Full Time Faculty and Staff

Jack Azevedo

Professor: Jack Azevedo, Ph.D.

Exercise Biochemistry 

Phone: (530) 898-5878 
E-mail: JLAzevedo@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 275 
Office Hours:

Courses Taught:

PHED 198/298 / KINE 398/589- Special Topics
PHED 282 / KINE 482 - Medical Topics in Exercise Physiology

Curriculum Vitae

Craig Buschner

Professor: Craig Buschner, Ed.D.

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) & Pedagogy

Phone: (530) 898-6960 
E-mail: cbuschner@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 284 
Office Hours:

Courses Taught:

  • KINE 302 - Foundations of Childhood Physical Education
  • KINE 305 - Philosophy of School Based Teaching Physical Education
  • KINE 309 - Developmentally Appropriate Elementary Physical Education
  • KINE 621- Research in Teaching and Learning in Physical Education

Main Interest Area:

  • Physical Education Teacher Education Program (PETE) & Pedagogy
  • Graduate Advisor for the MA in Kinesiology:  Pedagogy Emphasis
  • Elementary Physical Education, Teacher Education, Analysis of Teaching, Curriculum
Professional Activities:
  • National Instructor for the American Master Teacher Program (AMTP)
  • Past Chair, Curriculum and Instruction Academy (NASPE)
  • Collaboration with Notre Dame School (K-8); Chico, California
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Teaching Physical Education (2006-2009)
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (2005-2007)
  • Editorial Board: Physical Educator (2003-2008)

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Book - Buschner, C. (1994) Teaching children movement concepts and skills: Becoming a master teacher. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
  • Book Chapters: 7
  •  Articles Published: 28
  • National & International Presentations: 31
  • Editorial Boards (JTPE, TPE, JOPERD, Strategies)
  • Invited Book Reviews: 8
  • Chair: NASPE Curriculum & Instruction Academy (1999-2001)
  • Board of Directors/Publications Coordinator: (NASPE) 2003-2006
  • President Elect (2007-2008) National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE)

Professional Memberships:

  • NASPE (AAHPERD)
  • AERA
  • CAHPERD
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa

Additional Interests:

  • Jogging, Golf, Biking and Hiking

Curriculum Vitae

Traci Ciapponi

Assistant Professor: Traci Ciapponi, Ed.D.

Motor Learning & Motor Control 

Phone: (530) 898-5429 
E-mail: tciapponi@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 274 
Office Hours:

Personal Web Site

Courses Taught:

  • PHED 140 / KINE 340- Educational Games, Gymnastics and Dance
  • PHED 145 / KINE 345 - Human Movement, Learning, and Performance
  • PHED 173 / KINE 389- Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • PHED 198 / KINE 398- Special Topics
  • PHED 230 / KINE 430 (Fall) - Administration of Competitive Athletics
  • PHED 230 / KINE 430 Graduate Level

Curriculum Vitae

Bob Clements

Bob Clements

Equipment Room Manager

Phone: (530) 898-4399 
E-mail: bclements@csuchico.edu 
Office: SGYM 102A 
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Professional memberships:

  • CAHPERD
  • AAHPERD

Additional interests:

  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Basketball Referee
Reid Cross

Associate Professor: Reid Cross, Ph.D.

Outdoor Education

Phone: (530) 898-5220 
E-mail: rcross@csuchico.edu 
Office: Tehama 132
Office Hours:

Courses Taught:

  • PHED 11A / PHED 111A- Orienteering
  • PHED 98A / PHED 198- Ropes Course
  • PHED 109 / KINE 309 - Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for Children
  • PHED 112A / KINE 312 - Developmentally Appropriate Outdoor Adventure Activities, including Scuba
  • PHED 198 / KINE 398 - Special Topics
  • PHED 298 / KINE 598 - Special Topics

Professional memberships:

  • Association of Experiential Education
  • Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

Additional interests:

  • Learning Transfer
  • Wilderness experiences or spiritual awareness

Links of personal or professional interest:

Curriculum Vitae

Tom Fahey

Professor: Tom Fahey, Ed.D.

Teaching Concentration 

Phone: (530) 898-4969 
E-mail: discusdoc@aol.com 
Office: Yolo Hall 282 
Office Hours:

Courses Taught:

  • KINE 180 Physiology of Exercise
  • KINE 173 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • KINE 298C - Special Topics
  • KINE 380 - Seminar in Environmental Physiology
  • KINE 381 - Exercise Management; Chronic Disabilities
  • KINE 399F - Master's Study
  • KINE 399L - Master's Study

Curriculum Vitae

Cathrine Himberg

Professor: Cathrine Himberg, Ph.D.

Teaching Concentration

Phone: (530) 898-5239 
E-mail: chimberg@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 253 
Office Hours: 
Personal Web Site

Courses Taught:

  • KINE 484 - Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for High School Students
  • KINE 308 - Rhythm and Dance for Teachers
  • KINE 113 - Beginning Ballroom Dance
  • KINE 169 - Yoga
  • KINE 589 - Internship (Inspire HS PE)

Professional activities:

  • Executive Director for the Center for Advancement of Standards-based Physical Education Reform (CASPER) 

Professional memberships:

  • CASPER, AAHPERD, NASPE, CAHPERD, PKP Honor Society, CFA, CTS

Curriculum Vitae

Main interests:
  • Quality physical education
  • Advocacy
  • Youth and physical activity

Links of personal or professional interest:

Cheng Tu Hsieh

Assistant Professor: Cheng Tu Hsieh, Ph.D.

Biomechanics 

Phone: (530) 898-4329 
E-mail: cthsieh@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 256 
Office Hours: 

Courses Taught:

  • KINE 322 - Biomechanics

Research Interests:

  • Sport performance analysis
  • Biomechanics of volleyball
  • Biomechanics of jumping

Curriculum Vitae

Jackie Hudson

Professor: Jackie Hudson, Ph.D.

Biomechanics

Phone: (530) 898-4896
E-mail: jhudson@csuchico.edu
Office: Yolo 285
Office Hours:
Personal Web Site:http://www.csuchico.edu/%7ejackieh/hudson.html

Courses Taught:

  • KINE 224 - Biomechanical and Sports Analysis
  • KINE 224H - Biomechanical and Sports Analysis - Honors
  • KINE 323 - Seminar in Biomechanics of Sports Techniques

Professor: Jacob Jensen, Ph.D.

Movement Studies 

 Phone: (530) 898-6373
E-mail: jcjensen@csuchico.edu
Office: Yolo Hall 279
Office Hours:

Rebecca Lytle

Professor: Rebecca Lytle, Ph.D.

Adapted Physical Education

Phone: (530) 898-4298
E-mail: rlytle@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 262 
Office Hours:

Courses Taught:

  • KINE 98A - Special Topics - KIDS PLAY
  • KINE 212 - Introduction to Adapted Physical Education
  • KINE 215 - Social Psychology of Adapted PE (Spring)
  • KINE 216 - Motor Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (Fall)
  • KINE 217 - Fieldwork in Adapted Physical Education
  • KINE 298C - Special Topics (on demand)
  • KINE 399F - Master's Study

Curriculum Vitae

Professor: Melissa Mache, Ph.D.

Biomechanics

Phone: (530) 898-6617
E-mail: mmache@csuchico.edu
Office: Yolo Hall 254
Office Hours:

Kevin Patton

Assistant Professor: Kevin Patton, Ed.D.

Physical Education Teacher Education

Phone: (530) 898-5743 
E-mail: kpatton@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 255 
Office Hours:

Courses Taught:

  • KINE 302 - Foundations of Childhood Physical Education
  • KINE 410- Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for Middle School Students
  • KINE 411- Assessment in Physical Education

Research Interests:

  • Promotion of Physical Activity in the Context of Physical Education Reform
  • Constructivist Approaches to Sport-Related Games Teaching and Learning

Curriculum Vitae

Scott Roberts

Associate Professor: Scott Roberts, Ph.D.

Exercise Physiology 

Department Chair Phone: (530) 898-6373
Advising Phone: (530) 898-5310
E-mail: soroberts@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 264
Office Hours:

Courses Taught:

  • KINE

Curriculum Vitae

Patricia Smiley

Professor: Patricia Smiley, Ed.D.

Dance 

Phone: (530) 898-6120 
E-mail: psmiley@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 252 
Office Hours: 

Courses Taught the past 10 years:

  • KINE 152 - Intro to Dance
  • KINE 308 - Rhythms and Dance
  • KINE 113 - Beginning Ballroom Dance
  • KINE 114 - Intermediate Ballroom Dance
  • KINE 169 - Yoga

Curriculum Vitae

David Swanson

Professor: David Swanson, Ph.D.

Phone: (530) 898-4841 
E-mail: dswanson@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 283 
Office Hours:

Teaching Concentration

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Epidemiology/Statistics
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Exercise and Aging

Courses Taught:

  • KINE 186 - Sports Epidemiology
  • KINE 301 - Seminar in Physical Education Research Statistics
  • KINE 378 - Human Aging
  • KINE 380 - Environmental Physiology

Professional memberships:

  • American Physiological Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Sigma Xi

Curriculum Vitae

Josh Trout

Associate Professor: Josh Trout, Ph.D., Interim Chair

Pedagogy

Phone: (530) 898-4314 
E-mail: jtrout@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 266 
Office Hours:

Courses Taught:

  • KINE 110: Physical Fitness:  A Way of Life
  • KINE 302: Foundations of Childhood Physical Education
  • KINE 306: Net Games and Self-defense for Teachers

Personal Interests:

  • Motorcycles
  • Working out
  • Action movies

Curriculum Vitae

Pedagogy Journal Club

Publications

Misc. Documents

Laurie Hansen

Administrative Support Coordinator II

Phone: (530) 898-4003
E-mail: lahansen@csuchico.edu
Office: Yolo Hall 243
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri

Melanie Higgins

Administrative Support Assistant II

Phone: (530) 898-6373 
E-mail: mkhiggins@csuchico.edu 
Office: Yolo Hall 243 
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday