Susan Edkins, MS, LAT, ATC
Location: 1227 Jones Building
Mrs. Edkins is in her 24th year at UNCP. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department and has served as the Program Director for the Athletic Training Education Program since October 2004. Prior to becoming the Program Director, Edkins served as the Clinical Coordinator. Her primary teaching responsibilities include: Therapeutic Modalites, General Medical Conditions, Pharmacology, Organization and Administration of Athletic Training, Clinical Education II and Clinical Education V. Edkins previously served several positions within the Athletic Department, including Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance Officer, and Senior Woman Administrator.
She is a 1989 graduate from UNC Chapel Hill where she earned a B.A in Biology and a B.S. in Physcial Education. Edkins earned her M.S. in Physical Education and Human Movement Studies from the University of Oregon in 1991, while serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Ducks' athletic program. She is married to Brian Edkins, a former UNCP soccer standout, who is the Principal at South View Senior High School in Hope Mills, NC. The couple resides in Lumberton and are the parents of three boys.
Beverly Justice, MS, LAT, ATC
Phone: (910) 521-6273
Location: 1224 Jones Building
Ms. Justice is in her 21st year at UNC Pembroke and has served as the Athletic Training Education Program's Clinical Coordinator since November 2004. As Clinical Coordinator, Justice is responsible for overseeing the clinical education component of the Athletic Training Education Program as well as coordinating all of the clinical rotations the ATEP's students perform, both on- and off-campus. In addition, she serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.
Her primary teaching responsibilities include Lower Extremity Assessment and lab, Upper Extremity Assessment and lab, Evidence Based Practice, and Clinical Education IV.
Justice previously served as the Head Volleyball Coach at UNC Pemborke for seven seasons and the Assistant Athletic Trainer for 11 years. She also served as the assistant volleyball coach and assistant women's basketball coach during her tenure at UNC Pembroke.
The Whiteville, NC native graduated from UNC Pembroke (then Pembroke State University) in 1992 with a BS in Health, Physical Education and Recreation: Athletic Training. She then became a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Western Michigan University where she earned her masters degree in Physical Education.
Michael Blackburn, MA, LAT, ATC
Lecturer/Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: (910) 522-5728
Micheal Blackburn joined UNCP in August 2009 as the Head Athletic Trainer. He serves as a peceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program in his primary sport assignments of football and wrestling. His primary teaching assignments are Clinical Education I and Anatomy and Physiology.
Ashley Ausborn, MS, LAT, ATC
Location: 1223 Jones Building
Ashley Ausborn joined the ATEP faculty in August 2013. She is a graduate of George Mason University where she served as a graduate assistant for the past two years. She currently serves as a preceptor with her primary sport assignments of wrestling and softball. Her primary teaching assignments are Therapeutic Exercise and the lab and Clinical Education III.
Joey Tamburo , MS, LAT, ATC
Location: 1225 Jones Building
Joey Tamburo returned to UNCP as a member of the ATEP faculty in August 2013. He is a 2011 graduate of the UNCP ATEP. He competed his masters degree at California University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and worked in a clinic/outreach position at a high school in Pittsburg last year. He serves as a preceptor with his primary sport assignments of men's soccer and basketball. His primary teaching assignments are Emergency Procedures, Therapeutic Modalities and the lab and the two BOC Preparation courses.
Rose Bussey, MS, LAT, ATC
Rose Bussey served as a graduate assistant Athletic Trainer at UNCP for two years prior to joining the ATEP faculty in August 2014. She received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and her master's degree in EXSS from UNC Pembroke. She serves as a preceptor with her primary sport assignments of women's soccer, women's basketball and tennis. Her primary teaching assignment is Intro to Athletic Training for potential Athletic Training majors.