Laurel Littlefield joined the Kinesiology department in 2018 as an associate professor. Prior to working at Lipscomb, Laurel was a faculty member at Lubbock Christian University from 2013 - 2018. Littlefield earned a B.S. degree from Lubbock Christian University in Exercise & Sport Science, and an M.S. from Texas Tech University in Exercise & Sport Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. She completed her doctorate at Baylor University in Kinesiology, Exercise Nutrition, and Health Promotion. Littlefield is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the organization. Her research experience includes examining the effects of exercise on postprandial metabolic parameters, and evaluating responses to exercise at maximal lactate steady state. She enjoys teaching and working with students in developing research projects. Littlefield's favorite activities include teaching group exercise classes, running, and spending time with her family.