Kalisiak Lecture Series


The Roger Kalisiak Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series provides funding to bring recognized experts in the field of athletic training to campus to address students, alumni, faculty, staff and the general public about trends and issues in the field. The lecture series was established by NIU athletic training alumnus Roger Kalisiak and his wife, Cathy, to ensure that students and others interested in athletic training have the opportunity to interact with and learn from recognized experts working in the field.

Past Presenters

  • 2018 - Kathy Dieringer, Co-owner of D&D Sports Medicine
  • 2017 - Bob Gray, Coordinator of Athletic Training Community Affairs for Cleveland Clinic Sports Health
  • 2016 - Malissa Martin, Associate Vice Provost Professor, Athletic Training at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • 2015 - Thomas Weidner, Chair, School of Kinesiology, Ball State University
  • 2014 - Paul Schmidt, Head Men's Basketball Athletic Trainer at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2013 - Julie Rochester, Director, Athletic Training Education Program at Northern Michigan University
  • 2012 - Paul Plummer, Certified Athletic Trainer and Supervisor of St. Vincent Sport Performance Physicians in Indianapolis
  • 2011 - Richard Ray, Athletic Trainer and Professor of Kinesiology at Hope College
  • 2010 - Tory Lindley, Associate Athletic Director and Director of Athletic Training Services, Northwestern University
  • 2009 - Mike Braid, Certified Athletic Trainer at i'move
  • 2008 - Marjorie J. Albohm, National Athletic Trainers' Association President 2008-2012
  • 2007 - Mark Gibson, Assistant Professor, Athletic Training, UW LaCrosse
  • 2006 - Kathy Schniedwind, Former Head Athletic Trainer for Illinois State University