Director, Staff Team, and Employment Information

  • Meet our team of professional and dedicated staff members who are all current students enrolled in academic programs of study at IUP. Please let us know how we can help in your quest for health and fitness.

    Each year in August, a new management team steps in to begin their professional journey in the fitness center. These individuals are also graduate students earning their master’s degrees from the Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Science Department. They are pursuing degrees with concentrations either in Sport Management, Exercise Science, or Sport Studies.

    In addition to a new management team each academic year, the fitness center is staffed with interns and student workers.

    Each semester, towards the end of August and January, you will see the new faces of undergraduate students pursuing Sport Administration degrees completing their internship experiences in the fitness center.

    There are also student workers with various backgrounds and interests who add to our staff in a variety of ways as fitness instructors, personal trainers, or fitness and membership attendants. Please welcome new faces, and don’t be afraid to ask questions as we get to know you!  

    Director

      Dr. Richard Hsiao
    Richard Hsiao, MS, MBA, PhD

    Staff Team 

    Graduate Assistants

    Kelly Anthony

    Kelly Anthony: Facility Manager
    Hometown: Phoenixville, PA
    Graduate Program: Sport Management 
    Background: Kelly is 22 years old. She was born and raised in Phoenixville, Pa. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Desales University, majoring in business administration and sport management. Kelly played basketball for all four years of Undergrad and was named captain her senior year. She hopes to bring her strong background of teamwork, communication, and leadership to the James G. Mill Facility. 
    Interesting Fact: Kelly was a three-sport athlete in high school. 

    Tommy Scales

    Tommy Scales: Assistant Facility Manager 
    Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio 
    Graduate Program: Sport Management 
    Background:  Tommy is 22 years old and was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree at Edinboro University, majoring in exercise science. He was captain of the basketball team and made all-PSAC Conference team.  
    Interesting Fact: Tommy is Christian and attends Greystone Church here in Indiana. 

    Andrew Fister

    Andrew Fister: Assistant Facility Manager 
    Hometown: Northumberland, PA 
    Graduate Program: Sport Studies 
    Background: Andrew is 22 years old. He was born and raised in Northumberland, Pa. He earned his bachelor’s degree here at IUP in sport management with a minor in business administration. He previously interned with Susquehanna University Athletics and helped do security at different professional sporting events.
    Interesting Fact: He was an anchor bowler who had a 205 average his senior year and helped his team earn their first regional title in school history. He also had his gall bladder removed at the age of seven.

    Staff

    Julie Calnan

    Julie Calnan, Staff
    Major: Theater
    Hometown: Ligonier, PA
    Background: Julie is a 33-year-old transfer student from University of Northern Colorado. She lived in Colorado for 12 years, Seattle for one year, and moved back to her home state of Pennsylvania.
    Interesting Fact: Julie has climbed 12 of the 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado. The first one she climbed was Pikes Peak when she was 10.

    Amy Fiorentini

    Amy Fiorentini, Staff
    Major: Exercise Science
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Background: Amy is 25 years old. She was born and raised in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh. She is majoring in exercise science and already has a degree in radiology.
    Interesting Fact: Amy’s life goal is to run a race in every state. She has completed 11 states so far.

    Christina Roberson

    Christina Roberson, Staff
    Undergraduate Program: Exercise Science  
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Background:  Christina is 22 years old, and this is her fifth year at IUP. She  has been an athlete all of her life and she has a passion for health and fitness. She likes to help people in any way that she can. She hopes to be a physical therapist to a wide range of people one day.
    Interesting Fact:
    Christina ran track for nine to ten years.

    Ashley Ryder

    Ashley Ryder, Staff
    Graduate Program: Sport Administration and Health and Physical Education
    Hometown: Mercer, PA
    Background:  Ashley graduated from IUP with her BS in sport administration and a minor in business. She was secretary of the sport administration club for two years. She volunteers with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and has been an assistant softball coach for four years. Ashley is the homeschool graduate assistant this year in the KHSS department. After graduation, she hopes to move down south and pursue a doctorate degree. 
    Interesting Fact: Ashley is the 2009 Pennsylvania state free throw champion: she went 24/25.

    Tyler Montgomery

    Tyler Montgomery, Staff
    Undergraduate Program: Physical Education and Exercise Science
    Hometown: Oxford, PA
    Background: Tyler enjoys playing many sports, such as lifting and exercising. He likes to play guitar, drums, and piano. Drawing characters from multiple sources of media is his favorite way to relax.
    Interesting Fact: Tyler has celiac disease; this means he has an allergy to gluten. This disease also affects his immune system and regenerative cells.

    Instructors and Personal Trainers

    Amy Fiorentini
    Amy Fiorentini, Insanity Instructor

    Undergraduate Program: Exercise Science and Sport Science
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Background: Amy has worked previously as a radiologic technologist for three years in Pittsburgh. She decided to attend IUP for her bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science to pursue her passion for fitness. She then plans to on to graduate school for physical therapy. Amy attended Chartiers Valley High School and was a part of the cross country and track and field teams. After one year of attending Insanity Live group exercise classes, Amy took her love for the class to the next step and became a certified instructor in September 2014.
    Interesting Fact:
    Amy's life goal is to run a race in every state.

    Employment or Internships at the Fitness Center

    Are you interested in making some extra money while gaining valuable experience in the field of exercise and fitness? If you are dedicated, professional, and willing to put our members first, then we might be looking for you!

    Fitness and membership attendants are typically student workers and can be from any academic field. Between two and four student workers are needed yearly. Staff may be required to be available during winter and/or summer breaks. Typically between one and two personal trainers and group fitness instructors are needed yearly and must have junior or senior status in IUP’s Exercise Science program. Positions may or may not be available throughout the year.

    Applications will be accepted any time by downloading and completing an Employee Application Form, attaching your resume, and delivering your information to the fitness center or mailbox outside of Room 114. If workers are not currently needed and the applicant will be available during the following term, their application will be kept on file for consideration during the next term.

    Interns please complete an Intern Application Form, submit your resume, and deliver your information to the mailbox outside of Room 114 or e-mail your packet to Richard Hsiao at hsiao@iup.edu. Interns should apply no later than two months prior to the semester they wish to complete their internship during. Interns must have their internship approved by their internship adviser no later than one month prior to the conclusion of the semester that precedes the prospective internship period (i.e., an internship for fall must be approved no later than the end of March).

    Positions that may be available along with their descriptions and requirements include:

    Fitness and Membership Attendant

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Personal Trainer