Deputy Provost of
Michael Sitler, EdD, ATC, FNATA, is Deputy Provost for Operations effective May 1, 2013. Dr. Sitler served as Interim Dean of the College of Health Professions and Social Work since July 2010 and previously as Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology.
Dr. Sitler is past President of the National Athletic Trainers’Association Research and Education Foundation and an editorial board member of the Journal of Athletic Training and Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.
He is the recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Recognition Award for Scholarly Achievement (1987), the American Academy of Orthopedic Society O’Donoghue Award for outstanding research (1989), the Henry Albert Scientific Presentation Award (1993), the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching (1997), the East Stroudsburg University Alumnus Achievement Award (1997), and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Distinguished Merit Award (2004). In 2008, he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer Society’s Hall of Fame and in 2009, as a fellow in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. In 2010, he received the Bud Sayers Miller Distinguished Educator Award of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
His research on evidence-based practice in athletic training and sports medicine is nationally and internationally recognized and is with focused on interventions to reduce unintentional injuries and post-surgical outcomes. He has published 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals; made 35 invited presentations at international, national, regional and state professional meetings; and had the results of 87 research studies accepted for presentation at scientific meetings.
He earned his EdD in Physical Education from New York University and his MS and BS from East Stroudsburg State College.