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Joyce Davis

Professor of Exercise Science
Koury Center (Athletics) 246
2525 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
davisj@elon.edu (336) 278-5873

Education

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA   

Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Curriculum and Instruction.

Dissertation: “Effects of Gender and Verbal Cues on Cognition and Performance of Motor Tasks”


University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA   

M.S. in Biomechanics

Thesis: “Effects of Approach Path on Displacement of Center of Gravity During a Vertical Jump”


Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS   

B.S. Honors in Health and Physical Education with K-12 Teaching Certification

Endorsements: Coaching, Athletic Administration, Mathematics

Employment History

Elon University  2008 to present

Professor and Chair for Department of Exercise Science

Responsibilities include teaching lecture and lab classes in biomechanics and research methods; serving on a variety of University committees; and chairing a department with 250 majors  


Elon University  2004 to 2008  

Associate Professor and Chair for Department of Health and Human Performance

Responsibilities included teaching lecture and lab classes in Biomechanics, Coaching Education, Health and Wellness, General (Interdisciplinary) Studies, serving on a variety of University committees and chairing the department 


Elon University  1997 to 2004

Taught courses in Biomechanics, Measurement and Evaluation, Health and Wellness, and International and General (Interdisciplinary) Studies; served on a variety of University committees and coordinated the Wellness course required of all first year students from 1997 to 2003.


Temple University  1994 to 1997

Graduate Teaching Assistant and Lecturer  

Taught Biomechanics, Anatomy and Physiology; coordinated science laboratories; coordinated all aspects of the Physical Education service program.


Indiana Wesleyan University  1992 to1994

Assistant Professor, Head Volleyball Coach, Assistant Track and Field Coach

Taught Biomechanics, Theory and Practice of Coaching, Wellness, and Volleyball.  Responsible for all aspects of intercollegiate volleyball program, coached jumps and throws for men’s and women’s intercollegiate track and field.


University of Delaware   1990 to 1992

Assistant Volleyball Coach  

Responsible for recruitment, game scouting, player skill development, and summer camps.


University of Michigan   1986 to 1990

Head Volleyball Coach

Responsible for all aspects of intercollegiate volleyball program


Baylor University  1984 to 1986 

Instructor and Assistant Coach

Taught activity and theory courses; responsible for recruiting, physical training, and scouting for intercollegiate volleyball program.

Carleton College 1980 to 1984

Instructor and Head Coach

Taught activity courses; responsible for all aspects of men’s and women’s intercollegiate volleyball program and men’s and women’s intercollegiate track and field program.


University of Northern Iowa 1979 to 1980

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biomechanics Laboratory Assistant and Assistant Coach

Taught activity courses; coordinated undergraduate biomechanics laboratory; responsible for scouting, physical training, and travel arrangements for intercollegiate volleyball and track and field programs.

Courses Taught

Anatomy

Physiology

Kinesiology

Biomechanics

Introduction to Exercise Science

Research Methods

Tests and Assessment for Physical Activity

Senior Seminar

Independent Research

Olympics and the New Millenium

Volleyball

Racquetball

Badminton

 

Leadership Positions

Chair, Department of Exercise Science (appointed 2004, term ends 13-14)

University Budget Committee (appointed 2010; term unspecified)

Promotion and Tenure Committee (2006 – 2008,chair; 2011)

Long Range Planning Committee 2009-2011

Strategic Planning Committee 2009 - 2010

Physician’s Assistant Feasibility Committee 2009

Promotion and Tenure Committee 2006 - 2008

Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance 2005 - 2008

Executive Committee, Biomechanics Academy, NASPE/AAHPERD 2006 - 2009

Faculty Athletics Committee, Elon University, 2003 - 2005

Coordinator for HED 110/111, Elon University, 2000 - 2003

Advisor for Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Society, 2001 - 2003

Ad Hoc Curriculum Committee Review Committee (Co-Chair), 2001 - 2002

Ad Hoc Post Tenure Review Committee, Elon University, 2001 - 2002

Academic Standing Committee (Chair), Elon University, 2001 - 2002

Academic Council, Elon University, 2000 - 2002

SACS Compliance Committee, Elon University, 2000 - 2002

Hearing Appeals Committee, Elon University, 2000 - 2002

Health Advisory Committee, Elon University, 2000 - 2002

Coordinator of Standing Committees, Elon University, 2000 - 2001

Academic Reorganization Transition Committee (Chair), 2000 - 2001

Academic Standing Committee, Elon University, 2000 - 2001

Research

Gladish, B.A. and Davis, J.A.; “Effect of Fatigue on Plantar Pressure in Collegiate Soccer Player”  Presented at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference, February, 2013, Greenville, SC.


Grater, K.M. and Davis, J.A.; “Effects of Low Volume Aerobic Exercise on Cognition in Older Adults” Presented at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference, February, 2013,Greenville, SC.


Davis, J.A.; “Does Listening to Music Influence Running Mechanics?”  Presented at the Australasian Biomechanics Conference, November 2011, Brisbane, Australia.


Langford, M.C. and Davis, J.A.; “Is there something sketchy about Skechers?”  Presented at the Australasian Biomechanics Conference, November 2011, Brisbane, Australia.


Davis, J.A.; “Effects of Distraction on Running Mechanics.”  Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference, June 2010, Baltimore, MD.


Davis, J.A.; “Effects of Gender and Rating Level on Trait Anxiety and Socialization Among Collegiate Volleyball Officials.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 40, No. 5 Supp., May 2008


Davis, J.A., Miller, P.C., Schmitt, E.E., Bixby, W.R., and Hall, E.E.; “Relationships between self-efficacy and exercise performance during treadmill running.”  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 39, No. 5 Supp., June, 2007


Davis, J.A., “Health Related Fitness Testing for Children.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 36, No. 5, Supp., 2005.


 

Presentations

“Sport Modifications for Older Adults”  National AAHPERD Conference (Salt Lake City, UT) 2006


“Effects of Gender and Cues on Cognition and Performance of Motor Tasks”  and

“Health vs. Skill Related Fitness Testing for Children” African Association for Health, Physical Education, Sports and Dance Conference Journal, Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya) 2005


Sabbatical Research - “Health Related Fitness Levels of Elementary School Children in Alamance County, NC” (Elon, NC) 2004


“Using HUMAN Software for Biomechanics Education”

National AAHPERD Conference (San Diego, CA) 2002


“Strategies that Integrate Physical Best and Fitnessgram into University Curricula”

National AAHPERD Conference (San Diego, CA) 2002


“Using HUMAN Motion Analysis”

Southern District AAHPERD Conference (Birmingham, AL) 2001

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