Jane McDevitt

Associate Professor of Instruction
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
600 Ritter Annex


Dr. Jane McDevitt completed her PhD in kinesiology at Temple University, where she also completed a master of science in kinesiology. She earned a BS in athletic training at East Stroudsburg University. Her dissertation was entitled “N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid Receptor Submit NR2A Repeat Polymorphism and Sport Concussion.” Dr. McDevitt has published 12 articles has made 20 presentations at regional, national and international conferences.

Since 2015, Dr. McDevitt has been an assistant professor at East Stroudsburg University, where she taught anatomy and physiology as well as athletic training courses. She also taught as an adjunct faculty at Alvernia University in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. McDevitt is a regular contributor to the Sports Medicine Research Blog, serves as a member of the Free Communication Committee for the Eastern Athletic Training Association and is a reviewer for seven different sports medicine journals.

Dr. McDevitt teaches in the College of Public Health's athletic training programs. She will also continue to pursue her research investigating genetic association to concussions. Additionally, in her new line of research she will be designing a concussion-specific outcome measure to identify the patient’s prospective as they recover from concussion.


  • PhD, Kinesiology, Temple University
  • MEd, Kinesiology, Temple University
  • BS, Athletic Training, East Stroudsburg University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




ATHT 5142

Foundations of Athletic Training


ATHT 5244

Orthopedic Assessment II


ATHT 5444

Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training


ATHT 5644

Applied Research in Athletic Training


ATHT 5808

Advanced Sport Concussion


ATHT 8343

Advanced Topics in Athletic Training


ATHT 8344

Rehabilitation Methods and Techniques for Sports-Related Injuries


Selected Publications

  • McDevitt, J., Rubin, L.H., Simone, F.I.D.e., Phillips, J., & Langford, D. (2020). Association between (GT)n Promoter Polymorphism and Recovery from Concussion: A Pilot Study. J Neurotrauma, 37(10), pp. 1204-1210. United States. doi: 10.1089/neu.2019.6590

  • Tierney, R.T. & Devitt, J.K.M.c. (2019). Sport concussion genetics. In Routledge Handbook of Sport and Exercise Systems Genetics (pp. 388-401). doi: 10.4324/9781315146287-27

  • Cheever, K.M., McDevitt, J., Tierney, R., & Wright, W.G. (2018). Concussion Recovery Phase Affects Vestibular and Oculomotor Symptom Provocation. Int J Sports Med, 39(2), pp. 141-147. Germany. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-118339

  • Wright, W.G., McDevitt, J., Tierney, R., Haran, F.J., Appiah-Kubi, K.O., & Dumont, A. (2017). Assessing subacute mild traumatic brain injury with a portable virtual reality balance device. Disabil Rehabil, 39(15), pp. 1564-1572. England. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1226432

  • McDevitt, J. & Krynetskiy, E. (2017). Genetic findings in sport-related concussions: potential for individualized medicine? Concussion, 2(1), p. CNC26. England. doi: 10.2217/cnc-2016-0020

  • Bretzin, A.C., Mansell, J.L., Tierney, R.T., & McDevitt, J.K. (2017). Sex Differences in Anthropometrics and Heading Kinematics Among Division I Soccer Athletes. Sports Health, 9(2), pp. 168-173. United States. doi: 10.1177/1941738116678615

  • Wright, W.G., Tierney, R.T., & McDevitt, J. (2017). Visual-vestibular processing deficits in mild traumatic brain injury. J Vestib Res, 27(1), pp. 27-37. Netherlands. doi: 10.3233/VES-170607

  • McDevitt, J., Appiah-Kubi, K.O., Tierney, R., & Wright, W.G. (2016). Vestibular and Oculomotor Assessments May Increase Accuracy of Subacute Concussion Assessment. Int J Sports Med, 37(9), pp. 738-747. Germany. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-100470

  • Madura, S.A., McDevitt, J.K., Tierney, R.T., Mansell, J.L., Hayes, D.J., Gaughan, J.P., & Krynetskiy, E. (2016). Genetic variation in SLC17A7 promoter associated with response to sport-related concussions. Brain Inj, 30(7), pp. 908-913. England. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2016.1146958

  • Wright, W.G., McDevitt, J., & Appiah-Kubi, K.O. (2015). A portable virtual reality balance device to assess mild traumatic brain injury symptoms: A pilot validation study. International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR, pp. 72-79. doi: 10.1109/ICVR.2015.7358591

  • Dorminy, M., Hoogeveen, A., Tierney, R.T., Higgins, M., McDevitt, J.K., & Kretzschmar, J. (2015). Effect of soccer heading ball speed on S100B, sideline concussion assessments and head impact kinematics. Brain Inj, 29(10), pp. 1158-1164. England. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2015.1035324

  • McDevitt, J., Tierney, R.T., Phillips, J., Gaughan, J.P., Torg, J.S., & Krynetskiy, E. (2015). Association between GRIN2A promoter polymorphism and recovery from concussion. Brain Inj, 29(13-14), pp. 1674-1681. England. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2015.1075252

  • McDevitt, J., Tierney, R., Phillips, J., Gaughan, J., Torg, J.S., & Krynetskiy, E. (2014). Supporting the Concept of Genetic Predisposition to Prolonged Recovery Following a Concussion. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2. doi: 10.1177/2325967114S00078

  • McDevitt, J.K., Tierney, R.T., Mansell, J.L., Driban, J.B., Higgins, M., Toone, N., Mishra, A., & Krynetskiy, E. (2011). Neuronal structural protein polymorphism and concussion in college athletes. Brain Inj, 25(11), pp. 1108-1113. England. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2011.607790

  • Tierney, R.T., Mansell, J.L., Higgins, M., McDevitt, J.K., Toone, N., Gaughan, J.P., Mishra, A., & Krynetskiy, E. (2010). Apolipoprotein E genotype and concussion in college athletes. Clin J Sport Med, 20(6), pp. 464-468. United States. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e3181fc0a81

  • Mansell, J.L., Tierney, R.T., Higgins, M., McDevitt, J., Toone, N., & Glutting, J. (2010). Concussive signs and symptoms following head impacts in collegiate athletes. Brain Inj, 24(9), pp. 1070-1074. England. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2010.494589