Meet the Staff
Athletic Training Faculty
Dr. Tina Claiborne, PhD, AT, ATC, CSCS
517-265-5161 ext. 4432
Dr. Tina Claiborne came to Adrian College as the program director of athletic training in Fall 2007. She earned her BS degree in Athletic Training at Ithaca College, and her MS and PhD degrees in clinical kinesiology and biomechanics from The University of Toledo. Prior to coming to Adrian, Tina was the athletic training education program director at the University of Southern Maine. Before becoming an educator, Dr. Claiborne accumulated over eight years as a clinical athletic trainer in private and public high schools, as well as in the orthopedic sports rehabilitation setting. Tina is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist. (see more)
Heather Schuyler, MA, AT, ATC, MT
Associate Professor/Clinical Coordinator
517-265-5161 ext. 4101
Heather Schuyler came to Adrian College as associate professor in Athletic Training in Fall 2008. She earned her BS degree in Athletic Training at Eastern Michigan University, and her MA degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida. Prior to coming to Adrian, Heather was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Tampa where she also taught classes in athletic training. Heather is also a certified massage therapist.
Victor Liberi, MS, AT, ATC, CSCS, STS
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527-265-5161 ext. 5022
Victor Liberi came to Adrian College as associate professor in Athletic Training in Fall 2009. He earned his MS degree in Biomechanics at University of Delaware, Newark. Victor specializes in clinical education, rehab and conditioning of the overhand athlete, biomechanics of soccer heading, airway access in helmeted athletes and male pelvic pain. (see more)
Dr. John Goetschius, PhD
517-625-5161 ext. 4017
Dr. John Goetschius received his PhD in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. His doctoral research focused on understanding the effects of ACL reconstruction on lower extremity skeletal muscle function and movement and how impairments in muscle function facilitate chronic knee disability. John also received his Master of Education degree in Kinesiology-Athletic Training from the University of Virginia. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont. John has worked for the University of Virginia as a Graduate Instructor/Teaching Assistant for the Department of Kinesiology and as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Foot and Ankle Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has also worked as an Athletic Trainer for the University of Virginia Sports Camps.
Dr. Kevin Darr, PhD
Dr. Kevin Darr earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He specializes in skeletal muscle physiology and exercise.
Kathy Conway is a member of the Michigan Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD); the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the International Dance Exercise Association(IDEA).
Dr. Jakob Lauver, PhD
517-265-5161, ext 4431
Dr. Jakob D. Lauver came to Adrian College as an assistant professor in Exercise Science in Fall 2015. Dr. Lauver earned his BA from Adrian College, MS in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Michigan and PhD from The University of Toledo in Kinesiology with an emphasis in integrated exercise physiology. His areas of research interest include the neuromuscular and blood flow responses and regulation of exercise.
Athletic Training Staff
Jamie Fetter, AT, MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Jamie Fetter began as the head athletic trainer at Adrian in 2004. Before coming to Adrian College, Jamie spent seven years at Tiffin University as the head athletic trainer, overseeing all aspects of the athletic training department. He also taught classes at the University. Jamie earned his master’s degree from Ohio University in 1997 and his bachelor’s degree from Defiance College in 1996. Jamie and his wife Stephanie reside in Adrian and have three children - Tyson, Brook and Trenton.
Meg Sharp, MS, AT, ATC, CSCS
517-265-5161, ext 4312
Meg Sharp is an assistant athletic trainer working primarily with women’s soccer, women’s ice hockey and softball. Prior to joining Adrian College, she worked as an assistant athletic trainer at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Her primary responsibilities were women’s volleyball and women’s tennis.
Meg attended Grand Valley State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She continued on to graduate school at Middle Tennessee State University, where she received her Master of Science in Exercise Science.
Jim Nicknair, MS, AT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
517-265-5161, ext 4014
Jim Nicknair is an assistant athletic trainer at Adrian College. The Glenburn, ME native earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from The University of Southern Maine in 2011 and his master’s degree in athletic training from Ohio University in 2013. While at Ohio University, Jim was a graduate assistant working as the head athletic trainer at Belpre High School in Belpre, OH for two years. Jim’s sport assignments include women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s ice hockey and baseball.
Anthony Rossi, MS, MT, ATC, CSCS, NREMT
Assistant Athletic Trainer
517-265-5161, ext 4814
Anthony Rossi earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Adrian College in 2014 and then earned his Master of Science in Athletic Training the following year. Anthony joined the Athletic Training Staff in 2015 and is working primarily with Football, Men’s and Women’s Wrestling and Men’s Lacrosse. Anthony is originally from Milford, MI and played ACHA Hockey for Adrian from 2010-2014. Anthony is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician.
Dr. J. Michael Maxwell
Dr. J. Michael Maxwell is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a practice in Adrian. He serves patients in Adrian and surrounding communities. He opened his practice in Adrian in 1987. Dr. Maxwell did his undergraduate work at Tulane University and received his M.D. from the University of Arkansas. He did his orthopedic residency at the University of Texas. His practice includes sports medicine, treating diabetic and peripheral neuropathy and other peripheral nerve disorders; rotator cuff tears, shoulder and knee injuries and arthroscopic surgeries; joint replacements; treating carpal tunnel syndrome. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Practice Management Committee and is the team physician for Adrian College.
Dr. Eric Leikert, PhD, DO
Dr. Eric Leikert completed his medical residency in family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine at Beaumont Health System in metro Detroit. He is dual board certified in these specialties. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences and chemistry from Western Michigan University. Dr. Leikert practices sports medicine, family/general medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Aaron Gornowicz, DO, FAOASM
Dr. Aron Gornowicz is a dual board certified physician in family and sports medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine and his fellowship in sports medicine at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, MI. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and his Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. Dr. Gornowicz practices sports medicine, family/general medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Dawn Marsh, RN
Director of Student Health Services / Clinical Nurse
Caine Student Center
517-265-5161 ext. 4214
Dawn Marsh has been the Director of Student Health Services since August 2009. She is a registered nurse and attended Northwest State.