School of Education

Faculty information

  • Teresa Walch
    Senior Lecturer in Wellness
    Koury Center (Athletics) 231
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-7209


    Professor Resa Walch, Chair of the HHP Department, Senior Lecturer and Faculty Fellow for Substance Education, has more than 25 years experience in higher education. She has taught at Elon for fifteen years.  She provides leadership for departmental initiatives and actively serves on major university committees. Professor Walch teaches Wellness, Health of the Human Spirit, Substance Abuse and Human Behavior and Perspectives in Women’s Health. She mentors students in research related to health issues and college students. Her personal research interests include best practices for spirituality in personal health courses, alcohol and other drug issues on college campuses and health behaviors of first-year students.  Professor Walch presents at state, regional and national peer reviewed conferences. She has received CATL and School of Education research grants related to interdisciplinary teaching and course development.  

  • Elizabeth Bailey
    Lecturer in Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 228
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5862
  • Amanda Tapler
    Senior Lecturer in Health and Human Performance and Chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 230
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5840
    Professor Amanda Tapler, Chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance and Senior Lecturer provides leadership for departmental initiatives and serves on major university committees.  Professor Tapler contributes to the Public Health Studies Program as a faculty member and as a mentor for student’s undergraduate research endeavors.  Professor Tapler works closely with the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in Jamkhed, India to offer unique health education and public health learning experiences.  

Associated faculty

Chris Dockrill


Worsley Golf Training Center 226
2500 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-6842

Professor Emerita

Dr. Janie P. Brown

Dr. Brown, a Physical Education professor, retired in 2005 after 38 years at Elon and 44 years of teaching. She is currently serving as the Immediate Past President Elect of the Board of Director of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.