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About Suanne Maurer-Starks

Dr. Suanne Maurer-Starks is an Associate Professor at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She also serves as the Program Director for both the undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs. Prior to her employment at BSU, Suanne served on faculty at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY). Suanne received her baccalaureate degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training from Canisius College, her masters degree in Deaf Education from Canisius College, her CAS in Educational Administration from Hofstra University and doctorate of education degree in Health from Columbia University, Teachers College. Suanne has been involved as a clinician in the World Games for the Deaf and has traveled to two International Games, including Sofia, Bulgaria, and Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition, Suanne has presented at district and national conferences, including the Eastern Athletic Trainer's Association (EATA) Annual Meeting; the National Athletic Trainer's Annual (NATA) Meeting, the Massachusetts Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) Annual Meeting and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Annual Meeting. Suanne has served as a Site Visitor to assess other athletic training curriculums and as a Test Site Administrator for the Board of Certification Examination. She is involved in her local community through serving on the Brookside Elementary School Council and through teaching Sign Language in the Adult Education program. Dr. Maurer-Starks has been recognized for her professional efforts through receiving the Service Award given out by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.


Present Associate Professor, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater State University
Present Program Director, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater State University


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Honors and Awards

  • NATA Service Award

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