Dr. Debra Stroiney
PhD, Springfield College
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
Fall 2021 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm-3pm
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.
- The Effect of an Acute Bout of Foam Rolling on Running Economy LAUREN M. BISCARDI†, BRIAN D. WRIGHT†, and DEBRA A. STROINEY‡ Department of Kinesiology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USATopics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology Volume 2: Issue 1, Article 4, 2021
- Biscardi, L., Vukovic, D., Stroiney, D. The effects of an acute bout of foam rolling on parameters of running econom
- Biscardi, L. & Stroiney, D. Examination of the relationships between biomechanical markers and endurance running performance in male and female division 1 cross country athletes.
- Stroiney, DA, Rowland, T., Frey, R., & Adair, Ch. Effectivness of a Physican Referred Exercise Is Medicine Program with At-Risk Community Members.
- Biscardi, LM & Stroiney, DA. Examination of feeling states after an acute bout of foam rolling and high intensity exercise.
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)
- Project (EFHP 798)
- Introduction to Kinesiology (KINE 100)
- Exercise Prescription and Programming (KINE 350)
- Research Methods (KINE 450)
- Independent Study (KINE 501)
- Exercise Psychology (KINE 506)