Health and Physical Education
Dr. Jim Roberts
Bringing a wide variety of experience, Dr. Roberts came to Edinboro University of PA in 2001. Dr. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science in Education: Health and Physical Education from EU, an MBA with a focus on healthcare and health/wellness from Gannon University and a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Roberts is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a past-president of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the ACSM. Dr. Roberts has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has also appeared as an expert physiologist on the Travel Channel.
Currently serving as the chairperson of the Health and Physical Education Department, Dr. Roberts was also chair of the department from 2011 to 2014. He was named 2014-2015 Faculty Member of the Year.
Dr. Roberts teaches pedagogy and science based classes including: Research in Human Performance, Exercise Physiology I and Kinesiology. He is a member of PSAHPERD, SHAPE America, ACSM and the European College of Sport Science. In addition, he is a co-advisor of the Exercise Science Club.
Dr. Eperthener has been a member of the HPE department faculty since 2009 and currently serves as the advisor to the HPE Club. She is also a licensed Athletic Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), and instructor for the American Red Cross. She serves as a faculty mentor for the Student Athletic Enrichment Program. Her doctoral research focused on health and safety education for youth sport coaches. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, various crafts, running, and snowshoeing.
Ed.D., Health Care Education – Nova Southeastern University
M.Ed., Middle & Secondary Instruction – Edinboro University
B.S., Athletic Training – California University of PA
Presentations & Publications: Dr. Eperthener has presented at the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposium, and the Pennsylvania School Counselor’s Association convention. Dr. Eperthener has also published a clinical case study in Athletic Therapy Today.
Dr. Felker has been a member of the HPE department faculty since 1991, and served as department chairperson from 1996-2012. He has published, presented, and conducted workshops nationally and internationally on numerous technologies and their application. Dr. Felker currently serves as Health & Physical Education curriculum specialist for the International Society for Technology Education, and was appointed to the Interactive Health Technology National Advisory Board and the PE Central Technology Advisory Board.
Books Authored: iPad Resources for Physical Education, Health & Fitness (2016) The Health & Physical Educator’s iPad – Apps, Accessories and Tips (2014) Technology Integration into Physical Education & Health, 5th Edition (2013) 61 Essential iPad Apps, Accessories & Tips for Teachers – Physical Education & Health Edition (2013) Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers (2013)
Honors & Awards: 2015 Edinboro University Faculty Member of the Year 2009 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Technology 2006 Elmer B. Cottrell Award (PSAHPERD) 2004 Edinboro University Technology Scholar 1999 Health Professional of the Year (Eastern District – AAHPERD)
Dr. Michael J. Hahesy came to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004 after several years in public education. He is originally from Iowa and moved to Edinboro University to complete his undergraduate degree in health and physical education. He completed his Master of Science at St. Bonaventure University in administration supervision and curriculum and his Ed.D. in educational leadership at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to the HPE department at Edinboro University, Dr. Hahesy taught physical education at Warren County School District, Millcreek Township School and was in administrative positions at Lisbon Community Schools (Iowa), Girard School District and Fairview School District.
Dr. Hahesy is the head of the HPE teacher certification track and enjoys student teaching supervision. He also instructs classes in pedagogy, field experience, wellness, ethics, and coaching. He has presented at several state level conferences and has worked with many local school districts directing HPE wellness days.
Outside of the educational field Dr. Hahesy enjoys running, lifting weights, gardening, and coaching. He is in several athletic halls of fames including Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He has completed many 5, 10, and 15 K races, and he has run and finished the Erie Marathon twice.
Dr. McDade originally arrived at Edinboro University in January 2002. She had served as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) on the high school level for twelve years before she started professing on the collegiate level. Dr. McDade has now been teaching for almost sixteen years. Some of the courses that she teaches include Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Consumer Health; and Health Emergencies.
Dr. McDade has served on the President’s GLBTQIA Commission here at Edinboro University. Further, Dr. McDade is currently serving as an advisor for the co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega.
Also, Dr. McDade is affiliated with several organizations. These organizations include the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society (PATS), and LECOM Wellness and Fitness Center.
Dr. Laura Miller joined the EU Health and Physical Education (HPE) Department faculty in 1999 after teaching for six years at the University of Maryland. She served as HPE department chairperson from 2014-2017, has written many new courses and curricula for the HPE department, and currently serves as Program Coordinator for the Health Promotion degree concentration. She has served on and/or chaired a wide variety of Edinboro University committees, including the Promotion Committee, Curriculum Committee, Sabbatical Committee, and the President’s GLBTQIA Commission. Her teaching interests include women’s health, human sexuality, relationship violence and health behavior.
Dr. Miller has served as a consulting editor for the Journal of American College Health and a variety of other professional journals and textbooks. She has presented at conferences of SHAPE America; the American College of Sports Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region; the National Social Science Association; and the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Presentation topics include stress management, health behavior and behavior change, female body image, emergency contraception, relationship violence, and consumer health. She has published research articles in the Journal of American College Health, Journal of Family Violence, Contraception, and the Pennsylvania Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Dr. Miller's recent awards include being named as the 2014 PSAHPERD Health Teacher of the Year (university level), the 2012 EU Advisor of the Year, and nominee for the 2013 EU Advisor of the Year. Dr. Miller has a passion for teaching, and student success, and is committed to improving the quality of living for students and the University community.
Dr. Reagan has been a member of the Health and Physical Education Department faculty since May 2000. From 1989 to 1999 he served in the capacity of Coordinator of Recreation and Athletic Study within the Department of Student Affairs. He currently serves as Program Director for Sport and Recreation Administration. Dr. Reagan is also currently serving as the advisor to the Sport and Recreation Club. He has previously served as department assistant chairperson, director of the HPE Junior Field Experience program, board chair of the local YMCA, and a member of the Greater Erie Metro YMCA board. He is an avid fitness enthusiast and golfer. He is a husband and father of four children.
Affiliations & Organizations: National Intramural-Recreational Sport Association, National Parks and Recreation Association, Facility Consultant to National Playground Association
Publications & Presentations: Dr. Reagan has researched and written numerous fitness-related articles for local newspapers, magazines and other mass media outlets. He has published over 100 articles.
Dr. Stauffer serves as the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory as well as the Internship Coordinator for the Department of Health and Physical Education. She currently teaches Exercise Physiology II, Kinesiology, Sports Nutrition, Principles of Fitness Instruction, and Personal Training. Her primary research interest relates to metabolic and other physiological adaptations to various weight loss regimens with a secondary interest in sports performance. She has recently published an article entitled, “The Acute Effect of Intermittent Fasting on Resting Energy Expenditure in College-Aged Males.” Dr. Stauffer is also co-advisor of the Exercise Science Club, and serves on the Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee for Edinboro University.
Dr. Stauffer holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, M.S. in Health Fitness Management from American University, and B.S. in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University. She has also earned several certifications including: ACSM-HFS, NSCA-CSCS, and NASM-PES.