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Charles Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Exercise Science Field Experience Coordinator


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.

-Charles Allen

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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 earned my PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Mississippi in 2015.


  • 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


I enjoy going to the beach, lifting weights, watching movies and spending time with my wife, Roni, and our dog, Eva.


Hatchett, A, Allen, CR, Armstrong, K, Hughes, B. The relationship between anaerobic power output and race performance during marathon canoe and kayak competition. International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. 5(8): 140, 2019.

Allen, CR, Concurrent activation potentiation: inconsequential event or viable ergogenic strategy. NSCA Coach. 6(3): 6-9, 2019.

Allen, CR, Maximal jaw opening is an effective technique to elicit concurrent activation potentiation. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science. 7(3): 1-5, 2019.

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.