BMCC Staff

 
Name: KristenOja
Department: Science
Title: Instructor
Phone: 541-278-5764
Fax: 541-278-5887
Campus/Center: Pendleton
Office: ST 113
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., Pacific Time
E-mail: kristen.oja@bluecc.edu
 
 

Biography:
Born in Pendleton, Oregon. Lived in: Pendleton, OR; Eugene, OR; McMinnville, OR; Portland, OR; Spokane, WA; Lostine, OR One brother: Eric A. Oja Parents: George E. Oja and Cheryl M. Oja One son: Nicholas Oja Zdroy

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2008 M.S. 1998 B.A. 1992

Resume:
Curriculum Vita of Kristen M. Oja, Ph.D. EDUCATION 2001-2008 Ph.D., Major: Physiology of Exercise (Exercise and Sport Science) Minor: Integrated - Zoology (Vertebrate Physiology), Chemistry & Nutrition Dissertation Defense: November 30, 2007 Doctor of Philosophy degree requirements completed February 20, 2008 Dissertation Research Topic: Evaluation of Body Composition Assessments For a High School Wrestling Weight Certification Program Thesis Research Topic: A Comparison of Predicted and Actual Energy Expenditure During Elliptical Exercise Across Ramp Inclines College of Health & Human Science, Department of Nutrition & Exercise Sciences Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon Cumulative G.P.A. 3.75 1996-1998 M.S., Major: Physiology of Exercise (Human Performance) Minor: Integrated - Biochemistry, Nutrition & Public Health Master of Science degree requirements completed September 16, 1998 Research Project: Anthropometric Prediction of Abdominal Fat Mass in Postmenopausal Women Using Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry College of Health & Human Performance, Department of Exercise & Sport Science Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon Cumulative G.P.A.: 3.71 1987-1992 B.A., Double Major: (1) Major: General Science, Minor: Chemistry (2) Major: Elementary Education Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon Intercollegiate Varsity Athlete: Women’s Basketball (with honors) & Cross-Country 1984-1987 Diploma, McMinnville High School, McMinnville, Oregon Varsity Athlete: Basketball-3 yr., Gymnastics-1 yr., Boys’ Soccer-1 yr., Cross-country-2 yr., Tennis-1 yr., Track and Field-2yr. EMPLOYMENT 2011-Present Instructor (on-campus), Science Department Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, Oregon & Hermiston, Oregon •BI 231, BI 232, BI 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2011-Present Online Instructor, Science Department Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, Oregon • BI 231, BI 232, BI 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2010-Present Online Instructor, Division of Physical Activity and Health Eastern Oregon University (EOU), La Grande, Oregon • HWS 325 Nutrition & Sport Performance • EXS 312 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Activity & Health • EXS 440 Motor Development 2009-2010 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Health Science Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington Developed and taught the following On-Campus classes: • BI 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology (and associated labs) • HS 326 Exercise Physiology • HS 320 Structural & Mechanical Kinesiology (functional anatomy) • HS 433 Principles of Conditioning & Nutrition 2003-2009 Faculty Instructor, Division of Physical Activity and Health Eastern Oregon University (EOU), La Grande, Oregon Developed and taught the following Online classes: • EXS 323 Physiology of Exercise • HWS 325 Nutrition • EXS 322 Biomechanics and Summer Biomechanics course • EXS 213 Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement • EXS 452 Physical Activity & Disease Prevention • EXS 312 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Activity & Health Developed and taught the following On-Campus classes: • EXS 312 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Activity & Health • EXS 440 Motor Development, Control, & Learning • EXS 444 Adapted Physical Activity • HWS 252 First Aid & Safety (First Aid, Community CPR & AED) using the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) – Emergency Safety and Care Institute (ECSI) program • EXS 321 Applied Anatomy • EXS 323 Physiology of Exercise • EXS 322 Biomechanics • EXS 409 Human Performance Laboratory Practicum • PEH 412 Program Design & Evaluation in Physical Education & Health • HWS 252 First Aid & Safety (First Aid, Community CPR &AED) using the American Red Cross (ARC) program • (Co-taught) AAHPERD-NASPE (National Association for Sport & Physical Education) ACEP (American Coaching Education Program) course • PES 409, Adapted Aquatics Practicum Duties included: Directing & supervising EOU students with the instruction of adapted physical activity to individuals (pre-school through adult) with intellectual, physical, emotional, & behavioral disabilities (3-terms) • (Co-taught) introductory Physical Activity & Health course Other Professional Responsibilities: • Advised students majoring within the Division of Physical Activity & Health • Supervised PES 409 Student Internships upon request • Supervised the Health & Human Performance Laboratory and conducted health, fitness & Physiological testing • Committee Member: Division of Physical Activity and Health • Committee Member: Division of Physical Activity and Health Research • Arranged for the purchase of a new metabolic cart • Wrote proposal that resulted in purchase of new AED & AED trainer 2001-2002 Graduate Teaching Assistant Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon Developed and taught the following On-Campus classes: • Upper division on-campus Applied Anatomy lecture course (year-round) • Lower division on-campus Health and Wellness Laboratory (year-round) 1998-2001 Health and Human Performance Laboratory Coordinator and Instructional Associate Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon Developed and taught the following courses: • Upper division Applied Anatomy lecture course • BIO 211 Human Anatomy labs (6 labs per semester; two semesters) • BIO 212 Human Physiology labs (6 labs per semester; two semesters) • EXS 352 Kinesiology (functional anatomy) • American Red Cross Responding To Emergencies First Aid & Community (adult, child & infant) CPR course • Physical Education Professional Activities I: Tumbling & Movement Fundamentals (2 yr.) • Power Weight Training Teaching assistant for the following courses: • Human Anatomy II (cadaver prosection, in preparation for future Human Anatomy Labs) • Upper division Applied Physiology of Exercise course Other Professional Responsibilities: • Supervised the Health & Human Performance Laboratory and conducted health, fitness, and physiological testing • Supervised the student Internship program • Coached Intercollegiate Women’s Junior Varsity Basketball Team 1999 Community-College Instructor (Part-time) Portland Community College (PCC) - Sylvania Campus, Portland, Oregon Developed and taught the following courses: • Introductory-level Physiology of Exercise course • Circuit Weight Training • Weight Training 1997-1998 Graduate Teaching Assistant Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon Developed and taught the following courses: • Lower division Health & Wellness Laboratory • Running courses Other Professional Responsibilities: • Graded assignments for an upper division Exercise and Sport Science Tests and Measurements class • Member of Endocrine and Metabolism Laboratory Research Group • Assisted Principal investigator with research aimed at cardiovascular disease prevention and the relationship between non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and excessive abdominal fat • Assisted with animal research 1994-1996 Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Board Evergreen International Aviation, Inc., McMinnville, Oregon • Traveled globally coordinating and assisting in meetings and negotiations • Managed office of newly formed subsidiary company, “Quality Aviation Services, Inc.” 1993-1994 Science Teacher/Coach, Seventh Grade Duniway Middle School, McMinnville, Oregon • Developed and taught curriculum for Seventh Grade class • Coached Seventh Grade Girls Basketball Team 1992-1993 Substitute Teacher, Kindergarten - Grade Twelve Yamhill County Educational Service District, McMinnville, Oregon Assistant Coach, Girls Varsity Basketball (2 years) McMinnville High School, McMinnville, Oregon PROFESSIONAL AWARD • 2006-2007 Recipient of the Ruth Tartar Award of Academic Excellence, Oregon State University (OSU), College of Health and Human Science (including monetary award) INTERNSHIP Summer 1997 Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic - Internship Good Samaritan Hospital, Corvallis, Oregon Professional Responsibilities: • Performed patient case management and monitored patients on telemetry • Wrote article for newsletter, Taught health education; Led exercise classes GRADUATE SCHOOL COURSE WORK PHYSIOLOGY: Zoology (Z); Exercise and Sports Science (EXSS) • Z 531 Principles of Physiology I (vertebrate physiology) • Z 532 Principles of Physiology II (vertebrate physiology) • Z 533 Principles of Physiology III (vertebrate physiology) • EXSS 533 Advanced Physiology of Exercise • EXSS 534 Physiology of Strength Development (muscle physiology) • EXSS 536 Cardiovascular Dynamics (cardiovascular physiology) • EXSS 537 Respiratory Dynamics (respiratory physiology) • EXSS 574 Stress Physiology Instrumentation: Metabolic Cart • EXSS 574 Stress Physiology Instrumentation: Electrocardiogram (EKG) • EXSS 574 Stress Physiology Instrumentation: Body composition assessment • EXSS 538 Skeletal Adaptations to Exercise (bone physiology) NUTRITION: Nutrition and Family Science (NFM) • NFM 517 Human Nutrition Science I • NFM 518 Human Nutrition Science II CHEMISTRY: Chemistry (CH); Biochemistry and Biophysics (BB) • BB 590 Biochemistry • CH 661 Separation Techniques: Chromatography & Related Methods • CH 664 Advanced Laboratory in Analytical Chemistry PUBLIC HEALTH: Health (H) • H 576 Program Planning and Grant Writing in Health and Human Science • H 525 Principles of Epidemiology • H 526 Epidemiologic Methods TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTER SCIENCE: • EXSS 572 Computer Utilization in Health and Exercise Science MATH (STATISTICS) & RESEARCH DESIGN: Statistics (ST); EXSS • ST 511 Methods of Data Analysis • EXSS 573 Measurement in Human Movement • EXSS 575 Research in Human Movement • EXSS 577 Multivariate Analysis OTHER COURSES: Bioengineering (BIOE); EXSS • BIOE 550 Biomechanics (bioengineering emphasis) • EXSS 560 Motivation in Physical Activity (sport psychology) • Other: Thesis, Seminars Projects, Research and Scholarship RELEVANT UNDERGRADUATE COURSE WORK LINFIELD COLLEGE: General Science Major (Minor: Chemistry) & Elementary Education Major Science: Human Anatomy (one semester) Human Physiology (one semester) Physiology of Exercise (one semester) Kinesiology (applied anatomy – one semester) Biology (one year) Chemistry (one year) Organic Chemistry (one year) Biochemistry (one semester) PUBLISHED WORK (Peer-Reviewed) • To be submitted for consideration in a peer-reviewed journal: Oja, K. M., A. R. Wilcox, and J. K. Yun. “Evaluation of Body Composition Assessments For a High School Wrestling Weight Certification Program.” • To be submitted for consideration in a peer-reviewed journal: Oja, K. M. and A. R. Wilcox. “A Comparison of Predicted and Actual Energy Expenditure During Elliptical Exercise Across Ramp Inclines.” • Oja, K. M. and A. Wilcox (2004). “A Comparison of Predicted and Actual Energy Expenditure During Elliptical Exercise Across Ramp Inclines.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36:5S (Abstract). • Ogimoto, K., D. P. Williams, K. M. Oja, J. N. Jacks and R. C. Wander (1999). “Assessing insulin resistant CAD risk in postmenopausal women: waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio?” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31:S43 (Abstract). PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS • 2008 NW ACSM Conference: “Evaluation of Body Composition Assessments For a High School Wrestling Weight Certification Program.” • 2007 OAHPERD Conference Presenter (oral): “Evaluation of a High School Weight Monitoring Program”; Salem, Oregon (2007-2008) • 2005 OAHPERD Conference Presenter (oral): “Body Composition Testing Among High School Wrestlers”; Salem, Oregon (2005-2006) • 2004 OAHPERD Conference Presenter (oral): “ Battle the Bulge, Not the Bulging”; Salem, Oregon (2004-2005) • 2004 NW District AAHPERD Conference Presenter (poster): A comparison of predicted and actual energy expenditure during elliptical exercise across ramp inclines; Walla Walla, Washington (2003-2004) • 2004 National ACSM Presenter (poster): A comparison of predicted and actual energy expenditure during elliptical exercise across ramp inclines, Indianapolis, Indiana (2003-2004) PROFESSIONAL MEETING (Membership & Attendance) • 2004-Present, 1998-1989 National and Northwest ACSM Conferences • 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 1999 Silver Falls Higher Education Conference (Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Medicine, Health Education) • 1999 Eugene Evonuk Symposium of Cardiovascular, Environmental, and Exercise Physiology, University of Oregon • 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 1999, 1998 OAHPERD Conference • Holds (or has held) memberships in National and NW ACSM, NAASO, OAHPERD, & National and NW AAHPERD LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS • Adult, Child, & Infant CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and Emergency Care and Safety Institution (ECSI) • Adult, Child & Infant (Community) Instructor CPR with AED, American Red Cross • Responding To Emergencies First Aid & Standard First Aid, American Red Cross • Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) certification, American Red Cross (not current) • Oregon Teaching License: Basic Elementary, Basic Mathematics (not current) • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care Provider (ACLS), American Heart Association (not current) PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 2004-Present Reviewer for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Sports Medicine 2004-Present EOU Sexual Assault Response (victim) Advocate 2004 Girls in Science (EOU), La Grande, Oregon 2003-2007 American Red Cross Volunteer Instructor, La Grande, Oregon 1999-2001 “Body Composition Assessment Techniques,” Exercise Science courses Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon June 1998 “Body Composition Lab,” AHEC Camp Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon April 1998 “Respiratory Physiology,” SMILE High School Challenge Weekend Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon July 1997 “The Benefits of Exercise,” The Healthy Heart Group Good Samaritan Hospital, Corvallis, Oregon Spring 1995 Volunteer Lab Assistant, Applied Exercise Physiology Course Department of Health, Human Performance and Athletics, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon January 1995 Instructor’s Assistant, Science and Outdoor Course Linfield College, Sisters Wilderness Area, Oregon • Assisted with month-long telemark skiing and winter survival course • Course focus: survival skills, avalanche awareness and environmental science 1988-1992 Volunteer Manager of Hydrostatic Weighing Apparatus Department of Health, Human Performance and Athletics, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon • Administered body composition tests using densitometry techniques • Responsible for maintenance and care of hydrostatic weighing apparatus August 1988 Leader’s Assistant, Outdoor Freshman Orientation Backpacking Trip Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon Graduate School Presentations 2001-2008 • Chemical Separation of Phenylacetic Acid (PAA) Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) • Evolution of Total Hip Arthroplasty: Is Hip Resurfacing a Viable Alternative to Total Hip Replacement? • Improving Bone Strength through Exercise is an Important Strategy for Reducing Stress Fractures (A debate co-presented with Garry Killgore) 1996-1998 • Anthropometric Prediction of Abdominal Fat in Postmenopausal Women • High Altitude Physiology and Mountaineering • Overtraining and Glycogen Depletion During Endurance Exercise • Energy Expenditure Accrued During Frequent Bouts of Exercise vs. Prolonged Exercise • Acute Changes in Serum Lipids Following Exercise • Anthropometric Assessment of Body Composition • Pregnancy and Stroke” (Group presentation) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES 1. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Wilcox, Associate Professor and Department Chair Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences College of Health and Human Sciences Oregon State University 101 Milam Hall Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3302 anthony.wilcox@oregonstate.edu 1.541.737.2643 2. Dr. Dan Mielke, Professor and Department Chair Department of Physical Activity and Health Eastern Oregon University Zabel Hall 262D One University Blvd. La Grande, Oregon 97850 dmielke@eou.edu 1.541.962.3399 3. Dr. Garry Killgore, Professor & Department Chair (Present) Department of Health, Human Performance and Athletics Linfield College HHPA Complex 219 900 SE Baker Street McMinnville, Oregon 97128 gkillgor@linfield.edu 1.503.883.2410 4. Dr. Dawn Graff-Haight, Professor (& Former Department Chair) Department of Health, Human Performance and Athletics Linfield College HHPA Complex 214 900 SE Baker Street McMinnville, Oregon 97128 dghaight@linfield.edu 1.503.883.2641 5. Dr. Ed Langsdorf, Former Professor at Linfield College, NFL Scout for the San Diego Chargers 518 Rural Ave. S. Salem, Oregon 97302 langsdorfe@chargers.nfl.com 1.619.301.1518 6. Dr. Peggy Anderson, Professor Emeritus at Eastern Oregon University 5585 E. Evergreen Blvd. #5309 Vancouver, Washington 98661-6647 Peggy608@comcast.net 1.360.433.9565