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Andrea Fallon-Korb has taught at SUNY Oneonta since 2017 and specializes in sport psychology. She is the founder of Aspire Performance Coaching where she travels the country providing sport psychology consulting services for individuals, teams, and athletic departments. She has been providing mental toughness training since 2008. Prior to founding Aspire, she coached both basketball and volleyball at the collegiate level. Andrea also assists teams and individual athletes within SUNY Oneonta’s athletic department improve their performance using sports psychology principles. She currently conducts research exploring the disconnection between college coaches and athletes around mental toughness.
Andrea has an M.Ed. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology from the University of Minnesota, an M.S.W. in clinical social work from Boston University, and is a New York State Licensed Masters’ of Social Work (L.M.S.W.). Fallon-Korb earned her B.A. in psychology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Dr. Katie Griffes
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Katie Griffes is an Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Prior to joining SUNY Oneonta, Katie was the Director of Shaw Wellness Institute at Colgate University, and served as the program director for both Exercise and Sport Studies and Physical Education at Benedictine University. She values strong ties to her community, and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Defiance YMCA, was a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Special Olympics, and served as a Faculty Advisor for Chicago Public Schools Physical Education Advisory Board. She has been involved with international travel and research, leading several student groups on service trips to Tanzania. Katie has been involved with high school and collegiate tennis programs since 2009 and is currently the Assistant Tennis Coach at Hartwick College, bringing mental skills training to the program. Her research interests include leadership development, particularly related to sport and military leadership, as well as Positive Youth Development and using sport as a vehicle for character and life skill development.
Katie is from Eaton Rapids, MI, and has a PhD in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Sport Psychology, from Michigan State University. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Olivet College.
Dr. Kimberly Fierke
Assistant Professor and Department Chair
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Kim Fierke, Assistant Professor for Sport Management, is a 23-year veteran of NCAA Division III programs where she has served as a student-athlete, assistant coach, head coach and administrator. She comes to SUNY Oneonta from Hartwick College where she served as Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education since 2010. From 2005-2010, she was the Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Salem College in North Carolina. Prior to her appointment at Salem, Kim served as Assistant Athletic Director and Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She received her Doctor of Education degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s University and her Master’s degree in Sports Management from Western Illinois University. She is and has been active on NCAA, NADIIIAA, and NACWAA national committees as well as local boards and community committees.
Dr. John Magliocca
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John Magliocca is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Oneonta with a specialization in Sport Management. Throughout his career, John has acquired sport industry experience working in external relations with Niagara University’s NCAA Division-I athletics programs, as well as in marketing and promotions with the AAA-level Buffalo Bisons baseball club. His research interests include addressing inequities in intercollegiate athletics and the holistic care of student-athletes.
John is from Rochester, NY and has earned degrees from West Virginia University (Bachelors of Multidisciplinary Studies), Niagara University (M.S. in Sport Management) and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (PhD with a Sport Studies concentration).
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Lisa Rusch, Assistant Professor for Exercise Science, is a clinical exercise physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine with a diversity of both teaching and practical experiences in the health and fitness field. Prior to teaching, she developed and directed a cardiac rehabilitation program for a cardiologist’s office and a wellness program for a local community hospital. She then taught for 11 years at SUNY Morrisville, developing their first Bachelors of Science degree in Human Performance and Health promotion. As part of this program, she oversaw the opening and directorship of a program-associated wellness center which provided her students practical hands-on experience working with patients and clients. To expand her expertise in health and physical activity to encompass both individual and population level work, she accepted a fully funded position in the University of Connecticut’s doctoral program in Public Health in 2013. She is currently ABD (All But Dissertation) with plans to complete her PhD in 2021. The year prior to coming to SUNY Oneonta, she taught at Denison University in Granville, Ohio as a Visiting Assistant Professor in their developing Health, Exercise and Sport Studies program. She strives to educate young adults on the universal power of physical activity to improve both physical and mental health, hoping to motivate these future leaders to positively change the world through exercise and fitness.
Ms. Helen Van Houten
Administrative Assistant 1
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Helen Van Houten has an A.A.S degree in Individualized Studies – Accounting from SUNY Delhi. She started at SUNY Oneonta in September 1997 and has been with the (formerly) Physical Education Department/(now) Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences ever since. She has twice been recognized by SUNY Oneonta’s Employee Recognition Program for Sustained Excellence in Performance, an award given to those who have consistently demonstrated excellence at their jobs for a minimum of five years.