Jennifer Braun

Lecturer, Kinesiology

Rm 240 Center for Science & Business 309-457-2227


A Missouri native, I have lived in Monmouth since 2001.

I am married to Chad Braun, the head football coach of the Fighting Scots. I love spending fall Saturday afternoons cheering on the Scots. Chad and I have four children.

My favorite part of teaching is watching students learn, especially being able to have conversations about their career plans and academic interests.

When I’m not at work you will find me sitting in bleachers or on a run!


Learning how to integrate movement into daily living, particularly in the classroom.

I love the institution of sport and particularly using sport as a vehicle to discuss relevant topics in society.

My current research interest is the effects of coaching stress while in competition on acute heart rate.


B.A. – Physical Education with minors in Business and English, Graceland University

M.S. – Physical Education with an emphasis in Sport Management, Western Illinois University

Courses Taught

EXSC 140: Sports Nutrition

EXSC 160: Health and Human Physiology

EXSC 280: Personal & Community Health

INTG 101: Introduction to the Liberal Arts

PHED 250: Athlete: Commodity or Human

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

Atticus Finch: To Kill a Mockingbird