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Stasinos Stavrianeas

Professor of Exercise and Health Science
Specialties: Human Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Collins 404
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
(503) 370-6392
(503) 370-6773 (Fax)


Professor Stavrianeas focuses on issues related to inclusive science education and science literacy for all students, and is active on various science education initiatives on a regional and national level. For years he has contributed to major efforts transform the introductory biology curriculum and departmental culture in life sciences.

He is the recipient of several grants from the National Science Foundation, and the W.M. Keck Foundation, among others. Professor Stavrianeas' particular areas of research include cardiovascular drift and the metabolic effects associated with it, as well as the effects of High-Intensity Training on team conditioning. He has a strong record of collaborative research work with students, and the results of this work have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented in conferences in recent years.

Professor Stavrianeas was born and raised in Kalamata, Greece, adding an international perspective to the diversity within the Department of Exercise and Health Science.


  • 1998 Ph.D. University of Oregon (Exercise Physiology)
  • 1995 M.S. University of Oregon (Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Biomechanics)
  • 1990 B.S. University of Athens, Greece (Physical Education, Swimming, Exercise Physiology)


Professor Stavrianeas is instructor of record for the Human Physiology (BIOL 260), Community Health: Principles of Applied Nutrition (EXHS 230), and Research Design and Analysis (EXHS 256W). He has taught sections of College Colloquium (IDS 101), Fundamentals of Neuroscience (IDS 222), Special Topics in Exercise Science (EXHS 358), Physiology of Exercise (EXHS 360), and contributes to the Senior Seminar (EXHS 496W). 

Academic Advising

Professor Stavrianeas serves as one of the Health Professions advisers, and guides prospective, current, and transfer students on all topics relevant to Exercise and Health Science and Allied Health professions.

Recent Research Publications

(last 5 years - *student collaborator)
  • Stavrianeas, S., DeMarais, A., Bangera, G., Bronson, C., Byers, S., Davis, W., Linder, N., McFarland, J., Otto, J., Fitxhugh, G., Liston, C., Pape–Lindstrom, P., Pollock, C., Reiness, G., Wenderoth, M.P., Offerdahl, E. (2022). Using Systems Thinking Approach to Transform Life Sciences Department. PLoS ONE 17(7): e0271123.
  • Stavrianeas, S., Stewart, M. (2022). Attracting Underrepresented Pre-College Students to STEM Disciplines. Electronic Journal for Research in Science & Mathematics Education, 26 (1): 84-101.
  • Kiser, S. Kayes, L., Baumgartner, E., Kruchten, A., Stavrianeas, S. (2022). Statewide Curricular Alignment and Learning Outcomes for Introductory Biology: Using Vision and Change as a Vehicle for Collaboration. The American Biology Teacher, 84 (3): 128-134.
  • DeMarais, A., Bangera, G., Bronson, C., Byers, S., Davis, , Linder, N., McFarland, J., Offerdahl, E., Otto, J., Pape–Lindstrom, P., Pollock, C., Reiness, G., Stavrianeas, S., Wenderoth, M.P. (2021). What Lies Beneath? A Systems Thinking Approach to Catalyzing Department–Level Curricular and Pedagogical Reform Through the Northwest PULSE Workshops. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 14 (3): 41-65.
  • Baumgartner, E., Kruchten, A., Kiser, S., Kayes, L., Stavrianeas, S. (2021). Northwest Biosciences Consortium: The Evolution of a Faculty Network. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal. 14 (1): 17-34.
  • Stavrianeas, S. (2018). Service Learning in a college nutrition class: examination of elementary school lunch. Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. 9(1): 2-17
  • *Yaeger, D., *Murphy, K., *Winger, J., Stavrianeas, S. (2018). A two-test protocol for the precise determination of the maximal lactate steady state. International Journal of Exercise Science 11(4): 681-695.
  • *Howard, N. Stavrianeas, S. (2017). In-Season High-Intensity Interval Training improves conditioning in high school soccer players. International Journal of Exercise Science: 10 (5): 713 - 720.
  • Francois, M.E., Graham, M.J., Parr, E.B., Rehrer, N.J., Lucas, S.J.E., Stavrianeas, S., Cotter, J.D. (2016). Similar metabolic response to lower- versus upper-body interval exercise or endurance exercise. Metabolism Journal 68: 1-10.
  • Graham, M.J., Lucas, S.J.E., Francois, M.E., Stavrianeas, S., Parr, E.B., Thomas, K.N., Cotter, J.D. (2016). Low-volume intense exercise elicits post-exercise hypotension and subsequent hypervolemia, irrespective of which limbs are exercised. Frontiers in Physiology, Exercise Physiology. Published: 31 May 2016, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00199.
Willamette University

Exercise and Health Science

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6894 voice
503-370-6773 fax