Micheil Spillane, P.D.
Office Hours

HPE 1008
T 3:00-6:00
T&TH 9:00-9:30, 10:45-11:45
Ph: (251) 461-1616
Fax: (251) 460-7252
171 Jaguar Drive
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Micheil Spillane, P.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology and Sport
Health Promotion & Exercise Science; Focus on Molecular Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Nutrition, and Skeletal Muscle Physiology

Education
B.S., Exercise Science, University of Houston, 2004
M.S. Ed., Exercise Physiology, Baylor University, 2008
Ph.D., Kinesiology, Exercise Nutrition, and Health Promotion, Baylor University, 2013
Teaching Philosophy
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver” (Mahatma Gandhi). I have two overarching goals as an educator. The first is to convey the vital importance of health, not to just the individual, but to society as a whole. The second is to foster curiosity. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” (Albert Einstein). The curiosity about what affects human physiology and ultimately our health is the driving force behind my teaching philosophy. I attempt to show the value of both health and curiosity by utilizing real world examples along with my own experiences as a researcher and educator.
Research 
Dr. Spillane was a research assistant within the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory (EBNL) for over seven years at Baylor University. Prior to becoming a research assistant, he consulted for over eight years in health and nutrition. He has been published in peer reviewed journals and is an active member of various professional organizations. Currently, his research is focused on examining the various regulators of skeletal muscle protein balance in response to resistance exercise, particularly the regulators that control cell signaling in combination with genomic factors.
Outreach
Dr. Spillane is involved with sponsoring of Student Activity Organizations.
Biography
Dr. Spillane completed his PhD from Baylor University and worked as a research consultant and lecturer before joining USA. He is from Houston, Texas and enjoys weightlifting, outdoor activities, and international travel.

 

Courses

PE 100 - Concepts of Health and Fitness
PE 476 - Physiology of Exercise
HS 262 - Personal Health
HS 362 - Drug Education
HS 562 - Drug Use and Abuse