Our team is comprised of faculty with expertise in the areas of physical education pedagogy, physical activity leadership, coaching education, and social psychology of sport and physical activity.
Dr. Dauenhauer is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the MAT-PEPAL program. His research interests focus on school-based physical activity promotion and effective data-use in physical education. His personal interests include spending time with his family outdoors, fishing, gardening, and playing golf.
Dr. Carson, Professor in the School of Sport and Exercise Science and Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Northern Colorado, is a dedicated community engaged scholar of whole school physical activity promotion. Dr. Carson’s energy is fueled every day by his commitment to a physically active lifestyle and the endearing love and support from his wife, two daughters and four-legged walking coach – Petee the dog.
Dr. Stellino is a Professor of Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity as well as a Fellow in the Research Consortium for the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America). Her recent research focuses on examination of the psychosocial and environmental predictors of children’s discretionary-time, and school-based, physical activity. Dr. Stellino’s personal interests include travel, sewing, photo/scrapbook archiving, walking/working out and spending time with her husband and two sons.
Dr. Krause is an Assistant Professor of Sport Pedagogy. Her major research focuses on the technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) related preparation and behaviors among physical education pre-service and in-service teachers and PETE faculty.
Dr. McMullen is an Assistant Professor of Sport Pedagogy. Her research focuses on whole-of-school physical activity promotion and she is particularly interested in participant voice within this topic. Her personal interests include being active, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to all corners of the world.
Michael’s current research interests focus on understanding the impact of physical activity on the prevention of chronic diseases and its effects on overall health. His personal interests include playing tennis, jogging, and being excited about life and everything it has to offer!
Katie Hodgin, Ph.D.
Dr. Hodgin’s research background focuses on public health and health psychology, specifically physical activity/healthy eating promotion. Her personal interests include travelling, lifting weights, and supporting Colorado sports teams!
Graduate Research Assistant
Peter’s research interests focus on comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAP), obesity prevention, and development of school-based physical activity interventions. He also enjoys having family time, running, playing baseball, and playing board games.
Graduate Research Assistant
Ann’s research interests focus on teacher wellness and physical activity, as well as comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAP). She also enjoys hiking, running, and her chinchillas.
Sara’s research interests focus on the biomechanics of female weightlifters, and her personal interests include running, lifting, hiking, and playing with her puppies.
Lauren Von Klinggraeff
Lauren is our Data Diva! Her professional focus is on mix methods evaluation of community based health promotion programs, and her personal interests include cuddling with her West Highland White Terroir.
Melanie is originally from southern Louisiana, and now she handles our budgetary needs and social media. Her personal interests include travelling, spending time in the mountains, and playing with her two cats, Rowen and Jellybean.