HHPA Faculty and Staff

Casey Bunn - Instructional Associate; Head Women's Basketball Coach

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Deborah Canepa - Associate Professor

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Education: Ph.D. in Anatomy Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon BS in Biology Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, VA


Sarah Coste - Assistant Professor

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Education: BA Linfield College 1990; MS Oregon Health and Science University, Behavioral Neuroscience 1993; PhD Oregon Health and Science University, Behavioral Neuroscience 1997


Elizabeth DeVisser - Anatomy Lab Coordinator

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B.A. Anthropology, Linfield College 2004; M.S. Human Biology, University of Indianapolis 2013

I have always loved the human body. This passion has taken me from my humble upbringing in Las Vegas, NV to excavation pits in Chile where I aided in searches for victims of human rights abuses. I earned my BS in Anthropology at Linfield College and my MSc in Human Biology at the University of Indianapolis. My casework spans two continents. I was a death investigator in Michigan, and a forensic anthropologist in Indiana. In Chile I generated novel mathematical equations to estimate stature and help in identification efforts for the “disappeared,” people who went missing during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. My passion has landed me back at Linfield, where I currently have the privilege of introducing students to the amazing wonder that is the human body. 


Lawrence Doty - Associate Professor

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Education: 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

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Education: MS - Midwestern State University, 1995; BA - Western Oregon University 1993

Married for 17 years to Kimberly, has four kids - Kylee, Josie, Royce, and Devan.

Spent last 11 years as associate & head athletic trainer at Portland State University. Also worked 4 years at Willamette University, 3 years at Lewis & Clark College, and 3 years for the Portland Forest Dragons (Professional Arena Football).

Hobbies include skiing, camping, backpacking & family.


Emily Eaton - Instructional Associate

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  • B.A. Carleton College
  • D.V.M. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Dawn Graff-Haight - Professor of Health Education

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Education: B.S., Health Education and Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; M.S., Health Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; Ph.D., Education, Oregon State University.

I was born in Wisconsin, one of 8 children, and as active as a girl could be, but had limited sports experience because there was no Title IX when I was going to school.  So I went off to college to become a PE teacher. A broken collar bone sustained while goofing off at a dance practice resulted in the need to drop some of my PE courses, and to replace them with health courses so I could retain financial aid.  The rest is history.  I graduated with double major in Health Education and Physical Education, and was hired by a school district to design their new health curriculum.  Breaking my collar bone was a happy accident, since I have spent my career teaching health education, first in the public school setting, and eventually moving into higher education. 

I met husband Walt while working on my PhD, which I earned at Oregon State University.  Daughter Delaney, was born 5 years later.  Walt and I were both very active in softball, and later switched our interests being involved with local community theater.  Walt has been a mainstay acting and directing at the Gallery Theater in McMinnville, and Pentacle Theater in Salem.  Delaney played sports, performed in local theater productions, and was a Rotary Exchange student, spending a year in Sapporo, Japan.  She graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2011.

Buoyed by Delaney's interest in Japan, and my passion for health education, I've spent quite a few years studying factors that contribute to longevity. I've traveled with students twice to Japan during January term, and have conducted research comparing US and Japanese customs that relate to longevity.  I've also led a travel course in Costa Rica, performing service and studying ecology and human health. 

At Linfield College, I teach courses in the Health Education major for students who are interested in working with people to promote health and wellbeing in community and school settings.  I also teach a variety of classes of interest to the general student body. Two popular courses, Human Sexuality and Drugs in the US fulfill requirements for the Linfield Curriculum.

I feel like the luckiest person on Earth. I teach about my passion, and adore working with college students. In addition, my love of sports, theater and music means that you will find me attending many campus events.  Nestled here in this incredible place, doing what I love provides a great deal of satisfaction.

Learn more about Professor Graff-Haight


Katie Hickman - Assistant Athletic Trainer; Clinical Instructor

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Greg A. Hill - Assistant Professor/Athletic Trainer; Clinical Education Coordinator

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Education: MS in Exercise Science, Oregon State University; BA in Athletic Training, Linfield College


Doug Hire - Facilities Director; Assistant Athletic Director

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Laura Kenow - Athletic Training Program Director; Professor

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PhD in Kinesiology, University of Minnesota; MS in Exercise Science, University of Arizona; BA in Athletic Training, Gustavus Adolphus College.


Kyle Kimball - Instructional Associate; Head Swimming Coach

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Shane Kimura - Instructional Associate, Women's Volleyball Coach

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Education: 1992 M.Ed. in Ehysical Education, Linfield College; 1978 BA in Elementary Education, Linfield College


Tara M. Lepp - Professor; Certified Athletic Trainer

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Education: MS - University of Oregon, 1982; BA - CSU Chico, 1980.


Lisa Macy-Baker - Women's Tennis Coach; NCAA Compliance Officer

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Jeff McNamee - Department Chair; Associate Professor of Physical Education

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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


Travis Olson - Track and Field, Cross Country Head Coach

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Bruce Patnoudes - Instructional Associate

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Education: B.S. Health Education, Eastern Illinois University; M.A. Physical Education-Exercise Science, Western Michigan University


Janet Peterson - Associate Professor; Faculty Advisor

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Education: Doctorate, Loma Linda University - Preventive Care; Masters - CSUN- Kinesiology (exercise physiology); Bachelors- USC -Premed- Biology.


Cisco Reyes - Associate Professor

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  • B.S. Pacific University
  • M.S., Ph.D. University of Idaho

Originally from Moscow, Idaho, Cisco played collegiate baseball at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR where he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Coaching (2003). He then attended the University of Idaho where he earned his M.S. in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science (2005), and his Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Sports Science (2008). Cisco is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and serves as the NSCA State/Provincial Director for Oregon.  He is also Certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) through Functional Movement Systems. Cisco is also a member of USA Weightlifting and is a certified Level 1 Performance Coach (USAW). His research agenda consists of applied neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training for enhancing performance, including Post-Activation Potentiation, Whole-Body Vibration, and Athlete Profiling. Cisco has published several research articles pertaining to sports performance enhancement and annually presents his research at national conferences across the country. Outside of Linfield, Cisco implements his expertise and passion by consulting for rehabilitation clinics and performance centers regarding athletic performance and research. Cisco is married to his college-sweetheart, Kaui from Kaneohe, Hawai'i, and together they have three children: Kaila, Kenna, and Cullen.


Shanan Rosenberg - Instructional Associate; Head Men's Basketball Coach

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Joe  Smith - Instructional Associate; Head Football Coach

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