Dr. Debra Stroiney
PhD, Springfield College
Academic Program Coordinator, Kinesiology
Phone: (703) 993-7075
Fax: (703) 993-2025
Email: dstroine (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Science and Technology Campus
Katherine G. Johnson Hall 201D
10890 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
I always feel like I had an interesting path to my current position in the field of Kinesiology. I have been an active individual all of my life participating in dance and sport. During my undergraduate years I majored in psychology because I was fascinated by human behavior and loved science. I went on to work in human resources but realized I did not enjoy working in the corporate world. After a time of night being as active I began to exercise more and realized how much better felt. I was intrigued by this and realized that I could go on and get a masters degree in sport & exercise psychology. Which I did, during my years in grad school I also worked as a ballroom dance instructor. This was a great job to have at the tie because it allowed me to be active and apply some of the things I was learning in school. I went on to work in a corporate fitness center as a health fitness specialist. After a few years in this setting I realized I wanted to tech the next generation of fitness professionals as well as do research in this area. I decided to pursue my doctorate and decided to do so in Exercise Physiology instead of pscyhology. This was the best path for me because the physiology component is a key piece that I was missing. I completed my PhD and have been working in academic since 2014. It took me a little while but I did find what I truly enjoy doing every day.
My research interests span a wide range but all within the field of health and exercise. Areas of research I have be in involved in the past or are actively pursuing:
- The effects of self-myofascial release on sport performance when implemented prior to the activity.
- Mood, motivation and exercise adherence within a health, fitness or sport setting.
- Tracking of physical activity, accuracy of wrist worn devices.
- Exercise is medicine, interventions which drive to improve health and motivation to exercise in at risk clients.
- Stroiney, DS, Morkis, RL, Hanna, GR, & Ranney, JD. (2020). Examination of Self-Myofascial Release vs. instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Tecniques on Veritcal and Horizontal Power in Recreational Athletes. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 34(1), 79-88.
- Stroiney, DS, Herrick, SL, Paolone, VJ, & Matthews, TD (2020). The Effects of an Acute Bout of Self-Myofascial Release on the Physiological Parameters of Running. International Journal of Exercise Science,13(3), 113-122.
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2019
Stroiney, D., Ghoddosi, N., & Ranney, J. (2019). Exercise Intensity as a Predictor of Mood States
American College of Sports Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, November 2018:
Flink, T., Stroiney, D., Wojnarowski, K. (2018). Acute Changes in Positive Well-being, Psychological Distress, and Fatigue after Group Exercise in Older Adults.
American College of Sports Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, November 2017, Harrisburg, PA.
Stroiney, D., Morkis, R., Rainy, J., & Hannah, G. (2016). The effects of self-administered myofascial release and IASTM on performance in recreational athletes.
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2015
Stroiney, D., Herrick, S., Vitti, S., Bossie, J. & Paolone, V. (2015). The effects of an acute bout of self-myofascial release on the physiological parameters of running
- Independent Study for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (EDUC 897)
- Advanced Internship in Education (EDUC 994)
- Independent Study EFHP (EFHP 599)
- Exercise and Sport Psychology (EFHP 618)
- Introduction to Kinesiology (KINE 100)
- Exercise Physiology I (KINE 310)
- Exercise Prescription and Programming (KINE 350)
- Research Methods (KINE 450)