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Jesse Pittsley

Position: Associate Professor Department: Exercise Physiology

Contact Info

Office: Anderson 144 C Phone: 336-750-2537


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

  • BS Physical Education, 1999, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • MA Exercise Physiology, 2000, College of St. Scholastica
  • PhD Exercise Physiology, 2004, University of Kentucky

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.