Faculty

Industry Leaders Guide You and Advise You

Learn from professors who draw upon years of experience in sport science, business and psychology — faculty with impressive academic backgrounds who hold esteemed professional affiliations and certifications, are published experts and sought after as presenters at conferences. And with small classes, Colby-Sawyer professors take the time to get to know you and care about your success. They advise you on academics, internships and careers; collaborate with you on research projects; and join you outside the classroom for field trips, events and activities.

  • 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…

  • Joan Lehoullier

    Assistant Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3482 | joan.lehoullier@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2018. Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. M.S. in Physical Education from Eastern Illinois University, B.S. in Physical Education from Westfield State University. ATIXA (Title IX) certification. Professional interests include athletic administration, student development, leadership development and nonprofit organizations. 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…

  • Stacey L. Watts

    Associate Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    Sport Management Program Coordinator
    603.526.3618 |

    Joined the faculty in 2007. Ph.D. Northcentral University, Education/Organizational Leadership; M.Ed., Springfield College, Physical Education/Athletic Administration; B.S., Ithaca College, Physical Education Teacher Certification K-12, concentration in Athletic Training. Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor and Zumba Fitness Level 1 Instructor. Professional interests include sport facility and event management, athletics administration, coaching education, and organizing golf tournaments as fundraisers. read more…