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Robert J. Rausch Jr.

Rob Rausch

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