Jonathon Stickford


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2013-2015) – Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, Dallas, TX, Emphasis: Respiratory Physiology
  • Ph.D. (2013) – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – Human Performance-Exercise Physiology
  • M.S. (2009) – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – Exercise Physiology, Ergonomics
  • B.S. (2004) – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – Kinesiology

Teaching Specialities

  • ES 2005 – Introduction to Physiological Assessment
  • ES 3005 – Advanced Physiological Assessment
  • HON 2515/3515 – Physiology, Culture, and Health
  • ES 4100 – Environmental Physiology
  • ES 5620 – Advanced Cardiopulmonary Physiology

Current Teaching

  • ES 3005 – Advanced Physiological Assessment
  • HON 2515 – Physiology, Culture, and Health

Professional Affiliations/Organizations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Southeast Chapter
  • American Physiological Society
  • American Thoracic Society

Laboratory Affiliation

Research Interests

My research focuses on how the respiratory system limits exercise performance in healthy and diseased populations. I examine ventilatory dynamics, expiratory flow limitation, mechanics, the perception of breathlessness, and the unpleasantness associated with breathlessness in my research. In the future, I will continue to perform similar research but in obese populations. For example, what are the respiratory limitations in 1) obese children 2) older, obese adults, and 3) obese adults with COPD? Further, I'm interested in how exercise training and or weight loss can be used as interventions to improve the potential respiratory limitations observed in these populations.

Title: Assistant Professor, PhD, Human Performance, Graduate Faculty

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7471

Fax: (828) 262-3138

Office address
Leon Levine Hall 415