David MacIntyre was born and grew up in Waukesha, WI, attending Waukesha North for high school. His parents, Bruce MacIntyre ’63 and Kathy (Couillard) MacIntyre ’64, graduated from Carroll College and both have worked at Carroll; his dad taught in the Biology Department (1968-2005) and his mom supervised student teachers (mid-late 1970’s). An early “job” of David’s was as ball boy for the Carroll Football team. MacIntyre received a BS in Physics from Hope College and an MS in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University. He started working at Carroll in August, 1995. MacIntyre has taught Biomechanics in the Physical Therapy Graduate Program, Introductory Physics in the Physics Department, Kinesiology in the Department of Human Movement Sciences, and Sports Biomechanics in the Exercise Physiology Graduate Program. Additionally, he has served as Computer Consultant for Physical Therapy, Exercise Science Program Coordinator, and Women’s volleyball coach (1997-2001 seasons).
Areas of Specialization
Biomechanics; Locomotion Studies
Why do you do what you do?
I like to show students how understanding mechanics (physics) can allow them to help other people function in their daily activities.
How do you make learning engaging?
I teach kinesiology, the study of human motion. I try to make the material engaging by having students demonstrate and analyze different motions of the body, such as strength training and exercise motions, sport-related motions, and activities of daily living.
What should students know about you?
I have two sons who play baseball and football. I’ve coached their baseball teams for 12 years. I was a physics major in college. I played volleyball, basketball, and ran track in high school. I’ve been in marching band, school plays, and church musicals. I play trombone and piano. I’ve traveled to Jordan, Israel, and Egypt for a college course titled “Three Faces of Faith.” I was on a volleyball mission trip with Athletes in Action to the Philippines.