Scott G. Piland PhD ATC

Assistant Director and Associate Professor

Sports and High Performance Materials Emphasis

Education

PhD in Exercise Science, The Univeristy of Georgia (2004)

M.A. in Sports Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998)

B.S. in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, Valdosta State University (1996)

Research Focus

Prevention, diagnosis and management of the brain injury of concussion along with the development, design and evaluation of sport protective equipment to include body padding, bracing and headgear.

Certifications

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification - Certified Athletic Trainer (1997-Present)
  • Athletic Training Education Program CAHEP Clinical Instructor Educator (2005-2007)
  • Mississippi State Board of Health - Licensed Athletic Trainer (2006-Present)

Awards and Honors

  • The University of Southern Mississippi, Multidisciplinary Reserach Award (November 2013)
  • The College of Health Ambassadors Faculty Member of the Month (October 2011)
  • The Journal of Athletic Training , Kenneth L. Knight Outstanding Manuscript Award, NOMINEE Title: Investigation of Baseline Self-Report Concussion Symptom Scores. (Piland et al) (2011)
  • College of Health Distinguished Teaching Award, The University of Southern Mississippi (2009)
  • The Journal of Athletic Training, Kenneth L. Knight Outstanding Manuscript Award,Title: Evidence for the Factorial and Construct Validity of a Self-Report Concussion Symptoms Scale (Piland SG et al) (2004)
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, The University of Georgia (2004)
  • Marvin Allen Excellence in Teaching Award, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998)
  • Marvin Allen Excellence in Teaching Award, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997)

Professional Memberships

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association (1996-Present)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (2006-Present)

Publications

Book Chapter
Gould TE, Piland SG, Hoyle CE, and Nazarenko SI. (2007) Mouth Protection in Sports. In Aleksander Subic (Ed.), Materials and Sports Equipment (2nd ed.). Cambridge, England. Woodhead Publishing Limited.
Refereed Manuscripts Published

Krzeminski DE, Goetz JT, Janisse AP, Lippa NM, Gould TE, Rawlins JW, Piland SG. (2012). Investigation of Linear Impact Energy Management and Product Claims of a Novel American Football Helmet Liner Component. Sports Technology, 4(1-2): 65-76.

Raab S, Wolfe BD, Gould TE, Piland SG (2011) Characterization of a Quality Certified Athletic Trainer. Journal of Athletic Training November/December 2011, Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 672-679.

Piland SG, Ferrara MS, Macciocchi SN, Broglio SP, Gould TE (2010) Investigation of Baseline Self-Report Concussion Symptom Scores. Journal of Athletic Training May/June 2010, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 273-278.

Gould TE, Piland SG, Shin J, McNair, O, Hoyle CE, Nazarenko SI. (2009). Characterization of Mouthguard Materials: Thermal Properties of Commercialized Products. Dental Materials 25(12):593-602.

Gould TE, Piland SG, Shin J, Hoyle CE, Nazarenko SI. (2009). Characterization of Mouthguard Materials: Physical and Mechanical Properties of Commercialized Products. Dental Materials 25(6):771-80.

Senyurt AF, Hoyle CE, Wei H, Piland SG, Gould TE. (2007). Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Cross-linked Photopolymers Based on multifunctional Thiol-Urethane Ene Monomers. Macromolecules 40(9):3174-82.

Senyurt AF, Hoyle CE, Wei H, Piland SG, Gould TE. (2007). Ternary Thiol-Ene/Acrylate Photopolymers: Effect of Acrylate Structure on Mechanical Properties. Macromolecules 40(14):4901-09.

Hoyle CE, Gould TE, Piland SG, Wei H, Phillips B, Nazarenko SI, Senyurt AF. (2006). Photocurable Materials for Mouthguards. RadTech Report 20: 12-17.

Senyurt AF, Wei H, Phillips B, Cole M, Nazarenko SI, Hoyle CE, Piland SG, Gould TE. (2006). Physical and Mechanical Properties of Photopolymerized Thiol-Ene/Acrylates. Macromolecules 39 (19):6315-17.

Piland SG, Motl RW, Guskiewicz KM, McCrea M, Ferrara MS. (2006). Structural Validity of a Self-Report Concussion Related Symptom Scale. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 33 (1):27-32.

Broglio SP, Ferrara MS, Piland SG, Anderson RB. (2006). Concussion History is Not a Predictor of Computerised Neurocognitive Perform.

Piland SG, Motl RW, Peterson CL, Ferrara MS. (2003). Evidence for the Factorial and Construct Validity of a Self-Report Concussion Symptoms Scale. Journal of Athletic Training 38:104-12.

Peterson CL, Ferrara MS, Mrazik M, Piland SG, Elliott, R. (2003). The Evaluation of Neuropsychological Domain Scores and Postural Stability following Concussion. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 13:230-37. ance. British Journal of Sports Medicine 40(9): 802-5.

Refereed Manuscripts Under Review

Gould TE, Piland SG, Caswell SV, Ferrara MS, Ranalli D, Mills R, Courson R. (2012). National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Position Statement: Dental Injuries and Athletic Mouth Protectors. Journal of Athletic Training in 2012.

McNair OD, Gould TE, Piland SG, Savin D. (2012). Characterization of Mouthguard Materials: A Comparison of a Commercialized Material to a Novel Thiol-Ene Family. Dental Materials in 2012.

Refereed Manuscripts In Preparation

Piland SG, Byon KK, Gould TE, Curry P, Dysart J, Ferrara MS. No Factorial Validity Support for Revised Baseline and Injured Factor Structures of Responses to PCSS. To be submitted for review with the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise in 2013.

Gould TE, Piland SG, Morris DM. Effect of Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Appliances (MORA) on Physiological Parameters of Aerobic Performance. To be submitted for review with the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine in 2013.

Lippa NM, Krzeminski DE, Piland SG, Rawlins JW, Gould TE. Reliability of sEMG Methods Used for Determining Onset Activity in Landing Task. To be submitted for review with the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology in 2013.

Refereed Abstracts Published

Piland SG, Byon KK, Gould TE, Lee H, Mills JRD, Ferrara MS. (2012). Factorial Validity of Responses to the Post Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS). Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 44(suppl 5): S569

Krzeminski DE, Rawlins JW, Gould TE, Piland SG. (2012). The Effect of Accelerated Outdoor Weathering on Impact Performance of an American Football Helmet Outer Shell Material. 9th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Procedia Engineering, 34 (2012) 878.

Gould TE, Piland SG, Krebs GV, Wiggins JS, Rawlins JW, Savin DA. (2012). Southern Miss Sports and High Performance Materials Program. 9th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Procedia Engineering, 34 (2012) addendum.

Gould TE, McNair OD, Piland SG, Savin DA. (2012). A Commercialized Mouthguard Material Compared to a Family of Novel Thermosetting Materials. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 44(suppl 5): S724.

Krzeminski DE, Goetz JT, Lippa NM, Janisse AP, Piland SG, Gould TE, Rawlins JW. (2012). Linear Impact Energy Attenuation of a Novel American Football Helmet Liner. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 44(suppl 5): S725.

Janisse AP, Lippa NM, Goetz JT, Krzeminski DE, Gould TE, Rawlins JW, Piland SG. (2012). Linear Impact Energy Attenuation of a Novel American Football Helmet Liner. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 44(suppl 5): S726.

Piland SG, Byon KK, Ferrara MS, Lee HR, Resch JE, Gould TE. (2010). Corroborative Factorial Evidence For Responses To A Self-Report Concussion Symptom Scale. Journal of Athletic Training 45(3) S-19.

Gould TE, Piland SG. (2010). Stability of Human Performance Measurements Commonly Implemented in Mouthguard Related Crossover Designs. Journal of Athletic Training 45(3) S-90.

Piland SG, Gould TE. (2009). Post-Concussive Self-Report Symptoms In College Students. Journal of Athletic Training 44(3) S-94.

Gould TE, Piland SG, Hoyle CE, Nazarenko SI, Shin J. (2009). Comparison Of The Physical And Mechanical Properties Of Commercialized Mouthguard Materials To Established Standards. Journal of Athletic Training 44(3) S-86.

Caswell AM, Caswell SV, Gould TE, Ambegaonkar JP, Piland SG. (2009). An Assessment of Personality Traits of Athletic Training Students. Journal of Athletic Training 44(3) S-100.

Piland SG, Gould TE, Morris D, Martin T. (2009). Effect of Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Device on Neuropsychological Measures. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 41(5) S-463.

Gould TE, Piland SG, Hoyle CE, Nazarenko SI. (2009). Physical and Mechanical Properties of Commercialized Mouthguard Materials Across a Range of Temperatures. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 41(5) S-241.

Piland SG, Gould TE, Sumrall A, Martin K, Dixon J. (2008). Test-Retest Reliability of Responses to the ImPACT Neurocognitive Program. Journal of Athletic Training 43(3) S-53.

Gould TE, Piland SG, Hoyle CE, Nazarenko SI, Huanyu W. (2008). A New High Performance Polymer Athletic Mouthguard Material Outperforms Contemporary Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Materials. Journal of Athletic Training 43(3) S-82.

Piland SG, Morris DM, Gould TE, Martin K, Sumrall A, Dixon J, Kucera L, Caroselli C. (2008). Mouthguard Does Not Negatively Influence Absolute VO2, Ventilation Volume, and Tidal Volume. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 40(5) S-3379.

Gould TE Piland SG, Morris DM, Kucera L, Caroselli C. (2008). Effect of Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Devices on Human Performance Factors. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 40(5) S-379.

Morris DM, Gould TE, Piland SG, Rathod A, Marri M, Pandav V, Webster M. (FACSM) (2008). Effects of Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Appliance Use on Upper Body Wingate Performance. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 40(5) S-378.

Piland SG, Gould TE, Zaremba K, Ferrara MS. (2007). Previous History of Concussion Shares No Significant Relationship with Baseline Headache Reports Among Collegiate Athletes and Non-Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training 42(2) S-31 .

Gould TE, Piland SG, Hoyle CE, Nazarenko S, Huanyu W. (2007). Mechanical Properties of Athletic Mouthguard Materials: Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Compared to a New High Performance Polymer. Journal of Athletic Training 42(2) S-98 .

Gould TE, Piland SG, Hoyle CE, Nazarenko SI. (2007). Potential Drawbacks of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) for Use in Fabricating Athletic Mouthguards. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 39(5) S-481. .

Piland SG, Gould TE, Raab SA. (2006). Comparison of Base-Rate Self-Reported Concussion-Related Symptomatology Between Collegiate Athlete and Non-Athlete College Students. Journal of Athletic Training 41(2) S-37.

Caswell SV, Gould TE, Allen AM, Piland SG, Raab SA. (2006). Locus of Control and Personality as Predictors of Athletic Training Students’ Individual Moral Philosophy. Journal of Athletic Training 41(2) S-12.

Allen AM, Gould TE, Caswell SV, Piland SG, Raab SA. (2006). Initial Investigation of Locus of Control, Sex and Education Level of Undergraduate Athletic Training Students. Journal of Athletic Training 41(2) S-12.

Gould TE, Piland SG, Hoyle CE, Nazarenko S. (2006). Feasibility of Photocured Thiol-Ene Thick Thermosets as High Performance Sport Dental Materials. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 38(5) S-398.

Piland SG, Ferrara MS, Gould TE, Broglio SP. (2005). Fatigue as an Indicator of Inflated Baseline Symptom Reports. Journal of Athletic Training 40(2) S-15.

Piland SG, Ferrara MS. (2004). Baseline Self-Report Symptomatology. Journal of Athletic Training 39(2) S-53.

Dillon M, Piland SG, Broglio SP, Bunn, KJ, Dew M, Ferrara MS. (2004). Diagonal 2 Training Increased Strength but Does Not Effect Joint Position Senses in Healthy Females. Journal of Athletic Training 39(2) S-64.

Piland SG, Motl RW, Broglio SP, Ferrara MS. (2003). Evidence for the Reliability and Validity of the PMF-Concussion Symptoms Scale. Journal of Athletic Training 38(2) S-27.

Hunt TN, Broglio SP, Piland SG, Ferrara MS. (2003). Levels of Self-reported Symptomatology On Neuropsychological Function and Postural Control in Concussed Athletes Journal of Athletic Training 38(2) S-24.

Peterson CL, Piland SG, Mrazik M, Ferrara MS. (2003). Use of Domain Scores And Posturography In The Assessment Of Concussion Journal of Athletic Training 38(2) S-106.

Piland SG, Motl RW, Ferrara MS. (2002). Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Modifications of the Head Injury Scale (HIS) 16-Item Self-Report Concussion Symptom Checklist Journal of Athletic Training 37(2) S-9.

Peterson CL, Piland SG, Casto SR, Ferrara MS. (2002). Dual Tasking of Athletes – A Technique for Concussion Assessment Journal of Athletic Training 37(2) S-66.

Piland SG, Ferrara MS, Peterson CL, Courson R. (2001). The Evaluation of Symptom Scale in the Assessment of Concussion Journal of Athletic Training 36(2) S-37.

Peterson CL, Ferrara MS, Piland SG, Casto S, Courson R. (2001). The Potential Use of a Dual Tasking Paradigm in the Assessment of Concussion Journal of Athletic Training 36(2) S-37.

Mrazik M, Ferrara MS, Peterson C, Hynd G, Casto S, Piland SG. (2001). A Proposed Guide for Evaluating Concussions in Athletes Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 16(8):744-45.