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“The professors at Transylvania are unlike teachers at any other school, and you can tell the difference the minute you walk into a classroom. It’s the look they get in their eyes when they begin teaching, it's the way they smile when students really get into discussion. They care about what they teach, and they care that we, as students, are learning. And that makes all the difference.

"At Transy, our professors don’t treat us like numbers; we’re more than just names on a roster. We are learners, and they are here to teach us everything they can, to make sure the passion lives on.”

—Della McDonald ’14

Exercise Science Faculty

  • Abraham

    Kirk Abraham, Associate Professor of Exercise Science; Program Director

    Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2003; M.S., University of Arizona, 1997; B.S., University of Puget Sound, 1994
  • Brown

    Sharon C. Brown, Professor of Exercise Science

    Ph.D., M.S., University of South Carolina, 1994; B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1984
  • Saori Hanaki

    Saori Hanaki, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

    Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2012; M.S., Illinois State University, 2005; B.S., University of Montana, 2000

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