Faculty and Staff


HPSS faculty 2017



Department of Human Performance
and Sport Sciences

Tennessee State University
Gentry Center Athletic Complex
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Box 9549
Nashville, TN  37209-1561

Voice: (615) 963-5581
Fax:    (615) 963-5594





James Heimdal, Ph.D.,  Department Chair

Associate Professor
Exercise Physiology and Cardiovascular Health

Office: Gentry Center, 332
Telephone: (615) 963-2172
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 Amber 2017  

Amber Conerly, Administrative Assistant III

Department Administrative Assistant 
Office: Gentry Center, 323
Telephone:  (615) 963-5581
Fax: (615) 963-5594
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Boyd 2017

Agnes Boyd, M.A.

Physical Education

Office: Gentry Center, 317
Telephone: (615) 963-5605
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Cochrum 2017

Robbie Cochrum, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Sport Science
Office: Gentry Center, 325 
Telephone: (615)-963-5986
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Dickson 2017

Poliala Dickson, Ph.D., CHES

Assistant Professor
Health Education and Health Promotion
Office: Gentry Center, 328
Telephone: (615) 963-5604
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 Gibson 2017

Asha Gibson, M.S.

Athletic Coach/Instructor
Sport and Fitness

Office: Gentry Center, 309
Telephone: (615) 963-5897
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 Essam Hamido Face

Essameldin Hamido, Ed.D., ISSA

Associate Professor
Science & Adaptive Sports
Office: Gentry Center, 327
Telephone: (615) 963-5602
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 Hamilton 2017

Harriet Hamilton, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Sport Administration

Office: Gentry Center, 331
Telephone:  (615) 963-5607
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Johnson 2017

William Johnson, Ph.D.,  Interim Assistant Dean

Sport Management
Office: Clement Hall, 162
Telephone:  (615) 963-5927
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 HPSS Jones 2017

Tim Jones, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Exercise Physiology and Sport Science

Office: Gentry Center, 330
Telephone: (615) 963-5610
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Mayes 2017


Jennifer Mayes, M.S.

Health and Wellness

Office: Gentry Center,  329
Telephone:  (615) 963-5599
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Smith 2017

Jason Smith, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Gentry Center,  322
Telephone:  (615) 963-2114
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Moreno 2017 


Vanessa Moreno, M.S., CSCS*D, USAW 

Exercise Science & Kinesiology

Office: Gentry Center, 308
Telephone:  (615) 963-5897
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Jamaal Hutchinson, Ed.D.,

Yoga Instructor / Adjunct
Office: Gentry Center, 214
Telephone: (615) 963-7524



Ashley Mushamba, Ed.D.
Demita  Greider, Ed.D., Yoga Instructor
Office: Gentry Center, 214
Telephone: (615) 963-7524





  Physically visit us                 

From 28th Avenue turn onto Walter S. Davis Blvd. - the Howard C. Gentry Athletic Complex will be on your left. The Department office is located on the third floor of the Gentry Center Athletic Complex.




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