Experts join health and human services departments at ISU

October 5 2007

Several new faculty and staff members with expertise in the health and human services areas have joined Indiana State University this fall.

Joining the physical education department are assistant professors Susan Hagood and Rebecca Zakrajsek.

Hagood, formerly of Florida State University, is teaching courses in curriculum and instruction, serving as an undergraduate adviser, supervising student teachers, and training clinical teachers for the student teaching program.

Zakrajsek, formerly of West Virginia University, is teaching courses in coaching education, sport psychology and sport sociology.

Joining the athletic training department are assistant professor Susan Yeargin, rehabilitation coordinator Sheri Walters, associate athletic trainer Michelle Landis, and assistant athletic trainers Bradley Yeargin and Gordon Sinning.

S. Yeargin, formerly of the University of Connecticut, is teaching human anatomy, among other athletic training courses. Her research interests are in the realm of heat and hydration issues of youth athletes, and she was just named as the National Athletic Trainers’ Association delegate to the American Heart Association's and American Red Cross’s International First Aid Science Advisory Board. On the board, she will review and evaluate scientific literature on first aid.

Walters, formerly of the Medical Center of Arlington in Texas, designs and implements rehabilitation programs for ISU student athletes. At the Medical Center of Arlington, Walters provided rehabilitation services for the Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, Fort Worth Flyers (Dallas Mavericks developmental team), and Dallas Baptist University.

Landis, formerly of West Texas A&M University, is working in Athletic Training Services, with her primary responsibility being the women’s basketball team, as well as supervising men’s and women’s tennis. She also helps supervise athletic training students and graduate assistants in the clinical setting.

B. Yeargin, formerly of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Conn., is the head athletic trainer for cross-country track and field, and volleyball.

Sinning, formerly of Washington University in Saint Louis, is the head athletic trainer for women’s soccer, baseball and softball; and supervises graduate assistants assigned to baseball and softball.


CONTACT/WRITER: Katie Spanuello, media relations assistant director, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3790 or

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Several new faculty and staff members with expertise in the health and human services areas have joined Indiana State University this fall in physical education and athletic training.

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