Dona J. McCanlies, PhD
Dr. Housch

Professor

Oral Biology Department

Contact Information

Room 1305A, UNMC College of Dentistry
4000 East Campus Loop South
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740
402-472-1360

Education

Teaching Responsibilities 
  • Course Director, General/Oral Histology (ORBI 319)
  • Course Director, Human Physiology (ORBI 518)
  • Course Director, Special Topics in Oral Biology (ORBI 317)
  • Course Instructor, Advanced Oral Biology (OBIO 855)
  • Course Instructor, Human Physiology (OBIO 818)
  • Course Instructor, A Review of Biomedical/Dental Sciences (ORBI 471)
Research Interests 
  • Muscle physiology
  • Hypertrophic response of skeletal muscle to various stimuli
Grants 
  • General Nutrition Corporation, "The effects of TMB-E on endurance performance, ratings of perceived exertion and muscular strength." Co-Investigator; $86,760, 4/18/2006 to 3/31/2007.
  • General Nutrition Corporation, "The effects of leuceine and whey protein supplementation on muscular strength, endurance and body composition during resistance training with single versus multiple sets." Co-Investigator; $98,160, 1/1/2006 to 8/31/2006,
Selected Publications 
  • Housh, T.J., Housh, D.J., and DeVries, H.A. Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology, 4th Edition, 2016. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway Publishers, Inc.
  • Cochrane, K.C., Housh, T.J., Bergstrom, H.C., Jenkins, N.D.M., Johnson, G.O., Housh, D.J., Traylor, D., Lewis, R.W., Schmidt, R.J., and Cramer, J.T. Dissociations among direct and indirect indicators of adiposity in young wrestlers. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 29:408-415, 2015.
  • Cochrane, K.C., Housh, T.J., Smith, C.M., Hill, E.C., Jenkins, N.D.M., Johnson, G.O., Housh, D.J., Schmidt, R.J., and Cramer, J.T. The relative contributions of strength, anthropometric, and body composition characteristic to estimated propulsive force in young male swimmers. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 29:1473-1479, 2015.
  • Camic, C.L., T.J. Housh, J.M. Zuniga, D.A. Traylor, H.C. Bergstrom, R.J. Schmidt, G.O. Johnson, and D.J. Housh. The effects of polyethylene glycosylated creatine supplementation on anaerobic performance measures and body composition. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 28:825-833, 2014.
  • Bergstrom, H.C., T.J. Housh, D.A. Traylor, R.W. Lewis, K.C. Cochrane, N.D.M. Jenkins, R.J. Schmidt, G.O. Johnson, D.J. Housh and J.T. Cramer.  Metabolic, cardiovascular, and perceptual responses to a thermogenic nutritional supplement at rest, during exercise, and recovery in men. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 28:2154-2163, 2014.
  • Lewis, R.W., T.J. Housh, D.A. Traylor, H.C. Bergstrom, R.J. Schmidt, G.O. Johnson, and D.J. Housh. Age and isokinetic peak torque at the elbow in young girl swimmers. Isokinetics and Exercise Science 21:57-61, 2013/
  • Bergstrom, H.C., T.J. Housh, D.A. Traylor, R.W. Lewis, N.D.M. Jenkins, K.C. Cochrane, R.J. Schmidt, G.O. Johnson, and D.J. Housh. Physiological responses to a thermogenic nutritional supplement at rest, during low intensity exercise, and recovery from exercise in college-aged women. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38:988-995, 2013.
  • Zuniga, J.M., T.J. Housh, C.L. Camic, C.R. Hendrix, M. Mielke, G.O. Johnson, D.J. Housh, and R.J. Schmidt. The effects of creatine monohydrate loading on anaerobic performance and one-repetition maximum strength. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 26:1651-1656, 2012.
  • Zuniga, J.M., Housh, T.J., Camic, C.L., Mielke, M., Hendrix, C.R., Johnson, G.O., Housh, D.J., and Schmidt, R.J. Yearly changes in the anthropometric dimensions of female high school gymnasts.  J of Strength and Conditioning Res 25:112-128, 2011.
  • Zuniga, J.M., Housh, T.J., Mielke, M., Hendrix, C.R., Camic, C.L., Johnson, G.O., Housh, D.J. and Schmidt, R.J. Gender comparisons of anthropometric characteristics of young sprint swimmers.  J of Strength and Conditioning Res 25:103-108, 2011.
  • Camic, C.L., C.R. Hendrix, T.J. Housh, J.M. Zuniga, M. Mielke, G.O. Johnson, R.J. Schmidt, and D.J. Housh.  The effects of polyethylene glycosylated creatine supplementation on muscular strength and power. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 24:3343-3351, 2011.
  • Camic C.L., T.J. Housh, M. Mielke, J.M. Zuniga, C.R. Hendrix, G.O. Johnson, R.J. Schmidt, and D.J. Housh. The effects of four weeks of an arginine-based supplement on gas exchange threshold and peak oxygen uptake. Applied Physiology and Nutrition Metabolism 35(3):286-93, 2010 Jun. 
  • Camic,C.L., T.J. Housh, J.P. Weir, J.M. Zuniga, C.R. Hendrix, M. Mielke, G.O. Johnson, D.J. Housh, and R.J. Schmidt. The influences of body-size variables on age-related increases in isokinetic peak torque in young wrestlers.  J of Strength and Conditioning Res 24:2358-2365, 2010.
  • Hendrix, C.R., T.J. Housh, M. Mielke, J.M. Zuniga, C.L. Camic, G.O. Johnson, R.J. Schmidt, and D.J. Housh. Acute effects of caffeine-containing supplement on bench press and leg extension strength and time to exhaustion during cycle ergometry. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 24(3):859-865, 2010.
  • Camic, C.L., C.R. Hendrix, T.J. Housh, J.M. Zuniga, M. Mielke, G.O. Johnson, R.J. Schmidt, and D.J. Housh. The effect of polyethylene glycosylated creatine supplementation on muscular strength and power. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 24:3343-3351, 2010.
  • Camic, C.L., Housh, T.J., Zuniga, J.M., Hendrix, C.R., Mielke, M., Johnson, G.O., Schmidt, R.J., and Housh, D.J.  Effects of arginine-based supplements on the physical working capacity at the fatigue threshold. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 24:1306-1312, 2010.
  • Camic, C.L., Housh, T.J., Mielke, M., Hendrix, C.R., Zuniga, J., Johnson, G.O., Housh, D.J., and Schmidt, R.J.  Age-related patterns of anthropometric characteristics in young wrestlers.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 41:1014-1019, 2009.
  • Zuniga, J.M., Housh, T.J., Mielke, M., Camic, C.L., Hendrix, C.R., Johnson, G.O., Housh, D.J., and Schmidt, R.J. Validity of fat-free weight equations for estimating mean and peak power in high school wrestlers.  Pediatric Exercise Science 21:100-112, 2009.
  • Mielke, M., Housh, T.J., Malek, M.H., Beck, T.W., Schmidt, R.J., Johnson, G.O., and Housh, D.J. The effects of whey protein and leucine supplementation on strength, muscular endurance, and body composition during resistance training. J of Exercise Physiology Online 12:39-50, 2009.
  • Malek, M.H., Housh, T.J., Crouch, L.D., Johnson, G.O., Hendrix, C.R., Beck, T.W., Mielke, M., Schmidt, R.J. and Housh, D.J. Plasma ammonia concentrations and the slow component of oxygen uptake kinetics during cycle ergometry. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 22:2018-2026, 2008.
  • Beck, T.W., Housh, T.J., Johnson, G.O., Schmidt, R.J., Housh, D.J., Coburn, J.W., Malek, M.H. and Mielke, M. Effects of a protease supplement on eccentric exercise-induced markers of delayed-onset muscle soreness and muscle damage. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 21:661-667, 2007.
  • Malek, M.H., Housh, T.J., Coburn, J.W., Beck, T.W., Schmidt, R.J., Housh, D.J. and Johnson, G.O. Effects of 8 weeks of caffeine supplementation and endurance training on aerobic fitness and body composition. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 20:751-755, 2006.
  • Coburn, J.W., Housh, D.J. Housh, T.J., Malek, M.H., Beck, T.W., Cramer, J.T., Johnson, G.O., and Donlin, P.E. Effects of leucine and whey protein supplementation during 8 weeks of unilateral dynamic constant external resistance training. J of Strength and Conditioning Res, 20:284-291, 2006.
  • Beck, T.W., Housh, T.J., Schmidt, R.J., Housh, D.J., Coburn, J.W., and Malek, M.H. The acute effects of a caffeine-containing supplement on strength, muscular endurance, and anaerobic capabilities. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20:506-510, 2006.
  • Housh, T.J., Johnson, G.O., Housh, D.J., Cramer, J.T., Eckerson, J.M., Stout, J.R., Bull, A.J., and Rana, S.R. Accuracy of near-infrared interactance instruments and population-specific equations for estimating body composition in young wrestlers. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 18:556-560, 2004.
  • Evetovich, T.K., Housh, T.J.,Housh, D.J. Johnson, G.O. Smith, D.B. and Ebersole, K.T. The effect of concentric isokinetic strength training of the quadriceps femoris on electromyography and muscle strength in the trained and untrained limb. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 15:439-445, 2001.
  • Housh, T.J., Cramer, J.T., Bull, A.J., Johnson, G.O. and Housh, D.J. The effect of mathematical modeling on critical velocity. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 84:469-475, 2001.
  • Housh, T.J., S.R. Perry, A.J. Bull, G.O. Johnson, K.T. Ebersole, D.J. Housh, and H.A. deVries. Mechanomyographic and electromyographic responses during submaximal cycle ergometry. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 83:381-38, 2000.
  • Evetovich, T.K., T.J. Housh, J.P. Weir, D.J. Housh, G.O. Johnson, K.T. Ebersole, and D.B Smith. The effect of leg extension training on the mean power frequency of the mechanomyographic signal. Muscle & Nerve. 23:93-95, 2000.
  • Housh, T.J., G.O. Johnson, D.J. Housh, J.R. Stout, and J.M. Eckerson. Estimation of body density in young wrestlers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 14:4-482, 2000.