Health Sciences Faculty
Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Integrative Exercise Physiology, Temple University
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.
Micah Sadigh, Ph.D.
Psychology Department Chair / Professor
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.
"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."
B.A., Moravian College
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.
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.
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."
"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!"
"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
DH.Sc. Health Science, A.T. Still University
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.
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)
Certification: Athletic Trainers Certification (ATC)
License: Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine (Athletic Trainer)