Master of Athletic Training - Faculty


Lucas D. Dargo, DAT, LAT, ATC 

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

Office:  MUFW 256
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
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 



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

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education
Office:  MUFW 254
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
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


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
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



Teresa DeLellis, Pharm.D., RPh, BCPS, BCGP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (transitions of care)
Office: Fort Wayne Campus
Phone: 260-470-4053
At Manchester since: Fall 2015
Education: Oakland Community College, 2009 (Assoc. Science), Wayne State University, 2013 (Pharm.D.)
Graduate Research Area: Geriatrics and Transitions of Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Current Research Interests:  Geriatric Pharmacy Practice and Transition of Care Practice Models; Teaching Polypharmacy and Deprescribing; Falls prevention; Medication Safety
Memberships & Affiliations: IPA, ACCP, AGS, IGS, PLS, AACP


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


Support Staff


Pam Karkosky

Administrative Assistant for the Office of Graduate Admissions
Office:  Fort Wayne Campus
Phone:  (260) 470-2658