James Madison University
PHOTO: Paula Maxwell

Paula J. Maxwell PhD, ATC

Athletic Training

  • Office: HBS 5051C
  • Phone: 540-568-8872
  • Email: maxwelpj@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4101
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Exercise Science (Applied Physiology), University at Buffalo
  • M.S., Physical Education (Athletic Training), Indiana State University
  • B.S., Physical Education (Athletic Training), Houghton College (NY)

Teaching Area

  • Athletic training


  • exercise-induced asthma with specific attention given to the role that dehydration plays in exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
  • the development of web-based teaching and learning tools specific to athletic training


  • Kayaking, traveling, skiing, and woodworking



  • 12/12/17: The department has been divided into the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Health Professions
  • How to declare a Health Sciences Major
  • JMU Summer Hours
    Business hours from May 6 - August 16, 2013 will be Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - noon.