This week’s “Professor Chat” is with Lisa D. Toscano, professor of kinesiology. Toscano can be found teaching Anatomical Kinesiology, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Therapeutic Exercise Prescription and Modalities, Personal Wellness and Introduction to Exercise Science this semester.
Recently, Toscano was named to the MAAC Honor Roll, along with Junius Kellogg of the class of 1953. Toscano was one of the leading founders of Manhattan College’s inaugural varsity women’s basketball team. She is also a member of Manhattan College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. In addition to her own athletic honors, she has received the 25 year service award from the National Athletic Training Association in recognition for her efforts.
Read on to find out a little more about your professor.
Q: Why are you a professor in the subject that you are?
A: I am a professor of Kinesiology probably for two reasons: 1) I always loved school and I was blessed with many, many great professors—teachers that were truly inspiring. I wanted to do the same one day. 2) As an athlete I became interested in sports medicine and orthopedic injuries. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to teach here at Manhattan (my undergraduate home) in the department I love.
Q: What is your favorite part about MC?
A: My students!
Q: What is your biggest student pet peeve?
A: Not sure I have one.
Q: Where can you be found on the weekends?
A: Summer: beaches. Fall: biking, hiking, snow shoeing (when possible), theater, movies and eating.
Q: What is your favorite thing to read (book, newspaper, magazine, etc.)?
A: The New York Times.