Exercise Science - Faculty and Staff

Jeff Beer

Jeff Beer, Ph.D., LAT, ATC, CEAS, CKTP, ROT, OPE-C     

Professor of Exercise Science and Training (Department Chair)
Office: PERC 214C
Phone: 260-982-5381
Email:  jabeer@manchester.edu
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.
Current Research Interests:  Myofascial Techniques
Memberships & Affiliations:   NATA, IATA, GLATA, IAPHERD, ASOP


Seth Clark M.Sc, CSCS

Assistant Professor of Human Performance
Office: 214M
Phone: 260-982-5030
Email: Saclark@manchester.edu 
At Manchester since: 2020
Education: Ohio Wesleyan University, 2018 (B.S), Otterbein University, 2020 (M.Sc) 
Graduate Research Area: Mental Wellness in Athletes with emphasis on the management of stress anxiety and arousal.  
Current Research Interest: Volume totals for athletes participating in athletics all year round, Best practices for increasing strength and athleticism in various sports. Injury prevention. 
Memberships & Affiliations: National Strength and Conditioning Association/ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. 

Tami Hoagland

Tami Hoagland

Office Manager
Office: PERC 214
Phone: 260-982-5390
Email: tlhoagland@manchester.edu
Katherine Matutes

Katherine Matutes, Ph.D., RDN   

Assistant Professor of Nutrition Sciences
Office: PERC 214Q 
Phone: 260-982-5133
Email:  kamatutes@manchester.edu
At Manchester since: 2021
Education: Trinity University (B.A.); Purdue University (Ph.D.)
Graduate Research Area:   Effect of Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid on Molecular Markers for Bile Acid Metabolism, Cholesterol Synthesis, and Inflammation in Rats.
Courses Taught:  Human Nutrition, Food Science,  Nutrition Communication, Worksite Health Promotion, Advanced Group Exercise Instruction, Yoga.
Current Research Interests:  Lifestyle Health Promotion, Dietary Influences of Inflammation, Food Sustainability, Effective Science Communication.
Memberships & Affiliations:   Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists, American Council on Exercise, National Association of Science Writers.

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
Current Research Interests:  Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, Physical Fitness Levels of College Students
Memberships & Affiliations: National Athletic Trainers' Association