Program Staff

  • Here are some of the Homeschool Physical Education Program staff members that you will see:

    Program Director

    Dr. David Wachob, DEd, CAPE, CHES

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    Dr. David Wachob is an assistant professor in the Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department. He is a certified health and physical education teacher, with both a baccalaureate and master’s degree in the discipline. His doctoral degree is in education, with a focus in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Wachob also holds several other certifications, including certified adapted physical educator, certified health education specialist, and physical best fitness specialist.

    Dr. Wachob has been teaching in higher education since 2009, which includes being a faculty member at Lock Haven University before his appointment at IUP. Prior to his career in higher education, Dr.Wachob worked in both the private and public school settings as a teacher, coach, and aquatics director. His professional interests include student engagement, learning styles, and interdisciplinary teaching.

    Program Staff

    Ashley Ryder

    ASHLEY RYDERAshley Ryder is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in Health and Physical Education and Sport Management at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management and a minor in business. During her undergraduate degree she was the secretary of the Sport Administration Club on campus. During her summer off she worked at Nike, a summer camp, and volunteered her time as an assistant softball coach. Ashley has also worked at the James G. Mill Fitness Center for the past two years at school and continues to do so this year as well. She has also participated and volunteered at a variety of events for the Muscular Dystrophy Association located in Pittsburgh. Ashley has a passion or sports and is eager to start this new journey into teaching.

    Jason Fallara

    JASON FALLARAJason is pursuing a master’s degree in Health and Physical Education at IUP.  He graduated from the university in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education.  During his undergraduate degree he had the opportunity of being the president of the HPED Major’s club, and was able to represent IUP at a state conference. During his summer off he assisted with a football program and helped to condition soccer athletes. His passion is teaching; all ages. Jason has enjoyed competition his whole life. He likes being active and his favorite activity is lifting weights. Jason is looking forward to further education himself under the unlimited wisdom of Dr. Wachob.  Jason’s favorite quote is: “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.”