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Image of Dave Dennis.Dave Dennis, MS, ATC
Department Chair/Program Director/Clinical Assistant/Clinical Assistant Professor
Contact Information: ddennis@wju.edu, 304-243-2164

Dave Dennis is in his 20th year at Wheeling Jesuit University. He became the first full-time athletic trainer at WJU in 1997 and has overseen the growth of the program and the facilities during that time. He became a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) in 1992 while completing his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University. He completed his graduate degree in Athletic Training at the University of Pittsburgh in 1994. During this time he served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club for the 1992 and 1993 seasons. He is a member of the NATA, MAATA, WVATA and has twice served as the Chair of the WVIAC Athletic Trainers' Association. Dave is a native of Bruceton Mills, WV. Dave was named "Athletic Trainer of the Year" for the state of WV in 2009 by the WVATA.


Image of Joe Shaffer.Joseph D. Shaffer, MS, ATC, PES
Clinical Education Coordinator/Clinical Instructor
Contact Information: shaffer@wju.edu
304-243-8713

Joe Shaffer is starting his 2nd year at Wheeling Jesuit University. A graduate of Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, Pa., Joseph Shaffer received his bachelor of science degree in Health Science, with a concentration in Athletic Training. He completed his Master of Science degree in Athletic Training at West Virginia University. He also completed his certification through NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist. Joe is certified through the American Red Cross and American Heart Association as an instructor for CPR/First Aid/AED for the professional rescuer and is lifeguard certified. Currently enrolled at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Joe is in pursuit of his PhD in Athletic Training. He is a member of NATA, PATS, WVATA, and EATA. He is originally from Home, Pa and currently resides in Washington, Pa with his wife, Meghan, and son, Brayden.


Image of Kim McManis.Kim McManis, MS, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Contact Information: kmcmanis@wju.edu, 304-243-2204

Kim is in her 8th year at Wheeling Jesuit University. She completed her M.S. degree in Athletic Training at West Virginia University in 2006, where she fulfilled her graduate assistantship at Grafton High School in Grafton, WV. She received her B.S. degree in Athletic Training at California University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and worked as an athletic training student with Division III, Washington and Jefferson College football team. She is a member of the NATA, EATA, and PATS. She is originally from Johnstown, PA and currently resides in Washington, PA with her husband, Fred.

 

Image of Christina Schoolcraft. Christina Schoolcraft, MA, ATC, CES
Head Athletic Trainer

Contact information: cschoolcraft@wju.edu, 304-243-2173

Christy is a Wheeling native and is in her 2nd year at WJU. Prior to her start here, she spent 7 years in North Carolina high schools, both as a teacher and an athletic trainer as well as 2 years in the clinic setting. She earned a B.S. in Athletic Training and in Exercise Science from Mount Union College in 2002 and an M.A. in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University in 2004. Christy is also a certified CPR/First Aid instructor and Exercise Specialist.




 

Image of Lauren Linn. Lauren Linn, MS, ATC 
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Contact Information: llinn@wju.edu, 304-243-2182

Lauren is in her 4th year at Wheeling Jesuit University. Prior to joining the Cardinal staff, she completed her Masters degree in Athletic Training at California University of Pennsylvania in 2010 where she fulfilled her graduate assistantship at Washington and Jefferson College. Lauren attended the University of Charleston where she attained a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training in 2007. She competed in Track and Field for four years while attending Charleston. Throughout her professional career, Lauren has worked in the Pittsburgh area.  She worked as an athletic trainer at Lincoln Park Performing Arts School and with UPMC Sports Medicine. Lauren is also certified as a Flexband Instructor, Silver Sneakers Instructor, in CPR/AED, and as an NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist. Lauren is from Clinton, PA.

Image of Melissa Slaughter. Melissa Slaughter, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Contact information: 304-243-4494

Melissa is starting her first year at Wheeling Jesuit University. She completed her B.S. in Athletic Training from Indiana State University and her M.S. in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. During her graduate assistantship she worked with ESU men's and women's rugby, men's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse. Melissa is originally from Arlington, Texas.



 



 

Image of Ashley Prince. Ashley Prince, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Contact information: 304-243-4494

Ashley is in her first year here at WJU. She recently graduated from Alderson-Broaddus College with a B.S. in Athletic Training and a minor in Strength Training and Conditioning. Ashley is currently working towards her masters degree in Athletic Training with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences through California University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working with WJU's men's soccer team and the men's and women's cross country and track teams.


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