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Faculty & Staff - [ Dr. JohnEric W. Smith ]

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Dr. JohnEric W. Smith

Dr. JohnEric W. Smith

Assistant Professor
Director, Joseph A. Chromiak Laboratories of Applied Physiology
Exercise Physiology

Department of Kinesiology
McCarthy Rm. 121
Complete Vitae


  • Auburn University (Ph.D., 2008, Exercise Science)
  • Auburn University (M.S., 2003, Exercise Science)
  • Auburn University (B.S., 2000, Exercise Science)

Areas of Research

  • Exercise Performance
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Carbohydrate Dose

Areas of Teaching

  • Environmental Physiology
  • Exercise Metabolism
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Personal Fitness Training
  • Fitness Programs and Testing Procedures
  • Training Techniques in Exercise and Sport

Recent Publications

  • S.P. Brown, J.W. Smith, M.J. McAllister, and L.A. Joe. (2017) Superhero Physiology: The Case of Captain America. Advances in Physiology Education, 41, 16-24. doi:10.1152/advan.00106.2016.
  • B.M. Krings, J.A. Rountree, M.J. McAllister, P.C Cummings, T.J. Peterson, B.J. Fountain, and J.W. Smith. (2016) Effects of acute carbohydrate ingestion on anaerobic exercise performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 13(40), 1-11. DOI 10.1186/s12970-016-0152-9.
  • M.J. McAllister, H.E. Webb, D.K. Tidwell, J.W. Smith, B.J. Fountain, M.W. Schilling, and R.D. Williams. (2016) Exogenous carbohydrate reduces cortisol response from combined mental and physical stress. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 37(14), 1159-1165. DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-113467.
  • J.W. Smith, M.E. Holmes, and M.J. McAllister. (2015) Nutritional considerations for performance in young athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine. Volume 2015, 1-13. e734649. DOI: 10.1155/2015/734649
  • J.M. Molloy, J.W. Smith, and D.D. Pascoe. (2013) Age-related responses among adult males to a 14-day high intensity exercise-heat acclimation protocol. International SportMed Journal, 14(3): 103-118.
  • J.W. Smith, D.D. Pascoe, D.H. Passe, B.C. Ruby, L.K. Stewart, L.B. Baker, and J.J. Zachwieja (2013). Curvilinear dose-response relationship of carbohydrate (0-120 g·h-1) and performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(2): 336–341. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31827205d1
  • A.D. Karelis, J.W. Smith, D.H. Passe and F. Péronnet (2010). Review: Carbohydrate Administration and Performance: What are the Potential Mechanisms Involved? Sports Medicine, 40(9): 747-763. DOI: 10.2165/11533080
  • J.W. Smith, J.J. Zachwieja, F. Péronnet, D. Massicotte, C. Lavoie, D.D. Pascoe (2010). Fuel selection and cycling endurance performance with ingestion of 13C-glucose: Evidence of a carbohydrate dose-response. Journal of Applied Physiology, 108: 1520 – 1529. DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.91394.2008
  • B.M. Krings, B.L. Miller, A.C. Knight, H. Chander, M.J. McAllister, B.J. Fountain, and J.W. Smith (2018). Impact of occupational footwear during simulated workloads on energy expenditure. Footwear Science. DOI: 10.1080/19424280.2018.1460623
  • H.S. Waldman, B.M. Krings, F.G. Price, A.C. Knight, H. Chander, J.W. Smith, and M.J. McAllister (2018). Exogenous ketone salts do not improve cognitive responses after a high-intensity exercise protocol in healthy college-aged males. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0724.
  • J.W. Smith, B.M. Krings, B.D. Shepherd, H.S. Waldman, S.A. Basham, and M.J. McAllister (2017). Effects of carbohydrate and branched chain amino acid ingestion during upper-body resistance exercise on performance and postexercise hormone response. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0563.
  • H.S. Waldman, B.J. Fountain, S.A. Basham, B.M. Krings, J.W. Smith, and M.J. McAllister (2018). Effects of a 15-day low carbohydrate, high fat diet in resistance trained males. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002282
  • P.M. Cummings, H.S. Waldman, B.M. Krings, J.W. Smith, and M.J. McAllister (2018). Fat grip resistance training improves driving performance in Division I male golfers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32(1), 205-210. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001844.
  • J.A. Rountree, B.M. Krings, T.J. Peterson, A. Thigpen, M.J. McAllister, M.E. Holmes, and J.W. Smith (2017). Efficacy of carbohydrate ingestion during training on CrossFit performance. Sports. 5(61), 1-8. DOI: 10.3390/sports5030061.
  • J.W. Smith, B.M. Krings, T.J. Peterson, J.A. Rountree, and R.B. Zak, M.J. McAllister (2017). Ingestion of an amino acid electrolyte beverage during resistance exercise does not impact fluid shifts into muscle or performance. Sports. 5(36), 1-9. DOI: 10.3390/sports5020036.
  • B.M. Krings, T.J. Peterson, B.D. Shepherd, M.J. McAllister, and J.W. Smith (2017). Effects of carbohydrate mouth rinse and ingestion on repeated sprint performance. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 27(3), 104-112. DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2016-0321.

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association