Exercise Science and Athletic Training Faculty
Dr. Kevin Darr, PhD, Professor
Phone: 517-265-5161 ext. 3967
Office: 211 Merillat
Biography: Dr. Kevin Darr earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He specializes in skeletal muscle physiology and exercise.
Dr. Tina Claiborne, PhD, AT, ATC, CSCS, Professor and Director of Athletic Training
Phone: 517-265-5161 ext. 4432
Office: 212 Merillat
Biography: Tina Claiborne, PhD, AT, ATC, CSCS: Dr. Tina Claiborne came to Adrian College as the program director of athletic training in 2007, and since developed the first Master’s degree in Athletic Training at Adrian College. She earned her BS degree in Athletic Training at Ithaca College, and her MS and PhD degrees in clinical kinesiology and biomechanics from The University of Toledo. Before becoming an educator, Dr. Claiborne worked as a clinical athletic trainer in private and public high schools, as well as the orthopedic sports rehabilitation setting.
Professor Heather Schuyler MS, AT, ATC, LMT, MT, Associate Professor & Clinical Education Coordinator of Athletic Training
Phone: 517-265-5161 ext. 4101
- Concussion management, Return to Learn/work
Biography: Heather Schuyler, MS, AT, ATC, came to Adrian College as Assistant Professor in Athletic Training in Fall 2008 and currently serves as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the athletic training program. Heather earned her BS degree in Athletic Training at Eastern Michigan University, her MA degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida, and is currently pursuing an EdD at the University of St. Augustine. Prior to coming to Adrian, Heather was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Tampa where she also taught classes in Athletic Training. Heather is also a certified Massage Therapist.
Professor Victor Liberi, MS, AT, ATC, CSCS, STS, Associate Professor
Phone: 527-265-5161 ext. 5022
Biography: Professor Liberi holds a M.S. in Biomechanics from University of Delaware and a B.S. in Physical Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in Clinical Education, Rehab. and Conditioning of the Overhand Athlete, Biomechanics of Soccer Heading, Airway Access in Helmeted Athletes, and Male Pelvic Pain.
Professor Kathy Conway, MA, Assistant Professor
Phone: 517-265-5161 ext. 3968
Office: 210 Merillat
- Western Michigan, M.A, Pedagogy
- Youngstown State University, B.S. Physical Education and Health Education
Biography: Kathy Conway came to Adrian College as an Assistant Professor in Physical Education and Teacher Education in Fall 2011. She earned her B.S. Degree from Youngstown State University in Physical Education and Health Education, and her M.A. Degree from Western Michigan University in Pedagogy. Prior to coming to Adrian, Kathy was a physical education intern teacher coordinator and supervisor at Western Michigan University where she also taught courses in physical education and health education. Kathy has taught physical education and health in both private and public schools in Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. Kathy is also a certified group exercise and yoga instructor.
Dr. John Goetschius, PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor
Phone: 517-625-5161 ext. 4017
Office: 209 Merillat
Biography: Dr. John Goetschius joined the faculty at Adrian College in the Fall of 2016. He earned a PhD in Sports Medicine and a MEd in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia and a BS in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont. Prior to Adrian College, Dr. Goetschius also worked at the University of Virginia as an athletic trainer in the Department of Athletics and as a clinical research coordinator in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Goetschius’ research interests include improving short and long-term outcomes for patients with a history of lower-extremity joint injury through the study of post-traumatic muscle dysfunction and clinical interventions. His recent work has focused on quadriceps muscle impairments and altered lower-extremity movement patterns in patients with a history of ACL reconstruction surgery.