M.Ed. Faculty

John Herring

John Herring, MEd

Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science
(910) 630-7365
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John Herring
John Herring, MEd

Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science

B.S., M.Ed., Frostburg State University; North Carolina Teaching Licensure in Physical Education (K-12)

Bio:

John Herring, M.Ed., is an assistant professor of Kinesiology at Methodist University. He teaches courses in physical education and health education, adapted physical education, exercise and sport science, education, special education, and wellness. John also teaches in the Residency Program, supervises students in field experiences, practicum experiences and student teaching. John has been teaching since 1983 at both public and private schools and colleges/universities. John's areas of expertise include pedagogy, adapted physical education, behavior management, curriculum design and implementation, lifetime activities, assessment, and evaluation. John received his B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in Physical Education & Health Education from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md.

(910) 630-7365
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Maryanne Hickson

Maryanne Hickson

Administrative Assistant, College of Business, Technology, & Professional Studies; Education
(910) 630-7057
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Maryanne Hickson
Maryanne Hickson

Administrative Assistant, College of Business, Technology, & Professional Studies; Education

(910) 630-7057
Hendricks 200B
Dr. Kyrstin Krist

Kyrstin Krist, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science
(910) 480-8452
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Dr. Kyrstin Krist
Kyrstin Krist, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., Springfield College; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Bio:

  • BS in Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • MS in Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Physical Education, Human Growth and Development

Focus of studies:

  • The intersectionality of race, class, sex and other variables within society and sport.

Professional Experiences:

  • NCAA LGBTQ+ DIII Working Group
  • NCAA LGBTQ+ and Religion Common Ground
  • Faculty Athletic Representative
  • Title IX Conflict Management Team
  • MU Ally Team
  • Women’s Studies Advisory Committee

A Few Courses Taught at MU:

  • First Year Seminar
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Motor Development
  • Sport Psychology
  • Research Seminar
  • History and Philosophy of Sport
  • Bodies in American Culture
  • Motor Learning
  • Foundations of Coaching - M.Ed.
(910) 480-8452
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Dr. Grayson Lipford

Grayson Lipford, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science
(910) 630-7450
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Dr. Grayson Lipford
Grayson Lipford, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science

B.S., Longwood University; M.S., James Madison University; Ph.D., CSCS, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bio:

Dr. Gray Lipford is a native of Virginia, having lived in Tidewater, the Shenandoah Valley and, more recently Richmond. After obtaining a B.S. in Physical Education - Sports Communication at Longwood and a M.S. in Athletic Administration at James Madison, Dr. Lipford spent the next 15 years working as a personal trainer and managing fitness programs and facilities at both for-profit and not-for-profit venues. Just before returning for his Ph.D. he was the Operations Director for the James Center YMCA in downtown Richmond and trained the fitness staff for the Richmond YMCA Association branches.

Dr. Lipford earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Virginia Commonwealth University where he researched the effects of resistance exercise on vascular function on obese and non-obese individuals.

Before coming to Methodist University in 2011, Dr. Lipford was a visiting professor in the Exercise Science department at UNC Chapel Hill.

At Methodist, Dr. Lipford coordinates both the Exercise and Sport Science and the Community Health Education programs. His research interests are varied, but include resistance exercise, cardiovascular fitness testing and effective teaching methods in physiology.

Dr. Lipford is an avid lifter, runner, and cyclist and enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauri (whom he met playing volleyball) and his son, Logan.

(910) 630-7450
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Dr. Jamie Robbins

Jamie Robbins, PhD

Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science
(910) 480-8517
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Dr. Jamie Robbins
Jamie Robbins, PhD

Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science

B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Bio:

Jamie Robbins studies psychosocial variables that impact performance. She has most recently published studies related to stress in athletes and coaches, regret in athletes, and team cohesion. Jamie is USA Field Hockey’s youth development consultant, and at Methodist she works with athletes, teams and coaches as a sport psychology consultant (i.e. –CMPC: certified mental performance consultant). As well, Jamie is the director of the Institute of Sports Science and Wellness. Her goal through her research and service is to help individuals improve their satisfaction and performance by utilizing and building mental skills.

(910) 480-8517
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Dr. Gregory Stewart

Gregory Stewart, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science
(910) 482-5402
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Dr. Gregory Stewart
Gregory Stewart, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science

B.S., M.Ed., East Carolina University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

(910) 482-5402
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