Staff

Paige Hall Smith

Donna M.Duffy,Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Donna is the Program Director for the Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity, which is housed in the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at UNCG. Donna completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG in 2007. Prior to coming to UNCG, Donna completed her B.S. and M.Ed. at Boston University in Curriculum and Instruction. Email : dmduffy@uncg.edu

 

Paige Hall SmithPaige Hall Smith, PhD, MSPH is the Director of the Center for Women’s Health at UNCG. Paige is Associate Professor of Public Health Education and the 2004-2006 Linda Arnold Carlisle Professor of Women´s and Gender Studies at UNCG.

She has been at UNCG and active with the Women´s and Gender Studies Program since 1995. She has a particular interest in making new connections and collaborative teams among women´s health researchers at UNCG. Her own line of research focuses on improving health care response to women, reducing violence against women, and breastfeeding promotion. Email : phsmith@uncg.edu

Leilani MadrigalLeilani Madrigal, M.A., is the graduate assistant for the Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport & Physical Activity. She is a graduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG. She is working on her Doctoral degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Her research interests are in positive mental skills such as resiliency, optimism and mental toughness, and the links to sport issues (i.e. risk of and recovery from sport injury, and coping with defeat). Leilani received her B.A. and M.A. in psychology from California State University, San Marcos where she played NAIA softball for the program’s first 2 seasons.

 

Erin ReifsteckErin Reifsteck, M.S.,  is a graduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG. She is currently working toward her Doctoral degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology after completing her M.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology at UNCG. Her research interests are in gender and sport issues as well as physical activity and sport/life transitions. Erin received her B.S. in psychology with a minor in neuroscience at Saint Francis University (PA) where she played Division I field hockey and was named a two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and the Northeast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Erin’s current athletic pursuits include coaching local youth field hockey teams and competing in taekwondo. Email : ejreifst@uncg.edu

Marli BennettMarli Bennett is a graduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG. She is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Her research interests are gender and sports issues, specifically athletic identity. Marli received her B.A. in Psychology from Temple University where she played Division I basketball. She received the Unsung Hero Award, Owl club Academic Award and Big 5 All-Academic honors for Women’s Basketball. Most recently, Marli served as head coach for the varsity girl’s basketball team at C.W. Stanford Middle School. The team won the division championship with a record of 9-3. Email : mtbenne2@uncg.edu

Jasmine Smith is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity. She is a senior here at UNCG. Jasmine is majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education. During her time at UNCG, Jasmine has been a participant in club basketball. Email :  jcsmi24@uncg.edu