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 AT 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.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Yordon Center, NIU, DeKalb, IL
Paul Plummer, ATC joined the St Vincent Sports Performance Physicians in 2008. He serves as supervisor of the practice that employs 5 physicians, 3 athletic trainers, a nurse, radiographer and front office staff. The practice provides coverage to area Indianapolis colleges, high schools and middle schools. The Sports Performance Center employs over 60 athletic trainers as well as strength coaches, nutritionist and sport psychologists.
In March 2012, Paul transitioned from President-Elect to GLATA President. He enjoys giving back to the profession through leadership. He has served on the GLATA Executive Board as the Indiana State Representative as well as his current elected position. In addition to serving at the District level, Paul has served in leadership in both Indiana and North Carolina. Most recently in Indiana serving 2 year terms each as President-elect, President and Past President. Paul was recognized by his peers as the 2002 North Carolina College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year. He served over four years on the North Carolina Athletic Trainerís Association Executive Board as Secretary and then as President. He also sat on the Board of Directors for the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation as the Representative from District 3.
Paul has taught courses within several different CAATE Programs both as a faculty member and as a guest lecturer. He enjoys teaching students from both a scientific and experiential perspective. In addition to teaching in athletic training curricula, Paul teaches both Residents and Med Students as part of their medical education.
Paul has also been part of the host team for the Big Ten Menís and Womenís Basketball Tournaments, the Big Ten Football Championships, the NCAA Menís Basketball Midwest Regional Championships and both the Menís and Womenís NCAA Basketball Final Four.
Paulís background includes 20 years of collegiate athletic training experience both as a faculty member and as a clinical athletic trainer. Most recently he worked with Marian University providing coverage to the student-athletes of the newly created football program. Prior to joining the Marian program, he served as the Executive Director for Athletic Training Services at Indiana State University where he worked specifically with the Menís Basketball Program. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of providing Athletic Training Services and supervising a staff of over 12 Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists.
Paul also served as Head Athletic Trainer and Program Director at Campbell University from 1995-2002. During his tenure at Campbell, he created an entry-level athletic training education program that achieved CAAHEP Accreditation while he coordinated the medical coverage for the Fighting Camel athletic teams. Mr. Plummer has been an athletic training program site visitor for CAATE Accreditation and served as a consultant to institutions wanting to attain CAATE Accreditation. Prior to his time at CU, Plummer served as the Head Athletic Trainer at
Paul earned his Masterís degree from