Faculty


Tiffany Esmat

Tiffany A. Esmat, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

EHS Major Coordinator

 

Office: Prillaman Hall 4109

Phone: 470-578-2652

E-mail: tesmat@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

Ph.D.

Exercise Physiology   

Kent State University

2009

 

M.S.

Exercise Physiology  

Cleveland State University

2005

 

BA

Exercise Physiology & Fitness Management

Baldwin Wallace College

2002

 

Professional Experience

 

 

2008-Present

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, Kennesaw State University.

 

2008-Present

Director, Seniors Participating in Activities Related to Health at Kennesaw State (SPARHKS).

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Refereed Publications

 

Esmat, T.A., Clark, K.E., Muller, M.D., Juvancic-Heltzel, J.A., & Glickman, E.G. (2012) Fifty three hours of sleep deprivation has no effect on rewarming from cold air exposure. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, (In Press)

 

Spitznagel, M.B., Updegraff, J., Pierce, K., Walter, K.H., Collinsworth, T., Glickman, E., & Gunstad, J. (2009). Cognitive function during acute cold exposure with or without sleep deprivation lasting 53 hours. Aviat Space Environ Med, 80, 703-708.

 

Kamimori, G.H., Bellar, D., Pierce, K., Collinsworth, T., & Glickman, E.L. (2009). Combined Effects of Cold Exposure and 53 Hours of Sleep Deprivation on a Sustained Attention Task. 13th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics, Boston, MA. (mini paper).

 

Yadavalli, S., Gunstad, J., Glickman E., Alexander, T., Spitznagel, M., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Murray, L., & Collinsworth, T. (2008). Increased S 100b is associated with reduced cognitive function in healthy older adults. Neuropsychobiology, 57(3), 121-125.

 

Farnell, G.F., Pierce, K., Collinsworth, T., Murray, L., Demes, R., Juvancic Heltzel, J., & Glickman, E.L. (2008). The influence of ethnicity on thermoregulation following acute cold exposure. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 19(4), 238-44.

 

Refereed Abstracts/ Presentations

Esmat, T.A., Pierce, K.E., Juvancic-Heltzel, J.A., Ryan, E.J., Muller, M.D., & Glickman, E.L. (2010). Effects of sleep deprivation on the perceptual responses to multiple bouts of acute cold exposure recovery. The American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

 

Pierce, K.E., Esmat, T.A., Ryan, E.J., Muller, M.D., Barkley, J.E., Kamimori, G.H., & Glickman, E.L. (2010). 53 hours of sleep deprivation on catecholamine responses during multiple stages of acute cold exposure.  The American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

 

Collinsworth, T.A., Pierce K.E., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Barkley, J.E., Kamimori, G.H., & Glickman, E.L. (2009) Effects of sleep deprivation on the thermoregulatory responses during recovery from acute cold exposure.  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41(5), S238.

 

Pierce, K., Collinsworth, T., Kamimori G.H., Barkley, J.E., & Glickman, E.L. (2009). Effects of 53 hours of sleep deprivation on physical activity and rectal temperature during multiple stages of acute cold exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41(5), S238.

 

Glickman, E.L., Pierce, K., Collinsworth, T., Kamimori, G.H., & Barkley, J.E. (2009). Effects of 53 hours of sleep deprivation on thermal sensation during multiple stages of acute cold exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41(5), S238.

 

Gunstad, J., Spitznagel, M.B., Udegraff, J., Collinsworth, T., Pierce, K., & Glickman, E. (2009). Cognitive dysfunction during acute cold exposure and recovery in healthy young adult males. Poster presented at Kent State University Celebration of Scholarship.

 

Spitznagel, M., Gunstad, J., Updegraff, J., Collinsworth, T., Pierce, K., & Glickman, E. (2009). The effects of 53-hours sleep deprivation and acute cold exposure on cognitive function.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, GA.

 

Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Gunstad, J., Collinsworth, T., Murray, L., Pierce, K., & Glickman, E.L. (2008) Body composition, serum S100beta and leptin levels in older adults. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 40(5), S365.

 

Farnell, G.,  Pierce, K., Demes, R., Collinsworth, T., Ruan, E., Bellar, D., Bliss, M., Barkley, J.E., Kamimori, G., & Glickman, E.L. (2008) Effects of body composition on thermoregulatory responses during cold water immersion in healthy males. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 40(5). S228.

 

Kim, C.H., Ryan, E.J., Blankfeld, R., Bliss, M., Bellar, D., Pierce, K., Collinsworth, T., Barkley, J., Arnold, L., Muller, M., & Glickman, E.L. (2008). Effects of sodium chloride ingestion on blood pressure, core temperature, and oxygen consumption in normotensive men. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 40(5), S228.

 

Ryan, E.J., Blankfeld, R., Kim, C.H., Bliss, M., Bellar, D., Pierce, K., Sigmund, L.A., Collinsworth, T., Barkley, J., Farnell, G., Arnold, L., Muller, M., & Glickman, E.L. (2008).  Sublingual administration of a calcium channel blocker lowers core temperature. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 40(5), S230.

 

Demes, R., Farnell, G., Pierce, K., Ryan, E., Collinsworth, T., Juvancic Heltzel, J., Barkley, J., & Glickman, E.L. (2008). Immunological responses to cold water immersion in high and low fat males. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 40(5), S228.

 

Murray, L., Glickman, E., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Pierce, K., Farnell, G., & Collinsworth, T. (2008). Effects of fitness level on blood coagulation variables after cold exposure in healthy males. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 40(5), S228.

 

Glickman, E.L., Farnell, G., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Pierce, K., Collinsworth, T., Ryan, E., Bliss, M., & Barkley, J.E. (2008). Effect of body composition on thermal sensation during immersion in 18, 22 and 26°C water. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 40(5), S228.

 

Professional Certifications

ACSM Health Fitness Instructor

ACSM / NCPAD Certified Inclusion Fitness Trainer
(National Certification for Physical Activity and Disabilities)

American Red Cross Instructor- CPR/AED, First Aid

Professional Organizations

American College of Sports Medicine

Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine

American Physiological Society

 

Professional Interests

 

 

Adult Fitness/Wellness Programs, Environmental Physiology/ Temperature Regulation

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

HPS 1000 Fitness For Living
HPS 2090 Exercise Leadership
HPS 3240 Physical Activity and Health Promotion for the Older Adult
HPS 4000 Service Learning in HPS
HPS 4350 Exercise Testing and Prescription
HPS 4700 Clinical Aspects of Exercise