Faculty Research Affiliations

Research Affiliates

Assistant Professor, Recreation Management

Leisure history, social justice, youth development, power, resistance.

PhD in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Master of Science in Recreation and Park Management, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Bachelor of Science in Management of Recreation Facilities and Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Additional information on Daniel Theriault can be found at: https://rmpe.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/daniel-theriault

Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Foods Program

Rural Health, Public Health Nutrition, Simulation in Dietetics Education, Nutrition Care for Gastroenterological Conditions, Nutrition Support

DCN, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
MS, Nutrition, East Carolina University
Didactic Program in Dietetics, Kansas State University

Additional information on Kyle Thompson can be found at: https://nutrition.appstate.edu/faculty-and-staff/kyle-thompson

Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Foods Program

Sports nutrition to improve performance for athletes and military service members.

Post-Doctoral Research Officer, Sports Science, Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom
Ph.D. Nutrition and Food Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
M.S. Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
B.S. Nutritional Sciences with Honors in Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Associate Professor, Management

Research interests include feedback in organizations, ethics in the workplace, and employees selection.

PhD, Industrial.Organizational Psychology, University of Akron
MA, Industrial.Organizational Psychology, Xavier University
BA, Psychology, University of Louisville

Associate Professor, Department of Health & Exercise Science

Mechanisms responsible for sarcopenia (the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength) and exercise interventions for the treatment/prevention of sarcopenia.  Mechanisms responsible for skeletal muscle recovery and regeneration after injury. More specifically, investigates the role inflammation plays in muscle atrophy, as well as during recovery and regeneration after injury.

Postdoctoral research fellowship - University of Missouri, Columbia
Ph.D. in Bioenergetics - East Carolina University
M.A. in Physical Education - California State University, Chico
B.S. in Exercise Physiology - California State University, Chico

Additional information on Kevin Zwetsloot can be found at: https://hes.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/kevin-zwetsloot

Community Clinical Research Faculty Affiliates

Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis & Director National Autism Center, The May Institute Research Professor, Institute for Health & Human Services

Licenced psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst with focus on autism, neurodiversity, and related disorders

Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychology, West Virginia University
M.A., Clinical Child Psychology, West Virginia University
B.A., Psychology, Hood College

Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Best practices in mentoring and educating future physicians and healthcare professionals.

M.D.  University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Family Medicine
B.S.   Furman University, Greenville, SC

Owner and CEO, Full Spectrum Solutions

Creating cultures of well-being through organizational development and systems science approaches. Research initiatives include mixed methods, action research and cross discipline approaches.

Ph.D. Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA
MSN  Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
BSN  UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
LPN   Stanly Technical College, Albemarle, NC

Senior Director, Surgical & Anesthesia Services Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Best practices in pain management and the delivery of anesthesia during surgical procedures.

DNP  University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MSN  University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BSN   Radford University, Radford, VA

AppORTHO Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, Brachial plexus nerve injury following interscalene blocks for shoulder surgery, Arthroscopy techniques in patients with mediscal injuries, Subacromial vs. intramuscular injection of ketorolac for shoulder impingement syndrome.

MD  Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Wake Forest University, Sports Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Orthopaedic Surgical
BA  Duke University, Durham, NC