Erica Rauff, PhD
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology Department
Building/Room: Casey 206
Erica completed her graduate education at The Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Kinesiology. Erica’s graduate studies were in the field of sport and exercise psychology where her research focused largely on the connections between excessive gestational weight gain and future obesity, with a goal of preventing excessive gestational weight through dietary and physical activity interventions in pregnancy. Erica’s current research is focused on childhood obesity prevention and understanding how dietary and physical activity interventions can be used to help individuals manage their weight and maintain their health across the lifespan. At Seattle University, Erica teaches SPEX 4210, Sport and Exercise Psychology and SPEX 4950, Internship.
Outside of work, Erica enjoys running, biking, swimming, hiking, and skiing. She spends much of her free time being active in the outdoors with her husband and their black Labrador retriever.