Dr. Lana Huberty, Kinesiology and Health Sciences Department Chair

Dr. Huberty joined the faculty at Concordia University, St. Paul in the summer of 2013, bringing with her a wealth of industry practice in both private and public sport and recreation settings. Learn more about Dr. Huberty here. 

Dr. Matthew Buns, EdD Kinesiology Program Director

Dr. Matthew Buns is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science and Program Chair of the graduate Exercise Science program. Learn more about Dr. Buns here.

Dr. Katie Fischer, Dean of the College of Health and Science

Dr. Katie Fischer serves as the Dean of the College of Health and Science at Concordia University, St. Paul. Dr. Fischer’s background in higher education includes administration of in-class and online programs, development of new programs, and collaborative programming. Learn more about Dr. Fischer here.

Dr. Eric LaMott, Provost, Chief Operating Officer, and Professor of Kinesiology

Eric E. LaMott is Provost and Chief Operating Officer of Concordia University, St. Paul and was named Interim CEO in July 2019. Dr. LaMott serves as the chief operating officer as well as chief information officer. He reports directly to the president and has the responsibility of executing the strategic plan through the day-to-day operation. The chief financial officer, chief academic officer, and chief enrollment officers report to him. Learn more about Dr. LaMott here.

Dr. Stephanie Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton joined the faculty of Concordia University, St. Paul in 2017 after earning a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Dr. Hamilton’s background in higher education includes teaching a wide variety of courses in biomechanics, research methods, and motor behavior, coordinating internships in kinesiology and integrative physiology. Her research examines foot sensitivity and age in its relationship to balance and body size and shape to movement.

Dr. Joshua Smith

Dr. Smith joined the faculty of Concordia University, St. Paul in 2019 and also works as a research fellow in the Integrative Clinical Physiology Research Laboratory in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic. His research focuses on human integrative physiology with a primary focus on cardiopulmonary limitations in health and clinical populations (e.g., heart failure) contributing to exercise intolerance.

Dr. Hoda Kadouh

Dr. Kadouh joined the faculty of Concordia University, St. Paul in 2020 after earning a postdoctoral certificate in clinical and translational science at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Recognized as Michigan’s “Young Dietitian of the Year” award winner by the American Dietetic Association in 2010, her current research focuses on obesity, diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders.