Dr. Ryan A. Gordon


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • BS, Exercise Science, 2015, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Edwardsville, IL
  • MS, Exercise Physiology, 2017, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Edwardsville, IL
  • PhD, Exercise Physiology, 2021, Texas Woman's University - Denton, TX

Professional experience

Selected Publications

- Gordon, R.A., Zumbro, E., Guerin, G., Sokoloski, M., Ben-Ezra, V., Brower, C., Rigby, R., Duplanty, A (2023). Both acute and consecutive days of formoterol stimulation influence myogenic, mitochondrial, and myomiR gene expression in human skeletal muscle cells. Muscles, 2(1), 86-96. https://doi.org/10.3390/muscles2010008
- Gordon, R.A., Zumbro, E., Castleberry, T., Sokoloski, M., Brisebois, M., Irvine, C., Duplanty, A., Ben-Ezra, V. (2022). Whey protein improves glycemia during an oral glucose tolerance test compared to vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise in young adult men. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 14: 147. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13102-022-00540-z
- Castleberry, T., Irvine, C., Gordon, R.A., Brisebois, M., Deemer, S., Henderson, A., Sokoloski, M., Ben-Ezra, V. (2020). The dose effect of whey protein on glycemic control in adults with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Food Science and Biotechnology, 5 (4), 62-67. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijfsb.20200504.12
- Sokoloski, M., Rigby, R., King, G., Biggerstaff, K., Irvine, C., Bosak, A., Gordon, R.A., Zumbro, E., Clark, C., Varone, N., Crossland, B (2023). Muscle damage, inflammation, and muscular performance following the physical abilities test in professional firefighters. Sports, 11, 144. https://doi.org/10.3390/ sports11080144

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine

Research and professional interests

  • miRNA and adaptations to exercise
  • Sex differences in acute and long-term exercise performance
  • Effects of overfeeding or caloric surplus on satiety and appetite regulation