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Cory Elizabeth Doubek

Cory Doubek standing in front of a lake and mountains
Chair and Associate Professor 
Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies 
School of Health Sciences 


Master of Arts 
Teaching Biology 
University of Maryland, Baltimore County 

Master of Science 
Exercise Physiology 
University of Colorado, Boulder 

Bachelor of Science 
Exercise Science and Sports Medicine 
Rice University 


  • Swimming 
  • Hiking 
  • Photography 
  • Water skiing 

A Little More 

Cory Doubek has a background that could inspire any student. At Rice University, she was a NCAA Division I swimmer (she was even inducted into the university’s athletics Hall of Fame in 2021). She’s been a swimming coach and personal trainer, and has worked in military, corporate and commercial fitness. After earning her master’s in teaching, she taught AP Biology and Human Physiology for Anne Arundel County public schools. Now, she teaches courses in exercise science, athletic injury care/prevention and personal fitness/wellness at AACC full time. 

“I believe that my purpose as an educator is to teach students how to think critically and work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to complex problems,” she said. “In my classroom I strive to challenge all students to go beyond the simple memorization of facts and to apply their knowledge to difficult problems. When students leave my class, my goal is that they are able to use their scientific understanding to not only be successful in their future academic pursuits, but also to understand the complex world in which we live.” 

For Doubek, her favorite part of teaching at AACC is the diversity of students she encounters in her classroom.  

“We have career changers, we have high school ECAP (Early College Access Program) students, we have military veterans, stay-at-home moms, retirees and traditional college students. The diversity makes for such interesting conversation and perspective.” 

Not surprisingly, Doubek likes to remain active in her spare time. She still swims one or two days a week. She enjoys hiking, which she developed a love for while attending the University of Colorado, Boulder. And on summer weekends, you can find her water skiing at Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains. Her two children are also athletes: her son is a high school swimmer and her daughter is a swimmer and figure skater.