Faculty and Staff
Debbie Craig, PhD, AT, LAT
Associate Professor, Program
DirectorClick for bio
BS – California State University, Chico
MS – University of Arizona
PhD – Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Primary teaching area
Primary research area
Brain physiology of how we learn; learner centered education; medial tibial stress syndrome
Primary clinical area
Cherisse Kutyreff, M.Ed., AT,
Instructor, Asst Athletic TrainerClick for bio
BS – New Mexico State University
M.Ed. – Northern Arizona University
Kutyreff is in her fourth year at Northern Arizona University as
an assistant athletic trainer after working as a graduate assistant at NAU for
two years. She will assist with the day-to-day operations of the athletic
training operation and will work primarily with the women’s basketball soccer and
cross country teams after coordinating the efforts for the women’s basketball
program in 2010-11. She worked primarily with track and field and cross country
her first two years with the Lumberjacks. Kutyreff joined the staff from New
Mexico State University. She earned her bachelor of science in athletic
training in 2008 and completed her master of education in education leadership
in 2010 here at NAU. She also worked as the Clinical Coordinator for the NAU
Athletic Training Education Program on campus during the 2010-11 academic year.
She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of
Certification and is an Arizona Licensed Athletic Trainer.
Ryan Pinson, M.Ed., AT, LAT
Instructor, Head Athletic
TrainerClick for bio
BS – Oregon State University
MEd – Northern Arizona University
Ryan Pinson begins his sixth full season as the head athletic trainer after being named to the position in the spring of 2006. He oversees the entire athletic training operation while coordinating the day-to-day responsibilities for the football, men's basketball and women's golf teams. Pinson also works closely with the student athletic training program. He views the mentoring process of student athletic trainers as the most rewarding part of his job.
Overall, Pinson is in his 10th year on the NAU athletic training staff. He served three seasons as an assistant athletic trainer working with men's basketball, women's soccer, and men's and women's track and field. He also worked as a graduate assistant in the department. Pinson graduated from Oregon State University in 2000 with a degree in exercise and sports science. He went on to complete his master's degree in educational leadership during his time as a graduate assistant at NAU. Pinson is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification and is an Arizona Licensed Athletic Trainer.
Primary teaching area
Prevention of Athletic Injuries & Emergency Care
Glenn Edgerton, MS, AT, LAT
Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical CoordinatorClick for bio
BS – Springfield College
MS – Northern Michigan University
I graduated from Springfield College (MA) with a BS in
Athletic Training and a Secondary Physical Education Teaching Certificate in
1994. I was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Northern Michigan
University from 1994-1996 and received my MS (Exercise Science) in 1996.
I have worked in outpatient physical therapy, cardiac and pulmonary
rehab, various high schools, and have taught on the college level (Clinical
Coordinator from 2001-2005) during my 17 years of professional experience.
I am currently completing my doctoral studies in Educational Leadership
with an estimated completion date of August 2012.
My interests include playing the guitar,
cycling, fantasy football, and spending time with my family. I am a
native of Long Island, New York and Northern New Hampshire. I am married
(14 years) and have two children (boys, Andrew (12) and Gabe (10)).
Scot Raab, PhD, AT, LAT
Assistant ProfessorClick for bio
BSed - Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
MS - University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
PhD - University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Professional Teaching Experience
9/11-Present: Assistant Professor Tenure Track,
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff,
AZ. Teach bachelor level courses as an introductory to or as part of the
Athletic Training Education Program. Engaged in scholarship and services
Professor Tenure Track, Valdosta
State University, Valdosta, GA. Teach bachelor level classes in Exercise
Physiology and Health and Physical Education. Teach graduate courses in Health
and Physical Education and Coaching Pedagogy. Supervise student teachers,
engage in scholarship activities, and participate in service projects. Graduate
faculty member, student advisor, and faculty advisor for the University
Student Teaching Assistant, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg,
MS. Responsibilities included undergraduate course instruction, development of
working relationship with faculty, and attending administrative meetings.
Athletic Trainer, W. R. Boone High School,Orlando,
FL. Responsible for student instruction in health sciences. Athletic Trainer
for sixty-seven athletic teams.
Implemented injury prevention techniques, injury assessments, designed
rehabilitation programs, immediate medical care and physician referrals.
Enjoy spending time with my
family, participating in triathlons, hiking, and many other sporting adventures
that involve some level of inherent risk. My research areas are establishing
the aspects of a quality athletic trainer and other exercise physiology studies
that can enhance the performance of athletes, mainly multi-sport athletes.