Shawn Worthy

Shawn Worthy, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Human Services at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Worthy began his career as an instructor at Northern Illinois before working in many clinical settings for behavioral and therapeutic services. He joined MSU Denver in 1995 and received tenure in 2002. Worthy has served as the chair of the Human Service Department, as well as the interim vice president of the Student Services Division and has also worked as the director of Mentoring and Summer Bridge Programs with Student Services at MSU Denver. He currently serves as the MSU Denver NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative. Worthy has also worked as a clinician and psychotherapist at the Children’s Hospital of Denver and The Urban League of Denver.

He has done research and published work extensively about sports psychology on how all levels of skiers cope with fear. Additionally, Worthy has conducted research on domestic violence, teen suicide and other issues related to children and families. He has worked clinically with adults and teens infected with HIV. Worthy has researched, published and presented at many conferences and workshops striving to understand diversity as it pertains to engaging people of color. He currently serves on several community boards and commissions, which focus on youth and violence.

Worthy received his doctorate and master’s in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University.

Joe Quatrochi

Joe Quatrochi, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is the coordinator for the Exercise Science major within the HPS department.

Quatrochi professional experience includes extensive consulting activities for public and private entities in the areas of worksite health promotion and physical activity programs for adults, seniors/retirees, athletes and public service professionals (firefighters, security personnel). He has won numerous awards for his teaching and professional service.

During the past 25 years, Quatrochi has shared his expertise on numerous fitness and wellness-related topics in a variety of ways: through publication of several articles and chapters in books; delivery of dozens of presentations to various professional, private and public groups; and through many interviews for both print and electronic media. Most recently, he has shared his experiences as a cancer survivor. Specifically, Quatrochi has presented to various groups regarding the importance of self-responsibility to those being treated for cancer and other diseases. His primary research interest lies in the area of physical activity for the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.

Quatrochi received his doctorate in health promotion and masters in exercise physiology from University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s in physical education from Fort Lewis College.

Nhu Nguyen-Siedem

Nguyen-Siedem, Ph.D. is a physical education professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is an avid outdoors enthusiast, mother and teacher, and developed a progressive secondary methods course that became a part of required course curriculum for a K-12 physical education program. The program includes activities such as skateboarding, takraw, rugby, tchoukball and speedball.

When she isn’t teaching and advising her students, she can be seen coaching USA junior national volleyball, or playing the game herself.

Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans, Ph.D., is a sports management assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches a variety of courses, including sport promotion/marketing, sport enterprise/finance and intro to sport management.

As a practitioner, Evans was an integral member of a summer collegiate baseball team in the Coastal Plain League in South Carolina. She worked her way to become the league’s first female general manager within seven years. Evans also worked closely with MiLB, MLB, NFL and NBA teams in the areas of marketing, operations, sales, event management and finance. Her other work included helping plan local festivals, charity events and concerts in South Carolina.

Her research interests include sport and entertainment marketing, sport sponsorships and consumer behavior. Evans has presented her research at national and international conferences where she won research grants to continue her work in sport sponsorships.

Evans earned her doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in sport management and sport marketing from University of South Carolina in 2019, 2014 and 2010 respectfully.

Lincoln Davie

Lincoln Davie, Ph.D., is an associate professor of outdoor recreation in the School of Hospitality at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include outdoor recreation, adventure sports and curriculum and instruction. He joined MSU Denver in August 2018.

Davie teaches Colorado Tourism and Recreation; Recreation, Leisure and Well-Being; Sport in Society; Recreation Therapy; and Ecotourism and oversees student internships. His research areas include adventure-sports coaching, teaching and learning.

Davie received his doctorate in Philosophy and a Master of Education from Montana State UniversityBozeman in 2016 and 2014, respectively, and a bachelor’s in Psychology, History and African Studies from St. Lawrence University in 2007. He is also a licensed Emergency Medical Technician.

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