Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity
Board of Directors

 

Executive Director

David G. Lorenzi, Ed.D., CAPE, ACSM CIFT

(724) 672-8773

[email protected]

Dr. Lorenzi is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he serves as the Director of the Special Needs Activity Program.  Originally inducted into the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa at Slippery Rock University as an undergraduate student, Dr. Lorenzi went on to start the Epsilon Tau Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa at West Liberty State College (now West Liberty University).  Currently, Dr. Lorenzi serves as the chapter advisor for the Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Lorenzi has served on the Phi Epsilon Kappa Board of Directors as the District I Director, as President, and now serves as the Executive Director.  Dr. Lorenzi completed a B.S. in Health and Physical Education at Slippery Rock University in 1993, an M.A. in Adapted Physical Education at the University of Georgia in 1998, and an Ed.D. in Physical Education Teacher Education with a cognate in Special Education at West Virginia University in 2008.

 

Treasurer

Debra S. Berkey, Ph.D.

(269) 207-4504

[email protected]

Dr. Berkey is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Human Performance Health Education at Western Michigan University.  Berkey served as the Department Chair for 13 years, Coordinator of the Graduate and Undergraduate Physical Education and Teacher Education Program and the Director of an Adapted Physical Education Professional Preparation Grant.  A native of Pennsylvania, Berkey earned degrees at Slippery Rock University (1976) and West Virginia University (1982, 1985).  She started the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa at Western Michigan University in 1998 and continues to serve as the chapter advisor.  Dr. Berkey served on the Phi Epsilon Kappa National Council as the first elected female President.  

 

President

Donnie Andrews, Ph.D.

(256) 782-5599

(601) 421-1580

[email protected]

Dr. Andrews is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.  Originally, Dr. Andrews was inducted into the Delta Sigma Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa at Troy University in 2001 as an Assistant Professor and Co-Director for the Chapter.   Dr. Andrews went on to start and Co-Direct the Zeta Zeta Chapter at Jackson State University in Mississippi; start and Direct the Eta Beta Chapter at the University of Louisiana Monroe and the Theta Delta Chapter at Mississippi College.   Currently, Dr. Andrews serves as the chapter director/advisor for the Eta Omicron Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa at Jacksonville State University.  Dr. Andrews currently serves on the Phi Epsilon Kappa Board of Directors as the President.

 

Past President

Ann Hickey, Ph.D.

(562) 907-4947

[email protected]

Dr. Hickey is an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department at Whittier College.  She earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Physical Education and Recreation at Whittier College.  She then earned her PhD in Kinesiology with a specialty in sport psychology from the University of Southern California.  Currently, Dr. Hickey serves as the chapter advisor for the Zeta Lambda Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa at Whittier College.  Dr. Hickey has served on the Phi Epsilon Kappa Board of Directors as the District VI representative, as President-Elect, President, and now serves as the Past President. 

 

 President Elect

Rodney Gaines, Ph.D.

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Dr. Gaines is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sport Science and Wellness at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.  He serves as the faculty advisor for the PEK chapter Theta Lambda at Hampton University.  Dr. Gaines founded the Theta Lambda Chapter at Hampton University and previously founded the Theta Gamma Chapter at Norfolk State University.  Dr. Gaines is a graduate from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virgina Tech), where he completed the following degree programs: B.S. in Business Finance, M.S. in Physical Education with an Exercise Science emphasis, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Health and Physical Education.  Dr. Gaines has served on the Phi Epsilon Kappa Board of Directors and is now the President-Elect. 

 

District I Director

Cathy Houston-Wilson, Ph.D.

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 Dr. Cathy Houston-Wilson is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at SUNY Brockport.  She began her affiliation with the Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity in 1981 while as a student at Manhattan College.  Later, she became advisor to the Beta Pi Chapter of the Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity at SUNY Brockport.  In 1999, Dr. Houston-Wilson was elected to the Board of Directors, serving as the first female in that position.  In 2011, Dr. Houston-Wilson was elected National President of the Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity.  She remains active on the Board of Directors as the District I Director.  Her expertise is in the area of Adapted Physical Education.

 

District II Director

Eric M. Sandler, MS, ATC, CSCS

(585)395-5764

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Mr. Sandler is a Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at SUNY Brockport, where he primarily teaches coursework in the Exercise Science major.  Originally inducted into the Beta Pi Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa at SUNY Brockport as an undergraduate student, Mr. Sandler currently serves as the co-advisor for that chapter.

 

District III Director

Irene Cucina, D.P.E

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 Dr. Cucina is a Professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at Plymouth State University.  She is the PE and HE Teacher Certification Program Coordinator as well as the PE and HE Graduate Program Coordinator. She serves as the Advisor for the Zeta Beta Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa and was instrumental in starting the Plymouth State Chapter.  Dr. Cucina has served on the Phi Epsilon Kappa Board of Directors as President from 2016-2018 and now serves as the District III Director.

 

District IV Director

Daniel Burt, Ph.D.

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District V Director

Pamela Verhulst, Ed.D.

(920) 252-2583 (cell)

(325) 793-4765 (office)

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Dr. Verhulst is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Wellness, and Sport Science at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where she serves as the Sport Leadership and Management Program Advisor and Advisor of Kinesiology Klub. She also serves as online adjunct faculty at the University of Western States, Oregon, in the Sports Performance Psychology Program. Dr. Verhulst was inducted in 2017 as a Member of the PEK chapter at McMurry. She continued to lead in Kinesiology and PEK until she took over the Advisor title in 2020. Dr. Verhulst is a graduate of UW – La Crosse, Wisconsin (where she hales) in a BS in Physical Education/Coaching, and a MS in Human Performance/Biomechanics. She completed her EdD at the United States Sports Academy in Sports Management, Sports Leadership, and Sports Coaching. Currently, Dr. Verhulst serves as the chapter advisor for the Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity Chapter of Pi at McMurry University of Abilene, Texas.