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Professor
Chair, Department of Health & Human Performance

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Amy S. Welch earned her Ph.D. from the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Leeds (UK) in 2007, after completing her M.S. and B.S. degrees in sport and exercise science at Sheffield Hallam University (UK). Prior to joining Norwich University in 2019, she held faculty positions at Iowa State University and Northern Vermont University-Johnson.

Early in her career, she explored affective responses to exercise among inexperienced exercisers, with the goal of identifying factors that can predict positive and negative exercise experiences. She has also been involved in developing and testing theory-based interventions designed to increase physical activity behavior. Her current research interests focus on understanding psychophysiological responses to psychological stress, and the use of behavioral strategies to mitigate that stress. For example, her recent scholarship involved using heart rate variability (HRV) as an indicator of autonomic nervous system activity, and the use of aerobic exercise and HRV biofeedback training to reduce stress. Moving forward, Welch is particularly interested in using wearable biometrics to predict the stress, resilience, performance, and well-being of students.

Assistant Professor
Health & Human Performance
Director, Athletic Training Program

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Greg Jancaitis completed his B.S. in athletic training at the University of New England, his M.Ed. in athletic training at the University of Virginia, and his Doctor of Athletic Training from A.T. Still University.

Assistant Professor
Health & Human Performance
Coordinator, Clinical Education

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Janine Osterman M.S., D.A.T., ATC, CSCS, PES, ROT, returned to Norwich in 2017 after four years as an athletic trainer in an orthopedic practice in eastern North Carolina and in primary care sports medicine at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia.

Assistant Professor
Health & Human Performance

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Rachele Pojednic, PhD, EdM is an assistant professor and program director of exercise science in the Department of Health and Human Perfor-mance at Norwich University and a research associate at the Institute of Life-style Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Senior Lecturer
Exercise Science & Human Performance

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Kylie Blodgett earned her B.S. in Biology from Norwich University (2010), her M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan (2011), her M.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire (2015), and her Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion from Walden University (2020).

Lecturer
Health & Human Performance

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Kate Harney, ATC, completed a B.S. in athletic training from Stony Brook University, New York (2013), and an M.A. in physical education from Adelphi University, New York (2015). 

Lecturer
Health & Human Performance

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Maxham has been an instructor at Norwich University since Fall of 2018. He earned his B.S. in physical education from Norwich University in 1995, and completed his M.A. in coaching and athletic administration at Concordia University in Irvine, California.

Lecturer
Physical Education
Health and Human Performance

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Angie Carpenter-Henderson earned her Bachelor of Science in physical education from Castleton University in 2008, and completed her Martat of Arts in Education at Southern New Hampshire University. In 2018, Carpenter-Henderson received a health education endorsement.

Adjunct Faculty and Staff:

Adjunct Faculty
Physical Education

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With 10 years of experience in public K-12 schools, Justin Marriott began his work at Norwich in 2018 as an instructional technology coach, helping NU faculty develop new skills and try new tools related to technology, teaching, and learning.

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