ess faculty

Jeremy Baker

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences
(603) 526-3482 |

Joined the faculty in 2009, Ph.D. and M.S., Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma. Professor Baker's professional research and teaching areas include athletic training, exercise endocrinology, muscle wasting in disease, and non-traditional endurance sports. In the classroom, he draws on his experience as a care provider in the athletic training setting and as a physiologist in the lab setting to relate course work to real world situations.

Lisa Dupuis

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences
Clinical Coordinator of Athletic Training Education Program

(603) 526-3678 |

Joined the faculty in 2006.M.Ed., Boston College, curriculum and instruction; B.S. Southern Connecticut State University, physical education: athletic training concentration with minors in nutrition and psychology. Certification: BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. Professional interests include nutrition/sports nutrition, therapeutic taping and bracing techniques, injury prevention, and athletic training education. Courses taught: Clinical Examination and Diagnosis, Therapeutic Rehabilitation, First Aid and CPR, Taping Techniques, Athletic Training Practicum, and Field Experience in Athletic Training.

Jean Eckrich

Professor, Chair, Exercise and Sport Sciences
Director, Teaching Enrichment Center
David H. Winton Endowed Teaching Chair

(603) 526-3448 |

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 Health/Fitness Specialist. 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.

Megan Gassman

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences

Joined faculty in 2015. B.S. in Sport Management and M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University. Currently finishing her Ph.D. in International Business with specializations in Sport Management and Marketing. Professor Gassman teaches courses in the ESS Department, including Introduction to Exercise Science, Introduction to the Sport Industry, Philosophy of Sport and Facility Planning & Event Management.

Matthew McCabe

Clinical Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences
(603) 526-3617 |

Joined faculty in 2011. B.S. from Quinnipiac University; M.S. from University of Utah.

Russell E. Medbery

Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences
(603) 526-3870 |

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.

Scott J. Roy

Clinical Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences
(603) 526-3067 |

Joined the faculty in 2008. M.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, exercise science; B.S., Springfield College, athletic training and secondary physical education. Certifications: BOC certified athletic trainer. Courses taught: Athletic Health Care Administration, Athletic Training Practicum. Professional interests include mild traumatic brain injury/sports concussion, eating disorder management/treatment, throwing injuries, and exercise induced muscle damage.

Theodore J. Smith

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences
Director of Athletic Training Education Program

(603) 526-3070 |

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, Exercise and Sport Sciences
(603) 526-3620 |

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.

Stacey L. Watts

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences
(603) 526-3618 |

Joined the faculty in 2007. Currently completing Ph.D. at 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. Professional interests include sport event management, athletic administration, coaching education, and organizing golf tournaments as fund raisers.. Licensed Zumba instructor.

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Lisa Lacombe, M.S.

(603) 526-3775 |

Mary J. Richardson, M.S.

(603) 526-3367 |