Renee Polubinski, Ed.D.

Renee Polubinsky, Ed.D., AT-Ret

Professor and Interim Assistant Dean;
Acting Chair, Counselor Education & College Student Personnel;
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies;
Sport Management Graduate Coordinator;
Public Health Graduate Coordinator

Department: Kinesiology/College of Education and Human Services
Academic Programs: Sport Management, Kinesiology and Coaching
Research Areas: Prevention of Injuries and Coaching Education
Phone: 309-298-1690


About Me

I am a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the Interim Assistant Dean for the College of Education and Human Services at Western Illinois University, Macomb.  I previously served as the Chair (5 yrs.) for the Department of Kinesiology and the Director (16 yrs.) of the Athletic Training Program.  Prior to coming to WIU, I worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer for 10 years in Wisconsin.

Ed.D. in Health Care Education
Nova Southeastern University
Concentration: Athletic Training
M.Ed. in Health Promotion and Cardiovascular Fitness
University of Cincinnati
B.S. in Physical Education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Emphasis: Athletic Training
  • Hall of Fame for IL Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Athletic Trainer Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007) and University/ Community Service (2011 & 2016)
  • Faculty Excellence Service Award from the Students of Color
  • Athletic Hall of Fame for Messmer High School