Exercise Science Staff
- Professor - Exercise Physiology
EXS 325: Applied Exercise Physiology
EXS 496: Internship in Exercise Science
KIN 504: Advanced Exercise Physiology
KIN 515: Advanced Measurement and Evaluation
KIN 523: Seminar in Exercise Physiology
Research Areas of Interest: Cardiovascular Physiology, Metabolism, Impact vs. Non-Impact Exercise, Overtraining, Epigenetics
Navalta JW, TS Lyons, J Prestes, SW Arnett, MA Schafer, GL Sobrero. Exercise Intensity and Lymphocyte Subset Apoptosis. International Journal of Sports Medicine (in press).
Lyons S, J McLester, S Arnett, M Thoma. Specificity of Training Modalities on Upper-Body 1 RM performance: Free Weights vs. Hammer Strength Equipment. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 24(11): 2984-2988, 2010.
Lyons S, J Navalta, Z Callahan. Evaluation of Metabolic Stress between Jumping at Different Cadences on the Digi-Jump Machine. International Journal of Exercise Science 3(4): 233-238, 2010.
Jackson J, TS Lyons, JL Roberts, C Geary, J Williams. Use of Nutritional Supplementation Among University Recreation Users. Recreational Sports Journal 34(1): 2-8, 2010.
McFarlin BK, TS Lyons, JW Navalta. Prevalence of Plagiarism in Manuscript Submissions and Solutions. International Journal of Exercise Science 3(3): 68-69, 2010.
Lyons S, M Richardson, P Bishop, J Smith, H Heath, J Giesen. EPOC in Untrained Males Following Exercise of Equal Energy Expenditure: Comparisons of Upper and Lower Body Exercise. Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism 9(6): 889-894, 2007.
Jackson J, S Lyons, P Bishop, M Richardson, Y Neggers. Effect of Isothermal Air on the Measurement of Body Composition by Air Displacement Plethysmography. International Journal of Body Composition Research 4(4): 1-7, 2006.
Lyons S, M Richardson, P Bishop, J Smith, H Heath, J Giesen. Excess Postexercise Oxygen Consumption in Untrained Males: Effects of Intermittent Durations of Arm Ergometry. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 31(3): 196-201, 2006.
Lyons S. Keynote Address: Postexercise Metabolism and its Utility in the Development of a Disease Analog Model. Annual Meeting of the Philippine Association for Sport and Exercise Science, Manila, Philippines, 2012.
Navalta JW, TS Lyons, SE Whitlock, DD Kirkwood, SW Arnett, MA Schafer, GL Sobrero. The Disease Analog Model and Leptin may Identify Susceptible Pre-Obese African American Women. Annual Meeting of the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, 2012.
Lyons TS, JW Navalta, MA Schafer, SW Arnett, JC Sivley, KS Livesay. Comparative Analysis Of Heart Rate During Circuit Training Compared With Different Cardiovascular Training Apparatus. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado 2011.*
Gibson F, S Lyons, J Navalta, R Maloney, E Oregon, B Larson, W Hey, J Smith, P Upright. Conducting a Comprehensive Study Abroad Course: The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii 2011.*
Lyons S. Invited Lecture: Disseminating Undergraduate Research. Component of Special Symposium on Undergraduate Research Experiences in Exercise Science. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 2010.*
Lyons S, JW Navalta, MA Schafer, SW Arnett, EA Fedor, G Lee, HB Kell. Excess Postexercise Oxygen Consumption following Repeated Bouts of Anaerobic Exercise. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 2010.*
PhD: University of Alabama (Exercise Physiology)
MA: University of Alabama (Exercise Physiology)
BA: University of Alabama (History/English)
Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise, CPR/First Aid/AED, American Cancer Society
Assistant Dean for Research, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University, 2012-present
Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Western Kentucky University, 2009-present
Assistant Professor, 2004-2009
Interim Department Chair, 2007-2008
Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator, 2005-2013
Kinesiology Graduate Program Coordinator, 2007-Present
Fitness & Wellness Coordinator, Fitness One, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2002-2004
Exercise Physiologist, Fitness One, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2001-2002
Founder and Editor, International Journal of Exercise Science, a peer-reviewed, student-focused academic journal dedicated to publishing research in all disciplines related to exercise science, 2007-present
Research Consultant, DigiJump Organization, Louisville, Kentucky, 2005-present
Research Consultant, CamelBak Products, LLC, Petaluma, California, 2004
Strength and Conditioning Consultant, San Diego Chargers Football Organization, San Diego, California, 1998
Grand Council Director, Grand Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa, 2009-present
Member, World Association of Medical Editors, 2007-present
Member, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, 2007-present
Member, American College of Sports Medicine, 2004-present
Member, Southeast Chapter American College of Sports Medicine, 2004-present
Member, Southeast Chapter American College of Sports Medicine Strategic Planning Committee, 2005-2008
Facilitator, Study Abroad project with the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing, China, 2008
Facilitator, Faculty/Student Exchange program with the Capital Institute of Physical Education, Beijing, China, 2008
Search Committee Member, Department Chair search, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport, Western Kentucky University, 2007, 2008
Facilitator and Recruiter for Visiting Scholar from Beijing, China, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University, 2007
Faculty Excellence in Research Award, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University, 2010
Open-Access Publishing Award for the International Journal of Exercise Science, WKU Libraries, 2009
Faculty Excellence in Student Advisement Award, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University, 2009
M. Ray Loree Dissertation Research Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research, College of Education, University of Alabama, 2004