Exercise Science Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Kent Brown, PhD, CSCS
Associate Professor

Research Interest: Preoperative exercise interventions introduced to change exercise behavior prior to total knee arthroplasty; study of osteoarthritis as a clinical condition of joint pain and dysfunction and its response to exercise.

​Office
​: Flynn 107
Phone: 502.272.8391
Email: kbrown@bellarmine.edu
KB Curriculum Vitae

Andrew Carnes, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Endurance performance and the effects of peer influence on runners' behavior and motivation.

​Office​: Flynn 109
Phone: 502.272.7612
Emailacarnes@bellarmine.edu
AC Curriculum Vitae

Chelsey Franz, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Dr. Franz's primary research interests focus on health outcomes of impoverished communities, exploring the relationships with social determinants of health, and leading community-based exercise interventions.

​Office​: Flynn 113
Phone: 502.272.7611
Emailcfranz@bellarmine.edu
CF Curriculum Vitae

Sara Mahoney, PhD, HFS
Department Chair

Research Interest: Dr. Mahoney’s primary agenda is to examine the role of dietary intake on health and performance in special populations. This includes both the role of macronutrient intake in ultra-endurance athletes, and the role of fruit and vegetable intake on chronic disease.

​Office​: Flynn 108
Phone: 502.272.7607
Emailsmahoney@bellarmine.edu
SM Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Wójcicki, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Dr. Wójcicki's  primary area of research lies within the field behavioral kinesiology; his research employs a social cognitive framework to better understand physical activity behavior and subsequent health-related outcomes across the lifespan; areas of interest include the design, implementation, and evaluation of emerging technologies to promote behavior change, as well as the reciprocal examination of psychosocial and environmental factors on physical activity behaviors and quality of life.

​Office
​: Flynn 111
Phone: 502.272.7613
Email: twojcicki@bellarmine.edu
TW Curriculum Vitae

Adjunct Faculty

  • Jason Bracco, DPT (email)
  • Alice Kimble, Ph.D. (email)
  • Jessica Sharpenstein, MS (email)
  • Jennifer Spencer, MS (email)
  • Amy Verst, Ph.D. (email)

Departmental Staff