Dr. Brian RiderAssistant Professor of Kinesiology
Brian Rider joined the Hope College faculty in fall 2015. He currently serves as the director of the health dynamics courses and teaches various courses in the kinesiology department.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Brian’s research interests include the use of activity monitors to measure and promote physical activity, athlete testing and performance, and increasing enjoyment of exercise.
- Ph.D., kinesiology, University of Tennessee, 2015
Major professor: David R. Bassett, Jr., Ph.D.
- M.S., exercise science, Oakland University, 2011
- B.A., exercise science, Spanish, Adrian College, 2007
HONORS, GRANTS & AWARDS
- Edward A. Capen Award (Univeristy of Tennessee) ($100) (2015)
- Andy Kozar Graduate Research Scholarship Award (University of Tennessee) ($1,000) (2015)
- 1st Place Graduate Student Award, Comparative and Experimental Medicine and Public Health Research Symposium (University of Tennessee) ($1,000) (2014)
- Chancellors Fellowship (University of Tennessee) ($10,000/year) (2012-2015)
- Outstanding Graduate Presentation (oral) at Midwest ACSM ($150) (2010)
- Provost’s Graduate Student Research Grant (Oakland University) ($1,500) (2010)
- “Monitoring Capabilities of the Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer,” with D.R. Bassett, Jr., D.L. Thompson, E.A. Steeves, H.A Raynor, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 42.1, 2014
- “Effect of Compression Stockings on Physiological Responses and Running Performance in Division III Collegiate Cross Country Runners During a Maximal Treadmill Test,” with A.M. Coughlin, T. Hew-Butler, B.R. Goslin, The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28.6, 2014
- “Detecting Indoor and Outdoor Environments Using the Actigraph GT3X+ Light Sensor in Children,” with J.I. Flynn, D.P. Coe, C. Larsen, S.A. Conger, and D.R. Bassett, Jr., Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 46.1, 2014
- “Detection of lying down, sitting, standing, and stepping using two activPAL monitors,” with D.R. Bassett, Jr., D. John, S.A. Conger, R.M. Passmore and J.M. Clark, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 46.10, 2014
- “Characterization of the effects of the vasopressin V2 receptor on fluid balance and performance during exercise,” with T. Hew-Butler, J. Hummel, J.G. Verballis, American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 307(4), 2014
Outside the college
Brian is married to Dana Rider. The two live in Holland, attend St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and enjoy being outside and exploring nature. They are both runners and love taking their yellow lab, Sophie, for trail runs. Brian has completed 3 ultra marathons and will be attempting his first 100k next September.