Stasinos Stavrianeas, Ph.D.
  • Stasinos Stavrianeas, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Exercise Science
  • Human Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition
  • Collins 404
  • (503) 370-6392
  • (503) 370-6773 fax
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Stasinos Stavrianeas, Ph.D.

Professor Stavrianeas was born and raised in Kalamata, Greece and he brings additional international perspective to the diversity within the Department of Exercise Science. He lives in Salem with his wife and their two beautiful daughters.

Professor Stavrianeas focuses on issues related to science education and science literacy for all students, and is active on various science education initiatives on a national level. He recently completed the first phase of an ongoing a collaboration with Professor Mark Stewart (Dept. of Psychology), a Project Kaleidoscope undertaking funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation. The two collaborators recently unveiled "iScience at Willamette", their vision for a truly interdisciplinary introductory science curriculum, the first in a series of steps towards truly integrated and comprehensive science curriculum for all students at Willamette and beyond. This effort received additional recognition and generous support through a grant by the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Professor Stavrianeas' particular areas of research include cardiovascular drift and the metabolic effects associated with it, as well as the effects of High-Intensity Training on team conditioning. He has a strong record of collaborative research work with students, and the results of this work have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented in conferences in recent years.

Education

  • 1998 Ph.D. University of Oregon (Exercise Physiology)
  • 1995 M.S. University of Oregon (Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Biomechanics)
  • 1990 B.S. University of Athens, Greece (Physical Education, Swimming, Exercise Physiology)

Courses

Professor Stavrianeas is instructor of record for the following courses: Human Physiology (BIOL 260), Physiology of Exercise (EXSCI 360), Science of Nutrition (EXSCI 330), and Fundamentals of Neuroscience (IDS 222). He also teaches Research Design (EXSCI 356W), Special Topics in Exercise Science (EXSCI 358), and contributes to the Senior Seminar (EXSCI 496), and the College Colloquium (IDS 101).

Advising

Professor Stavrianeas advises current and transfer students on all topics relevant to Exercise Science and Allied Health professions.

Honors

  • President, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest, (2012)
  • Promotion to Professor, Willamette University (2010)
  • Professor of the Year - Willamette University Dept. of Athletics (2009)
  • Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, Willamette University (2005)
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Willamette University (2003)
  • Service Award - Northwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (2003)
  • Recognition Award - Association of American Colleges and Universities (2003)
  • Service Award - Northwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (2001)

Grants and Awards

  • Principal Investigator: Five year grant from the National Science Foundation RCN-UBE Grant titled “RCN-UBE: Northwest Biosciences Consortium (NWBC): Implementation of Vision and Change in the Introductory Biology Curriculum”
    Project Dates: 5/1/2013 - 4/30/2018
    Total Amount requested: $499,025
    Co-Investigators: Erin Baumgartner (Western Oregon University), Anne Kruchten (Linfield College), Walter Shriner (Mt. Hood Community College), Stacey Kiser (Lane Community College), Lori Kayes (Oregon State University), Jeff Brown (University of Portland), Christopher Gaiser (Linfield College), Gary Tallman (Willamette University).
  • Co-investigator: Three-year grant from the W.M.Keck Foundation: “iScience: Advancing Interdisciplinarity and Quantitative Literacy in Liberal Arts Science Education”
    Project Dates: 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2013.
    Total Award: $250,000
    Co-investigator: Professor Mark Stewart (Psychology)
  • Co-Investigator: Two-year grant from the National Science Foundation: "Promoting Science Literacy Through Neuroscience Laboratory Exercises." (DUE-CCLI 0837830)
    Project Dates: Oct. 1, 2008 - Aug. 31, 2010
    Total Award: $105,794
    Principal Investigator: Professor Mark Stewart (Psychology)
  • Principal Investigator: Three-year grant from the National Science Foundation - Investigative Learning in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory (DUE-CCLI 0511219)
    Project Dates: Oct. 1, 2005 - Aug. 31, 2008
    Total Award: $99,654
  • Co-Investigator: Three-year grant from the National Science Foundation - Investigative Process & Technology in Introductory Physiology (DUE-CCLI 0309546)
    Project Dates: Sep. 1, 2003 - Aug. 31, 2007
    Total Award: $85,000
    Principal Investigator: Professor Scott Hawke (Biology), Co-Investigator: Professor Gary Tallman (Biology)
  • Hewlett Foundation, Willamette University Hewlett Grant (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010)
  • Atkinson Faculty Development Grant, Willamette University (2009, 2012)

Recent Publications (last 5 years - *student collaborator)

Book Chapters

  • Stavrianeas, S., Stewart, M. (2011). iScience and general education: science literacy for all students. In Guske, I., Swaffield, B., Eds., “Global Encounters – Pedagogical Paradigms and Educational Practices” Cambridge Scholars Press, UK, pp. 69-77.
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2010) Aquatics. In: Caine, D.J., Harmer, P.A., Schiff, M.A., Eds., "Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports" Volume XVI of The Encyclopedia Of Sports Medicine, An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, West Sussex, UK, pp. 3-17.
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2009). Understanding Data Collection and Analysis. In: Francine Armenth-Brothers, Ed., "Great Ideas:  Active Ways to Teach Nutrition" Pearson/Benjamin Cummins Publications.
  • Hawke, S., Stavrianeas, S., Tallman, G.J. (2007). Investigative learning in introductory physiology. In: Karukstis, K.K. and Elgren, T.E., Eds., "Designing, Implementing, and Sustaining a Research-Supportive Undergraduate Curriculum:  A Compendium of Successful Curricular Practices from Faculty and Institutions Engaged in Undergraduate Research" Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, D.C., pp. 119-121. 

Refereed Research Articles

  • *O’Leary, C., Stavrianeas, S. (2012). Respiratory rate and the ventilatory threshold in sedentary untrained participants. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online 15(4): 1-10.
  • *Rowan, A.E., *Kueffner, T.E., Stavrianeas, S. (2012). Short duration high-intensity interval training improves aerobic conditioning of female college soccer players. International Journal of Exercise Science 5(3) : 232-238.
  • *Burfeind, K., Hong, J., Stavrianeas, S. (2012). Gender differences in the neuromuscular fitness profiles of NCAA Division III soccer players. Isokinetics and Exercise Science 20(2): 115-120.
  • *Soma, E.A., Lockard, M.M., Stavrianeas, S. (2010). Challenging the accuracy of a single-test lactate threshold protocol in collegiate rowers. International Journal of Exercise Science 3(4): 206-213.
  • Janeba, M., *Yaeger D., *White R., Stavrianeas, S. (2010). The Dmax method does not produce a valid estimate of the lactate threshold. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online 13(4): 50-57.
  • *White R., *Yaeger D., Stavrianeas, S. (2009). Determination of blood lactate concentration: reliability and validity of a lactate oxidase-based method. International Journal of Exercise Science 2(2): 83-93.
  • *Boggs, G.W., *Ward, J.R., Stavrianeas, S. (2008). The external nasal dilator does not alter aerobic performance in college-age women. Journal of Sport and Conditioning Research 22(1): 269-275.
  • Stavrianeas, S., Stephenson, A. (2007). Lactate testing revisited: a reliable indicator of training for all swimmers. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education 1(1): 65-72.

Refereed Articles on Science Pedagogy and Interdisciplinarity

  • Stavrianeas, S., Stewart, M. (2011). Teaching and learning in Exercise Science: contributing to the health of the nation?  Journal of College Science Teaching 41:14-21.
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2009) Understanding data collection in the modern physiology laboratory. Advances in Physiology Education, 33:78-79.
  • *Dirga, A.A., Stavrianeas, S. (2008). Learn to Live: Simple and practical activities to promote health, nutrition, and physical fitness in the K-8 curriculum. Journal of Youth Development, Vol. 3(2), 080302RR001.
  • Stewart, M., Stavrianeas, S. (2008). Leading with Lab: A Learning Cycle Approach to Neuroscience Labs for Non-Sciences Students. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education Spring 2008, 6(2): A74-A77. 
  • Stewart, M., and Stavrianeas, S. (2008). Teaching instrument reliability and validity using a handheld lactate analyzer. Advances in Physiology Education 32: 165-166, 2008.
  • Stavrianeas, S. Stewart, M., Harmer, P. (2008). Beyond the printed page: physiology education without a textbook? Advances in Physiology Education 32: 76-80, 2008.

Refereed Abstracts

  • *Kueffner, T. E., *Rowan, A. E., Stavrianeas, S. (2012). Short duration high-intensity interval training improves aerobic conditioning of female college soccer. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 40(5) Supplement 1:S399.
  • *Howard, N., Stavrianeas, S. (2012). High-intensity intensity interval training is a viable alternative to more traditional aerobic conditioning in adolescent soccer players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(5) Supplement 1:S399.
  • Stavrianeas, S., *Burfeind, K., Hong, J. (2012). Gender differences in the neuromuscular fitness profiles of NCAA Division III soccer players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(5) Supplement 1:S141.
  • *Murphy, K., *Winger, J., Stavrianeas, S. (2009). The onset and magnitude of cardiovascular drift depend on exercise intensity in competitive cyclists. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 40, No. 5 Suppl. 1:S40.
  • *Winger, J., *Murphy, K., Stavrianeas, S. (2009). The onset and magnitude of cardiovascular drift depend on exercise intensity in recreational runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 41, No. 5 Suppl. 1:S543.
  • Stavrianeas, S., *Yaeger, D.B. (2008). Exercise intensity influences the onset and magnitude of cardiovascular drift. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Vol.  40, No. 5 Suppl. 1:S395.
  • *Yaeger, D.B., Stavrianeas, S. (2008). A second incremental test is needed to Estimate Maximal Lactate Steady State. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Vol.  40, No. 5 Suppl. 1:S395.
  • *Yaeger, D. B. *White, R.F., Stavrianeas, S. (2007). Determination of Maximal Lactate Steady State: convenience over accuracy? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 39, No. 5 Suppl., pp. S251.
  • *White, R.F., *Yaeger, D.B., Stavrianeas, S. (2007). Comparing three experimental protocols for the determination of blood lactate values. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 39, No. 5 Suppl., pp. S346-S347.

Conference Oral/Poster Presentations (last 5 years - *student collaborator)

Refereed Conference Presentations

  • Stavrianeas, S., *Burfeind, K., Hong, J. (2012). Gender differences in the neuromuscular fitness profiles of NCAA Division III soccer players. ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • *Kueffner, T. E., *Rowan, A. E., Stavrianeas, S. (2012). Short duration high-intensity interval training improves aerobic conditioning of female college soccer. ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Coeur D’Alene, ID, and ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • *Howard, N., Stavrianeas, S. (2012). High-intensity intensity interval training is a viable alternative to more traditional aerobic conditioning in adolescent soccer players. ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Coeur D’Alene, ID, and ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2012). Exercise Science Education for the 21st Century: the iScience Model at Willamette University. American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Chapter Annual Meeting,Coeur D' Alene, ID.
  • *Kueffner, T., *Rowan, A., and Stavrianeas, S. (2012). Short duration high-intensity interval training improves aerobic conditioning in female college soccer players. American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Chapter Annual Meeting,Coeur D' Alene, ID.
  • *O’Mahony, E.C., *Schlueter, H.N., Hong, J., and Stavrianeas, S. (2012). Gender differences in decreased ambulation, balance, grip strength associated with Alzheimer's Disease. American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Chapter Annual Meeting,Coeur D' Alene, ID.
  • *Howard, N., and Stavrianeas, S. (2012) High-intensity interval training is a viable alternative to more traditional aerobic conditioning in adolescent soccer players. American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Chapter Annual Meeting,Coeur D' Alene, ID.
  • Cotter, J.D., Parr, E.B., Stavrianeas, S., Graham, M.J., Ainslie, P.N. and Lucas, S.J.E. (2011). Blunted cardiovascular adaptations to intense-interval compared with endurance training. European College of Sports Science Annual Congress, Liverpool, UK.
  • Parr, EB., Lucas, S.J.E., Stavrianeas, S., Graham, M.J., Rehrer, N.J., and Cotter, J.D. (2011). Indices of metabolic health are similar following intense-interval or endurance cycling training. European College of Sports Science Annual Congress, Liverpool, UK.
  • Graham, M.J, Francois, M.E., Parr, E.B., Stavrianeas, S., Lucas, S.J.E., and Cotter, J.D. (2011). Blood pressure and plasma volume responses during recovery: Effect of exercise intensity and exercise limb. European College of Sports Science Annual Congress, Liverpool, UK.
  • Cotter, J.D., Parr, E.B.,Lucas, S.J.E., Francois, M.E.,, Graham, M.J., Ainslie, P.N, and Stavrianeas, S. (2011).The hare and the tortoise: aerobic conditioning revisited? National Strength and Conditioning Association. Oregon State Clinic: Strength and Conditioning, Science & Applications, Corvallis, OR.
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2011). Service Learning and Nutrition Education. Silver Falls Higher Education Conference. Silver Falls, OR.
  • Stavrianeas, S. and Stewart, M. (2010). Examination of science literacy through an iScience lens. Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, Rome, Italy.
  • Cotter, J.D., Parr, E.B., Lucas, S.J.E., Stavrianeas, S., Graham, M.J. and Ainslie, P.N. (2010). Red cell and blood volumes improve more with endurance than repeat-high-intensity training. New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Parr, E.B.,Rehrer, N.J., Lucas, S.J.E., Stavrianeas, S., Graham, M.J., *Francois, M.E., and Cotter, J.D. (2010). Mediators of improved exercise capacity following sprint or endurance training.New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • *Francois, M.E., Graham, M.J., Parr, E.B., Rehrer, N.J., Lucas, S.J.E., Stavrianeas, S., Cotter, J.D.(2010). Repeated high-intensity exercise with arms or legs is a time efficient strategy to increase metabolism in recovery. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand. 
  • Stavrianeas, S. and Stewart, M. (2009). Teaching Research Ethics in the Undergraduate Laboratory: International Perspective within the iScience Framework. Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, Rome, Italy.
  • Stavrianeas, S., Stewart, M.T. (2009). Promoting science literacy through a lab-led introductory course in neuroscience. Society for Neuroscience Oregon Chapter, Troutdale, OR.  
  • *Murphy, K., *Winger, J., Stavrianeas, S. (2009). The onset and magnitude of cardiovascular drift depend on exercise intensity in competitive cyclists. ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA and Experimental Biology Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 
  • *Winger, J., *Murphy, K., Stavrianeas, S. (2009). The onset and magnitude of cardiovascular drift depend on exercise intensity in recreational runners. ACSM Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Aspects of this work were presented at ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA and Experimental Biology Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • *Soma, E.A., *Schultz, L., Lockard, M.M., Stavrianeas, S. (2009). A new protocol to estimate lactate threshold in collegiate rowers. ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.  
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2008). Exercise Science: An exemplar for interdisciplinary learning in the sciences. National Science Foundation CCLI Conference, Washington, DC.  
  • Stavrianeas, S., *Yaeger, D.B. (2008). Exercise intensity influences the onset and magnitude of cardiovascular drift. ACSM National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.  
  • *Yaeger, D.B., Stavrianeas, S. (2008). A second incremental test is needed to estimate Maximal Lactate Steady State. ACSM National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.  
  • *Yaeger, D. B., Stavrianeas, S. (2008). Determination of MLSS: two tests are better than one. Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA.  
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2008). Students prefer service learning over traditional lecture in a nutrition course. Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA.  
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2008). Investigative learning in exercise physiology research: a liberal arts model. Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA. 
  • Stavrianeas, S., *Yaeger, D.B. (2008). Exercise intensity influences the onset and magnitude of cardiovascular drift.  ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 
  • *Yaeger, D. B., Stavrianeas, S. (2008). Zeroing in on MLSS: Two tests are better than one. ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • Del Pozzi, A.T., Papadopoulos, C., Stavrianeas, S. (2008) Ventilatory threshold and lactate threshold coincide using the Dmax method. ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.  
  • *Yaeger, D. B., *White, R.F., Stavrianeas, S. (2007). Determination of Maximal Lactate Steady State: Convenience over Accuracy? ACSM National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 
  • *White, R.F., *Yaeger, D.B., Stavrianeas, S. (2007). Comparing three experimental protocols for the determination of blood lactate values. ACSM National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.  
  • Hawke, S., Stavrianeas, S., Tallman, G. (2007). An investigative laboratory for integrated plant and animal physiology at the sophomore-level at Willamette University. Botany and Plant Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • *Yaeger, D.B., *White, R.F., Stavrianeas, S. (2007). Determination of maximal lactate steady state: one test is not enough. Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.  
  • *White, R.F., *Yaeger, D.B., Stavrianeas, S. (2007). Comparing three experimental protocols for the determination of blood lactate values. Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. 
  • *Yaeger, D.B., *White, R.F., Stavrianeas, S. (2007). Determination of maximal lactate steady state: convenience over accuracy? ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 
  • Stavrianeas, S., *Yaeger, D.B., *White, R.F. (2007). Is cardiovascular drift linked to oxygen drift? ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2007). Undergraduate research and exercise science education: a symbiotic relationship in a small liberal arts college. ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 
  • Janeba, M.R., *White, R.F., *Yaeger, D.B., Stavrianeas, S. (2007). Raising Doubts About The Use Of Dmax To Estimate Lactate Threshold. ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 
  • Hawke, S., Stavrianeas, S., Tallman, G. (2007). An investigative laboratory for integrated plant and animal physiology at the sophomore level. Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Monmouth, OR.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physiological Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Chapter

Professional Activities

Reviewer

  • National Science Foundation CCLI/TUES Grant reviewer
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Advances in Physiology Education
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • International Journal of Exercise Science
  • CUR Quarterly
  • McGraw Hill Publishers (Nutrition, Exercise Physiology)
  • Pearson Publications (Exercise Physiology)

Science Education

  • Project Kaleidoscope, Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning project
  • SENCER