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Dan McCann

Professor and Chair

Department of Human Physiology
Gonzaga University
mccann@gonzaga.edu
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258-0004

Phone: (509) 313-3487

Office Location
1110 N. Pearl, Rm 110

Office Hours
Tuesday 10 AM to 12 noon and Wednesday 12 noon to 2 PM. Please contact me by Email if you'd like to make an appointment.

Dr. McCann came to Gonzaga in 1992 from UC Davis where he received his PhD in Physiology. Dan teaches courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Research Methods, Scientific Writing, Exercise Physiology, Advanced Exercise Physiology, Environmental Physiology, and other Advanced Topics courses such as Pathophysiology. His research interests include muscle metabolism, thermoregulation, and the application of dimensional analysis and similitude theory to the study of rest and exercise energetics.

 
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Tina Geithner

Professor

Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave., AD Box 4
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3498
Fax: (509) 313-5869

Office Location
Human Physology, 1110 N. Pearl, Rm# 102

Office Hours
Office hours vary by semester. Please email to make an appointment: geithner@gonzaga.edu, or check my phone message for current office hours: 509-313-3498.

I earned my Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Physical Development and Aging from The University of Texas at Austin. I am a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, an ACSM-certified Health/Fitness Specialist, and a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. My research projects have included motivators for and barriers to physical activity, risk factor relationships, body composition, athlete profiling, and talent identification in sport. Work-life balance and strategies for stress reduction are also of interest to me. I enjoy yoga, running, hiking, kayaking, and being outdoors.

 
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Brian Higginson

Associate Professor

Department of Human Physiology
Gonzaga University
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258-0004

Phone: (509) 313-3518

Office Location
Human Physiology Building (1110 N. Pearl), Rm 106

Office Hours
Tuesday: 2:00-4:00
Wednesday: 12:00-2:00

 
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Ryan McCulloch

Assistant Professor

502 E Boone Ave., AD Box 4
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509)313-3440
Fax: (509) 313-5869

Office Location
Human Physiology, 1110 N. Pearl, Rm# 101

Office Hours
Monday/Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:30pm

 
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James McKenzie
Lecturer-IR, Human Phys

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 509.313.3855

Office Location
HPHY 112

Office Hours

Fall 2014:
Monday, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Or by appointment

 
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David Thorp

Associate Professor

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258-0004

Phone: (509) 313-3854

Office Location
Human Physiology Building Rm 108

Office Hours

I am on sabbatical for the Fall 2015 semester.

Dr. Thorp earned his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His primary area of research has been to examine how exercise promotes beneficial adaptations in cardiac muscle. He currently teaches courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology in addition to supervising undergraduate research projects in a variety of areas including cardiorespiratory changes during the human dive reflex as well as the effects of exercise on cognitive function and memory.

 
Staff
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Steve B Conant

Lab Specialist & Anatomy Instructor

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 509-313-3852

Office Location
Department of Human Physiology, rm 104 of "The Shed"

Office Hours
This semester I will be available during the following times:

Tuesday 9-11 (Tillford 017)
Wednesday 8-10 (Tillford 017)

Additional open lab time are posted on your course syllabus.

The '15/'16 academic year is my 7th here at Gonzaga University. I am passionate about my job and it comes through in my work. I pride myself on my teaching achievements, ability to solve problems and work with other departments/divisions. I am a life-long learner and constantly look for ways I can improve as a professional.

My background includes entrepreneurial pursuits, non-profit volunteer work and higher education experience. The culmination of my experience helps to bring real world application to my teaching. I have demonstrated an ability to learn, use and subsequently manage new technologies.


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