Jason “Chad”wick Smith, Ph.D.
Department of Human Performance and Exercise Science
jcsmith04 AT ysu DOT edu
Ph.D., Exercise Science, The University of Mississippi, University, MS, 2002
M.S., Human Movement, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 1999
B.S., Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 1997
Prior to coming to YSU, Dr. Smith taught as an adjunct Assistant Professor at Elon University within the Departments of Exercise Science and Health and Human Performance from 2008-2010. From 2006-2008, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at Wake Forest University studying multisensory integration. As a Post-doctoral Fellow within the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2003-2006, he studied motor behavior of the tongue.
Dr. Smith uses biomechanical and physiological tools to answer research questions related to motor behavior. His interests are varied, ranging from motor control and motor development of the tongue to enhancing athletic performance. The research involving athletic performance looks at ways to temporarily enhance performance as well as ways to design better strength and conditioning programs.
Smith, J.C. and A.C. Fry. (2007). Effects of a 10-second maximum voluntary contraction on regulatory myosin light chain phosphorylation and dynamic performance measures, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(1): 73-76.
Smith, J.C., W.A. Moore, S.J. Goldberg, and M.S. Shall. (2006). Contractile properties and myosin heavy chain composition of tongue retrusor musculature in rat show long term changes after 19 days of artificial rearing, Journal of Applied Physiology, 101(4): 1053-1059.
Smith, J.C., S.J. Goldberg, and M.S. Shall. (2005). Phenotype and contractile properties of mammalian tongue muscles innervated by the hypoglossal nerve. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 147(2-3): 253-262.
Harber, M.P., A.C. Fry, M.R. Rubin, J.C. Smith, and L.W. Weiss. (2004). Skeletal muscle and hormonal adaptations to circuit weight training in untrained men. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 14(3): 176-85.
Fry, A.C., J.C. Smith, and B.K. Schilling. (2003). The effect of knee position on hip and knee torques during the barbell squat. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 17(4): 629-633.
Smith, J.C., A.C. Fry, L.W. Weiss, Y. Li, and S.J. Kinzey. (2001). The effects of high intensity exercise on a 10-second sprint cycle test. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 15(3): 344-348.
American College of Sports Medicine
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Society for Neuroscience
American Association for the Advancement of Science
International Society of Biomechanics
USA Track & Field
YSU Ex Sci Alum