Work Groups & Committees

Developing Work Groups & Committees

AATE Research Network – Recruitment & Retention – Admissions Criteria Research Group

Seeking 2-6 members; 2 Co-Project Managers

Current Constituents – AATE Research Network Members: Bart Anderson, Sara Brown
Seeking up to 4 additional AATE Institutional Members and Non-Members
*We encourage beginning and advancing scholars to apply.

The AATE Research Network exists to identify and execute the research agenda of the AATE and facilitate the collaboration of researchers to answer questions important to the education of healthcare professionals.

In 2020-2021, the AATE Research Network developed a strategic plan and a research agenda. Among the research agenda priorities was “Recruitment and retention” with the global aim to improve recruitment and ensure retention in the profession of athletic training.

Current Work Groups & Committees

Faculty Development Committee

Rachel Krug (Chair) | University of Mary

LesLee Taylor (Vice Chair) | University of Kansas Medical Center

Jamie Mansell | Temple University

Jennifer Volberding | Oklahoma State University

Nate Newman | Drake University

Heather VanOpdorp | University of Tampa

Lacey Runyon | Carroll University


Work Group Selection Committee

Tamara McLeod | AT Still University

Julie Cavallario | Old Dominion University

Ajaya Williams | University of Miami

James Reidy | St. Lukes Sports Medicine (PA)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Laurie Rivera | Appalachian State University

Kathryn Webster | Boston University

Hayley Eriksen | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Chelsey Franz | Bellarmine University

Jessica Martinez | Old Dominion University

Professional Pathways Work Group

Cailee Welch Bacon (Chair) | A. T. Still University

Emily Gibb | Boston University

Julie Nolan | Sacred Heart University

Matt Rivera | Indiana State University

Morgan Cooper Bagley | Youngstown State University

Destinee Grove | Alumni of Temple /Head Athletic Trainer | East St. Louis Senior High School

Austin Strabala | Alumni of Temple / AT Resident, St. Lukes

Faculty Development Series: Learning and Teaching Curricular Content Work Group

Bart Anderson (Chair) | AT Still University

Cordial Gillette | University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse

Rachel Johnson Krug | University of Mary

Christopher W. Miller | Thomas More University

Nicole Wilkins | University of Tulsa