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 and 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
EXSC 140: Sports Nutrition
EXSC 160: Health and Human Physiology
EXSC 180 & 280: Personal & Community Health
EXSC 225: Exercise Physiology I
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.