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Faculty

Professors


Dr. Patricia R. Whitley
PatWhitley.jpg
E-mail: pwhitley@catawba.edu

  • Professor Emerita
  • B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College
  • M.A., Appalachian State University
  • Ed.D, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Pat Rice Whitley was a faculty member at Catawba College from 1964 to 2009. During her tenure she coached field hockey, tennis, volleyball, softball, and basketball. She retired after 45 years of service to the college. 



Associate Professors

duaneaagaard.jpgDuane Aagaard
Office: PEC 108
Phone: (704) 637-4728
E-mail: daagaard17@catawba.edu

  • Associate Professor of Sport Management
  • B.S., Liberty University
  • M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ph.D., Concordia University
  • President of SHAPE America (Society of Health & Physical Educators)
  • Curriculum Vitae

 


 

Assistant Professors

 

carriegraham.jpgCarrie Graham, MA, ATC
Office: PEC 104
Phone: (704) 637-4662
E-mail: cograham@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
  • B.A., Athletic Training, Catawba College
  • M.A., HPER-Athletic Training, Western Michigan University
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (in progress), University of Connecticut


Dr. James W. Hand JimHand.jpg
Office: HFC 103
Phone: (704) 637-4455
E-mail: jwhand@catawba.edu

  • Associate Professor of Athletic Training
  • Director of Athletic Training Education
  • B.S., Culver-Stockton College
  • M.S., Ohio University
  • Ed.D., California Lutheran University

 

BrandyJones.jpgMrs. Brandy Jones-Neelam
Office: PEC 105
Phone: (704) 645-4561
E-mail: bnjones13@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
  • B.S., Athletic Training, Western Carolina University
  • M.S., Athletic Training, East Stroudsburg University
  • Doctorate of Education in Leadership (in progress), Valdosta State University

This admitted "carb-aholic" who loves Italian food says her interest in sports medicine began in high school.

"While playing basketball my freshman year, I tore my ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). As a result of this injury, I had surgery and went through a lengthy rehab. Due to my initial interactions with my physical therapist, I went to college with the intentions of pursing physical therapy as a career; however, after taking an Introduction to Athletic Training course I fell in love with this profession and haven't looked back."

 

 

victorromano.jpgDr. Victor Romano
Office: KET106
Phone: (704) 645-4580

E-mail: voromano16@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Sports and Health Sciences

 


 

Instructors

 

Mike Eden, MS, LAT, ATCMikeEden.jpg
Office: PEC 101-C
Phone: (704) 637-4780
E-mail: mseden@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer, Instructor
  • B.S., Elon College
  • M.S., University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Mike arrived at Catawba College in August of 1999 and joined the staff as an assistant athletic trainer and athletic training instructor. Originally from Medford, NJ, Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine from Elon College in 1995, and completed his graduate study at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1999 where he received a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training. Read more »

 

brandonauton.jpgBrandon Auton, MEd, LAT, ATC
Office: PEC Athletic Training Room
Phone: (704) 637-4267
E-mail: bsauton@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Instructor

Brandon joined Catawba College in August of 2011 as an assistant athletic trainer and athletic training instructor.

 

lesliedent.jpgLeslie Dent, MA, LAT, ATC
Office: PEC Athletic Training Room
Phone: (704) 637-4267
E-mail: ladent@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Lecturer

Leslie joined Catawba College in August of 2011 as an assistant athletic trainer and athletic training lecturer.


Part-Time Instructors


gingerhamric.jpgGinger Ashley

E-mail: gcashley@catawba.edu

  • B.S., Appalachian State University
  • M.Ed., Wake Forest University

 

 

CraigTurnbull.JPGCraig Turnbull
Office: PEC RR
Phone: (704) 637-4475
E-mail: cturnbul@catawba.edu

  • Director of NCAA Compliance
  • Senior Assistant Athletic Director
  • B.S. and M. Ed., East Carolina University

 

 

Ted Weant, RPh
E-mail: tweant@catawba.edu

  • RPh, University of North Carolina

Staff

amandagrieshaber.jpgAmanda Grieshaber, MS, LRT/CTRS, CRC, CBIS
Phone: (704) 637-4759
Email: agriesha17@gmail.com

  • Coordinator of Therapeutic Recreation
  • B.A., UNC Wilmington
  • M.A., UNC Chapel Hill: DUAL TRACK - Psychological Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities
  • Curriculum Vitae

Grieshaber graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy and has a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  She has extensive knowledge in traumatic brain injury and dual diagnosis, as well as practical experiences for students.  Prior to Catawba College, she worked as the Day Program Coordinator at Hinds’ Feet Farm, a program for adults with brain injuries.