Athletic Training Faculty & Staff

Director & Professor

Jeffrey Kawaguchi, PT, PhD, ATC is the director of the Athletic Training program and a professor within the College of Health Professions. His research interests are in the area of gait analysis, education and women’s athletics.

Assistant Professor

Dana K. Bates, PhD, ATC coordinates faculty and preceptors in the athletic training program both in the didactic and clinical education. She is also an academic advisor and recruiter for the Health and Human Performance department, oversees and evaluates all clinical sites for the Athletic Training program, and teaches 7-8 credits a semester including: Responding to Emergencies, Drug Education, Practicum, Organization and Administration in Athletic Training, Physical Exam of the Lower Extremities, Physical Exam of the Spine and Upper Extremities, Pharmacology, and Therapeutic Modalities.

Clinical Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor

Gen Ludwig, EdD, ATR, ATC is an Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Coordinator of Clinical Education at Pacific University. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Montana Western in K-12 Health and Physical Education with Emphasis in Sports Medicine (2003), her Masters’ degree in Secondary Education while working as an Athletic Training Graduate Assistant at Eastern Oregon University (2005). She earned her Doctorate of Education from Walden University in 2014. Dr. Ludwig has work experience in a variety of settings including clinical education, intercollegiate and high school athletics as well as collegiate recreation and club sports. She has also worked in Industrial Athletic Training and in private and corporate PT clinics.

Associate Professor, PsyD Clinical Program; Director of Academics (SGP)

Tamara Tasker is Director of Academics and an associate professor in the School of Graduate Psychology.

Assistant Professor, Adjunct

Linda McIntosh's areas of interest include injury prevention, concussion management and athletic training administration.

Professor Emeritus

Kenneth W. Bush is a licensed physical therapist with interest in physical agents, orthopedic evaluation, statistics, and interactive multimedia.

Professor Emeritus

Richard Rutt's interest areas include sports physical therapy, injury prevention, and wellness and health promotion.