Kelly Quick, Ed.D.
Dr. Kelly Quick joined the faculty in 2015, after lengthy teaching roles at two small, private, liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. She directs the Exercise Science Program and oversaw its transition from the (former) Health and Human Performance major. Her academic preparation includes both exercise science and philosophy, and she emphasizes treating the whole person. She has experience supervising internship opportunities and evaluating outcomes to help students maximize their real-world experience prior to graduation.
Dr. Quick’s dissertation documented the importance of a comprehensive fitness program for breast cancer survivors to maximize the body’s natural ability to heal. A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, she has served on Institutional Review Boards, and various other efforts to support student success. Diagnosed with autism personally, she embraces the talents of her students and leads them to find new potential despite any challenges they may have.
Montana opens up new adventures for her: snowshoeing, kayaking, hiking, and camping. Dr. Quick is active in her local church, and she loves her cats.
BA, University of Minnesota, Morris
MS, Lamar University
EdD, University of Northern Colorado
“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”
-attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States
Thomas Raunig, Ed.D.
Dr. Tom Raunig came to the University in 2008 from the University of Montana, where he was the head track and field/cross country coach for men and for women for 12 years. He coached numerous professional athletes including five different individual national track and field champions. Raunig provides service opportunities for his students, including a homeschoolers physical education course and assisting in after-school programs. His students go on to coach at schools throughout the Northwest.
His research interests include the role of the coach in predicting the oxygen utilization of distance runners, as well as the relationship between the funding of collegiate athletics and success in coaching. Raunig feels fortunate to combine his love of sport and fitness into a profession. He volunteers on behalf of the YWCA domestic violence shelter, Relay for Life, and the Buddy Walk. He is also an official at local sporting events.
Dr. Raunig is still dedicated to staying physically fit. His activities include running, hiking, biking, and walking throughout the beautiful city of Great Falls.
BS, University of Montana
MS, University of Montana
EdD, Montana State University
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
-Henry David Thoreau