College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

PhD, Springfield College
Assistant Professor
Academic Program Coordinator, Kinesiology

Contact Information

Send email to Dr. Stroiney

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
MS 4E5
Manassas, VA 20110

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30pm

Profile

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 thsi 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.  

Research Interests

My research interests span a wide range but all within the field of health and exercise.  I am interested in the many tools and supplements that are available to recreational athletes and if they truly  help to increase peformance.  I have conducted two studies on self-myofascial release which falls within these ergogenic aids that individuals seek out.  Also, I am interested on what motivates individuals to exercise and how we can increase adherence to exercise participation for health, fitness and performance.