David J Kean, Ph.D., DAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Professor in Athletic Training
Room A/South Complex Annex

I was born in Toledo, Ohio. I attended the University of Toledo for both my bachelor's and master's degrees. My bachelor's degree was in Human Performance and my master's degree was in Sports Medicine. I worked as an exercise physiologist in a private clinic in Ohio for ten years before I obtained my license as an athletic trainer. I worked for a small hospital in Ohio for ten years as an athletic trainer providing outreach services to local high schools. Then I obtained my Ph.D. from Kent State University in Exercise Physiology. My academic career started in Louisiana where I taught exercise physiology for three years. I moved to Iowa after that and I was the internship coordinator for the College of Health Sciences at the University of Memphis for five years. I recently completed a Doctorate in Athletic Training at Florida International University before I came to Jacksonville State to teach athletic training.

David Kean

Courses Taught

  • AT 550- Medical Conditions in Athletic Training 
  • HPE 415- Biomechanics
  • HPE 272- Basic Athletic Training
  • HPE 413- Exercise Physiology Lab

Academic/Research Interests

  • Post Rehab Conditioning
  • Interprofessional Relationships
  • Strength and Conditioning


  • Doctorate in Athletic Training- Florida International University
  • Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology- Kent State University
  • M.Ed. in Sports Medicine- University of Toledo
  • B.Ed. in Human Performance- University of Toledo

Publications & Presentations

Referred Publications


  • Peacock CA, Weber R, Sanders GJ, Seo Y, Kean D, Pollock BS, Burns KJ, Cain M, LaScola P, Glickman EL. Pilot physiology, cognition and flight performance during flight simulation exposed to a 3810-m hypoxic condition. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 23(1): 44-49, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2016.1234685 
  • Kean DJ, Peacock CA, Sanders GS, McDaniel J, Colvin LA, Glickman EL. The Effects of Cold and Lower Body Negative Pressure on Cardiovascular Homeostasis. BioMed Research International, 2015: 1-6, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/728145 
  • Kean, D. Steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Clinical Kinesiology; 45:(3): 24-27, 1991

Published Abstracts & Presentations

  • Kean DJ, Peacock C, Sanders G, Glickman E. The Correlation between Thermal Sensation, Rectal Temperature and Skin Temperature during Lower Body Negative Pressure.: 2578 Board #283 May 30, 11. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46: 702, 2014
  • “Improving Cardiovascular Performance and Decreasing Perceived Exertion with a Lactate Supplement” Poster Presentation, 2013 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
  • “The effects of cold and lower body negative pressure on cardiovascular homeostasis.” Poster Presentation, 2012 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
  • Riechman SE, D Kean, RD Andrews, HG Gasier, S Hammer. Dietary Cholesterol Alters Recovery from Eccentric Muscle Damage in Humans. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 38(5): S368, 2006. 
  • “Isokinetic Training, Isotonic Training and Strength Development.” Poster Presentation, 2005 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting