Faculty Directory

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Kristine Clark, MS, ACSM-CEP, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
Professor of Exercise Science and Nutrition, Exercise Science Program Facilitator, IRB Chair
Office: 1660
Phone: 307-382-1876

Kristine grew up in Cache Valley UT, where she enjoyed hiking, biking, playing sports, skiing and ice skating. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Exercise Science with emphasis in Nutrition from Utah State University. Upon completing the grad program at USU, she moved to North Carolina to work at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. At Duke, she gained valuable experience working with a multi-disciplinary team to help a clinical population to safely achieve healthy weight loss. In 2003, she was hired as a Lecturer in the Physical Education Department at North Carolina State University.

While teaching at NCSU, she completed a second Masters from Eastern Michigan University in Human Nutrition to become a Registered Dietitian which led to the additional responsibility of becoming the Registered Dietitian for the Campus Recreation program at NCSU serving students, faculty and staff. Kristine came to Western in 2011.  She serves as the Exercise Science Facilitator overseeing the Exercise Science program, Health Education courses, Physical Activity Courses and the Fitness Center.
Adjunct Faculty

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Chris Clark
Adjunct Faculty of Exercise Science
Office: None Available
Phone: None Available

Chris is a mental health, fitness and wellness professional with several years of experience helping people make lasting lifestyle changes that facilitate growth and healing. He specializes in health and athletic counseling. He is the current President of the Wyoming Counseling Association. Prior to starting his own practice, Wellness Associates, Chris worked at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center, Duke Integrative Medicine, coached high school sports and has provided sport counseling for NJCAA All-Americans and elite high school athletes. He teaches Wellness, Yoga and Strength Training courses here at Western.

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Dr. Erin Nitschke
Adjunct Faculty of Exercise Science
Office: None Available
Phone: None Available

Dr. Erin Nitschke, NFPT-CPT, NSCA-CPT, ACE Health Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Therapeutic Exercise Specialist, and Pn1, is a health and human performance college professor, fitness blogger, mother, and passionate fitness professional. She has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry and college instruction. Erin believes in the power of a holistic approach to healthy living. She loves encouraging her clients and students to develop body harmony by teaching focused skill development and lifestyle balance. Erin is an editorial author for IDEA, NFPT, and ACE. Erin teaches Wellness here at Western.

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Cindy Hafner
Adjunct Faculty of Exercise Science
Office: 1804
Phone: 307-382-1694


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Jim Gustafson
Associate Professor of Spanish, Adjunct Faculty of Exercise Science
Office: 1419
Phone: Phone: 307-382-1894

Jim has been involved in competitive bowling (leagues, tournaments) since he was five years old. As an undergraduate, he bowled on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln bowling team, which has won multiple NCAA national titles. Jim holds a Level 1 Coaching Certification through the USBC (United States Bowling Congress). He is also an Associate Professor of Spanish and Social Work here at Western.

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Sheenia Stuart
Adjunct Faculty of Exercise Science
Office: None Available
Phone: None Available

Sheenia Stuart completed her undergraduates in Jacksonville, Florida, graduating in 2005 and receiving commission into the United States Marine Corps. After undergoing open-chest surgery in 2005 and gaining peak interest in health, wellness and rehabilitation, in 2008 she received her Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Sport Psychology. Departing the Marines Corps in 2009, she began teaching at Western Wyoming Community College and gained her certification as a personal trainer in January of 2010. In 2011, she accepted a position as an EH&S Training Specialist, then transitioned into operational Environmental, Health and Safety. She currently works as a Senior Safety Specialist with Dominion Energy Western Operations. Sheenia has extensive experience in safety, training, wellness and the use of the co-active coaching approach to self-optimization.She teaches Sport Psychology and PEAC courses for Western.

 She teaches Sport Psychology and PEAC courses for Western. 

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