Faculty and Staff

 AT Students with Professor 

Athletic training faculty

Debbie Craig, PhD, AT, LAT 

Associate Professor, Program Director

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BS – California State University, Chico
MS – University of Arizona
PhD – Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Primary teaching area

Athletic Training

Primary research area

Brain physiology of how we learn; learner centered education; medial tibial stress syndrome

Primary clinical area

Athletic Training

Cherisse Kutyreff, M.Ed., AT, LAT

Instructor, Asst Athletic Trainer

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BS – New Mexico State University
M.Ed. – Northern Arizona University

Cherisse 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.

Glenn Edgerton, MS, AT, LAT

Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Coordinator

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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 Professor

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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 projects.

8/06- 5/11:  Assistant 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 Triathlon Club.

8/05-8/06:  Doctoral 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.

7/00-6/05:  Teacher 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.

Interest Areas

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.