Dr. Jeff Pasley earned his bachelor’s in psychology from Ohio University, master of science in exercise and sports sciences from the University of Florida and doctoral degree from the University of Georgia. Pasley completed postdoctoral stints in research at the University of Georgia (one year) and the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School (three years) where he was a postdoctoral scholar through the NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA).
His research work has focused on better understanding pain in numerous contexts (muscle pain, effects of sweet taste on pain, chronic pain – fibromyalgia) and the effects of exercise on mental health. More recently he has focused his research on improving student success in anatomy and physiology and postural sway for the assessment in return to work or play following concussion in multiple student projects. Interested students for STEC 4500 research projects should contact Pasley by email.
He teaches anatomy and physiology, exercise and sport psychology, exercise physiology, and research methods among others in exercise science. Pasley is passionate about mentoring students to assist them in living their dreams.
Currently, he lives in Athens with his wife and son and enjoys live music and visiting the Golden Isles of Georgia.