CONTACT:
Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.
Chair, Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
610-606-4666 ext. 3609
dianne.babbitt@cedarcrest.edu

Health Sciences Faculty

Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ext. 3609
dianne.babbitt@cedarcrest.edu

Education

Ph.D. Integrative Exercise Physiology, Temple University
M.S. Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg University
B.S. Bible & Business Administration, Cairn University

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Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of cardiovascular exercise physiology, specifically the integration of molecular physiology with applied physiology in understanding the effect of exercise on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases. Through research I strive to make positive contributions to the discipline of exercise physiology, and am excited at the prospect of these research findings having a positive contribution to the health of individuals.

  
Inspiration

There have been multiple people who have invested in my education, career in teaching, and ventures into scientific research. Many of the inter- and intra-disciplinary professionals with whom I have had the opportunity to collaborate have enlightened me to the fact that teaching and scientific research are advanced through a group effort and open conversation. I aspire to bring this philosophy to my interactions with colleagues and students.

On Becoming a Teacher

The profession of teaching encourages lifelong learning. My desire for learning has led to an eagerness for sharing knowledge through teaching. The more I learn and teach, the more I realize that I continue to have much to learn.
“The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds.” John F. Kennedy

Memberships and Certifications

Member: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
International Society of Hypertension (ISH)

Certification: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

Courses Taught

Introduction to Exercise Science
Kinesiology
Exercise Physiology I
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to Global Health
Physical Conditioning for Exercise and Sport
Introduction to Health Professions
Health Professions II
Health Professions III
Health Sciences Capstone

Why Cedar Crest?

Attending a small, private liberal arts college as an undergraduate student has allowed me to appreciate the value of this type of education offered at Cedar Crest College. It is exciting that Cedar Crest College is designed for women who desire the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of personal and professional development. As a professor, it is my desire to facilitate and empower students to realize their full potential.

Professional Advice

My advice to talented, emerging Health Science professionals is to be open to new experiences, ideas, and discussions with colleagues of both similar and diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Embracing these types of interactions fosters the greatest individual growth.

Micah Sadigh, Ph.D.

Micah Sadigh, Ph.D.

Psychology Department Chair / Professor
Curtis Hall, 119
Ext. 3715
micasa@cedarcrest.edu

Dr. Sadigh's interests lie in clinical, biological, health, and existential psychology. His publications include work on sleep disorders, personality disorders, applied psychophysiology, stress and disease, the psychological treatment of pain, post traumatic stress disorder, and an existential approach to the treatment of psychosomatic disorders.

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"I was profoundly influenced by my psychology professors when I was a student in college. I began conducting psychology research as an undergraduate student, which laid the foundation for much of my work for years to come. Although I spent nearly 10 years as a Behavioral Medicine Psychologist at hospital settings, teaching and research remained as two areas which I excelled in, which actually made me a better clinician. I have been teaching at Cedar Crest College since 1998. I was an adjunct professor during the first two years and became a full time faculty in 2001."

Education

B.A., Moravian College
Ph.D, Lehigh University

Memberships

Dr. Sadigh holds a Diplomate status in Franklian Psychology, which was awarded to him by the International Viktor Frankl Institute. He is a Fellow of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine and is a member of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the Society for Existential Analysis, and the American Psychosomatic Society.

Courses Taught

Currently, Dr. Sadigh is teaching courses in Theories of Personality, Systems of Psychotherapy, Health Psychology, Mind-Body Medicine, Stress & Disease, The Psychology of Anxiety, Existential Psychology, and History and Systems of Psychology.

Publications

He is the author of three books, which includes Autogenic Training: A Mind-Body Approach to the Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain published by Haworth Medical Press. He is also a published poet and an accomplished composer. In addition to his publications, he frequently lectures at state and national conferences.

Why Choose Cedar Crest?

"My undergraduate training convinced me that the liberal arts can play a significant role in one's personal as well as professional development. I am also very much dedicated to the education of women. Some of my important role models in life were women. Cedar Crest College is a perfect place where I can be service to our students as well the future of higher education."

Advice

"Discover yourself! Self-discovery is one of the most important aspects of higher education, which leads to a better understanding of one's innate gifts and potentialities. Without self-knowledge, external circumstances, which are always in flux, determine one's destiny in life. With self knowledge, you create your future!"

Inspiration

"My college professors, great writers, good research, ancient philosophers, my students, life itself!"

How Did You Become a Teacher?

"I was considered an effective tutor when I was in high school. At that time, several of my teachers had predicted that I would be teaching one day. In college I continued to tutor and then became a laboratory assistant in two courses. Students in both courses were very pleased with my ability to teach. My professors were also very supportive and continued to challenge me to plan and develop lectures. Teaching was and is one of my deepest passions."

Allen G. Snook, DH.Sc.

Director of Athletics, Wellness and Recreation
Ext. 4401
agsnook@cedarcrest.edu

Education

DH.Sc. Health Science, A.T. Still University
M.S.- Psychology, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
B.S.- Exercise Science, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

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Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of sports psychology concerning the topics of injury recovery and performance enhancing drugs (PED's). Through research I look to connect both mind and body while having a positive impact on the health of students and athletes.
Inspiration:

There have been multiple individuals whom have contributed to both my academic and athletic education. This involves physical therapists, athletic trainers, faculty, staff and administrations I have met and worked with along my voyage.

On Becoming a Teacher

My passion for human wellness has led me to value the knowledge I do not know in addition to what I do know. I continue to strive to pass on practical knowledge to the future generation so they can continue to do that to the next.

Memberships and Certifications

Member: National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Association (PATS)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Certification: Athletic Trainers Certification (ATC)
American Red Cross- CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

License: Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine (Athletic Trainer)
New Jersey State Board of Medicine (Athletic Trainer)

 


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