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Larry Leverenz

Larry Leverenz, Ph.D., AT
Curriculum Director/Athletic Trainer
llevere@purdue.edu - Office: 494-3167 - LAMB

Dr. Larry Leverenz joined the Purdue staff in 1991. He served as athletic trainer for men's basketball from 1993-2006.

Dr. Leverenz holds the academic rank of Clinical Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, and he serves as Director of Athletic Training Education. He has served professionally as a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Education Council and as president of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Currently, he is the President of the World Federation of Athletic Training/Therapy.

Dr. Leverenz previously worked as assistant athletic trainer at the University of Iowa. Before that he was the athletic training curriculum director/assistant athletic trainer at Western Illinois for seven years, athletic trainer at Macomb (Ill.) High School for five years and assistant athletic trainer at the U.S. Air Force Academy for three years.

A native of Fithian, Ill., Dr. Leverenz received a B.S. in physical education and biology from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, an M.S. in physical education from Western Illinois and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Iowa.

Marie Hornyik

Alice Wilcoxson, Ph.D., AT
Clinical Coordinator/Athletic Trainer
awilcoxson@purdue.edu - Office: 494-3172 - LAMB

Alice Wilcoxson rejoined the Purdue Athletic Training faculty and staff in August 2004 in a split appointment with intercollegiate athletics and the Department of Health and Kinesiology. Her primary responsibilities in athletics includes providing services in Mackey Arena for volleyball and clinical instruction for students in the athletic training education program. Academically, she teaches several courses and oversees the clinical education component of the athletic training education program.

Alice served in a variety of roles within Purdue’s Intercollegiate Athletics, the Student Health Center Physical Therapy Department, and the Recreational Sports Center Athletic Training Room from 1992 – 2000. She left Purdue from 2000- 2004, to serve as the Program Director for the Athletic Training Education Program at Eastern Kentucky University.

A native of Albany, KY., Alice earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education / Athletic Training at Eastern Kentucky University, and her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. She is married to Purdue alumni Darrin Wilcoxson. Darrin and Alice reside in West Lafayette.

Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller, AT, PT
Continuing Lecturer
Director of Sports Medicine (Retired)
damiller@purdue.edu - LAMB

A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Denny Miller joined the Purdue athletic training staff in 1973 following completion of his postgraduate physical therapy curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania, which followed tours as assistant athletic trainer at United States Military Academy, West Point (while on active duty) and Syracuse. He retired as Director of Sports Medicine and Director of the Physical Therapy Department in the Purdue Student Health Center in 2012.

In June of 1996, Miller completed four years as president of the 20,000-member NATA. He also is a former president of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association, chaired a NATA task force to develop and recommend standards for health care for intercollegiate athletes. Miller was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in June of 2001. In 2002, Miller received the Diamond “P” Award, presented annually by the John Purdue Club for distinguished service and commitment to Purdue athletics.

A native of Hawarden, Iowa, Miller earned his B.S. in physical education from Iowa State in 1968, his M. S. in physical education from Syracuse in 1972 and his physical therapy degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973.

Denny and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, Nicole and Natalie, who are Purdue graduates, and three granddaughters.

Virginia Zinsmeister, Ph.D.
Continuing Lecturer
Anatomy & Pathology
Scott Lawrance, DHSc, LAT, ATC, MSPT, CSCS
Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Scott Lawrance joined the Purdue Athletic Training faculty in 2016 with the academic rank of Clinical Associate Professor.

Dr. Lawrance has practiced as an athletic trainer in a variety of settings, including high school, college, and in the clinic with areas of specialty in knee and spine rehabilitation and sports performance. He has served professionally as President of the Indiana Athletic Trainersí Association, Division IV Representative to the NATA State Association Advisory Committee, as athletic training liaison to the Indiana State Medical Association Commission on Sports Medicine, a Board of Certification Home Study Reviewer and Examiner, and as a CAATE Site Visitor. Currently, he also serves as President of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainersí Association.

A native of North Webster, IN., Dr. Lawrance received his Bachelorís degree in Secondary Education and Athletic Training from Butler University, a Masterís degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety from Middle Tennessee State University, and Masterís in Physical Therapy and Doctor of Health Science degrees from the University of Indianapolis.