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Mike Flynn

Department Chair / Professor

Address: Silcox Center 218
Phone: 843-953-7291
E-mail: flynnmg@cofc.edu


Michael G. Flynn completed his Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics in 1987 at Ball State University.  Flynn taught and conducted research for 10 years at the University of Toledo and 12 years at Purdue University before moving to the College of Charleston in 2009.  Flynn teaches research design and analysis, exercise physiology, sport physiology and marathon training.  He is also in the first semester of a Freshman seminar called: Sport Physiology and the Cooper River Bridge run.  Flynn is an avid runner and amatuer boat builder with a single kakay, tandem kayak and sailboat in his fleet. 


Education

  • Ph.D. Human Bioenergetics, Ball State University
  • M.A. Exercise Science, University of Maryland
  • B.S. Physical Education, Bridgewater State College

Research Interests

An exercise physiologist, Flynn has conducted research on exercise and aging, sport nutrition, performance enhancement and overtraining syndrome, and exercise immunology.  His current research is focused in the broad area of exercise immunology, with a specific emphasis on the anti-inflammatory actions of exercise training and the potential ameliorative influences on chronic disease. Flynn's work has been published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Brain Behavior and Immunity and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  His work has been funded by National Institutes on Aging (R03), American Heart Association, Astra Zeneca, and the National Science Foundation.