Congratulations to our four tenured and/or newly promoted faculty! They were recently recognized at the Provost’s Faculty Recognition Reception, under the direction of Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Robert Harper.
Dr. Michael Mahoney is a professor in the Department of Recreation Administration, where he teaches and serves as advisor of the Sport and Entertainment Facility Management option. He originally helped develop and implement this emphasis at Fresno State during the 2006 academic year.
Considered a leading expert in his field, Mahoney has over 20+ years of experience working with professional athletes and teams, intercollegiate athletes, athletic administration and the entertainment industry. He has been published in numerous journals on venue management. In addition, he lends his leadership to a number of professional organizations.
Mahoney completed his doctorate in Sport and Recreation Administration and a master’s in Sport Management from Temple University, and a bachelor’s in Information and Communication Studies from California State University, Chico.
Dr. Stephanie Moore is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, where she teaches and directs the Athletic Training program. She joined the faculty of Fresno State in 2013 and just four years later, received the prestigious Provost’s Award for Promising New Faculty in 2017.
In her role as program director, she has overseen re-accreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and development of the Master of Science in Athletic Training. She is a member of several committees and task forces on campus, including the President’s Committee on Disability and Access and Smittcamp Family Honors College Council. Within the College of Health and Human Services, she currently serves as the chair of the Curriculum Committee and is a member of the Honors Council.
Outside of campus, Moore is a member of the California Athletic Trainers’ Association Managing Board and serves on several High School and Community College Sports Medicine Advisory Committees in the region. She is currently working on research funded by the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association with the goal of identifying the volume and nature of services provided by Secondary School Athletic Trainers in the Central Valley.
Moore earned her doctorate in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kentucky, master’s degree in Athletic Training from Illinois State University and bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Central Missouri.
Dr. Mohammad Rahman is a professor in the Department of Public Health, where he has taught for the past 12 years in the area of Health Administration, Health Economics and Epidemiology, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. He has served as the director of the Master of Public Health program since 2016 and as the coordinator of the Health Administration option at the undergraduate level. He is actively engaged in graduate student success and has chaired more than 20 thesis and projects in the master’s program.
Rahman has served as a research fellow at the Central Valley Health Policy Institute as a health economist and actively participated in many research projects including National Healthcare Reform, Telemedicine, and San Joaquin Valley Health Enterprise Zone initiative. He is currently involved in assessing cost-effectiveness of Group Prenatal Care pilot program with First 5 Fresno County. He also serves as a facilitator and presenter at the yearlong Health Policy Leadership Program offered through the Central Valley Health Policy Institute.
Active on campus, Rahman has served on numerous committees at department, college and university levels, including International Committee, Undergraduate Program Review subcommittee, Academic Senate and the Student Outcomes Assessment Plan Committee.
Rahman holds a doctorate and master’s degree in Health Policy from Brandeis University in Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr. Jason Whiting is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation Administration, where he oversees the Adventure Recreation and Tourism option. He joined the faculty at Fresno State in 2012. Since that time, he has served as a member of the Academic Senate and chaired the College of Health and Human Services’ Research Subcommittee.
Whiting uses a variety of social science methods to understand human-environment interactions and address natural resource management and conservation issues. His recent work has focused on a variety of topics including: understanding park behavior among racial and ethnic minority groups and examining the differences in winter recreation among Latino communities in the Central Valley.
Whiting completed a doctorate in Recreation and Tourism: Natural Resources from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in Recreation from Western State College of Colorado.
A formal reception to recognize our new and tenured and/or newly promoted faculty members will be held on Thursday, September 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Smittcamp Alumni House. RSVP by September 15 at the LINK (use code: FACULTY18).