Professor Laura Kenow teaches in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Athletics at Linfield College.
She has served as a guest lecturer in the U.S. and Canada. Her lectures, publications and college courses focus on the psychology and the sociology of sport and sport injuries, prevention and care of athletic injuries, psychological aspects of rehabilitation, performance enhancement for the injured athlete, and athletic training.
Kenow directs Linfield’s Athletic Training Education Program and has served as head coach of Linfield’s NCAA Division III women’s softball team. She currently serves as head athletic trainer for men’s soccer, junior varsity women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s swimming, men’s baseball and women’s lacrosse.
She was named 2000 Far West Region Softball Coach of the Year (NCAA Division III) and Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges (NCIC) Softball Coach of the Year (1997, 1996, 1995 and 1993).
Kenow chaired the Northwest Conference of Softball Coaches (1993–2001), was the regional tournament director of the Pacific Northwest Regional Fastpitch Softball Committee (1996), served on the accreditation committee for the Anti-Doping Congress (2007), and coordinated Oregon’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day (1993–1995).
She is currently a member of the working group of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association fifth edition revision of Athletic Training Educational Competencies and served as an editorial board member of the Oregon Journal for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (1995–1998).