Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Master of Athletic Training - Faculty

Mark Huntington

Mark Huntington, PED, ATC, PT

Dean for Natural and Health Sciences
Program Director for Graduate Athletic Training Education
Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Office:  Science Center 210
Phone:  (260) 982-5033
At Manchester since:  1984
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  

Jeff Beer


Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Undergraduate Director of Athletic Training Education
Office:  PERC 214C
Phone:  (260) 982-5381
At Manchester since:  2006
Education:  Ball State University, 2000 (B.S.); Kent State University, 2002 (M.A.)
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

Erin Foreman

Erin Foreman, MS, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Head Athletic Trainer
Senior Women Administrator (SWA)
Office:  PERC 124A
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

Zach Dougal

Zach Dougal

Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Clinical Education Coordinator
Office:  PERC 124D
Phone:  (260) 982-5124
At Manchester since:  2007
Education:  Ball State University, 2004 (B.S. Athletic Training); Western Michigan University, 2007 (M.A. Physical Education with Athletic Administration Emphasis); Indiana State University, 2018 (DAT).
Courses Taught:  Human Physiology, Principles of Nutrition, Injury and Illness Prevention, Medical Considerations, Graduate and Undergraduate Research Methods, Graduate and Undergraduate Clinical Modules/Experiences.
Current Research Interests:  Concussions and Athletic Training Education
Memberships & Affiliations:  National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), Great Lakes Athletic Trainer’s Association (GLATA), Indiana Athletic Trainer’s Association (IATA), Concussion Legacy Foundations’ Team Up Against Concussions.

Jim Brumbaugh-Smith

Jim Brumbaugh-Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics 
Office:  SCIC 120
Phone: (260) 982-5011
At Manchester since:  1992-95, 1997
Education:  Manchester College, 1984 (B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science); Clemson University, 1985 (M.S. Mathematical Sciences); Clemson University, 2000 (Ph.D. Mathematical Sciences)
Graduate Research Area:  Operations Research
Courses Taught:  Statistics, Data Structures, Operations Research
Current Research Interests:  Network Models & Simulation