Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Andrew Cornwell photo

Andrew Cornwell, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Phone: (323) 343-4648
[email protected]

Biomechanics; Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Performance 

Robbi Beyer

Robbi Beyer, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University
Phone: (323) 343-4664
[email protected]

Pedagogy, Adapted Physical Education; Director -Physical Activity Center for Education (PACE)

Dwan Bridges

Dwan M. Bridges, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Phone: (323) 343-4658
[email protected]

Adapted Physical Education; Movement Experiences for Children; Physical Education Pedagogy; PACE (Physical Activity Center for Education)

Christine Dy

Christine Dy, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Interim Director
Phone: (323) 343-5440
[email protected]

Motor Learning/Control and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation spinal cord injury.

Sierra Cordova

Sierra Cordova, Ed.D., California State University, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor
Phone: (323) 343-4639
[email protected]

Physical Education; Pedagogy; Positive Youth Development

George Crocker

George Crocker, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Assistant Professor
Phone: (323) 343-4667
[email protected]

Exercise Physiology; Fitness Assessment; Statistics & Research Methods

Daniel Frankl

Daniel Frankl, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Phone: (323) 343-4662
[email protected]

Sociology and Psychology of Youth Sports; History and Philosophy of Physical Activity  Read more here.

Michael Joseph

Michael Selvan Joseph Ph.D., University California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor
Phone: (323) 343-4580
[email protected]

Spinal Plasticity, Spinal Learning & Memory

Stefan Keslacy

Stefan Keslacy Ph.D., University of Montpellier, France
Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator for Kinesiology
Phone: (323) 343-4654
[email protected]

Exercise Physiology

Saemi Lee

Saemi Lee, Ph.D. West Virginia University
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Sport and exercise psychology, physical cultural studies. Program Director of Golden Eagle Physical Activity Mentoring (GEPAM).

Anne Larson

Anne Larson, Ed.D. Teachers College/Columbia University
Associate Director
Phone: (323) 343-5243
[email protected]

Sport-Based Youth Development; Community Leadership of Physical Activity; Founder of AIYDA – Activating Intentional Youth Development

Leila Rahnama

Leila Rahnama, PT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: (323) 343-5334
[email protected]

Chronic Pain, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Gait/Motion Analysis, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, Postural Control, Movement Analysis

Kinesiology Coordinators

Catherine Lamas

Catherine Lamas 
[email protected]
Student Success Coordinator 

Connie Wong

Connie Wong, PT, M.A. in Education 
Mobility Center Coordinator
[email protected] 
Principles of Mobility Training, Neurorehabilitation

Jazmin Espinoza

Jazmin Espinoza
Aquatics Coordinator 
[email protected] 

Jeffrey Su

Jeffrey Su, PT, DPT, MS, CPT
[email protected]
Clinical Education Coordinator

Reuben Zesati

Reuben Zesati, B.S. 
[email protected]
Intramural Coordinator

Steve Gonzalez

Steve Gonzalez, M.S. 
[email protected] 
Physical Activity Coordinator


Brianna Lara
Administrative Support Assistant II
Phone: (323)-343-4651
Email: [email protected]

Emi Aoyagi
Administrative Support Coordinator II
Phone: (323)-343-4722
Email: [email protected]

Raffi Brodeyan
Instructional Support Technician II
Phone: (323)-343-4644
Email: [email protected]

Nelson Herrera
Athletic Equipment Attendant
Phone: (323) 343-4675
Email: [email protected]

Part-time Faculty 

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