Kinesiology, Sport, and Leisure Studies Department Faculty & Staff


Department Faculty and Staff. The following entails the roster of faculty and staff:

  • Martin Ayim – Ph.D., Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion at (318) 274-2372, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Rose Chew – Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Leisure Studies at (318) 274.2372, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • Jeanette Hutchinson – Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Leisure Studies Program at (318) 274-2602, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • Mellissa Noland – Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Sports Administration Program at (318) 274-2438, Tallahassee, FL
  • Obadiah Simmons, Jr. – Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Pedagogy and Sports Administration at (318) 274-6278, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Yvonne Calvin – M.S., Assistant Professor, Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation at (318) 274-3758, Southern University and the A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Aaron James – M.S., Assistant Professor, Leisure Studies, General Recreation at (318) 274-2514, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
  • Barbara Lewis – M.S., Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion at (318) 274-2555, Governor’s College, Chicago, IL
  • Sheila Griffin – Northeast Louisiana Vocational Technical School (Office Administration), Administrative Assistant III, (318) 274-2294, Farmerville, LA