Meet the Health Sciences Faculty

Meet the Health Sciences Faculty


Office: WAC E-219
Phone: 773-298-3720
Brad Leshinske, M.S, C.S.C.S.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Exercise Science, Sports and Fitness Administration, and Physical Education
  • Ph.D., Candidate, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Human Performance
  • M.S., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Human Performance
  • Teaching Areas: Exercise science, sports and fitness administration, and physical education

Exercise Science Adjunct Faculty

Don Riley, M.Ed., B.S.
Adjunct Faculty
  • M.Ed., DePaul University, Educational Leadership, Exercise Science and Sports Studies
  • B.S., DePaul University, Science Fitness Management and Exercise Science
  • Teaching Areas: Exercise science and sports studies
paw-print-avatar-grayEmail: Diego Noel Diaz, M.S., B.A., PES
Adjunct Faculty
  • Ph.D., Candidate, Concordia, Health and Human Performance
  • M.S., Concordia University Chicago, Applied Exercise Science
  • Clinical Expertise/Practice Areas: Sports performance and strength training
  • Research Interests: Isometric and eccentric training effects on sports performance; and power training effects on explosiveness in sports performance

Physical Education Adjunct Faculty

Kelly Devine Rickert, M.S., RDN, CSSD, LDN
Adjunct Faculty
  • M.S., Eastern Illinois University
  • B.S., Benedictine University
  • Clinical Expertise/Practice Areas: Nutrition and sports nutrition
  • Teaching Areas: Nutrition for nursing and exercise science programs
Office: Shannon Center-210
Phone: 773-298-3103
Rocco Mossuto
Adjunct Faculty
  • M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Saint Xavier University, 2015
  • Clinical Expertise/Practice Area: Coaching team sports
  • Teaching Area: Physical education
Office: Shannon Center-157
Phone: 773-298-3128
Katherine DeGaetano, Med, ATC
Adjunct Professor for Physical Education and Exercise Science, Head Athletic Trainer