Dr. Craig Mattern joined the faculty of the College at Brockport in 2004 after serving as a post doctorate and a visiting professor at the Ohio State University. Dr. Mattern completed his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the Ohio State University in 2002, where he studied maximal lactate steady state and the aging process. He also has a strong interest in nutrition and metabolism.
Since joining the faculty at the College at Brockport, Dr. Mattern has continued his research program with studies evaluating glycemic and insulinemic responses to pre-exercise nutrition and studies evaluating benefits of carbohydrate and carbohydrate/ protein based products for post-exercise recovery. Dr. Mattern has several publications in peer reviewed journals in the areas of exercise and nutrition. In the area of service, Dr. Mattern also enjoys serving as a reviewer for various Exercise Physiology journals. Dr. Mattern teaches courses on Physiology for Exercise and Sport as well as Exercise Physiology Laboratory Techniques.
In addition, Dr. Mattern has served as the Director of the Exercise Physiology Lab since 2004. In the summer of 2008, Dr. Mattern oversaw a renovation of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory which involved significant changes to the physical space as well as multiple equipment purchases to further expand the research and teaching capabilities available at the college.
In his spare time, Dr. Mattern is an avid cyclist and cross country skier. View Dr. Mattern's homepage.
Dr. Heidi Byrne joined the faculty of the College at Brockport in 1997 after completing her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied the impact of training on resting metabolism in women, as well as environmental physiology. Prior to her arrival in Brockport, Dr. Byrne taught exercise physiology and coached the men's and women's swimming teams at The University of Wisconsin at River Falls. Upon her arrival to The College at Brockport, Dr. Byrne became the Exercise Physiology Laboratory Director.
She has been involved in multiple phases of design and renovation of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, which is now a state-of-the-art research and educational facility. In 2000, she became the Exercise Physiology Concentration Coordinator and Internship Director. As of 2009, she serves as the Co-Chair of the newly designated Exercise Physiology Major and remains the Internship Coordinator. Having served as the Internship Coordinator for a number of years, she has been able to significantly increase the number of internship site affiliations, expanding the placement opportunities for students.
Dr. Byrne currently conducts research studies evaluating glycemic and insulinemic responses to pre-exercise nutrition and studies evaluating benefits of carbohydrate and carbohydrate/ protein based products for post-exercise recovery. Dr. Byrne has several publications in peer reviewed journals in the areas of exercise and nutrition. Dr. Byrne teaches various courses in the department, including The Physiological Basis of Conditioning and Sport, Advanced Exercise Physiology, and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Techniques. In 2007 she was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. View Dr. Byrne's homepage.
Dr. Elizabeth K. Lenz joined the Exercise Science faculty at the College at Brockport in August 2011 after completing her Ph.D. in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. There she studied the impact of sedentary behavior on various cardiometabolic health variables related to chronic disease development in older adults.
For the Exercise Science Major, Dr. Lenz teaches Exercise Testing and Prescription, Exercise Physiology Laboratory Techniques, and Practicum for Exercise Programming. Additionally, Dr. Lenz is the Director of The College at Brockport Faculty/Staff Fitness Center with Co-Directors Drs. Byrne and Mattern. This program allows the Exercise Science Majors to use their exercise science knowledge, skills, and abilities to design and implement exercise programs for our participants as well as learning the managerial aspects of the program.
Dr. Lenz's current research interests are in the areas of physical activity and sedentary behavior assessment methodology and physical activity and health promotion and she plans on continuing work in these areas. Additionally, Dr. Lenz is a reviewer for a variety of exercise physiology journals and has published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of physical activity and sedentary behavior assessment methodology and intervention.
When Dr. Lenz is not at the college you can find her running all over town with her husband and dog. View Dr. Lenz's homepage.
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