Athletic Training Faculty

Program faculty are affiliated with the Sports Injury Prevention Research Group. In the lab, the athletic training researchers study the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of lower extremity injuries. OSU AT program faculty are also on the forefront of research that intersects athletic training and public health.

Cathleen Brown Crowell, Ph.D., ATC
Clinical Associate Professor

Cathy’s research focuses on postural stability and human motion deficits in the physically active with lower extremity joint instability and chronic injuries. She works to determine mechanisms for injury and biomechanical characteristics that can lead to better patient outcomes.

Kim Hannigan, Ph.D., ATC
Clinical Associate Professor

Kim’s position includes overseeing the curricular development for the program, accreditation compliance and teaching of multiple courses in kinesiology and athletic training.  Her focus is on student learning and translation of classroom content to clinical practice.

Mark Hoffman, PhD, ATC, EMT, FNATA

Study of the sensory and motor systems of the human body in an attempt to gain a better understanding of their mechanisms for the promotion of human movement, physical activity, and the prevention of injury. Specifically I have been interested in studying neuromuscular mechanisms as they relate to sport injury.

Sam Johnson, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Clinical Professor
Program Director

Sam’s research focuses on athletic injury prevention by increasing implementation of best practice recommendations and by understanding how the nervous system controls movement. In the classroom, his goal is to help students learn and more importantly apply the material to their clinical practice.

Colin Mulligan, PhD, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Education Coordinator

Colin’s research focuses on deceleration during agility and change of direction maneuvers to better understand risk factors related to ACL injury. He also aims to reduce secondary ACL injury by improving our understanding of the functional tests used for athletes returning to sport following ACL-reconstruction.

Marc Norcross, Ph.D., ATC

Marc’s research seeks to reduce injury risk thorough the identification of modifiable factors that contribute to the use of unfavorable movement patterns. He also aims to improve population-level health and wellness by working to increase the implementation and dissemination of preventative best practices.

Emily Norcross, MA, ATC
Senior Instructor

Emily's position includes coordinating clinical experiences for students within the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option and teaching of multiple courses in kinesiology and athletic training.