Faculty & Staff

Athletic Training Program

John H. Anderson, M.S., ATC/LJohn H. Anderson, M.S., ATC/L
Professor Emeritus/Assistant Program Director
3212 Stadium Tower
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 670-3722
athtrain@troy.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Danielle L. Platt, DAT, LAT, ATCDanielle L. Platt, DAT, LAT, ATC
Lecturer/Program Director
212D Stadium Tower
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 670-3468
dlovoy@troy.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Danielle Platt has served as Program Director within the Athletic Training Program at Troy University since 2018, having previously served as Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program at Troy University since 2016. She received her Doctorate in Athletic Training from A.T. Still University, Masters of Arts degree in Sports Administration from The University of North Carolina Pembroke, and her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Administration with an emphasis in Athletic Training. Dr. Platt served as Clinical Education Coordinator and Instructor at the University of West Alabama, as well as Mount Olive College. She has also served as a teaching assistant within the Athletic Training Program at The University of North Carolina Pembroke. She has taught various athletic training courses including: evaluation of athletic injuries, general medical concerns, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic rehabilitation, and clinical courses at multiple levels. Dr. Platt also serves on various state and regional athletic training boards and committees.

Research interests - Athletic training education, psychological aspects of athletic training, evaluation and measurement of the upper body.

Curriculum Vitae


Kimberly Shaw, Ph.D., LAT, ATC, NREMT-BKimberly Shaw, Ph.D., LAT, ATC, NREMT-B
Assistant Professor/Clinical Education Coordinator
212A Stadium Tower
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 670-5818
kshaw@troy.edu

 

 

Dr. Kim Shaw has served as Clinical Education Coordinator within the Athletic Training Program at Troy University since 2018, having previously served as Program Director since 2015.  She earned her PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alabama in 2013, Masters in Education in Exercise Physiology from Auburn University in 2005, and her Bachelors of Science in Sports Injury Management from the University of South Alabama in 2003.  Before coming to Troy, Dr. Shaw served as an Instructor within the Athletic Training Program at Nicholls State University and as a Doctoral Graduate Assistant, teaching courses within the Athletic Training Program at the University of Alabama.  Dr. Shaw has experience teaching a plethora of Athletic Training and Exercise Science courses.  Some of which include: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Evaluation and Diagnosis of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses, Psychosocial Considerations in Athletics, Organization and Administration of Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, and Kinesiology. 

Research interests: Influence of hydration status, core temperature, fatigue, and anxiety levels on the etiology, prevention, treatment, and recovery from exercise associated muscle cramps.

Curriculum Vitae

Exercise Science

John C Garner III, Ph.D., CSCS*DJohn C Garner III, Ph.D., CSCS*D
Professor/Department Chair, Kinesiology and Health Promotion
112-G Wright Hall
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 670-3443
jcgarner@troy.edu

 

 

 

John C. Garner, PhD, CSCS*D, currently serves as Professor and Chair of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at Troy University. Dr. Garner's area of research focuses on biomechanics of human movement in work and sport settings, specifically focused on footwear and posture mechanics. Previous to his current position, Dr. Garner served as Acting Chair of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management at the University of Mississippi. While at Ole Miss, Dr. Garner also served as the Director of the Applied Biomechanics Laboratory. Dr. Garner has a strong reputation for scholarship (56 accepted/in review manuscripts), presentations (169 peer-reviewed presentations/abstracts), and research funding ($1,639,822) to date. These research works have been recognized through invitations to serve as a manuscript reviewer for several journals, abstract/presentation reviewer for both regional and international conferences, session chair for both regional and international conferences, textbook reviewer, and invited ancillary author for a biomechanics textbook. Dr. Garner earned his PhD in Biomechanics and his Master's in Exercise Science from Auburn University. He completed an All-American Baseball career and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Delta State University.

Research Interests – Biomechanics of Human Movement in Work and Sport Settings, Footwear and Posture Mechanics.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

 

Michael S. Green, Ph.D.Michael S. Green, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
115-B McCartha Hall
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 670-5732
mgreen@troy.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Green received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Sport and Fitness Management from Troy University in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and earned his doctorate in Sport Science from Georgia State University in 2008.

Dr. Green began working with the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion in 2008, and teaches and conducts research in the area of Exercise Science. A native of Great Britain, Green came to the United States to pursue his athletic and academic aspirations, during which time he earned 9 individual conference titles in track and field and cross country, set the still standing Troy University record for 3,000 meters, and became the first member of the Troy University cross country team receive the Academic All-American honor (1998).

Research Interests – Exercise-induced Muscle Injury, Exercise Metabolism, Ergogenic Aids

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

 

 
Tyler D. Martin, Ph.D., CSCSTyler D. Martin, Ph.D., CSCS
Associate Professor
112-A Wright Hall
Troy, AL 36082

 

(334) 808-6291
tdmartin@troy.edu

 

 

Dr. Tyler Martin earned a Ph.D. in Human Performance with an Exercise Physiology Emphasis from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), a M.S. in Human Performance with an Exercise Science Emphasis from USM, and a B.S. in the field of Physical Education with an emphasis in Fitness Management from Mississippi State University. In addition, he holds the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Martin is in his 12th academic year as a teacher in higher education, with the past 11 years being at Troy University. He has prepared 37 different course preparations in Exercise Science and related areas. Additionally, he has contributed to the production of 35 peer-reviewed scholarly works. Ty was a scholar-athlete in baseball at the University of Florida (1997-1998) and Mississippi State University (1999-2000). While a Gator, he competed in the 1998 College World Series. Following his career at Mississippi State University, Ty was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2000 and in July 2002, Martin was awarded Minor League Player of the Month from TOPP’s.

Research Interests – Sport and Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Sport and Exercise Physiology, with Specific Interests in the Areas of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Testing and Prescription, and Sport Specific Training

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

 

 
James Grant Mouser, Ph.D.James Grant Mouser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
112-E Wright Hall
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 808-6717
jmouser@troy.edu

 

 

 

Dr. J. Grant Mouser completed his Ph.D. in Health and Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from the University of Mississippi. While there he received a graduate certificate in Applied Statistics. He received his M.S. in Exercise Physiology as well as a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Mouser has been heavily involved in applied physiology research examining blood flow restriction, muscle function and growth, and vascular adaptations to exercise. 

Research interests - Blood flow restriction, vascular adaptation to resistance training, skeletal muscle physiology and adaptation to resistance training

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

Health and Physical Education

Gayle L. Bush, Ph.D.Gayle L. Bush, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
112-B Wright Hall
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 670-5761
gbush@troy.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Gayle L. Bush earned her doctoral degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Health Behavior and Health Education in 2002. Dr. Bush earned her Master of Science in Education from Baylor University with an emphasis in Health and Physical Education in 1986. Dr. Bush teaches health and physical education courses, statistics, and Red Cross courses.

Research Interests – Secondary and Higher Education, Health, Physical Education, and Safety, Teaching Strategies, and Statistical Analysis

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

 

 

Candice Howard-Shaughnessy, Ph.D.Candice Howard-Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Professor
112-C Wright Hall
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 670-5863
choward@troy.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Candice Howard-Shaughnessy received a Ph.D. in Exercise Science with a Motor Development cognate and a Special Education emphasis from Auburn University and a Master’s degree in Foundations of Education from Troy State University. She teaches in the areas of motor development, adapted physical education, physical education and graduate research. Dr. Howard-Shaughnessy serves as the Undergraduate Coordinator for Teacher Education in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion which serves as the liaison to the College of Education for pedagogy students.

Research Interests – Fundamental Motor Skills in Preschoolers, Perceived Competence in Preschoolers, Structured Versus Unstructured Physical Activity with Preschoolers, and Early Childhood Movement and Cognitive Concepts

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

 

 

Lana JohnsonLana Johnson
Lecturer
110 McCartha Hall
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 670-3445
lanaj@troy.edu

 

 

 

Lana Johnson earned her Master’s Degree in Physical Education at Troy University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Health/ Physical Education at Troy. Prior to teaching at Troy, Mrs. Johnson taught at Pike County High School in Physical Education and Health as well as coaching Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, and Track and Field. She currently teaches courses in Health and Physical Education as well as assists with advising in the area of Exercise Science.

Research Interests – Organized Physical Education for the Home School Child

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J. Brandon Sluder, Ph.D.J. Brandon Sluder, Ph.D.
Professor
112-D Wright Hall
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 808-6292
jbsluder@troy.edu

 

 

 

Dr. J. Brandon Sluder is currently entering his 11th year at Troy University as professor and graduate program coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. He resides in Troy with his wife Megan and son James.

Research Interests – Autonomy-Supportive Teaching in Elementary Physical Education and Perceptual Motor Programming.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

 

Nutrition


Teresa Johnson, DCN, RDN, FANDTeresa Johnson, DCN, RDN, FAND
Professor
112-H Wright Hall
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 312-2309
tjohnson@troy.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Teresa Johnson is a Registered Dietitian with over 30 years of clinical practice and teaching experience. She has a BS in Dietetics from the University of Montevallo, a master’s in nutrition from Auburn University and a Doctorate in Clinical nutrition from Rutgers University. Her current clinical practice is outpatient pediatric clinics for Children’s Rehabilitation Services and pool dietitian for Encompass Health. She teaches Human Nutrition, Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition for the Lifecycle, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Introduction to Food Science, Community Nutrition, and Sports Nutrition and Metabolism.

Research Interests – Pediatric Nutrition, Anthropometry, Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies, Blended Tube Feeding

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

 

Administrative Staff

Bettye RichardsBettye Richards
Departmental Secretary
112 Wright Hall
Troy, AL 36082


(334) 670-3443
(334) 670-3936
brichards@troy.edu