VSTC Lab Staff
Todd A. Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science. Since coming to GW in 2005, Dr. Miller's primary research focus has been on the emerging role that interactive videogaming can play in increasing Americans' physical activity levels. His past funding includes a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to investigate novel gaming technologies, and how those technologies can be incorporated into school physical education programs in Washington, DC. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, USA Level 1 weightlifting coach, Fellow of the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and leader in the field of strength and conditioning, Dr. Miller brings a tremendous amount of practical experience to his research in Exercise Science. Dr. Miller is responsible for the development of the Master of Science concentration in Strength and Conditioning at GW, and currently serves as program director. He is also the department's Director of Graduate Studies. A five-time winner of GW's Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Miller's teaching has been very much shaped by his curiosity and enthusiasm for new avenues of inquiry. "I try to point out the most interesting and unique areas of our field to students, in the hope that they too will discover a lifelong passion they want to pursue," he says.
Stephanie is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) who is energetic and passionate about influencing the lives of people who want to maximize their performance in both sport and everyday life. Her enthusiasm about nutrition and seeing how small habit changes positively affect those with whom she works is contagious and motivational. Stephanie works with each client and their family so they feel like they are in control of the changes they are making while receiving encouragement and guidance from her.
Stephanie graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a few years later earned a master’s degree in George Mason University in Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion. Stephanie has worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings including hospitals and outpatient centers where she helped people discover how they can use food and exercise to manage health conditions. Over her years of experience, Stephanie developed a passion for working with athletes of all ages and with children, adolescents and adults who struggle to manage their weight and adopt healthy eating behaviors.
Integrating healthy behaviors takes time and dedication. Stephanie's personal belief is that striving to be the healthiest person possible involves a realistic and customized approach while using the most current recommendations. In order to stay on top of the latest research, Stephanie is involved in various organizations including: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) Dietetics Practice Group, and Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group.