Charles Allen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Charles Allen

My teaching philosophy is based on my belief that the pursuit of education is a collaborative effort between the student and the educator. It is the responsibility of the student to make the necessary effort to learn the material and the fundamental role of an educator is to promote a student’s learning. To do this effectively, I believe an instructor must effectively do four things: transfer knowledge, develop learners, develop thinkers, reflect and adjust.

- Charles Allen

Connect with
Charles Allen

locationGilbert Gym - room 3
Phone 863.680.5045


I was born and raised in a small farming town in South Carolina. I grew up playing sports and helping my father with everything from farming to fixing cars and construction. I attended Coastal Carolina University for an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and the University of Mississippi for a master's degree in Exercise Science.

From 2007 until August of 2015, I worked at the University of Mississippi as the Fitness Coordinator in the Department of Campus Recreation. Additionally, I have been pursuing my PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Mississippi for the past 5 years, and I should complete that degree this fall.

I'm happy to be a new faculty member at FSC and I look forward to the opportunities this year holds.


I enjoy watching & playing sports, movies (I quote them all the time), exercise, eating, hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time at the beach!


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 2015
Master of Science, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 2004
Bachelor of Science, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, 2002

Publications and Exhibitions

Gdovin, JR, Williams, CC, Wilson, SJ, Cazás-Moreno, VL, Luginsland, LA, Allen, CR, Chander, H, Wade, C, Garner, JC. Influences of athletic footwear on ground reaction forces during a side step cutting maneuver on artificial turf. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science. 6(2): 30-36, 2018.
Allen, CR, Fu, YC, Cazás-Moreno, VC, Valliant, MW, Gdovin, JR, Williams, CC, Garner, JC. The effects of jaw clenching and jaw alignment mouthpiece use on force production during vertical jump and isometric clean pull. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 32(1): 237-243, 2018.  
Williams, CC, Gdovin, JR, Wilson, SJ, Cazás-Moreno, VC, Eason, JD, Hoke, EL, Allen, CR, Garner, JC. The effects of various weighted implements on baseball swing kinematics in collegiate baseball players.Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. XX(X): 1-7, 2017.
Hatchett, AG, Allen, CR, Smith, M. The effect of a textured shoe insert on running gait. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 4(6): 91-95, 2017.
Hatchett, AG, Allen, CR. A profile of endurance paddle-sport athletes and performance. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 4(4): 385-388, 2017.
Terrell, S, Allen, CR, Lynch, JM. Robotic rehabilitation treatment influences power and active straight leg raise performance in division II female athletes. Journal of Athletic Enhancement. 6(4): 2017.
Hatchett, AG, Allen, CR, St. Hillaire, J, LaRochelle, A. Functional movement screening and paddle-sport performance. Sports. 5: 37, 2017.

Allen, CR, Fu, YC, Garner, JC. The effects of self-adapted, jaw repositioning mouthpiece and jaw clenching on muscle activity during vertical jump and isometric clean pull performance. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science. 4(3): 42-49, 2016.
Williams, CC, Gdovin JR, Allen, CR, Wilson, SJ Cazás-Moreno, VL, Ossenheimer, C, Garner, JC. Strength and conditioning considerations for collegiate dance.Strength and Conditioning Journal. 38(2): 88-95, 2016.
Cazas-Moreno, VC, Gdovin, JR, Williams, CC, Allen, CR, Fu, YC, Brown, LE, Garner, JC. The influence of whole body vibration and specific warm-ups on force during an isometric mid-thigh pull. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sport Science. 3(4): 31-39, 2015.
Allen, CR, Dabbs, NC, Zachary, CS, Garner, JC.  The acute effect of a commercial bite-aligning mouthpiece on strength and power in recreationally trained men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(2): 499-503, 2014.
Chander, H, MacDonald, CJ, Dabbs, NC, Allen, CR, Lamont, HS, Garner, JC.  Balance performance in female collegiate athletes. Journal of Sport Science. 2: 13-20, 2014.
MacDonald, CJ, Israetel, M, Dabbs, NC, Chander, H, Allen CR, Lamont, HS, Garner, JC.  The influence of body composition and selected jump performance measures in collegiate female athletes. Journal of Trainology.2:33-37, 2013.