Health and Physical Education
The Department of Health and Physical Education will provide students with learning experiences through selected physical activities that will enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional growth. As an integral part of the College’s total educational program, physical education contributes to the well-rounded development of all students as responsible citizens in our democratic society. The Department of Health and Physical Education also provides certification through the Stillman Teacher Education Program for students desiring to enter the field of teacher education, as well as a non-teacher track for physical education majors.
Dr. Donald F. Staffo is originally from Little Falls, New York. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1978 with a Ph.D. in physical education, with an emphasis in physical education and athletics administration. He has been at Stillman for 26 years. He is the Chair of the Dept. of Health and Physical Education and teaches many of the upper level classes in the health and physical education major. This is his 43rd year as an educator.
Dr. Gunars Cazers is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received his first degree from The University of Minnesota. He earned his masters degree in human performance at Baylor University in Texas, and finally his Ph.D. in sport pedagogy from The University of Alabama in 2009. Cazers has been a physical educator since 1984 and teaching in higher education since 1994. He joined the Stillman Health & Physical Education faculty in August 2010.
Dr. Brad Cliff is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with his Ph.D. in Sports Science. He has been at Stillman since August of 2009. He teaches classes in Health & Physical Education. He has been in higher education for 8 years.