Academics

Alexander Montoye

Title

Assistant Professor - Clinical Exercise Physiology

Discipline

Integrative Physiology and Health Science

Educational Background

Education and work experience

  • B.S. Exercise and Health Science, Mathematics; Alma College (2006-2010)
  • Ph.D. Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology; Michigan State University (2010-2014)
  • Adjunct Professor; Alma College (2013-2014)
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology; Ball State University (2014-2016)
  • Assistant Professor of Integrative Physiology and Health Science; Alma College (2016-present)

Rank

Assistant Professor

My career at Alma began in

2016

My expertise:

My main research area involves physical activity monitoring devices.  I study the accuracy and reliability of various physical activity monitors and also use them as intervention tools to help individuals become more physically active.

I teach in the Clinical Exercise Physiology track of the IPHS major.  Students choosing this track have a number of job opportunities available right out of undergrad, including working in cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation and corporate wellness programs.  To those interested in pursuing graduate degrees in clinical exercise physiology, many programs offer assistantships which pay for the cost of the education plus offer a stipend while students are in the program.  

Signature course(s):

IPH 327 (Exercise Physiology), IPH 417 (Fitness assessment and exercise prescription), IPH 418 (EKG interpretation), IPH 419 (Stress testing), IPH 421/422 (Community adult fitness)

Recent publications:

Published articles

  • Nelson MB, Dickin DC, Kaminsky LA Montoye AHK.  The accuracy of several consumer-based physical activity monitors to assess step counts and energy expenditure. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016; 48 (8): 1619-2628.
  • Kaminsky LA, Brubaker PH, Guazzi M, Lavie CJ, Montoye AHK, Sanderson B, Savage P.  Assessing physical activity as a core component in cardiac rehabilitation: A position statement of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2016 Jul-Aug; 34(4): 217-229.
  • Tuttle M, Montoye AHK, Kaminsky LA.  The value of BMI and waist circumference. Health Fitness J. 2016 Jul-Aug; 20(4): 15-20.
  • Montoye AHK, Pivarnik JM, Mudd LM, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA.  Validation and comparison of accelerometers worn on the hip, thigh, and wrists for measuring physical activity and sedentary behavior.  AIMS Public Health. 2016;3(2): 298-312.
  • Donaldson S, Kaminsky LA, Tuttle M, Montoye AHK.  Variability of objectively measured sedentary behavior.  Med Sci Sports Exerc.  2016; 48(4):755-761.
  • Montoye AHK, Mudd LA, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA.  Energy expenditure prediction using raw accelerometer data in simulated free-living.  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015; 47(8): 1735-1746.
  • Kaminsky LA, Montoye AHK. Physical activity and health: What’s the best dose? J Am Heart Assoc. 2014; 3(4), 1-4.
  • Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Suton D, Trost SG.  Evaluating the responsiveness of accelerometry to detect change in physical activity.  Meas Phys Educ Exerc Sci.  2014; 18 (4): 273-285.
  • Montoye AH, Dong B, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA.  Use of a wireless network of accelerometers for improved measurement of human energy expenditure. Electronics. 2014; 3(2): 205-220.
  • Dong B, Montoye A, Biswas S, Pfeiffer K. Metabolic energy expenditure estimation using a position-agnostic wearable sensor system.  Healthcare Innovation Conference (HIC) paper. 2014; 34-37.
  • Dong B, Biswas S, Montoye A, Pfeiffer K.  Comparing metabolic energy expenditure estimation using wearable multi-sensor network and single accelerometer. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, EMBC paper.   2013; 35: 2866-2869.
  • Dong B, Montoye A, Moore R, Pfeiffer K, Biswas S.  Energy-aware activity classification using wearable sensor networks.  SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing paper.  2013; 870230Y-87230Y-7.
  • Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Alaimo K, Betz HH, Paek HJ, Carlson JJ, Eisenmann JC.  Junk food consumption and screen time: Association with childhood adiposity. Am J Health Behav. 2013; 37 (3): 395-403.

 

Articles in press 

  • Montoye AHK, Dong B, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA.  Validation of a wireless accelerometer network for energy expenditure measurement.  J Sports Sci.
  • Montoye AHK, Pivarnik JM, Mudd LM, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA.  Comparison of activity type classification accuracy from accelerometers worn on the wrists, hip, and thigh.  Meas Phys Educ Exerc Sci.
  • Montoye AHK, Pivarnik JM, Mudd LA, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA.  Wrist-independent energy expenditure prediction models from raw accelerometer data. Phys Meas.
  • Montoye AHK, Moore RM, Bowles HR, Korycinski R, Pfeiffer KA.  Physical activity assessment in intervention studies: A systematic review assessing accelerometer reporting quality.  Br J Sports Med.
  • Mackintosh KA, Montoye AHK, Pfeiffer KA, McNarry MA.  Using a machine learning approach to enhance prediction of children’s energy expenditure.  Phys Meas.

 

Recent presentations:

Oral Presentations

  • Razon S, Wallace A, Ballesteros J, Koontz N, Montoye AHK. The Fitbit phenomenon: Perceived usefulness and best practices. Paper scheduled for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Phoenix, AZ,September 28 - October 1, 2016.
  • **Montoye AHK, Pivarnik JM, Mudd LM, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA (June 2016).  Thigh accelerometer placement accuracy for physical activity and energy expenditure prediction in a semi-structured setting.  Boston, MA.  Oral presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  • **Steeves JA, Chait M, Montoye AHK, Conger SA (June 2016).  Comparison of postural classification between the thigh worn Actigraph GT9X and activPAL accelerometers under laboratory conditions.  Boston, MA.  Oral presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  • Montoye AHK, Kaminsky LA (November 2015).  Why measuring physical activity is important and how best to do it: The value of wearable activity monitors.  Fort Wayne, IN.  Symposium presentation for the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) meeting.
  • Bock JM, Nelson MB, Steeves JA, Kaminsky LA, Montoye AHK (November 2015).  Comparing consumer-based activity monitor validity in structured and simulated free-living protocols.  Fort Wayne, IN.  Oral presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  • Montoye AHK, Biswas S, Mudd LM, Pivarnik JM, Pfeiffer KA (June 2015). Development of wrist-independent energy expenditure prediction models from raw accelerometer data. Limerick, Ireland.  Presentation at the 2015 International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring and Physical Activity Measurement (ICAMPAM) meeting.
  • Mackintosh K, Montoye AHK, McNarry M, Pfeiffer KA (June 2015). Using a machine learning approach to enhance prediction of children’s energy expenditure.  Limerick, Ireland. Presentation at the 2015 ICAMPAM meeting.
  • **Montoye AHK, Biswas S, Mudd LM, Pivarnik JM, Pfeiffer KA (May 2015).  Energy expenditure prediction from hip-, thigh-, and wrist-mounted accelerometers in a free-living simulation.  San Diego, CA. Presentation for the national ACSM meeting.
  • Nelson MB, Montoye AHK, Bock J, Pivarnik J, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA (November 2014). Comparison of right and left wrist-worn accelerometers for activity intensity classification. Merrillville, IN. Presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  • **Montoye AH, Dong B, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA(May 2014).  Assessing the effect of accelerometer placement and modeling method on energy expenditure measurement.  Orlando, FL. Presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  • Montoye AH, Dong B, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA(November 2013).  Assessing the effect of accelerometer placement and modeling method on energy expenditure measurement.  Merrillville, IN.  Presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  • Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Suton D, Trost SG(November 2012).  Evaluating the responsiveness of accelerometry to detect change in physical activity.  Oregon, Ohio.  Presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  • Montoye AH (October 2012).  Using math in the real world!  Applications of mathematics to kinesiology.  Alma, MI.  Colloquium presentation to Alma College students and faculty about applications of mathematics to other areas.
  • Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Suton D, Trost SG(April 2012).  Measurement issues in accelerometry: evaluating sensitivity to change.  East Lansing, MI.  Presentation for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees as the top graduate presenter at the Graduate Academic Conference.
  • Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Suton D, Trost SG(March 2012).  Measurement issues in accelerometry: evaluating sensitivity to change.  East Lansing, MI.  Presentation for the Graduate Academic Conference.
  • Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Suton D, Trost SG(October 2011).  Comparing physical activity detected by direct observation and accelerometry.  Indianapolis, IN.  Presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  • Montoye AH (July 2011).  Roles of exercise physiologists in testing Michigan State University varsity sports teams.  Gaborone, Botswana.  Presentation for the Botswana Football Association Medical Committee.
  • Montoye AH, Hayes H, Pfeiffer KA, Carlson J, Eisenmann J, Alaimo K, Paek HJ(February 2011).  Evaluation of the independent and joint associations of junk food consumption and screen time on childhood adiposity.  Gaylord, MI.  Presentation for the Michigan ACSM meeting.
  • Montoye AH (April 2010).  Blood flow: A mathematical approach.  Alma, MI.  Honors Day presentation.
  • Montoye AH (March 2010).  Bad to the T-core: The existence of non-conjugate, rook-equivalent T-cores.  Alma, MI.  Senior Thesis presentation.
  • Montoye AH (April 2009).  Effect of altitude on post-exercise recovery.  Alma, MI.  Honors Day presentation.

**Indicates that presentation was also a published abstract in Med Sci Sports Exerc supplement.

 

Poster Presentations

  • Steeves JA, Chait M, Montoye AHK, Conger SA (June 2016).  Comparison of postural classification between the thigh worn Actigraph GT9X and activPAL accelerometers under laboratory conditions.  Cape Town, South Africa.  Poster presentation for the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity meeting.
  • Kelley EP, Nelson MB, Bock JM, Tuttle MS, Steeves JA, Kaminsky LA, Montoye AHK (June 2016).Effect of hand dominance on accuracy of wrist-worn physical activity monitors.  Boston, MA. Poster presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  • Tuttle M, Welch WA, Swartz AM, Montoye AHK, Harber M, Kaminsky LA.  (June 2016). Reference values for body fat percentage obtained from dual energy x-ray absorptiometry in adults.  Boston, MA. Poster presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  • Bock JM, Kaminsky LA, Harber MP, Montoye AHK (April 2016).  Establishing the reliability of several consumer-based physical activity monitors. Muncie, IN.  Poster presentation at the 2016 Student Symposium at Ball State University.  Awarded Keys-Litten-Smith Award for Content; 9 awards given out of 150 presentations.
  • ***Harber M, Montoye AHK, Kaminsky LA (March 2016).  Changes in health-related characteristics of people joining a self-referred fitness program. Phoenix, AZ. Poster presentation at the American Heart Association EPI Lifestyles Scientific Sessions meeting.
  • ***Montoye AHK, Tuttle MS, Nelson MB, Steeves JA, Kaminsky LA (March 2016).  Consumer-based physical activity monitors and research-grade accelerometers underestimate physical activity in a semi-structured setting.  Phoenix, AZ. Poster presentation at the American Heart Association EPI Lifestyles Scientific Sessions meeting.
  • Kelley EP, Nelson MB, Bock JM, Tuttle MS, Steeves JA, Kaminsky LA, Montoye AHK (November 2015).Effect of hand dominance on accuracy of wrist-worn physical activity monitors.  Fort Wayne, IN.  Poster presentation at the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  • Tuttle MS, Nelson MB, Steeves JA, Kaminsky LA, Montoye AHK (November 2015).   Comparison of consumer-based physical activity monitors to a research-grade accelerometer.  Fort Wayne, IN.  Poster presentation at the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  • Tuttle MS, Donaldson S, Montoye AHK, Kaminsky LA (May 2015). Variability of sedentary behavior throughout a seven-day measurement period.  San Diego, CA. Poster presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  • Nelson MB, Montoye AHK (April 2015).  Activity-specific validity of several consumer-based physical activity monitors. Muncie, IN.  Poster presentation at the 2015 Student Symposium at Ball State University.
  • Bock J, Montoye AHK, Nelson MB, Pivarnik J, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA (November 2014). Comparison of accelerometers placed on the wrist and hip for prediction of physical activity intensity.  Merrillville, IN.  2014 Midwest ACSM meeting.
    • Smith AL, Hoza B, Montoye AH, Delli Paoli AG, Schmidt A, Graupe M, Pfeiffer KA (June 2014).   Physical activity behavior of young children with ADHD risk versus typically developing children.  Minneapolis, MN.  Poster presentation at the 2014 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) National Conference. 
  • Montoye AH, Dong B, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA (June 2013).  Comparing energy expenditure prediction from an accelerometer-based artificial neural network to indirect calorimetry.  Amherst, MA.  Poster presentation at the 2013 ICAMPAM meeting.
  • Pfeiffer KA, Montoye AH, Dong B, Biswas S (June 2013).  Comparing energy expenditure prediction from a wearable wireless network of accelerometers to indirect calorimetry.  Amherst, MA.  Poster presentation at the 2013 ICAMPAM meeting.
  • **Montoye AH, Dong B, Biswas S, Pfeiffer KA (May 2013).  Comparing energy expenditure prediction from a wireless network of accelerometers compared to indirect calorimetry.  Indianapolis, IN.  Thematic poster presentation at the 2013 National ACSM meeting (abstract published in 2013 MSSE supplement 5). 
  • **Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Suton D, Trost SG(May 2012).  Measurement issues in accelerometry: Evaluating sensitivity to change.  San Francisco, CA.  Thematic poster presentation at the 2012 National ACSM meeting (abstract published in 2012 MSSE supplement 5).
  • Hetzman M, Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Dong B, Biswas S. (April 2012).  Identifying physical activity using a wearable wireless network. East Lansing, MI.  Presentation at the 2012 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.
  • **Montoye AH, Hayes H, Pfeiffer KA, Carlson J, Eisenmann J, Alaimo K, Paek HJ(May 2011).  Evaluation of the joint association of screen time and junk food consumption with childhood adiposity.  Denver, CO.  Presentation for the 2011 National ACSM meeting (abstract published in 2011 MSSE supplement 5).
  • **Montoye AH, McCue C, Garvin N, Gervasi B, Davis JE(May 2009). Effect of moderate exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption following maximal exercise.  Seattle, WA.  Presentation at the 2009 National ACSM meeting (abstract published in 2009 MSSE supplement 5).

**Indicates that presentation was also a published abstract in Med Sci Sports Exerc supplement.

***Indicates that presentation was also a published abstract in Circulation supplement.

Recent grants:

Funded

  • Montoye AHK (April 2015).  Prediction of free-living energy expenditure using accelerometers and machine learning. ASPIRE Internal Grant Program – Junior Faculty Research Competition.  $12,520.
  • Montoye AHK (February 2015).  Prediction of free-living physical activity and sedentary behavior using accelerometer-based activity monitors.  College of Applied Sciences and Technology – Ball State University Internal Grant.  $2,940.
  • Nelson MB, Montoye AHK (January 2015).  Activity specific validity of consumer-based physical activity monitors.  ASPIRE Graduate Student Grant.  $500.
  • Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA (July 2013).  Improving health and wellbeing through improved assessment of sedentary behaviors.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation – Student Award Program Grant.  $3,000.00.
  • Montoye AH (June 2013).  Use of a thigh-mounted accelerometer to improve measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior.  Michigan State University College of Education – Graduate Research Fellowship.  $2,040.

 

Unfunded

  • Davison C, Attallah S, Pichtel J, Hua D, Montoye AHK, Tagler MJ. (May 2016). Using fitness tracking devices to determine firefighter readiness.  AFG grant program.  Consultant. 
  • Montoye AHK, Kaminsky LA.(January 2016).  Implementing high-quality physical activity assessment methods into an early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program.  ACSM – Paffenbarger-Blair Fund for Epidemiological Research on Physical Activity.  $10,000.
  • Bock J, Montoye AHK (November 2015).  Establishing the reliability of consumer-based physical activity monitors.  ASPIRE Graduate Student Grant.  $500.
  • Beard J, Montoye AHK (November 2015).  The Effectiveness of Jawbone Monitors in Decreasing Sedentary Behavior in Adults.  ASPIRE Graduate Student Grant.  $500.
  • Montoye AHK (March 2015).  Free-Living Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Prediction using Accelerometers and Machine Learning.  Indiana Academy of Science – Senior Research Grants Proposal.  $2,996.
  • Mackintosh K, Montoye AHK, Pfeiffer KA McNarry M (February 2015).  Child’s Play: Developing Pattern Recognition Algorithms in Young People.  Royal Society – International Exchange Scheme.  $9,120.
  • Montoye AHK (January 2015).  Using Accelerometers and Machine Learning to Predict Free-Living Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior.  ACSM – Paffenbarger-Blair Fund for Epidemiological Research on Physical Activity.  $10,000.
  • Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA (January 2013).  A novel method for measuring free-living sedentary activity.  ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant. $5,000.
  • Montoye AH (January 2013).  A novel approach to measuring sedentary activity and breaks in sedentary activity.  Force and Motion Foundation.  $10,000.

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