Faculty information

  • Resa Walch
    Senior Lecturer of Health and Human Performance and Chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance
    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) 213
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5862
  • Lynda Butler-Storsved
    Senior Lecturer in Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 222
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5240


    Professor Butler-Storsved has nine years of experience as a public school teacher and coach and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  She teaches a variety of courses in health, physical activity and coaching.  Professor Butler-Storsved coordinates the department’s activity courses and Coaching Minor.  She also serves as the Director of Evening Athletic Curriculum for the Elon Academy.  Her interests include preparing the coaches of the future and the development of maintenance of students’ full wellness: body, mind and spirit.  Professor Butler-Storsved earned her M.A. in Physical Education with a Specialization in Coach from Ball State University. To read more about Professor Butler-Storsved click here

  • Michael Calhoun
    Professor of Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 228
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5871

    Dr. Calhoun has varied teaching and professional interests that include immunology, motor learning theory, development of quality human relationships and motivation in the realm of personal health and wellness.  He has been teaching personal health and wellness related courses for more than three decades and is currently writing a book that examines dysfunctional attitudes and high risk behaviors of males.

  • Bryan Hedrick
    Lecturer in Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 221
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5860

    Bryan E. Hedrick was born and raised in London Kentucky.  Bryan attended Sue Bennett College and Eastern Kentucky University where he earned 30 hours beyond the Masters Degree in Education.  Bryan began his professional teaching career in public schools in Kentucky, then moved to Canandaigua, New York where he continued to teach in the public schools.  After residing in New York for three years Bryan moved to Jacksonville, Florida and made the transition into Higher Education.  Bryan was first hired as a Drug Prevention Specialist for the University of North Florida, to work with the school systems in nineteen Northeast Florida counties.  He later became an instructor for the College of Health, teaching a wide range of Health Science and Public Health courses on a full time basis.

    Bryan came to Elon University in the Fall of 2004 to serve as an Instructor in the Department of Health and Human Performance.  His primary responsibilty has been to assist in the delivery of the HED 111, Contemporary Wellness Issues courses to undergraduate students.  Bryan has also taught several other courses while at Elon including; GST 110 Global Experience, GST 324, Substance Abuse and Human Behavior, PEH 125, Skills and Activities for Teaching Individual and Dual Sports, Peh 126, Skills and Activities for Teaching Team Sports and PED 177, Badminton.

    Bryan has beeen very active in University governance, serving on numerous committees.  Bryan has served on General Studies Council, University Academic Standing Committee, Department and School of Education Committees and task forces.  He currently serves on the University Faculty Athletics Committee and the University Student Appeals Board.

    Bryan is also involved in residential life having served as an Faculty Affiliate for the Danieley Center, and currently is a Faculty Advisor for the Health and Wellness Living Learning Community.  Additionally, Bryan has advised serveral student clubs including assisting in the formation of a Fishing Club and has been the Golf Club Advisor for three years.  

  • Carol Smith
    Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 227
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5872

    I am originally from Massachusetts; attending K-12 and undergraduate university in that state.  After that … well, I have lived in Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Japan, back to Texas, north to South Dakota, and then south to North Carolina.  Academic year 2013-2014 is my 15th year at Elon.

    I facilitate a variety of courses.  However, I teach students.  Interacting with my students is very profound – and seeing the spark of understanding, whether it be mastering a theory or a dance step, makes what I do meaningful.  It is no surprise that I am a teacher, especially a teacher in the discipline of physical education.  My mom was a kindergarten teacher, my sister an elementary physical education teacher (my brother-in-law taught at the university level, in physical education).  My brother majored in physical education (although he now teaches woodworking at the high school level) and my sister-in-law is a school librarian.  My husband has degrees in physical education, but is a woodworker.  My dad was a carpenter (and a firefighter).  Can you see the recurring themes in our family?

    My husband and I have traveled quite a bit. While teaching in Japan we spent time visiting South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.  Since returning to the states we have also traveled to China, Russia, Australia, and England.  I have also spent time in Ireland, Canada, Mexico, and most recently led a study abroad to New Zealand.  While I have discovered I like to travel, I like coming home the best.

  • Amanda Tapler
    Senior Lecturer in Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 230
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5840
  • Alec French
    Adjunct Instructor in Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 215
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5879
  • Amy Leonard
    Adjunct Instructor in Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 215
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5879
  • Jason Thomas
    Adjunct Instructor in Heath and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 215
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5877
  • Jeffery West
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
    Koury Center (Athletics) 215
    2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5879

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.