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Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate School: The University of Illinois at Chicago
Undergraduate Major: Psychology and Kinesiology
Classes Teaching/Duties this Semester: Teaching KIN 101 Concepts-Physical Fitness, KIN 104E Walking and Jogging
Interesting Fact: I can speak four languages — English was not my first language.
Bethany College, Master of Arts Teaching
B.S. Waynesburg University, Exercise Science
Jordan is an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology. Her teaching duties include Introduction to Movement Science (KIN 201), Pharmacology for Sport and Allied Health Professionals (KIN 342), and Practicum in Exercise Science (KIN 355F). She also serves as the TA Supervisor and KIN 101 Coordinator for the department.
Besides teaching, Jordan continues to maintain an active lifestyle and has coached volleyball at every level since finishing her playing career while at Waynesburg University. She went on to complete her graduate coursework while coaching collegiate volleyball at Bethany College in West Virginia. She continues to coach volleyball at the high school and junior high level while running her own USA club volleyball program.
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University — Carbondale (in progress)
M.A. Southern Illinois University, Psychology, 2016
B.A. Western Kentucky University, Psychology, 2013
B.A. Western Kentucky University, Anthropology, 2013
Kristiana is an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology. Her courses include Behavioral Aspects of Exercise (KIN 318), Sport Psychology (KIN 345), Diversity in American Sport (KIN 210), and Sport Governance (KIN 345). Her research interests include sport and exercise psychology, specifically exercise motivation, social aspects of exercise adherence, and student athlete welfare.
Hometown: Palatine, IL
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Science
Undergraduate Minor: Coaching
Graduate Major: Exercise Science
Classes Teaching/Duties this Semester: KIN 1058 Bowling, KIN 101 Concepts-Phys. Fitness, KIN 106A Basketball
Interesting Fact: I've made eye contact with two grizzly bears, each one on separate occasions.
Hometown: Herrin, IL
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Science w/Pre-OT
Graduate Major: Exercise Science
Classes Teaching/Duties this Semester: KIN 101 Concepts-Physical Fitness, KIN 104D Strength Training, KIN 105B Bowling
Interesting Fact: I coach 7th and 8th grade football in Herrin.
Hometown: Metropolis, IL
Undergraduate and Graduate School: Southern Illinois University
Graduate Major: Sports Studies
Classes Teaching/Duties this Semester: Two sections of KIN 201 Introduction to Exercise Science
Interesting Fact: I have a Master's of Science Degree in Education, Recreation Administration and I am a Certified Personal Trainer.
Hometown: Marion, IL
Undergraduate University: Southeast Missouri State University
Undergraduate Major: Psychology & Exercise Science
Classes teaching this semester: KIN320 Lab
Research Assistant for Dr. Ambati
Interesting Fact: When I was young, my brother and I dug giant holes in the yard for fun.
Hometown: Kazan, Russia
Undergraduate School: University of Indianapolis
Undergraduate Major: International Relations and PR, U-Indy, Health and Physical Education, Russia Graduate Major: Sport Studies with a focus on Sport Psychology
Classes Teaching/Duties this Semester: Two sections KIN 320 Labs Exercise Physiology, KIN 104 Walking & Jogging
Interesting Fact: I have been a member of the Russian National Team in Track and Field and Rugby.