Faculty Contributing to the Bioenergetics and Exercise Science Program

Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty

Ethan A. Anderson (Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology) B.S., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities; Ph.D., Yale University. Brody School of Medicine; (252)744-2757, andersonet@ecu.edu.

Jeffrey J. Brault (Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Physiology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) B.S. Marquette University; Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia. 3W40A Brody School of Medicine; braultj@ecu.edu.

David A. Brown (Assistant Professor of Physiology). Virginia Tech, Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder. 6N-98 Brody School of Medicine; Brownda@ecu.edu.

Ronald N. Cortright (Professor of Kinesiology, and Physiology) B.A., Hiram College; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University. Ward Sports Medicine Building-371; (252) 737-4678, cortrightr@ecu.edu

Zachary Domire (Associate Professor of Kinesiology : Biomechanics Laboratory); B.S., MS., Ph.D.(The Pennsylvania State University); 332A Ward Sports Medicine Building; domirez@ecu.edu

G. Lynis Dohm (Professor of Physiology) B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University, (252) 744-2682, dohmg@ecu.edu

Katsu Funai (Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, and Physiology) B.S., M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Michigan. 371A Ward Sports Medicine Building; (252) 737-4684, funaik@ecu.edu.

Robert C. Hickner (Professor of Kinesiology, and Physiology; Director of the Bioenergetics and Exercise Science PhD Program; Co-Director of Research, Center for Health Disparities)) B.S., Indiana University; M.S., Ball State University; Ph.D., The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 379 Ward Sports Medicine Building; (252) 737-4677, hicknerr@ecu.edu

Joseph A. Houmard (Professor of Kinesiology; Director, Human Performance Laboratory), B.A., Manchester College; M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Ball State University. 380 Ward Sports Medicine Building; (252) 737-4617, houmardj@ecu.edu

Hu Huang (Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, and Physiology) B.S., Shanghai University (China); M.S., Ph.D., University of Tsukuba (Japan). 388 Ward Sports Medicine Building; (252) 737-2879, huangh@ecu.edu

P. Darrell Neufer (Professor of Physiology, and Kinesiology) B.S., West Virginia Wesleyan College; M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., East Carolina University.  6W39 Brody Building; (252) 737-1551, neuferp@ecu.edu

Saame Raza Shaikh (Assistant Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Indiana University. 5S-18 Brody School of Medicine; (252) 744-2585, SHAIKHSA@ecu.edu

Damon L. Swift (Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Dual appointment: Center of Health Disparities) B.A., M.Ed. M.S., Ph.D. University of Virginia. 107 FITT Building. (252) 737-1338, swiftd@ecu.edu

Christopher J. Wingard (Associate Professor of Physiology) B.S. Hiram College, M.S. University of Washington, Ph.D. Wayne State University. 6W-39 Brody School of Medicine. 252-744-2804, Wingardc@ecu.edu.

Carol A. Witczak (Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Physiology)  B.A. Colgate University, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia.  3S08A Brody School of Medicine; (252) 744-1224; witczakc@ecu.edu

Fixed-term faculty

Donghai Zheng (Research Instructor of Kinesiology) B.A., Nanjing University; M.A., M.S., Ph.D., East Carolina University. 3E57 Brody Building; (252) 744-3465, zhengd@ecu.edu

Charles J. Tanner (Instructor, Research Associate of Kinesiology). B.S., M.A., East Carolina University. 363B Ward Sports Medicine Building; (252) 737-468, Tannerc@ecu.edu

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