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 presentations:

Oral Presentations

 

  1. Montoye AH (April 2009). Effect of altitude on post-exercise recovery. Alma, MI. Honors Day presentation.
  2. Montoye AH (March 2010). Bad to the T-core: The existence of non-conjugate, rook-equivalent T-cores. Alma, MI. Senior Thesis presentation.
  3. Montoye AH (April 2010). Blood flow: A mathematical approach. Alma, MI. Honors Day presentation.
  4. 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 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) meeting.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 For the Graduate Academic Conference.
  8. Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Suton D, Trost SG (November 2012). Evaluating the responsiveness of accelerometry to identify change in physical activity. Oregon, Ohio. Presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  1. 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.
  2. **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.
  3. 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.
  4. **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. Oral presentation for the national ACSM meeting.
  5. 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 For the 2015 International Conference for the Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity ad Movement (ICAMPAM) meeting.
  6. 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. Oral presentation For the 2015 ICAMPAM meeting.
  7. 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 Midwest ACSM meeting.
  8. 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.
  9. **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.
  10. **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.
  11. ***Clevenger KA, Moore RW, Suton D, Montoye AHK, Trost SG, Pfeiffer KA (August 2016). Accelerometer sensitivity to change between unstructured and structured physical activity. Knoxville, TN. Oral presentation for the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM) meeting.
  12. Razon S, Wallace A, Ballesteros J, Koontz N, Montoye AHK (September 2016). The Fitbit phenomenon: Perceived usefulness and best practices. Phoenix, AZ. Oral presentation for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) meeting.
  13. Kaminsky LA, Brubaker PH, Lavie CJ, Montoye AHK, Sanderson B, Savage P (September 2016). Assessing physical activity as a core component in cardiac rehabilitation. New Orleans, LA. Panel/symposium presentation for the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) meeting.
  14. Mitrzyk JR, Molesky MJ, Montoye AHK. (November 2016). Validation of a biometric smart shirt for assessment of physical activity. Ft. Wayne, IN. Oral presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  15. Molesky MJ, Mitrzyk JR, Montoye AHK. (November 2016). Validation of a wrist worn consumer physical activity monitor. Ft. Wayne, IN. Oral presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  16. Montoye AHK, Moore RW, Pfeiffer KA. (November 2016). Best practices for using accelerometer-based physical activity monitors to assess physical activity in intervention studies: past, current, and future. Ft. Wayne, IN. Symposium presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  17. Wiersma M, Montoye AHK. (February 2017). Do Fitbit monitors use heart rate when determining caloric expenditure? Gaylord, MI. Oral presentation For the Michigan ACSM meeting.
  18. Vusich J, Montoye AHK. (February 2017). Comparability of physical activity estimates of Fitbit monitors worn on different body locations. Gaylord, MI. Oral presentation For the Michigan ACSM meeting.
  19. Montoye AHK, Dahmen JB, Conger SA, Connolly CP (June 2017). Using machine learning and accelerometry to improve energy expenditure prediction in pregnant women. Oral presentation for the 2017 ICAMPAM meeting.
  20. Molesky MJ, Vusich J, Montoye AHK (November 2017). Assessment of activity monitor placement during free-living conditions. Grand Rapids, MI. Oral presentation For the 2017 Midwest ACSM meeting.
  21. Molesky MJ, Mitrzyk J, Montoye AHK. Reliability of the Atlas activity monitor for assessment of resistance training exercises (February 2018). Gaylord, MI. Oral presentation For the 2018 Michigan ACSM meeting.
  22. Mitrzyk J, Montoye AHK. Validity of the Atlas activity monitor for assessment of resistance training exercises (February 2018). Gaylord, MI. Oral presentation For the 2018 Michigan ACSM meeting.
  23. Montoye AHK, Pfeiffer KA. (November 2018). Beyond health: Use of activity trackers for sport-specific metrics. Grand Rapids, MI. Symposium presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  24. Clevenger KA, Pfeiffer KA, Mackintosh KA, McNarry MA, Montoye AHK (November 2018). Effect of sampling rate on hip- and wrist-worn accelerometer raw acceleration and processed counts. Grand Rapids, MI. Oral presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  25. Langford J, Montoye AHK, Sweetland C, McNarry MA, Mackintosh KA (June 2019). Determination of device orientation, wrist of wear and hand dominance using raw accelerometer data. Maastricht, Netherlands. Oral presentation for the 2019 ICAMPAM meeting.
  26. Pfeiffer KA, Clevenger KA, Montoye AHK (September 2019). Comparability of raw and count-based metrics from ActiGraph GT9X and wGT3X-BT accelerometers during free-living in youth. Umea, Sweden. Oral presentation at the 2019 Pediatric Work Physiology, Children and Exercise meeting.

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

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

 

Poster Presentations

 

  1. **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 For the 2009 National ACSM meeting (abstract published in 2009 MSSE supplement 5).
  2. **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).
  3. Hetzman M, Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Dong B, Biswas S. (April 2012). Identifying physical activity using a wearable wireless network. East Lansing, MI. Presentation For the 2012 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.
  4. **Montoye AH, Pfeiffer KA, Suton D, Trost SG (May 2012). Measurement issues in accelerometry: Evaluating sensitivity to change. San Francisco, CA. Thematic poster presentation For the 2012 National ACSM meeting (abstract published in 2012 MSSE supplement 5).
  5. **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 For the 2013 National ACSM meeting (abstract published in 2013 MSSE supplement 5).
  6. 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 For the 2013 ICAMPAM meeting.
  7. 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 For the 2013 ICAMPAM meeting.
  1. 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 For the 2014 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) National Conference.
  2. 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.
  3. Nelson MB, Montoye AHK (April 2015). Activity-specific validity of several consumer-based physical activity monitors. Muncie, IN. Poster presentation For the 2015 Student Symposium at Ball State University.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 For the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  6. 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 For the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  7. ***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 For the American Heart Association EPI Lifestyles Scientific Sessions meeting.
  8. ***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 For the American Heart Association EPI Lifestyles Scientific Sessions meeting.
  9. Bock JM, Kaminsky LA, Harber MP, Montoye AHK (April 2016). Establishing the reliability of several consumer-based physical activity monitors. Muncie, IN. Poster presentation For the 2016 Student Symposium at Ball State University. Awarded Keys-Litten-Smith Award for Content; 9 awards given out of 150 presentations.
  10. **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.
  11. **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.
  12. 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.
  13. Kelley EP, Bock JM, Kaminsky LA, Harber MP, Montoye AHK (November 2016). Establishing the reliability of several consumer-based physical activity monitors in a laboratory-based setting. Wayne, IN. Poster presentation for the Midwest ACSM meeting.
  14. Dahmen JB, Connolly CP, Montoye AHK (February 2017). Step-count accuracy of physical activity monitors during pregnancy in free-living conditions. Bend, OR. Poster presentation for the Northwest ACSM meeting.
  15. Grady M, Calvin J, Connolly CP, Dahmen JB, Montoye AHK (February 2017). Physical activity monitor accuracy among pregnant women during overground walking. Bend, OR. Poster presentation for the Northwest ACSM meeting.
  16. **Dahmen JB, Connolly CP, Montoye AHK (June 2017). Step-count accuracy of physical activity monitors during pregnancy in free-living conditions. Denver, CO. Thematic poster presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  17. **Connolly CP, Dahmen JB, Montoye AHK (June 2017). Physical activity monitor accuracy among pregnant women during overground walking. Denver, CO. Thematic poster presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  18. **Mitrzyk JR, Molesky MJ, Montoye AHK (June 2017). Validation of a biometric smart shirt for assessment of physical activity. Denver, CO. Poster presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  19. **Molesky MJ, Mitrzyk JR, Montoye AHK (June 2017). Validation of a wrist worn consumer physical activity monitor. Denver, CO. Poster presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  20. **Fox N, Davis JE, Brown A, Deel N, Montoye AHK, Molesky M, Achatz E, Miller M, Reitinger J, Reno E, Yaeger L, Wislowski A, Subudhi A, Roach R. Assessing physiological function during a high-altitude hike using real-time monitoring. Poster presentation for the 2017 ACSM meeting.
  21. Davis JE, Fox N, Brown A, Deel N, Montoye AHK, Molesky M, Achatz E, Miller M, Reitinger J, Reno E, Yaeger L, Wislowski A, Subudhi A, Roach R. Assessing physiological function during a high-altitude hike using real-time monitoring. Poster presentation for the 2017 Hypoxia meeting.
  22. **Montoye AHK, Conger SA, Connolly CP, Tuttle MS, Nelson MB, Bock JM, Kaminsky LA (June 2017). Validation of accelerometer-based energy expenditure prediction models in structured and semi-structured settings. Poster presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  23. Pfeiffer KA, Mackintosh KA, McNarry MA, Montoye AHK (June 2017). Cross-validation of machine learning algorithms during exergaming for youth. Poster presentation for the 2017 ICAMPAM meeting.
  24. Montoye AHK, Nelson MB, Bock JM, Imboden MT, Kaminsky LA, Mackintosh KA, McNarry MA, Pfeiffer KA (June 2017). Comparability of raw and count-based data from the ActiGraph GT9X Link and GT3X+ accelerometers. Poster presentation for the 2017 ICAMPAM meeting.
  25. Razon S, Montoye AHK (July 2017). Tracking activity: Evaluating perceived usefulness and effectiveness of Fitbit. Sevilla, Spain. Poster presentation for the International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress.
  26. Vusich J, Mitrzyk JM, Wiersma M, Montoye AHK (November 2017). Accuracy of various activity monitors for assessment of energy expenditure. Grand Rapids, MI. Poster presentation For the 2017 Midwest ACSM meeting.
  27. Mitrzyk JR, Conger SA, Steeves JA, Montoye AHK (November 2017). Accuracy of an activity monitor for assessment of resistance training exercises. Grand Rapids, MI. Poster presentation For the 2017 Midwest ACSM meeting.
  28. Mitrzyk JM, Swalve N, Harfmann BD, Montoye AHK (November 2017). Accuracy of activity monitors in assessing sleep. Grand Rapids, MI. Poster presentation For the 2017 Midwest ACSM meeting.
  29. Perry T, Collett J, Johnson C, Conger SA, Montoye AHK, Steeves JA (February 2018). Using the wrist-worn Atlas monitor to objectively measure strength training exercises. Chattanooga, TN. Poster presentation For the 2018 Southeast ACSM meeting.
  30. Kuenze C, Bell DR, Montoye AHK, Cadmus-Bertram L, Pfeiffer KA (April 2018). Accelerometer-based detection of physical activity types after ACL reconstruction using a machine learning approach. Liverpool, UK. Poster presentation for the 2018 OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis meeting.
  31. Molesky M, Vusich J, Montoye AHK (April 2018). Assessment of activity monitor placement during free-living conditions. San Diego, CA. Poster presentation For the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting.
  32. Mitrzyk J, Swalve NL, Harfmann BD, Montoye AHK (April 2018). Accuracy of activity monitors in assessing sleep. San Diego, CA. Poster presentation For the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting.
  33. Vusich JW, Mitrzyk J, Wiersma M, Montoye AHK (April 2018). Heart rate alters but does not improve calorie prediction in Fitbit activity monitors. San Diego, CA. Poster presentation For the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting.
  34. Perry, T, Collett, J, Johnson, C, Conger, SA, Montoye, AHK, Steeves, JA (April 2018). Using the wrist-worn Atlas monitor to objectively measure strength training exercises. Maryville, TN. Poster presentation For the Maryville College Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  35. Marshall MR, Montoye AHK, George, AJ (May 2018). Pregnancy walking cadence does not vary by trimester. Minneapolis, MN. Poster presentation for the National ACSM meeting.
  36. Vusich JW, Mitrzyk J, Wiersma M, Montoye AHK (June 2018). Heart rate alters but does not improve calorie prediction in Fitbit activity monitors. Houghton, MI. Poster presentation For the 2018 Michigan Physiological Society meeting.
  37. Fox A, Montoye AHK, Mitrzyk J, Steeves JA, Conger SA (October 2018). Inter- and intra-monitor validity of the Atlas activity monitor during resistance training exercises. Boise, ID. Poster presentation for the 2018 Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research.
  38. Perry T, Conger SA, Montoye AHK, Steeves JA (February 2019). Objectively measuring resistance training exercises with the wrist-worn Atlas monitor. Greenville, SC. Poster presentation for the 2019 Southeast ACSM meeting.
  39. Fox AK, Montoye AHK, Steeves JA, Mitrzyk JR, Beach C, Conger SC (March 2019). Inter-monitor reliability of the Atlas Wearables Wristband2 during resistance training exercises. Bend, OR. Poster presentation for the 2019 Northwest ACSM meeting.
  40. Anderson O, Montoye AHK, Boss D, Steeves JA, Conger SC (March 2019). Accuracy of the Atlas Wearables Wristband2 during resistance training exercises at different movement speeds. Bend, OR. Poster presentation for the 2019 Northwest ACSM meeting.
  41. Montoye AHK, Montoye LCK, Connolly CP (May 2019). Sleep like a baby: A case study examining objectively-measured newborn and parental sleep patterns. Orlando, FL. Poster presentation for the 2019 National ACSM meeting.
  42. Steeves JA, Conger SA, Mitrzyk JR, Perry T, Flanagan E, Fox AK, Weisinger T, Montoye AHK (November 2019). Using the wrist-worn Atlas monitor to objectively measure strength training exercises. Philadelphia, PA. Poster presentation for the 2019 American Public Health Association meeting.
  43. McKee KL, Montoye AHK, Pfeiffer KA, Clevenger KA (November 2019). Free-living comparison of two generations of hip-worn triaxial accelerometers in college-aged adults. Chicago, IL. Poster presentation for the 2019 Midwest ACSM meeting.

**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

 

  1. 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. Principal investigator.
  2. 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. Principal investigator.
  3. Nelson MB, Montoye AHK (January 2015). Activity specific validity of consumer-based physical activity monitors. ASPiRE Graduate Student Grant. $500. Principal investigator.
  4. 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. Principal investigator.
  5. 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. Principal investigator.
  6. Montoye AHK, Rees T, Thurmond A, Masley K, Shafley B, Freeland T (April 2017). Alma College new EIM seed grant. Midwest ACSM New Exercise is Medicine Seed Grant. $500. Principal investigator.
  7. Cheatham M, Hoyt R, Hensler S, Bader L, Havlicek B, Montoye AHK (April 2019). Gratiot Isabella Prescription for Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Community Health Matching Grant Program. $49,500 (~$10,200 to Alma College). Coinvestigator.
  8. Molesky M, Montoye AHK. Impact of Ultramarathoner Pack Weight and Load Positioning on Race Completion Time. MWACSM Undergraduate Student Research Study Project Award. $300. Principal investigator.

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