Health & Safety Alert: The City of Westfield’s risk level for the mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) illness has been elevated to high. In addition to sharing and encouraging individual precautions with the campus community, the University has rescheduled outdoor campus activities to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn, until further notice. More Information

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Robert J. Rausch Jr.

Robert J. Rausch Jr., PhD

Department chair, Professor of Movement Science
Director, Graduate Education Program
Office: Woodward Center 221
Telephone: 413-572-8222
Email: rrausch@westfield.ma.edu
Joined Westfield State University in 1994

Education:
B.S. Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (1982)
M.S. Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (1990)
PhD, Kinesiology (Motor Behavior), University of Minnesota (1994)

Courses:
MOVP 0202: Introduction to Motor Learning    
MOVP 0348/0349: Practicum: Physical Education (Elementary)
MOVP 0350/0352: Practicum: Physical Education (Secondary)
MOVP 0355: Seminar: Physical Education

Academic Experience:
St. John’s Elementary School (K-8), Little Chute, WI (1982-1989)
St. Aloysius Elementary School (K-8), Kaukauna, WI (1982-1989)
University of Minnesota (1991-1994)

Special Interests:
Packers, Springsteen, Running