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John Dobson


Department Chair and Professor of Kinesiology
Ph.D., Auburn University
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building – Room 2115A and Armstrong Campus-University Hall 154A
Phone: 912-478-0200
Fax: 912-478-0381
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Research Interests

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physiology education
  • Cognitive strategies to enhance learning
  • Cardiovascular responses to exercise

Ongoing Projects

  • Retrieval practice and physiology education
  • Blood pressure responses to exercise
  • Sports supplements and performance

Recent Publications

Dobson, J.L., Linderholm T. Self-testing promotes superior retention of anatomy and physiology information. Advances in Health Sciences Education. DOI: 10.1007/s10459-014-9514-8, 2014.

Dobson, J. L., McMillan, J., & Li, L. Benefits of exercise intervention in reducing neuropathic pain. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 81, 102, 2014.

Dobson, J.L. Retrieval practice is a practical method for enhancing the retention of anatomy and physiology course information. Advances in Physiology Education, 37: 184-191, 2013.

Dobson, J.L. The effect of uniform versus expanding retrieval practice on the recall of physiology
information. Advances in Physiology Education, 36: 6-12, 2012.

Professional Affiliations and Organizations

American Physiological Society

American College of Sports Medicine

Last updated: 7/27/2021