Dr. Jodi Canfield has been at St. Lawrence University since 1999. From 1999-2014 she was the head women's lacrosse coach. In 2010 she was named the Coordinator of the Sport Studies and Exercise Science minor and in the fall of 2014 she was named an Assistant Athletic Director.
Canfield graduated from St. Lawrence in 1991 and was a member of the NCAA runner-up lacrosse squad in 1990, inducted into the St. Lawrence University Athletic Department Hall of Fame in the Fall of 2002. A multi-sport athlete, Canfield also played on the Saints tennis team. In addition, Jodi was an exemplary student-athlete being named Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary. In 2012, she received her Ph.D from David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Syracuse University. Her research interests include aspects of physical activity and sedentary behavior with emphasis on overweight and obesity in adolescence. Her dissertation was entitled, "Models of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior", and she recently presented at the Sedentary Behavior Research Conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a strength and conditioning certification (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Canfield brings to the Saints an enthusiasm and desire for excellence and provides leadership and guidance to student-athletes within the community. She resides in Canton with her husband Gary as well as Lucy and Rudy, their Brittany dogs.