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  • Dana Brooks interacting with a student during research day.

    Dean Brooks retirement will celebrate 41 years with CPASS

    Dean Dana Brooks will retire from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences June 30, 2019, after more than four decades committed to promoting diversity and student success at West Virginia University. “I have had the honor of working with outstanding and gifted faculty, staff, students and alumni from the college. West Virginia University and the state of West Virginia changed and enhanced my life. I am proud to be a Mountaineer,” said Brooks.

  • A student whose graduation cap says "The best is yet to come"

    May 2019 CPASS graduates share their experiences as WVU Mountaineers

    Meet 11 CPASS seniors, all ready to walk the stage May 10 at the Coliseum. The students reflect on what advice they would give their freshmen selves, the support and connections they experienced while at WVU and opportunities they discovered on campus, in Morgantown, the State of West Virginia and around the globe.

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    CPASS faculty member honored with WVU Outstanding Teaching Award

    Andrea Taliaferro, associate professor, was honored with the University’s 2019 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching. The award identifies exceptional professors who go above and beyond to inspire their students. These faculty are particularly effective and inspiring teachers, have established patterns of exceptional innovation in their teaching methods, course design and instructional tools.


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Faculty Spotlight

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    Dana Voelker Assistant Professor
    Dana Voelker, sport and exercise psychology assistant professor, joins the ranks of West Virginia University faculty members selected for the 2018 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, honoring exceptional professors who go the extra mile to inspire their students.
  • Portrait of Jeremy Yeats
    Jeremy Yeats Teaching Assistant Professor
    CPASS welcomes new faculty member, Jeremy Yeats, teaching assistant professor, whose teaching style reflects a student-centered and culturally-responsive classroom, helping to create an active community of learners. Yeats is a native of Colorado and served as assistant professor at Adams State University for six years.