Keary Rouff

Mr. Keary Rouff 
Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Science
Division of Management and Education

M. S. Ed. Leadership Studies, Duquesne University
B. S. Sports Medicine, Univeristy of Pittsburgh at Bradford
 

        Before coming to Pitt-Bradford, Professor Rouff was a fitness center director and physical education instructor at Alfred (N.Y.) State College. He also was a certified personal trainer at Knowlton's Personal Fitness in Bradford, where he developed exercise and nutrition programs for clients.

        Professor Rouff is currently pursuing his doctorate in sport management from the U.S. Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. He earned his master's degree in leadership studies emphasizing sport administration from Duquesne University and his bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Pitt-Bradford.
        Professor Rouff is an avid softball player and lives in Bradford with his wife, Tammi, a son Kellen, and his step-daughter, Danielle.

 

Why or how did you come to teach at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford?
I was a graduate of the University.

What do you think the purpose or benefit of a higher education is?
To gain skills for life-long learning

What are the benefits, in your opinion, for students studying in a small campus setting rather than on a large/urban campus setting?
A safe, friendly environment

With a word or two, how do you think a student would most likely describe you as a professor?
Passionate and caring

Within your field of teaching and research; what specific directions do you tend to channel your energy?
Sport leadership

How would you say your field of teaching is incorporated into your life outside of the university and vice-versa?
I eat, drink, and live sports

What is an interest or hobby of yours that is an extension of the teachings of your academic field?
Softball

Are you currently working on any research, publication, or project?  What does it consist of?
Leadership vs. management

What kind of music do you most enjoy?
Heavy metal and hard rock

What's something you should throw away but can't?
Old bats

What is the most rewarding aspect of teaching at Pitt-Bradford?
Helping others to attain their goals