- B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mississippi State University
- Ph.D. Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Mans received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Mississippi State University prior to completing her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following her doctoral training, Dr. Mans completed a NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship focused on teaching at the college level and mentoring students in independent research projects. Her passions lie with teaching students in many areas: the laboratory, the classroom, the online classroom, and in preparation for their next professional steps.
Dr. Mans joined the faculty of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in 2015 as an assistant professor. She currently teaches evidence based practice, pathophysiology and neurophysiology at the undergraduate level in the Rehabilitation Sciences Bachelor of Science Degree program. She also teaches neurophysiology and pathophysiology at the graduate level in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Dr. Mans is a firm believer that active and experiential learning, even in the online environment, facilitates the development of her students into lifelong learners.
Dr. Mans’ research interests include investigating the effect of stress on the metabolism of the brain, using zebrafish as a research model. Since starting her research lab on the Armstrong Campus in 2016, she has trained multiple students toward the completion of independent research projects, all of whom have presented their data at campus and regional conferences. In addition, Dr. Mans routinely mentors students toward completion of the Georgia Southern University Honors Project and participates actively as a committee member in research projects conducted by physical therapy students.
When Dr. Mans is not teaching, meeting with students, or conducting research, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, reading and going to the beach.
Last updated: 7/27/2021