Study with Highly Respected Experts

Studying exercise science at Colby-Sawyer means learning from professors who are published experts, who hold professional affiliations and certifications from esteemed organizations (including the American College of Sports Medicine and the Association of Applied Sport Psychology), and who collaborate on research projects with major universities and medical centers throughout the country. They take the time to get to know you in small classes and through cooperative New Hampshire IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence projects, and become your trusted advisers for academics, internships, career planning and graduate school.

  • Jean Eckrich

    Professor, School of Nursing & Health Sciences
    603.526.3448 | jeckrich@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 1995. Ph.D., Purdue University, Physical Education with concentration in Biomechanics; M.S. University of Wyoming, Physical Education; B.S. University of Delaware, Physical Education with minor in Biology. Certification: ACSM Exercise Physiologist. Professor Eckrich is an expert in the role of exercise in lifelong health, the mechanics and development of human motion, the changing role of women in sports, and appropriate principles and practices for coaches. read more…

  • Russell E. Medbery

    Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3870 | rmedbery@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2001. Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Exercise and Sport Science; M.S. Purdue University, Kinesiology, Sport Psychology Specialization; B.S. Trinity College, Psychology. Certifications: Association of Applied Sport Psychology Certified Sport Psychology Consultant, Instructor Level-ASEP Coaching Principles, U.S.A. Soccer 'D' Level Coaching. Professional interests include Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Performance Enhancement, Coaching Education, and Emotional Development in Sport. read more…

  • Christine Reyes

    Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Sciences
    603.526.3619 | christine.reyes@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2016. Currently completing D.Sc. at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Health Science: Athletic Training; M.A., Azusa Pacific University, Leadership: Leadership Development; B.A., Azusa Pacific University, Athletic Training. Certification: BOC Certified Athletic Trainer. Professional interests include student leadership, peer-mentoring, engagement, professional retention, learning styles, and burnout.

  • Theodore J. Smith

    Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Sciences
    603.526.3070 | tjsmith@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2005. M.S., Frostburg State University, human performance; B.S. Frostburg State University, physical education with a focus in athletic training. Certification: BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, NSCA-CSCS. Professional interests include injury prevention aspects of athletic training and how they relate to athletic performance and biomechanical adaptation patterns.

  • Kerstin Stoedefalke

    Professor, School of Nursing & Health Sciences
    603.526.3620 | kstoedef@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 1990. Ph.D. University of Exeter, Medical Sciences; M.S., University of Montana, Exercise Science; B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Biology. Certification: ACSM Exercise Specialist. Professional interests include pediatric exercise science, health promotion, sport nutrition and health and wellness. read more…

Adjunct Faculty

  • Meaghan Powell
  • Mary J. Richardson
  • Beth Swanson