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Dean of Natural and Social Sciences

Tammy Evetovich, Ph.D.

“Wayne State College is a great place to teach because WSC students do not squander opportunities. I have found that if I work hard, they will work hard. As they pass through WSC, I get to know them pretty well, and by the time they are seniors, I find that it is hard (but satisfying) to see them go. The school of Natural and Social Sciences houses more than 1,300 students in a very diverse listing of majors. I think our faculty are committed to being sure that students are well-prepared in their field before leaving WSC. In particular, they strive to assure that what they are teaching students can be applied in their careers someday. It is not just about knowledge (even though that is important), but applying that knowledge in a meaningful way.”

About Dr. Evetovich

Dr. Evetovich is currently a tenured professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, where she teaches classes in fitness evaluation, exercise physiology, statistics and research design. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Instructor and by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Her research has focused on examining muscle function using a technique referred to as mechanomyography, and she has published many peer-reviewed manuscripts relating to this topic.

In 2002, Dr. Evetovich received the NSCA Outstanding Young Investigator award, is the past president for the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, serves as a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and currently serves as the President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Foundation.

She has co-authored three book chapters: “Adaptations to Resistance Training,” Chapter 22, American College of Sports Medicine’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 5th Edition, 2005;  “Client Consultation and Health Appraisal,” Chapter 9, NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training 2nd edition, 2010; “Gender Issues in Strength,” Chapter 19, Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance, 2nd edition, 2012.  She also served on the writing committee that revised the ACSM position stand on “Progressive Resistance Training.” 

Education

Ph.D., Exercise Science, 1998 - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.P.E., 1995 - University of Nebraska
B.S., 1991 - University of Nebraska