Assistant Professor - Athletic Training Education Program Director
Paula Maxwell, PhD, ATC
Years at JMU: 7
Dr. Paula Maxwell joined us during the summer of 2006 as the Athletic Training Program Director. Paula comes to us from the University at Buffalo where she served as the Athletic Training Program Director since 2000.
Paula is a native of the Adirondack region of New York State. She received her B.S. degree from Houghton College (NY), her M.S. degree from Indiana State University, and her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo. She has been a certified athletic trainer since 1987 with clinical experience in various settings including high school and NCAA Div III and NAIA collegiate settings. Prior to working at the University at Buffalo, Paula served for 13 years at Houghton College, nine of which were as the Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Training Program Director, and one year as Department Chair.
Paula’s research interests are two-fold: 1) exercise-induced asthma with specific attention given to the role that dehydration plays in exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and 2) the development of web-based teaching and learning tools specific to athletic training.
Professionally, Paula is active as a BOC examiner, is an accreditation site visitor, and recently joined CAATE’s Review Committee.
Paula will reside in Harrisonburg and is excited to be able to work with JMU’s Athletic Training Education Program.