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CORE faculty

James Scifers, DScPT, PT, SCS, LAT, ATC Professor & Master of Science in Athletic Training Program Director; Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

DScPT, University of Maryland-Baltimore, Orthopedic Physical Therapy
MPT, Emory University, Physical Therapy
BS, East Stroudsburg University, Physical Education/Athletic Training

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Office location: SMRC 205
Office phone: (610) 625.7210
Email: scifersj@moravian.edu

Dr. Scifers serves as Chair of the Department for Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. His previous experience includes serving as Athletic Training Program Director at Western Carolina University, Salisbury University and Lock Haven University. He was named an NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2011, received the Athletic Training Educator of the Year by the North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association in 2014 and is the recipient of the NATA 2017 Professional Development Excellence Award. Jay has also served as President of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association and the Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association. Scifers co-authored concussion legislation titled the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act in North Carolina in 2011. 

Scifers authored the textbook Special Tests for Neurologic Examination and contributed to Therapeutic Exercise: From Theory to Practice. His scholarship has also included publishing 30+ articles and more than 250 professional presentations in athletic training and physical therapy. Scifers' areas of research interests are the sacroiliac joint, manual therapy and therapeutic modalities.

 

Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, LAT, ATC, Associate Professor 

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PhD, Michigan State University, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
MS, University of Kentucky, Athletic Training
BS, Salisbury University, Athletic Training

Office location: SMRC 235
Office phone: (610) 625.7203
Email: ostrowskij@moravian.edu

Dr. Ostrowski is a faculty member in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program, and is the Director of the Doctor of Athletic Training Program.  Her previous experience includes serving as the initial Coordinator of Clinical Education for Moravian's College's MSAT program, as Athletic Training Program Director at Weber State University, and as Coordinator of Clinical Education at Lasell College. Dr. Ostrowski's research interests center on the psychology of injury, and therapeutic modalities.  She has been active in her scholarship, authoring a national textbook, titled Psychosocial Strategies for Athletic Training, and over 20 peer reviewed publications, as well as presenting at over 40 professional conferences.  Dr. Ostrowski has been awarded several National and private grants to fund her therapeutic modalities research, and was recently asked to serve as a subject matter expert for the NATA's pilot Self-Assessment Module in mental health.

 

Ellen K. Payne, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT, Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Nevada, Reno Educational Leadership
MA, San Jose State University, Kinesiology
BS, Duquesne University, Athletic Training

Office location: SMRC 213
Office phone: (610) 625.XXXX
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Dr. Payne is a faculty member in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Her previous experience includes teaching Athletic Training at Radford University and teaching and serving as the Clinical Education Coordinator at Marywood University. Prior to becoming an educator, Dr. Payne spent 6 years teaching high school and practicing as an athletic trainer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Clinically, she has worked with all levels of athletes from youth sports to professional soccer. Dr. Payne is also an EMT and member of the National Ski Patrol. Her research interests include athletic training education, concussion education, and pre-hospital emergency care. Currently, she serves on the editorial board for the Athletic Training Education Journal.

 

David Wilkenfeld, MS, LAT, ATC, Instructor & Clinical Education Coordinator

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EdD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Kinesiology (in progress)
MS, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Athletic Training
BS, University of California at Davis, Exercise Biology

Office location: SMRC 236
Office phone: (610) 625.7208
Email: wilkenfeldd@moravian.edu

Mr. Wilkenfeld serves as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program.  His previous experience includes serving as an athletic trainer, preceptor, and coordinator of clinical education at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  Mr. Wilkenfeld was named an Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2016 by the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, served on the Board of Representatives for the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, and was selected as a fellow in the inaugural class of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Leadership Institute.

David’s research interests include injury prevention in the performing arts and hearing health for sports medicine professionals and performing artists. He has presented on performing arts medicine and clinical education best practices at multiple professional conferences, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association.  Mr. Wilkenfeld’s academic interests include performing arts medicine, human anatomy, and evaluation and management of the foot and ankle.  In addition to his athletic training certification, David holds certification as an instructor in Emergency Cardiac Care for the Healthcare Provider and Lay Responder through the American Red Cross.

 

Adjunct Faculty

 

Jennifer M. Doane, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, ATC (Sports Nutrition)

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RD, The College of Saint Elizabeth, Registered Dietician Internship 
MS, The University of Connecticut, Nutritional Science
BS, Salisbury University, Physical Education/Athletic Training

Office location: SMRC 237
Email: doanej@moravian.edu

Jennifer M. Doane, a registered/licensed dietitian, board certified specialist in sports dietetics, and certified/licensed athletic trainer, is the president and principle-partner of Advantage Nutrition & Wellness, LLC.  

Jennifer received her BS in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Salisbury University.  While serving as a graduate assistant certified athletic trainer in the Department of Sports Medicine, she received her MS in Nutritional Science from The University of Connecticut.  Jennifer then completed her dietetic internship at The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. 

Jennifer is an active member in various professional organizations and has been serving as the liaison to NATA for SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Group).  As SCAN’s NATA Committee chair, she has helped increase visibility of sports dietitians with NATA members and authored the SCAN fact sheet on “Nutrition for the Injured Athlete”.  Locally, Jennifer has served as the Lehigh Valley Dietetic Association’s (LVDA) president.  And, since 2002, has taken on many supporting roles in the association, most recently from 2011 to the present serving as LVDA’s Reimbursement Committee chair. 

At Moravian College, Jennifer is an adjunct professor for the undergraduate nutrition course HLTR 231 as well as the graduate sports nutrition course HLAT 622.  Jennifer is also an adjunct professor at The College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ teaching their on-line graduate course on the topic of sports nutrition. 

Jennifer authored and edited the sports nutrition chapter for Personal Nutrition, 10th edition by Marie Boyle which was published in November 2017, has been a speaker at over 100 events, as well as authored two webinars related to sports nutrition and relative energy deficit in sport.      

 

Cecilia M. Fox, PhD (Neuroanatomy)

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PhD, University of Kentucky, neurobiology and Anatomy 
BS, Manhattan College, Biology 

Office location: PPHAC 220
Office phone: 610-861-1426
Email: foxc@moravian.edu

Dr. Fox is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Neuroscience Program at Moravian College.  She was the recipient of the 2006 Moravian College IMPACT Award for Outstanding Performance and Dedication to the Highest Standards of Excellence and the 2005 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.  In 2009, Dr. Fox was also awarded the Omicron Delta Kappa Golden Apple Teaching Award.

She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Beta Beta Sigma Xi, Society for Neuroscience. In 2009, she founded the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience (LVSfN) Chapter and serves as president of this organization.  Dr. Fox's research interests include the neurobiology of aging and neuroprotective effects of antioxidants/growth factors in animal models of neurodegeneration. 

 

Brian Gloyeske, MS, LAT, ATC (Emergency Care)

MS, East Stroudsburg University, Athletic Training 
BS, University of Toledo, Athletic Training

Office location: SMRC 237
Email: gloyeskeb@moravian.edu

Mr. Gloyeske teaches the Emergency Care course in the MSAT program and Management and Care of Athletic Injuries in the undergraduate Health Sciences program. Gloyeske has previous teaching experience in the East Stroudsburg University Athletic Training program.  In addition to his teaching roles at Moravian College, Brian serves as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for Moravian College and as an Athletic Trainer for St. Luke’s University Health Network.  He is co-author of the textbook Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training (3rd edition).  

 

John M. Hauth, EdD, LAT, ATC, CEAS (Pathophysiology)

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EdD, University of Sarasota, Educational Leadership 
MS, University of Arizona, Physical Education/Specialization in Athletic Training
BS, East Stroudsburg University of PA, Physical Education/Athletic Training

Office location: SMRC 237
Email: hauthj@moravian.edu

John Hauth is the Senior Director of Sports Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Prior to his retirement from academe in 2015, John held appointments as a tenured Full Professor, Program Director, Chairperson and Associate Dean at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. The University bestowed its highest faculty honor of “Distinguished Professor” on Dr. Hauth in May of 2010. Dr. Hauth has thirty-five years of experience as an athletic trainer having worked in nearly every professional setting. He is licensed to practice as an athletic trainer by the PA State Board of Medicine and has been nationally certified (BOC®) since 1983. He served as the Head Athletic Trainer for NCAA Division II Football and Division I Wrestling at ESU from 1985-1997. He continued to work clinically as the Director of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Services for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the Professional Indoor Football League from 2011-2015. In 2010, John served as a member of the Sports Medicine Services Staff at the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame in 2009.  John has been an active and contributing member of the profession’s state and national associations since 1985. He is a former President of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society and currently holds the office of President-Elect on the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Executive Board. A tireless advocate for the profession, John regularly presents and consults on athletic training and sports medicine topics.  On the national level, Dr. Hauth has received three of the NATA’s top awards. He was named a NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2011, received the NATA Professional Development Excellence Award in 2015, and was a NATA Service Award recipient in 2016. John co-authored the textbook Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training, Third Edition which was published in 2016, has been a speaker at numerous events and appears regularly on both local and regional radio and television programs. In 2017, Dr. Hauth and Dr. Jay Scifers were finalists for the Lehigh Valley Business Magazine’s Healthcare Heroes Award.

 

Ashley Long, PhD, LAT, ATC (Organization & Administration in Athletic Training)

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PhD, University of Mississippi, Exercise Science
MS, Ohio University, Athletic Training
BS, Wingate University, Athletic Training

Office location: SMRC 237
Email: longa02@moravian.edu

Ashley Long is an adjunct professor in the Master of Science of Athletic Training Program.  In addition to teaching at Moravian College, Dr. Long is the founder and owner of NeuroActive, LLC, a concussion assessment and education company assisting physicians in quantitative, multidimensional assessment of concussion.  She also founded and serves as Coordinator of the Concussion Clinic at Mt. Olive Family Medicine (NC), and contracts with Carolinas HealthCare for concussion research. In addition to research into cognitive function following cumulative, subconcussive blows in adolescents, she has a particular interest in rural health and availability of athletic training services as it relates to economic measures.  Her current clinical practice is at a state-designated Rural Health Clinic, which is funded by a grant from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Long was the recipient of the Carolina Panthers Charities grant for concussion baseline testing, and was the co-recipient (with Mt. Olive Family Medicine Center) of the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association’s Practice of the Year for bringing concussion education and care to rural patients.  

 

Jill Manners, MS, MPT, LAT, ATC, PT, COMT (Manual Therapy)

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ScD (in progress), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy  
MPT, Western Carolina University, Physical Therapy
MS, West Virginia University, Athletic Training
BS, Ithaca College, Athletic Training

Office location: SMRC 237
Email: mannersj@moravian.edu

Ms. Manners teaches the manual therapy sections of Therapeutic Exercise & Manual Therapy for the Lower Extremity and Therapeutic Exercise & Manual Therapy for the Upper Extremity.  Jill is recognized as a national leader in manual therapy within the Athletic Training profession as evidenced by her selection to assist in the development and teaching of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Specialty Certificate in Manual Therapy.  She is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine, a Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina licensed athletic trainer and North Carolina licensed physical therapist.  Ms. Manners has a wealth of teaching experience in the Western Carolina University, Salisbury University and West Virginia University Athletic Training programs.  She was a 2014 recipient of the NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award and the 2013 winner of the NATA’s prestigious Gail Weldon Award of Excellence.

 

Jennifer Herfurth Ristine, MS, LAT, ATC, LMT (Clinical Education III: Soft Tissue Mobilization)

MS, East Stroudsburg University, Athletic Training 
MBA, Pennsylvania State University, Business Administration
BA, Millersville University, Political Science and Philosophy

Office location: SMRC 237
Email: ristinej@moravian.edu

Mrs. Ristine teaches the Massage Therapy portion of the Clinical Education III course in the MSAT program. Jennifer is a licensed massage therapist and licensed athletic trainer who operates her own practice in the Lehigh Valley. She teaches Massage Therapy for the Delta Career Education Corporation and also practices as an Athletic Trainer with Coordinated Health in Allentown.

 

Aaron Sciascia, PhD, LAT, ATC, PES (Analysis & Dysfunction of the Upper Extremity: Shoulder Evaluation)

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PhD, University of Kentucky, Rehabilitation Sciences 
MS, University of Kentucky, Kinesiology
BS, University of Delaware, Athletic Training

Office location: SMRC 237
Email: sciasciaa@moravian.edu

Dr. Sciascia teaches the shoulder portion of Analysis & Dysfunction of the Upper Extremity.  Aaron is one of the leading clinical experts and researchers regarding the shoulder in the Athletic Training profession.  He previously served as Coordinator of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky.  He has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications regarding shoulder and elbow evaluation and treatment.  Aaron was awarded the extremely prestigious American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists Founders’ Award in 2015.  Dr. Sciascia serves as an Assistant Professor in the Eastern Kentucky University MSAT program and as the Orthopedic Research Specialist for the Lexington Clinic.  He is a Pennsylvania and Kentucky licensed athletic trainer.

 

graduate assistant

 

Kelly Hoots, MS, LAT, ATC Graduate Teaching Assistant

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MHA (in progress), Moravian College, Health Administration  
MS, Old Dominion University, Athletic Training

BS, Western Carolina University, Athletic Training

Office location: SMRC 212
Office phone: (610) 625.7206
Email: hootsk@moravian.edu

Ms. Hoots teaches Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) as part of the Clinical Education III course in the MSAT program.  Kelly is Graston Technque® Certified in IASTM.  She serves as a St. Luke’s University Health Network Athletic Trainer at Moravian College where she heads up the Dance Medicine program and provides rehabilitation services to faculty, staff and students.