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Exercise and Nutrition Science (EXNS)

EXNS Faculty & Staff

EXNS Faculty

Dr. Stacy Bishop
Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Science
(205) 665-6588

Dr. Bishop serves as Associate Professor for Exercise and Nutrition Science.  His specific research interests are thermoregulation in sports, specificity of training in combat sports and non-traditional exercise modalities, high-intensity interval training for aerobic and anaerobic applications, and research and adjustment of kinesiology curriculum in higher education and standardization of personal training certifications.
sbishop2@montevallo.edu

Dr. Kelley DeVane-Hart
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Science
(205) 665-6389

Dr. DeVane-Hart is an Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Science.  She instructs students in Introduction to Food Science, Introduction to Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Life Cycle and Community Nutrition and Foodservice Management.  She also has experience with school-based health promotion programs and pediatric nutrition.
kdevaneh@montevallo.edu

Dr. Curtis Fennell
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Science
(205) 665-6595

Dr. Fennell is an Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Science. He maintains membership and certification through the American College of Sports Medicine and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. He teaches Biomechanics, Foundations of Exercise Science, Medical Terminology, Motor Development, Clinical Testing and Interpretation. He has a vast background in athletics and research. His research interests include the effects of cell phone use and group exercise interventions on physical activity and sedentary behavior. Additional interests include design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs, including high-intensity functional training.
cfennell@montevallo.edu

Dr. Jermaine Mitchell
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Science
(205) 665-6589

Dr. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Science.  His specific research interests are aging, health disparities, minority health, service learning, and exercise adherence in underserved communities.  He has received training in community-based participatory research, designed to serve children and adults residing in disadvantaged, minority communities.
jmitchell1@montevallo.edu

Dr. Shawn Mitchell
Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Science
(205) 665-6591

Dr. Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Science.  His research interests include various dynamics associated with recovery from high intensity intermittent exercise, and concurrent training as it relates to human performance.  They also include the effects of high intensity intermittent training on human performance, and training modalities specific to non-mainstream sports.  His prior research experiences include serving as a research associate in the medical physiology lab at the University of South Alabama’s medical school, where animal models were used to examine endothelial cell function in response to oxidative stress, as well as a laboratory research assistant in UCLA’s neuroscience laboratory with studies using both human and animal subjects.
smitche7@montevallo.edu

Patricia Petitt
Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics
(205) 665-6390

Ms. Petitt is a Clinical Instructor for Exercise and Nutrition Science.  She also serves as the Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.  She has experience in the area of clinical nutrition with a specific interest in childhood obesity.  In addition, her graduate work is in the area of nutrition science and health education.
petittph@montevallo.edu

EXNS Staff

Susan H. Lee
Administrative Assistant II
Myrick Hall
slee2@montevallo.edu
(205) 665-6590