HHPA Faculty and Staff
Deborah Canepa - Associate Professor
Cook Hall 115
Ph.D. in Anatomy Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon BS in Biology Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, VA
Debbi’s areas of expertise include human anatomy, reproductive physiology and embryology. She is grateful to be able to teach anatomy through the use of human cadavers in the anatomy lab. The cadavers are dissected by upperclassmen who did well in the initial anatomy class. She was granted an award for excellence in teaching in 1993. Her research efforts are focused on the teaching of anatomy and physiology in undergraduate institutions.
Sarah Coste - Assistant Professor
Cook Hall 116
BA Linfield College 1990; MS Oregon Health and Science University, Behavioral Neuroscience 1993; PhD Oregon Health and Science University, Behavioral Neuroscience 1997
As a physiologist/neuroendocrinologist, Sarah has a passion for studying the function of human body systems, particularly the cardiovascular, nervous and hormonal systems. Her current research program focuses on how physical activity and exercise improves our responses to stress. Sarah thoroughly enjoys teaching, and working closely with students in their junior and senior year as they design and carry out their own research projects.
Elizabeth DeVisser - Anatomy Lab Coordinator
Cook Hall 105
B.A. Anthropology, Linfield College 2004; M.S. Human Biology, University of Indianapolis 2013
Liz’s areas of expertise include forensic anthropology, and teaching human anatomy, biology and evolution. She teaches death investigation and forensic anthropology to law enforcement in the United States and internationally. Liz is active in the local medico-legal community. She has conducted skeletal analysis on unidentified individuals in Indiana, Michigan, Oregon and Chile where she helped identify members of the “disappeared” who were killed during the 1973 military coup. During the 2018-2019 school year, Liz will be teaching human anatomy and human biology.
Lawrence Doty - Associate Professor
HHPA Complex 209
1974 graduate of West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon. 1979 graduate of Linfield College, Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Health, Masters Degree in Education.
Duane A Duey - Head Athletic Trainer; Clinical Instructor
HHPA Complex 205D
MS - Midwestern State University, 1995; BA - Western Oregon University 1993
Duane’s areas of expertise include lower leg foot and ankle biomechanics, manual therapy, and Kinesio Taping. Duane is a former vice president of the Oregon Athletic Trainers Society and is active in local and national athletic training interests. He continues to stay up to date in current treatment methods on concussions, sickle cell, and the care for the spine injured athlete.
Emily Eaton - Instructional Associate
HHPA Complex 106B
B.A. Carleton College; D.V.M. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
As a veterinarian who has had the opportunity to care for a wide variety of species over the years, Emily is interested in comparative medicine, disease processes, therapeutic methods, zoonotic disease and public health. Her years in practice have enhanced her understanding of the need for a One Health approach - one that recognizes that human, animal and environmental health are interconnected. She enjoy sharing her love of anatomy, physiology and their medical applications with Linfield students.
Dawn Graff-Haight - Professor
HHPA Complex 214
Ph.D., Education, Oregon State University; M.S., Health Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; B.S., Health Education and Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Dawn’s work focuses on health education teaching and curriculum. She is actively involved in developing innovative school-based health education programs and teacher trainings throughout the US. She is an enthusiastic advocate for LGBTQ+ and marginalized groups. Dawn loves pushing the limits and challenging students to think critically about health issues that affect themselves and others.
Greg A. Hill - Assistant Professor/Athletic Trainer; Clinical Education Coordinator
Cook Hall 112
MS in Exercise Science, Oregon State University; BA in Athletic Training, Linfield College
Greg has served multiple roles for the HHPA department since January of 2000. He is active in his profession serving various committees and positions for the Oregon Athletic Trainers’ Society, the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Oregon State Board of Athletic Training. Greg’s primary areas of interest are manual therapy, aquatic training and rehabilitation, and injury prevention programs.
Laura Kenow - Athletic Training Program Director; Professor
HHPA Complex 206A
PhD in Kinesiology, University of Minnesota; MS in Exercise Science, University of Arizona; BA in Athletic Training, Gustavus Adolphus College.
Laura’s work focuses on the social and psychological factors that influence performance. She is actively involved in teaching and applying mental training to enhance performance in multiple domains, including sport, exercise, and injury rehabilitation. She currently directs the athletic training program. Laura’s research efforts have focused on identifying social and psychological factors that affect the rate of sport injury and integrating psychosocial skills into the rehabilitation process to enhance recovery.
Jeff McNamee - Professor and Chair
HHPA Complex 219
Oregon State University Ph.D. Human Performance, 2004 University of Wisconsin La Crosse B.S. Exercise and Sport Science, 1996 M.S. Exercise and Sport Science, 1997
Jeff's areas of expertise include the use of effective leadership strategies in physical activity environments, physical activity assessment, and the promotion of physical activity engagement in communities and schools. Jeff is the HHPA Department Chair and is a steering committee member of the Physical Education for All Kids (PEAK) Coalition. His research efforts have focused on innovative strategies to increase youth physical activity engagement in communities and schools.
Bruce Patnoudes - Instructional Associate
Cook Hall 105
M.A., Physical Education-Exercise Science, Western Michigan University; B.S., Health Education, Eastern Illinois University
Bruce was a YMCA director before coming to Linfield and has extensive programming experience with both youth and adult sports leagues and tournaments. He also has considerable experience in strength training and fitness evaluations. He has also taught Anatomy and Physiology for over 25 years.
Janet Peterson - Professor
Cook Hall 114
Doctorate, Loma Linda University - Preventive Care; Masters - CSUN- Kinesiology (exercise physiology); Bachelors- USC -Premed- Biology.
Cisco Reyes - Associate Professor
HHPA Complex 218
Ph.D., University of Idaho; M.S., University of Idaho; B.S., Pacific University
Cisco's area of expertise encompasses aspect of sports performance enhancement (strength and conditioning). More specifically, Cisco has examined neuromuscular adaptations to strength and power training and athlete profiling. Outside of Linfield, Cisco's position as National Strength and Conditioning Association's Oregon State/Provincial Director allows him to connect and educate professionals on innovative evidence-based strength and conditioning practice.