Winter 2017 Kinesiology Newsletter
Dr. David Lantis joined the Department of Kinesiology this fall as an assistant professor. He teaches classes in nutrition; exercise physiology; exercise testing and prescription; and also has classroom experience teaching research methods in exercise science and endurance training principles. His office is in Hayes 244.
Prior to becoming an assistant professor at St. Ambrose University, David spent five years as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma. David recently completed his dissertation last summer entitled, "Bilateral Fatigue of the Anterior Tibialis in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis." This project involved the assessment of lower leg strength and fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis and looked at the relationship between strength, fatigue, walking ability, and disability.
David earned his BA in Movement and Sports Science and MS in Recreation and Sport Management from Purdue University before receiving his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma. David is an active researcher and hopes to continue his research in the multiple sclerosis population here at St. Ambrose University. David has also worked with members of the University of Oklahoma's cycling and cross country teams, evaluating different training strategies in endurance athletes.
David is originally from Three Oaks, Mich., and currently resides in Port Byron, Ill. In his free time, David enjoys powerlifting, spending time with his brothers, and watching Purdue sports and the Chicago Cubs!