Program Faculty

Fredrick A. Gardin
Program Coordinator
Fredrick Gardin headshot Education — BS, Appalachian State University, Health Education; MAEd, East Carolina University, Health Education; PhD, University of South Carolina, Physical Education and Athletic Training
Research/Interests — Dr. Gardin joins Montclair State University with clinical experiences in secondary schools, youth sports, sport camps, and professional sports. Dr. Gardin has experience as a clinical instructor for variety of schools and is a formally trained educator.
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Office — University Hall 4105
Phone — (973) 655-7156

Marsha Grant-Ford
Clinical Education Coordinator
Marsha Grant-Ford headshot Education — BS,East Stroudsburg University - Health & Physical Major with Athletic Training/Aquatics Concentration; MEd, University of Virginia - Athletic Training/Sports Medicine; PhD, Temple University - Kinesiology with Athletic Training Concentration
Research/Interests — clinical experiences at the secondary school, sport/gymnastic camps, physician practice, professional sports, and all three NCAA division levels. She has educational degrees from three (CAAHEP now CAATE) accredited programs and has taught in five others (including MSU).
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Office — University Hall 4024
Phone — (973) 655-5243

David Middlemas

David Middlemas headshot Education — EdD, Rutgers University - Educational Statistics and Measurement; MA, University of Nebraska at Kearney - Sports Medicine; BS, Muhlenberg College - Natural Science and Mathematics;
Research/Interests — Dr. Middlemas joined the faculty at MSU in 2000 as associate professor and Director of the Athletic Training Education Program. He came to MSU from William Paterson University where he was Program Director. Dr. Middlemas’ experience as an athletic training educator includes teaching in both internship and accredited athletic training education programs. His professional experience includes directing the athletic training outreach program for a sports medicine clinic, head collegiate athletic trainer, high school athletic trainer and clinical athletic training. Dr. Middlemas has published in the athletic training literature and given professional presentations in the field. He is a Test Site Administrator and Examiner for the NATABOC, facilitator for NATABOC Examiner Development, an NATA certified Clinical Instructor Educator and has been involved in athletic medical care for NCAA Division 3 championships in two sports, and national masters’ championships for the Athletics Congress. Please refer to his faculty web page for his publications and presentations.
Office — University Hall 4135
Phone — (973) 655-7090

John Davis
Head Athletic Trainer
John Davis headshot Education — BS, Ursinus College - Health and Physical Education; MS East Stroudsburg University - Physical Education with a Biomechanics concentration
Research/Interests — Mr. John Davis has been at the helm of athletic training services for Intercollegiate Athletics at Montclair State University since 1984. In addition to a very full schedule preventing and managing athletic injury and illness for 17 intercollegiate teams as Head Athletic Trainer, Mr. Davis has demonstrated a very strong commitment to the profession. He currently is the President-Elect of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association (EATA). He has previously served as the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) District II secretary, EATA Secretary/Treasurer, Northern Representative to the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey, and is a past president of the State organization. He was selected as an athletic trainer to the 1988 International Para Olympic Games. In 2005, he was the first recipient of the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Dr. Donald Grover Memorial Award which is bestowed to an athletic trainer of an ECAC member institution who has achieved outstanding success in his career and made a significant contribution to intercollegiate athletics. Mr. Davis has been inducted into the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey Hall of Fame. Montclair State University honored Mr Davis in 2010 by dedicating its athletic training facility as the John Davis and Dr. M. Benjamin Burton Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Center.
Office — Panzer Athletic Center 29
Phone — (973) 655-5250

Cindy Dormann
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education — BS, Montclair State University - Physical Education
Research/Interests — Ms. Dormann has been the assistant athletic trainer at MSU since 1993. Ms. Dormann graduated magna cum laude from MSU in 1992 where she was a two sport athlete. She has since been a clinician in the clinical and secondary school settings as well as with the New Jersey Imperials, a regional soccer league.
Office — Panzer Athletic Center 29
Phone — (973) 655-5233

Douglas Borkowski, MD

ATEP Medical Director
Education — MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; BS, Montclair State University
Research/Interests — He is affiliated with the US Olympic Committee and volunteered several years at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. He has been chosen several times to travel with US winter sport teams to Europe. Dr. Borkowski is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Running and Fitness Association, and is a Registered Physician of the USA Amateur Boxing Federation. Dr. Bprkowski is a 1982 graduate of Montclair State University who has returned to provide athletic health care to the athletes at his alma mater. He specializes in Sports Medicine and also has a primary care background. He is the medical director at Doctor’s Express in Paramus, NJ. He also adds his sports medicine expertise to the physician staff at the McInerney Institute several days a week. Along with his team physician duties ay MSU he also supervises the medical aspects of the athletic training education program in accordance with the accrediting body (CAATE).
Office — University Hall 4136