Academic Title

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Research Interests
  • Pedagogical innovations on student learning in health science courses
  • Role of physical activity on academic, cognitive, and physical activity outcomes in urban youth
  • Role of fluid balance in performance
Research Summary

My primary research focuses on enhancing physical activity and academic achievement in urban youth children through the implementation of a national program called Active Science, which integrates physical activity, technology and academic achievement in school-age children. An additional research focus includes exploring the role of pedagogical innovations on student learning in integrated health science courses. Other areas of her research focus on the role of fluid balance on performance in male and female athletes. My most recent work focused on the effects of the timing and magnitude of fluid intake on performance in a simulated altitude environment.

  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Springfield College
  • M.S., Exercise Physiology, Springfield College
  • B.A., Psychology, Merrimack College
Areas of Expertise
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Pedagogical Strategies in a Science Classroom
Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding Academic and Leadership Accomplishments, American Kinesiology Association, 2017, 2015.