The Biomechanics Laboratory has had many excellent graduate students working as researchers on Laboratory projects. They have all presented their work at regional and national biomechanics conferences. These students are currently enrolled in the program or have graduated and continued their education in medical school and Ph.D. programs or obtained employment in a variety of industries. The Lab owes these individuals a great deal of thanks and appreciation. The our current and former students are:
Jamie's current research projects are on changes in muscle stiffness and strength with age. Jamie is also interested in injury prevention and (legal) performance enhancement in athletic performance.
Jamie is a Certified Athletic Trainer and has worked with traditional sports teams, aerospace manufacturing employees, and in community outreach to keep people healthy and able to fully participate in physical activity. Jamie decided to return to school to pursue her doctorate because she would like to eventually have a career in research and teaching. Jamie enjoys spending time exploring the great outdoors with her husband and their puppy.
Josh is completing his 2nd year in the biomechanics graduate program. His current thesis research investigates the relationship between maximal quadriceps strength and the biomechanics of the quadriceps muscles during locomotion in those suffering from knee osteoarthritis. His independent research is focused on the use of ultrasound to develop a subject-specific musculoskeletal model. Josh has too many interests to list, but he hopes to take what he learns in the biomechanics lab and apply it to a career in some form of biomechanics research
Rachel has just completed her 1st year in the graduate program. She is currently collecting data for her thesis project which investigates ankle plantarflexor strength and it's relationship on gait biomechanics in old adults.
Hunter is starting his 2nd year in the program. He is currently collecting data for his thesis project which investigates regional fascicle behavior within the biceps femoris during contraction in healthy young adults. Hunter also has research interests in shoulder and elbow joint mechanics of overarm throwing, and ankle mechanics of barefoot running. He loves fishing and is quite good at hauling in sharks.
Becky is in the second year in the program. Becky graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA with a B.S. in Exercise Science. She is currently collecting data for her thesis project which investigates the relationship between visual steadiness and force steadiness in young and old adults. Becky's independent research is investigating load carriage and its effects on locomotion. Becky likes robots and sharks, and dinosaurs too.
Ann Marie is just beginning her 1st year as a graduate student and is in the early stages of developing her thesis. She graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Exercise Physiology. Ann Marie works at the Vidant Wellness Center as an Exercise Technician and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. In her spare time she enjoys a good book and new adventures with her fiancé.
Korey is just beginning his 1st year in the graduate program, after completing a full-time internship in the lab this past spring. His thesis project is developing a prediction model for muscle moment arms. Korey will be an S.O. Naval Office after completing his Master's degree.
Chris is a 1st year graduate student after getting his bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology, and is in the beginning processes of developing his thesis. He is also very interested in golf swing motion analysis and hopes to learn more about the lab's technology in the coming years. He enjoys playing golf, basketball, and going to the beach in his free time.
1993: Jeffrey P. Hill
1994: Donghai Zheng
1995: Kevin R. Scott, Sherri L. Westbrook
1996: Jeffrey R. Wilson
1997: William Linebaugh Dempsey IV
1998: Jeffrey Money
2000: Jill Suzanne Moody, David J. Tunnel
2001: Stacey L. Beam
2002: Jovita Jolla, Kimberly N. Smith
2003: Todd J. Brown, John Christopher Mizelle, Lenna M. Westerkamp
2004: Douglas W. Powell
2005: Joseph Lowry Helseth, Brandon F. Noyes, Michelle Amy Pullen
2006: Jonathan F. Armada
2007: Allison Gruber, Patrick Rider, Paul Zalewski
2008: Erin Bushey, Brian Moscicki
2009: Ben Long, Cortney Herring, Jason Jones
2010: Tim Copple, Mike McNally, Jonathan Gomez, Jonathan Bulluck, Binal Motawar, Adria Finch, Byron Moore
2011: Ryan Hill, Jimmy Metzinger, Caitlin Pearl
2012: John Pope, Alexis Sidiropoulos, Robert Brady, Jeff Morgan
2013: Hunter Bennett, Rebecca Krupenevich, Josh Leonardis, Rachel Tatarski