The SLU Athletic Training Education Program in the Doisy College of Health Sciences announces the addition of Dr. Katherine "Kitty" Newsham to the Athletic Training Education Program. Kitty joins the program as an assistant professor after working two years at the University of Indianapolis.
Kitty has a wealth of classroom teaching experience and has also been active in research, publications and presentations. Her areas of research include studying leg pain in athletes, students with disabilities and pedagogy in Athletic Training. She was awarded the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association Recognition for Exceptional Research in 2005.
Kitty received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. From there she attended Western Michigan University where she obtained her Master of Arts in Physical Education-Athletic Training. She received a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration: Higher Education from Kent State University.
In addition to the University of Indianapolis, Dr. Newsham's professional experience includes serving as an Athletic Trainer at the University of Dayton, Kent State University and the Dayton Sports Medicine Institute. Kitty has received several notable awards throughout her career including Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association 2006 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
A native of St. Louis, she graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in 1981. Kitty officially begins her appointment at Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences Athletic Training Education Program July 1, 2009.