Jeffrey Montes

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Rm 234 Center for Science & Business 309-457-2431

Biography

I grew up in Chicago, and I have lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, San Diego and Las Vegas. I moved back to Illinois in 2019 to be part of the Monmouth College family.

Before becoming a professor of kinesiology, I served in the the Marine Corps, was a graveyard security shift supervisor for various casinos in Las Vegas, and was a project manager for a fire protection engineering firm.

I am a huge hockey fan (Go, Chicago Blackhawks!), and I love to watch the thrilling competition of ice curling. 

My teaching style is that of using facts mixed with real-life applications to convey both the “letter” of what a topic is about and the “spirit” of what it means in a real-life scenario.

Interests

Evaluation of wearable technology devices 

How wearable technology can be applied to special populations for health benefits and healthy living lifestyle change

The advantages and disadvantages of telehealth and telemedicine

Education

B.S. – Kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

M.S. – Exercise Physiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ph.D. – Kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Courses Taught

EXSC 130: Exercise Performance

EXSC 140: Sports Nutrition

EXSC 180: Personal & Community Health

EXSC 251: Functional Anatomy

EXSC 330: Exercise Physiology

EXSC 340: Strength and Conditioning

Selected Work

Navalta, J.W., Montes, J., Bodell, N.G., Aguilar, C.D., Radzak, K., Manning, J.W., DeBeliso, M. Reliability of Trail Walking and Running Tasks using the Stryd Power Meter. International Journal of Sports Medicine 40(8): 498-502, 2019.

Montes, J., Young, J.C., Tandy, R.D., Lee, S., P., Navalta, J.W. A Comparison of Multiple Wearable Technology Devices Heart Rate and Step Count Measurements During Free Motion and Treadmill Based Measurements. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, 7(2): 30-39, 2019.

Montes, J., Navalta, J.W. Reliability of the Polar T31 Uncoded Heart Rate Monitor in Free Motion and Treadmill Activities. International Journal of Exercise Science, 12(4): 69-76, 2019

Navalta, J.W., Radzak, K.N., Montes, J. Tanner, E.A., Bodell, N.G., Manning, J.,W. Prediction of 5 KM Trail Race Performance from a Shorted Distance Trail Run. Biology of Exercise, 14(1): 23-30, 2018.

Navalta, J.W., Montes, J., Bodell, N.G., Aguilar, C.D., Lujan, A., Guzman, G., Kam, B.K., Manning, J.W., DeBeliso, M. Wearable Device Validity in Determining Step Count During Hiking and Trail Running. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behavior. 1(2): 86-93, 2018.

Montes, J., Young, J.C., Tandy, R.D., Navalta, J.W. Reliability and Validation of the Hexoskin Wearable Bio-Collection Device During Walking Conditions. International Journal of Exercise Science, 11(7): 806-816, 2018.

Navalta, J.W., Montes, J., Tanner, E.A., Bodell, N.G., Young, J.C. Sex and Age Differences in Trail Half Marathon Running. International Journal of Exercise Science, 8(4): 425-430, 2017.

Montes, J., Young, J.C., Tandy, R.D., Navalta, J.W. FitBit Flex: Energy Expenditure and Step Count Evaluation. Journal of Exercise Physiology online. 20(5): 134-140, 2017.

Montes, J., Wulf, G., Navalta, J. Maximal aerobic capacity can be increased by enhancing performers’ expectancies. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 28(5): 744-749, 2018.

Tanner, E., Montes, J., Manning, J.W., Taylor, J., DeBeliso, M., Young, J.C., Navalta, J.W. Validation of Hexoskin biometric shirt to Cosmed k4b2 metabolic unit in adults during trail running. Sports Technology, 8(3-4): 118-123, 2016.

Montes, J., Stone, T.M., Manning, J.W., McCune, D., Tacad, D.K., Young, J.C., DeBeliso, M., Navalta, J.W. Using Hexoskin Wearable Technology to Obtain Body Metrics During Trail Hiking. International Journal of Exercise Science, 8(4): 425-430, 2015.

Manning, J.W., Montes, J., Stone, T.M., Rietjens, R.W., Young, J.C., DeBeliso, M., Navalta, J.W. Cardiovascular and Perceived Exertion Responses to Leisure Trail Hiking. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 7(2): 83-92, 2015.

Rietjens, R., Stone, T.M., Montes, J., Young, J.C., Tandy, R.D., Utz, J.C., Navalta, J.W. Moderate Intensity Resistance Training Significantly Elevates Testosterone following Upper Body and Lower Body Bouts when Total Volume is held Constant. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, 3(4): 50-56, 2015.

“If you are going to fail, at least fail while daring greatly.” (paraphrased)

Theodore Roosevelt