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Umer Hussain

Umer Hussain

  • Ph.D. from Texas A&M University

I am an interdisciplinary sport management scholar who uses a social justice lens to understand how the social world impacts individuals’ lives and frames their experiences in the sporting and eSports context. This lens guides my research, teaching, and service and informs my ultimate goal of understanding and dismantling the underpinnings of social inequity based on gender, race, religion, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, and other dimensions of identity. The combination of my expertise as a social-psychologist (who primarily studies phenomena at the socio-individual level of analysis) and as a transnational scholar (who primarily study phenomena at the cultural level of analysis) uniquely positions me to ask questions, examine topics, and explore assumptions often neglected in mainstream sporting/ business paradigms and conversations. I not only examine the experiences of individuals but how those experiences relate to and stem from larger social processes and structures in the sporting context. In so doing, I forge new ground by contextualizing people’s everyday lives within the society in which they live. Currently, I am teaching courses in the realm of business and sport management at Ripon College.

Brittany Followay

Brittany Followay

  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology; Kent State University
  • M.S., Exercise Physiology; Cleveland State University
  • B.S., Exercise Science; Bowling Green State University
Brian Azinger

Brian Azinger

  • M.A. in Physical Education, University of South Florida
  • B.S.E in Physical Education, Truman State University

Rick Coles

  • M.A. in physical education, University of Northern Iowa
  • B.A. in history and physical education, Coe College

Hi, I’m Rick Coles, Professor of Exercise Science and Assistant Coach of Football. I have taught and coached at Ripon College since 1999 after teaching and coaching at two high schools and three other colleges prior to 1999. I have stayed at Ripon this long because of the quality of the community, my colleagues on the faculty and staff, and the excellent young people I have to privilege to teach and coach.

In my time at Ripon I have served as Chair of the Exercise Science Department (seven years), and have taught several different classes including physiology of exercise, motor learning, kinesiology (an anatomy and biomechanics course), functional anatomy, as well as coaching courses.

I have coached the offensive line each year I’ve been at Ripon, and was the offensive coordinator from 2004 through 2019. In addition, I have been an assistant track coach (throws) for five years from 2000 through 2004, and was head swimming coach for five years from 2004 through 2009.

Katie Astrauskas

Catherine “Katie” Astrauskas

  • B.A. in Business Administration, St. Norbert College
  • M.S. in Education, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale