Jesse Pittsley

Associate Professor


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Department: Human Performance and Sport Sciences
Office Location: Anderson Center Rm. 144c
Phone: (336) 750-2537
Fax: -
Email:  pittsleyj@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Dr. Pittsley is an associate professor of Exercise Science at Winston-Salem State University.  He has been the program coordinator for Exercise Science since 2004.  He grew up in Superior, Wisconsin.  After completing a childhood and two college degrees in the nearly the coldest place in the lower 48 United States (Superior, WI & Duluth, MN), he moved to Lexington, Kentucky to complete a doctorate in Exercise Physiology.  His research interests include the cardiovascular and hormonal responses to exercise.  A former college runner, he still enjoys running.  He also bikes to work daily and enjoys flat-water kayaking.  Dr. Pittsley's non-exercise hobbies include listening to audio books, maintaining several marginally in-tune guitars, and spending time with his two toddler sons (Ayden and Syan).


Educational Background

  • B.S. Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-Superior, 1999
  • M.A. Exercise Physiology, College of St. Scholastica, 2000
  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Kentucky, 2004


  • Selected Publications:

    Bunn, J.  Pittsley, J., Baker S., Yates, J.W.  Assessment of Accuracy of the Vacu-Med Motorized Syringe No. 17053 for Ventilation, VO2, and VCO2 –Respiratory Care. 2011 Apr;56(4): 472-6

    McAuley P, Myers J, Emerson B, Oliveira RB, Blue CL, Pittsley J, Froelicher VF.  Cardiorespiratory Fitness and mortality in diabetic men with and without cardiovascular disease.  Diabetes Res Clin Prac.  2009. 

    McAuley, P.,  Pittsley, J., Myers, J.,  Abella, J.,  Froelicher. V.F.  Fitness and Fatness as Mortality Predictors in Healthy Older Men: The Veterans Exercise Testing Study.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2009. Jun; 64 (6): 695-9.


    Additional Information:

    Dr. Pittsley was hired during the early stages in the development of the Exercise Science. As a result, he has taught most courses in the Exercise Science core.  His current classes include:

    EXS 4301 Adv. Exercise Physiology (Lecture and Lab)

    EXS 4319 Exercise Testing and Prescription

    EXS 4322 Current Topics in Exercise Science

    Pittsley, J., Piatt, E., Ritsche, K., and Kavas, A., Brown, C.W.  Social Support for Exercise and Cardiovascular Risk Factors for exercise in young African-American women.  National Medical Association Annual Meeting (abstract in review)

    Pittsley, J., Ritsche, K., and Kavas, A., Brown, C.W. Dietary Habits, Blood Lipids, and Body Composition in African American College Students. Health Disparities/Health Equity Research Summit. Winston-Salem NC. (February 2011)

    Pittsley, J., Ritsche, K., and Kavas, A., Brown, C.W. The Relationships between Self-Perceptions of Appearance, Fitness, Health, and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in African American Women.   Health Disparities/Health Equity Research Summit. Winston-Salem NC. (February 2011).

    Pittsley, J., Ritsche, K., and Kavas, A., Brown, C.W.  Changes in Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Blood Lipids, and Body Composition Following the Freshman Year at a Historically Black College/University.  Health Disparities/Health Equity Research Summit. Winston-Salem NC. (February 2011).

    Pittsley, J., Ritsche, K., Kavas, A. and Williams-Brown, C.  The relationships between self-perceptions of appearance, fitness, health and cardiovascular risk factors in African-American women.  Discussed at the NC Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Health Summit:  Using Research to Make the Case for Eliminating Heath Disparities (Hypertension/Cardiovascular) in Winston-Salem, NC. (January, 2011).

    Pittsley, J., Ritsche, K., Kavas, A. and Williams-Brown, C.  Dietary habits, blood lipids and body composition in African-American college students.   Discussed at the NC Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Health Summit:  Using Research to Make the Case for Eliminating Heath Disparities (Hypertension/Cardiovascular) in Winston-Salem, NC. (January, 2011).

    Williams-Brown, C.  Kavas, A. Pittsley, J. and Ritsche, K.  Diabetes prevention program for freshman women at risk for Type II diabetes (Diabetes Intervention for Vibrant & Active Sisters [DIVAS] is a diabetes prevention comprehensive intervention combing physical activity, health and nutrition education, behavioral change modification, and social support. Discussed at the NC Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Health Summit:  Using Research to Make the Case for Eliminating Heath Disparities (Diabetes) in Winston-Salem, NC. (January, 2011).

    Pittsley, J., Ritsche, K., Kavas, A. and Williams-Brown, C.  Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness, blood lipids and body composition following the freshman year at a historically black college/university.  Discussed at the NC Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Health Summit:  Using Research to Make the Case for Eliminating Heath Disparities (Diabetes) in Winston-Salem, NC.

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