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Physical Education & Athletic Training Faculty and Staff

Dr. Melanie Adams   Bio CV
Associate Professor
Spaulding Gymnasium
Sherry Bovinet  
Eric Carpenter  
Assistant Professor
Dorothy Carrien  
Administrative Assistant
Spaulding Gymnasium 124
Jillian Descoteaux  
Contract Lecturer
Spaulding Gymnasium
Fitni Destani   Bio
Associate Professor
Spaulding Gymnasium 130
Jennifer Hammett   Bio
Assistant Clinical Professor
Spaulding Gymnasium
Robert Merrow   Bio
Clinical Associate Professor and Head Athletic Trainer
Spaulding Gymnasium 150
Dr. Donna Smyth   Bio
Spaulding Gymnasium 135
Dr. Wanda Swiger   Bio
Spaulding Gymnasium 135
Jeffrey Timmer   Bio
Associate Professor
Spaulding Gymnasium 134


July 27, 2016 –

On July 1, Keene State’s Physical Education Department changed its name to the Department of Human Performance and Movement Sciences.

“The primary reason for changing the name of the department was to better reflect the programs within it,” explained Professor Donna Smyth . “In addition, the new name, ‘Human Performance…

March 18, 2016 –

When you’ve created a class and you can’t find a textbook for your students, what can you do? Write your own, of course. Which is exactly what a couple of professors in Keene State’s Physical Education Department did.

About three years ago, doctors Wanda Swiger , associate professor of Physical…

December 11, 2015 –

“I consider it an art form. When you’re swimming very well it’s very much like a dance, feeling your body move through the water. There’s nothing quite like it.”

If anyone at Keene State College can describe the fluid motion of swimming, it’s Joel Feldmann.

A swimmer almost her entire…

November 17, 2015 –

Phys Ed major Sarah Kangas ’12 teaches K–5 PE at a public elementary school in Warrenton, Oregon, and she coaches the middle school cross-country and track and field teams. But her commitment to kids goes far beyond even that. This winter, she’ll be climbing Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, with…

August 4, 2015 –

As part of a student athletic training internship program, Keene State students attend all home games and practices of the Connecticut Sun, a team in the Women’s National Basketball Association. Keene State’s connection to the Connecticut Sun team is making an impact on current Keene State students through Scot Ward…