nate Jensen

Football Head Coach
Office: PERC
Phone: 260-982-5489

Christine Johnson

Women’s Soccer Head Coach
Office: PERC 214G
Phone: 260-982-5046

Kevin Lake

Kevin Lake

Wrestling Head Coach
Office: PERC 214M
Phone: 260-982-5227

Emeriti Faculty


Mark Huntington, PED, LAT, ATC, PT

Professor  Emeritus of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
At Manchester: 1984 - 2020
Education: Manchester College, 1976 (B.S.); Boston University, 1979 (M.S.); Indiana University, 1994 (P.E.D.)
Graduate Research Area: Human Anatomy Education
Courses Taught: Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Human Performance Research
Current Research Interests:  Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, Physical Fitness Levels of College Students
Memberships & Affiliations: National Athletic Trainers' Association