Health Sciences Department - Faculty Details

Faculty Details

Dr. Maggie Shields
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Areas of expertise

  • Health Promotion
  • Stress Reduction
  • Mental Health

Education

  • PhD in Health Promotion and Health Education from the University of Alabama
  • MS in Nutrition from Central Washington University
  • BS in Nutrition from Central Washington University

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Dr. Gwang-Yon Hwang
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Expertise

  • Adapted Exercise
  • Exercise Program for General and Special Populations
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Disability Sport and Studies
  • Research Design & Development

Education

  • Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2015
  • M.S., Korea University, 2005
  • B.S., Hallym University, 1997

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Dr. Susumu Iwasaki
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Expertise

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Research Design and Evaluation

Education

  • Ph.D., Sport Psychology, University of Kansas, 2015
  • M.Ed., Physical Education, Ibaraki University, 2005
  • B.S., Sport Culture, Ibaraki University, 2002

 

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Dr. Melissa Knight-Maloney
Chair and Professor of Exercise Science

Expertise

  • Diabetes and sports performance
  • Exercise physiology
  • Exercise science research design & development 
  • Exercise science testing and statistics
  • Exercise testing and prescription
  • Hyperoxia and exercise 

Education

  • Ph.D., The University of New Mexico, 1999
  • M.S., The University of New Mexico, 1993
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1989

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Dr. Melissa Thompson
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Expertise

  • Biomechanics
  • Neuromechanics
  • Human gait (walking and running)

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2014
  • M.S., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005

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