Faculty/Staff

Andy Driska is coordinator of the Sport Coaching and Leadership Online Programs and a fixed-term instructor in the Department of Kinesiology. His primary research focus is coach education and the effectiveness of online coach education programs. A secondary research interest is the roles that coaches and sport environments play in fostering the psychosocial development of athletes. He has consulted for USA Swimming and for several intercollegiate athletic teams.

Jennifer Roth, Ph.D.

Jennifer Roth is a fixed-term assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology. She teaches courses in the Sport Coaching and Leadership online programs. Her research interests include coach education, online teaching and learning, positive youth development through sport, and modified youth sports. Jennifer has consulted with the United States Tennis Association and has worked as a sport psychology consultant for numerous teams and athletes.

Jeff MacCharles, Ph.D.

Jeff MacCharles is a fixed-term assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology. He completed his Ph.D. in Management (Sport Management concentration) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Jeff has developed and instructed courses in Sport Management, Business, Psychology and Sociology. His focus in the Sport Coaching and Leadership is sport administration providing students with an managerial and administrative skills needed to run athletic programs of various types and sizes. A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, Jeff also has an M.A. in Sport Management from London Metropolitan University (London, UK) and a B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Biology from the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada).

Mary-Anne Reid, M.Ed.

Mary-Anne Reid is the Coordinator of Physical Activity Instruction, Internships, and Practica in the Department of Kinesiology. Mary-Anne’s main role in the department is overseeing the Basic Instruction Program physical activity classes, in addition to working with the undergraduate KINternship Program. In the Sport Coaching and Leadership Program, Mary-Anne assists with practicum and capstone courses as well as the development of degree curriculum.

Dan Gould, Ph.D.

Dan Gould is director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and a professor of kinesiology. In 2019, he was named the inaugural Gwendolyn Norrell Professor of Youth Sport and Student-Athlete Well-Being. His area of expertise is mental training for athletic competition and sport psychology. His research interests include the stress-athletic performance relationship, psychological foundations of coaching, athlete motivation, youth leadership and positive youth development through sport. He has been a consultant for the U.S. Olympic Committee, the United States Tennis Association and numerous athletes of all ages and skill levels.

Adjunct Instructors

Alex Breske

Alexandra Breske is the Director of Compliance/Equity, Monitoring & Technology. Her main responsibilities include monitoring the university’s athletics programs to ensure compliance with all aspects of NCAA rules and regulations, providing NCAA rules interpretations, and waiver processing. She also serves as the department point-of-contact for all compliance-related technology. In addition to her compliance roles, Breske is also responsible for ensuring the university’s athletics programs are in compliance with Title IX and federal guidelines as they pertain to gender equity.

Jess Wallace, Ph.D., ATC

Jess Wallace is an assistant professor at The University of Alabama in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. She attained her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and has a MPH from Harvard University. She has served as an athletic trainer for Seminole County Public Schools, Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, and the University of Central Florida. Her research focus is primarily on concussions.

Tony Moreno, Ph.D.

Dr. Moreno is a professor at Eastern Michigan University. He has presented regionally, nationally and internationally in the areas of ACL injury prevention, adapted physical activity, and physical training. His areas of interest are in the area of youth sport and physical activity particularly with regard to motor skill acquisition, injury prevention, performance enhancement, and the role of motor ability on athlete development and fitness throughout the lifespan. In addition to his teaching and research pursuits, he has previous experience as an intercollegiate strength and conditioning coach and a fitness center owner/operator to help guide students seeking careers in the personal fitness training or sport performance specialist setting. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Level-1 USA weightlifting sport performance coach, and currently develops physical training programs for high school and club lacrosse teams in the State of Michigan.