Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Graduate and Honors Research

The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology supports both graduate and undergraduate student research. Through faculty mentorships, students are provided the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty to conduct in depth research and/or applied projects to enhance their personal and professional development.

Below is a list of faculty and their research interests.

Athletic Training

Jessica Mutchler
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1119-C
Phone: (912) 478-7400
E-mail: jmutchler@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Tamerah Hunt
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1126-A
Phone: (912) 478-8620
E-mail: thunt@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Steve PattersonSteve Patterson
Clinical Instructor of Athletic Training
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1119-B
Phone: (912) 478-8014
E-mail: spatterson@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Bryan Riemann
Professor
Office: Armstrong Campus-University Hall 154K
Phone: (912) 344-2934
Email:

Nutrition and Food Science

Food Science
Romanchick_JoelleJoelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz
Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1128B
Phone: (912) 478-1420
E-mail: jromchik@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research and serve on thesis committees.
Community Nutrition
Amy Jo RiggsAmy Jo Riggs-Deckard
Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science
Office: Hollis Building – Room 2121-A
Phone: (912) 478-7753
E-mail: ajriggs@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Padmini Shankar
Professor of Nutrition and Food Science
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1124-B
Phone: (912) 478-5785
E-mail: pshankar@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Exercise Science

Biomechanics
Barry MunkasyBarry Munkasy
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building – Room 0107-D
Phone: (912) 478-0985
E-mail: bmunkasy@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Li_LILi Li
Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building – Room 0107B
Phone: (912) 478-8015
E-mail: lili@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Bryan Riemann
Professor
Office: Armstrong Campus-University Hall 154K
Phone: (912) 344-2934
Email:
Exercise Physiology
Stephen Rossi
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Exercise Science
Office: Statesboro Campus- Hollis Building – Room 2123A
Phone: (912) 478-8557
E-mail: srossi@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Dobson_JohnJohn Dobson
Interim Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building – Room 1103B
Phone: (912) 478-8541
E-mail: jdobson@georgiasouthern.edu
Gregg_Ryan (Fall 2016)Greg Ryan
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building – Room 2121-C
Phone: (912) 478-7427
E-mail: gryan@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Coleman_JustineJustine Coleman
Lecturer of Healthful Living and Exercise Science
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building – Room 1128-A
Phone: (912) 478-0775
E-mail: jbcoleman@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Andrew Flatt
Assistant Professor, M.S. Sports Medicine Program Coordinator
Office: Armstrong Campus-University Hall 154M
Phone: (912) 344-3150
Email:
Motor Behavior
Gavin ColquittGavin Colquitt
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education
Office: Hollis Building – Room 2121-B
Phone: (912) 478-0889
E-mail: gcolquitt@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Kinesiology
Jody LangdonJody Langdon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building - Room 1101-B
Phone: (912) 478-5378
E-mail: jlangdon@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Bridget Melton
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1127-A
Phone: (912) 478-1973
E-mail: bmelton@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Sturges_DianaDiana Botnaru
Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1103-A
Phone: (912) 478-5456
E-mail: dsturges@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research and serve on thesis committees.
Williamson_MatthewMatthew Williamson
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Herty Building – Room 0103
Phone: (912) 478-1820
E-mail: mwilliam@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Coaching
Daniel Czech, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building-Room 1104-D
Phone: (912)478-5267
E-mail: drczech@georgiasouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Charles H. Wilson, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building - Room 1100-C
Phone: (912) 478-5882
E-mail: charleswilson@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research and serve on thesis research committees.
Jody Langdon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building - Room 1101-B
Phone: (912) 478-5378
E-mail: jlangdon@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Zwald_DrewDrew Zwald
Professor of Sport Science and Physical Education
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1100-B
Phone: (912) 478-0091
E-mail: dzwald@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Bridget Melton
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1127-A
Phone: (912) 478-1973
E-mail: bmelton@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Daniel Czech, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building-Room 1104-D
Phone: (912)478-5267
E-mail: drczech@georgiasouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Brandonn HarrisBrandonn Harris
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1103C
Phone: (912) 478-7900
E-mail: bharris@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Physical Education
Starla McCollumStarla McCollum
Professor of Health and Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building – Room 2131-C
Phone: (912) 478-5925
E-mail: mccollum@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Gavin ColquittGavin Colquitt
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education
Office: Hollis Building – Room 2121-B
Phone: (912) 478-0889
E-mail: gcolquitt@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Tony Pritchard
Associate Professor of Pedagogy
Office: Hollis Building – Room 2118-B
Phone: (912) 478-1323
E-mail: tpritchard@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Sport Managment

Gipson_ChristinaChristina Gipson
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1101-C
Phone: (912) 478-1101
E-mail: cgipson@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research and serve on thesis committees.
Hanna_Chris (Fall 2016)Chris Hanna
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Office: Hollis Building – Room 2118-A
Phone: (912) 478-8013
E-mail: channa@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Coaching

Daniel Czech, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building-Room 1104-D
Phone: (912)478-5267
E-mail: drczech@georgiasouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Charles H. Wilson, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building - Room 1100-C
Phone: (912) 478-5882
E-mail: charleswilson@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research and serve on thesis research committees.
Jody Langdon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building - Room 1101-B
Phone: (912) 478-5378
E-mail: jlangdon@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.
Zwald_DrewDrew Zwald
Professor of Sport Science and Physical Education
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1100-B
Phone: (912) 478-0091
E-mail: dzwald@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Bridget Melton
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building – Room 1127-A
Phone: (912) 478-1973
E-mail: bmelton@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

*This faculty is willing to mentor honors research, serve on thesis committees and chair thesis research committees.

Physical Education

Starla McCollumStarla McCollum
Professor of Health and Kinesiology
Office: Hollis Building – Room 2131-C
Phone: (912) 478-5925
E-mail: mccollum@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Gavin ColquittGavin Colquitt
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education
Office: Hollis Building – Room 2121-B
Phone: (912) 478-0889
E-mail: gcolquitt@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Tony Pritchard
Associate Professor of Pedagogy
Office: Hollis Building – Room 2118-B
Phone: (912) 478-1323
E-mail: tpritchard@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Health Sciences

Health Service Administration
Human Performance/Fitness Management
Health Informatics
Paula Tillman
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences / Health Informatics, Health Informatics Program Coordinator
Office: Armstrong Campus-University Hall 154Q
Phone: (912) 344-3604
Email:
General Health Science

Last updated: 1/22/2018

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