College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

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Phone: (703) 993-3247
Fax: (703) 993-2025
Email: mjones15 (@gmu.edu)

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Krug Hall 211F
4400 University Dr.
MS 4D2
Fairfax, VA 22030

Profile

Dr. Jones earned a BA from the University of Tennessee (English), an MEd from the University of Houston (Exercise Science), a PhD from the University of Georgia (Exercise Physiology), and completed an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University (Physiology). She holds Fellow status in the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is an NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. The NSCA honored her with the 2008 Educator of the Year Award, and she was awarded a George Mason University OSCAR Mentoring Excellence Award in 2014. She has authored publications in the area of human performance and athlete health in peer-reviewed academic journals, and has presented regionally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Jones participates in editorial and review activities for several journals, including Associate Editor-in-Chief, Strength and Conditioning Journal and Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. She currently serves a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Board of Directors.

Research Interests

Human Performance and Athlete Health

  • Assessment of Musculoskeletal Strength and Power
  • Methods for Neuromuscular Development
  • Nutrition Practices and Dietary Habits

Recent Publications

Peer-reviewed Published Articles (2015-present):

  1. Calleja-González, J., Mielgo-Ayuso, J., Ostojic, S.M., Jones, M.T., Caparros, T., and Terrados, N. (2019) Evidence-based post-exercise recovery strategies in rugby: a narrative review. The Physician and Sportsmedicine. 47(2), 137-147. PMID: 30369286
  2. Stone, J.D., King, A.C., Mata, J.D., Goto, S., Hannon, J., Garrison, J.C., Bothwell, J., Jagim, A.R., Jones, M.T., and Oliver, J.M. (2019) Joint-level analyses of the back squat with and without intra-set rest. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 14(5), 583-598. PMID: 30427251
  3. Jagim, A.R., Camic, C.L., Askow, A., Luedke, J., Erickson, J., Kerksick, C., Jones, M.T., and Oliver, J.M. (2019) Sex differences in resting metabolic rate among athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33(11), 3008-3014. PMID: 30199450
  4. Stone, J.D., Kreutzer, A., Mata, J.D., Nystrom, M.G., Jagim, A.R., Jones, M.T., and Oliver, J.M. (2019) Changes in creatine kinase and hormones over the course of an American football season. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33(9), 2481-2487. PMID: 28394834
  5. Jones, M.T., Oliver, J.M., Delgado, J.C., Merrigan, J.J., Jagim, A.R., and Robison, C.E. (2019) Effect of acute complex training on upper body force and power in collegiate wrestlers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33(4), 902-909. PMID: 29470365
  6. Askow, A.T., Merrigan, J.J., Neddo, J.M., Oliver, J.M., Stone, J.D., Jagim, A.R, and Jones, M.T. (2019) Effect of strength on velocity and power during back squat exercise in resistance-trained men and women. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33(1), 1-7. PMID: 30431534
  7. Lockie, R.G., Dawes, J.J., and Jones, M.T. (2018) Comparison of lower-body power, sprint acceleration, and change-of-direction speed between NCAA Division I and II male soccer players. The Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 26(7), 47-53.
  8. Askow, A.T., Stone, J.D., Arndts, D.A., King, A.C., Goto, S., Hannon, J.P., Garrison, J.C., Bothwell, J.M., Esposito, P.E., Jagim, A.R., Jones, M.T., Jennings, W., and Oliver, J.M. (2018) Validity and reliability of a commercially-available velocity and power testing device. Sports. 6(170), 1-8. PMID: 30544687
  9. Fields, J.B., Merrigan, J.J., White, J.B., and Jones, M.T. (2018) Body composition variables by sport and sport-position in elite collegiate athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32(11), 3153-3159. PMID: 30239454
  10. Merrigan, J.J., White, J.B., Hu, Y.E, Stone, J.D., Oliver, J.M., and Jones, M.T. (2018) Differences in elbow extensor muscle characteristics between resistance-trained men and women. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 118, 2359-2366. PMID: 30097710
  11. Merrigan, J.J., Gallo, S., Fields, J.B., and Jones, M.T.  (2018) Foot-to-foot bioelectrical impedence, air displacement plethysmography, and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry in resistance-trained men and women. International Journal of Exercise Science. 11(4), 1145-1155.
  12. Fields, J.B., Metoyer, C.J., Casey, J.C., Esco, M.R., Jagim, A.R., and Jones, M.T. (2018) Comparison of body composition variables across a large group of NCAA women athletes from six competitive sports. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32(9), 2452-2457. PMID: 29189580
  13. Fields, J.B., Merrigan, J.J., White, J.B., and Jones, M.T. (2018) Seasonal and longitudinal changes in body composition by sport-position in NCAA division I basketball athletes. Sports. 6(85), 1-7. PMID: 30135356
  14. Jagim, A.R., Camic, C.L., Kisiolek, J., Luedke, J.L., Erickson, J., Jones, M.T., and Oliver, J.M. (2018) Accuracy of resting metabolic rate prediction equations in athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32(7), 1875-1881. PMID: 28682934
  15. Lockie, R.G., Dawes, J.J., and Jones, M.T. (2018) Relationships between linear speed and lower-body power with change-of-direction speed in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and II women soccer athletes. Sports 6, 30, 1-12. PMID: 29910334
  16. Jagim, A.R., Dominy, T.A., Camic, C.L., Wright, G., Doberstein, S., Jones, M.T., and Oliver, J.M. (2018) Acute effects of the elevation training mask on strength performance in recreational weight lifters.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 32(2), 482-489. PMID: 29084093
  17. Oliver, J.M., Jones, M.T., Anzalone, A.J., Kirk, K.M., Gable, D.A., Repshas, J.T., Johnson, T.A., Höglund, K., Blennow, K., and Zetterberg, H. (2017) A season of American football is not associated with changes in plasma tau. Journal of Neurotrauma 34(23), 3295-3300. PMID: 28682934
  18. Oliver, J.M., Holt, C., Jenke, S.C., Stone, J.D., Jagim, A.R., and Jones, M.T. (2017) The effect of physical readiness training on reserve officers’ training corps freshmen cadets. Military Medicine 182(11), e1981-e1986. PMID: 29087868
  19. Hull, M.V., Neddo, J., Jagim, A.R., Oliver, J.M. Greenwood, M., and Jones, M.T. (2017) Availability of a sports dietitian may lead to improved performance and recovery of NCAA Division I baseball athletes. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 14 (29), 1-8. PMID: 28811750
  20.  Jones, M.T., Martin, J.R., Jagim, A.R., and Oliver, J.M. (2017) Effect of direct whole body vibration on upper body muscular power in recreational, resistance-trained men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 31(5), 1371–1377. PMID: 27787468
  21. Jagim, A.R., Wright, G.A., Kisiolek, J., Jones, M.T. and Oliver, J.M. (2017) Position specific changes in body composition, hydration status, and metabolism during preseason training camp and nutritional habits of Division III football players. The Open Sports Sciences Journal 10, 17-26.  DOI: 10.2174/1875399X01710010017
  22. Jagim, A.R., Rader, O., Jones, M.T., and Oliver, J.M. (2017) Physical demands of multi-modal training competitions and their relationship to measures of performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 31(5), 1212–1220. PMID: 28415064
  23. Anzalone, A.J., Blueitt, D., Case, T., McGuffin, T., Pollard, K.M., Garrison, J.C., Jones, M.T., Pavur, R.J., Turner, S.M., and Oliver, J.M. (2017) Positive vestibular/ocular motor screening (VOMS) increases recovery time following sports-related concussion in youth and adolescent athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine 45(2), 474-479. PMID:27789472
  24. Merrigan, J.J., Tynan, M.N., Oliver, J.M., Jagim, A.R., and Jones, M.T. (2017) Effect of post-exercise whole body vibration with stretching on mood state, fatigue, and soreness in collegiate swimmers. Sports 5(1), 7, 1-9. PMID: 29910367
  25. Oliver, J.M., Jenke, S., Mata, J.D., Kreutzer, A., and Jones, M.T. (2016) Acute effect of cluster set and traditional set configurations on myokines associated with hypertrophy. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 37(13), 1019-1024. PMID: 27676149
  26. Hull, M.V., Jagim, A.R., Oliver, J.M. Greenwood, M., Busteed, D.R., and Jones, M.T. (2016) Gender differences and access to a sports dietitian influence dietary habits of collegiate athletes. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 13 (38), 1-16. PMID: 27777542
  27. Oliver, J.M., Almada, A.L., Brace, L., Shah, M., Mitchell, J.B., Jones, M.T., Jagim, A.R., and Rowlands, D.S. (2016) Ingestion of high molecular weight carbohydrate enhances subsequent repeated maximal power: A randomized controlled trial. PLOS ONE. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0163009 eCollection  2016. PMID: 27636206
  28. Oliver, J.M., Jones, M.T., Kirk, K.M., Gable, D.A., Repshas, J.T., Johnson, T.A., Andreasson, U., Norgren, N., Blennow, K., and Zetterberg, H. (2016) Serum neurofilament light in American football athletes over the course of a season. Journal of Neurotrauma 33, 1784-1789. PMID: 26700106
  29. Oliver, J.M., Jones, M.T., Kirk, K.M., Gable, D.A., Repshas, J.T., Johnson, T.A., Andreasson, U., Norgren, N., Blennow, K., and Zetterberg, H. (2016) Effect of Docosahexaenoic acid on a biomarker of head trauma in American football. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 48(6), 974-982. PMID: 26765633
  30. Jones, M.T., Jagim, A.R., Haff, G.G., Carr, P.J., Martin, J., and Oliver, J.M. (2016) Greater strength drives difference in power between sexes in conventional deadlift. Sports 4(3), 43, 1-10. PMID: 29910289
  31. White, J.B., Dorian, T.P., and Jones, M.T. (2016) Lateral squats significantly decrease sprint time in collegiate baseball athletes. Sports 4(1), 19, 1-9. PMID: 29910266
  32. Jagim, A.R., Jones, M.T., Wright, G.A., St. Antoine, C., Kovacs, A., and Oliver, J.M. (2016) The acute effects of multi-ingredient pre-workout ingestion on strength performance, lower body power, and anaerobic capacity. Journal of the International Society of Sport Nutrition 13(11), 1-10. PMID: 26962303
  33. Mata, J.D., Oliver, J.M. Jagim, A.R., and Jones, M.T. (2016) Sex differences in strength and power support the use of a mixed-model approach to resistance training programming. Strength and Conditioning Journal 38(2), 2-7.
  34. Oliver, J.M., Kreutzer, A., Jenke, S.C., Phillips, M.D., Mitchell, J.B., and Jones, M.T. (2016) Velocity drives power observed during back squat using cluster sets. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 30(1), 235-243. PMID: 26121432
  35. Jones, M.T. and Skidmore, B.L. (2015) Effect of a 12-week resistance exercise training program on the physical self-perceptions of children. Journal of Exercise, Sports and Orthopedics 2(3), 1-6.
  36. Oliver, J.M., Kreutzer, A., Jenke, S., Phillips, M.D., Mitchell, J.B., and Jones, M.T. (2015) Acute response to cluster sets in trained and untrained men. European Journal of Applied Physiology 115(11), 2383-2393. PMID: 26183257
  37. Jones, M.T., Jagim, A., and Oliver, J.M. (2015) Associations between testosterone, body composition, and performance measures of strength and power in recreational, resistance-trained men. Journal of Athletic Enhancement 4(2), 1-6.
  38. Jones, M.T. (2015) A model to create initial experiential learning opportunities in strength and conditioning. Strength and Conditioning Journal 37(5), 40-46.