Katie J. Bouley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department Chair, Exercise Science

Dr. Bouley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA in 2005. In her senior year, she served as a research assistant in the Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences Department. After graduation, she worked in the Microbiology Laboratory at Baystate Medical Center as a laboratory assistant, and continued in this role for six years while pursuing graduate degrees.

Dr. Bouley continued her education at Springfield College in Springfield, MA, where she earned a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2008. Her thesis research focused on the relationship between body fat percentage and athletic performance. She then earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology in 2012. Her doctoral research focused on the effects of shivering during the precooling response prior to running. While at Springfield College, Dr. Bouley earned a Graduate Assistantship position and had the opportunity to teach Exercise Physiology labs, Bioscience labs, and a Wellness course. She has also published multiple abstracts in the ACSM journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

In 2010, Dr. Bouley began teaching at Lyndon. Since arriving, she has developed the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and continues to serve as the director of the laboratory space. She also facilitates and supervises student research on campus, and oversees the Exercise Science Student Mentor Program. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, and spending time with her family.


  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, Springfield College (2012)
  • M.S. Exercise Physiology, Springfield College (2008)
  • B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2005)

Courses Taught:

  • Human Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Assessment in Exercise Science
  • Research Methods in Exercise Science
  • Professional Experience in Exercise Science

Areas of Interest, Expertise and/or Research:

  • Research Methodology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Precooling and Athletic Performance
  • Body Composition and Athletic Performance

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