We are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Dao has accepted the History of Sport and International Physical Cultures position and will be joining the KIN Department in the Fall 2019.
Michael Dao recently defended his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Toronto under the guidance of some of the top sport studies scholars in North America, and previously earned his M.A. degree from our department at San Jose State. His dissertation work involved a year long ethnography of sport for development in Vietnam, and he plans to continue this work, as well as other projects dealing with sport and immigration and other issues here at SJSU.
We are excited to welcome a newly minted Dr. Mike Dao into KIN as an assistant professor.
We look forward to his contributions to teaching and research in our department, and think that we will find that there will be great potential for collaborative work with other faculty.
Please join us in welcoming Michael to the department.
More on Mike here: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/michael-s-dao
We are pleased to announce that Dr. JJ Hannigan and Dr. Li Jin have accepted the Biomechanics positions and will be joining us in the Fall 2019 semester. Both earned their M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Human Physiology-Biomechanics at the University of Oregon, Eugene.
JJ also earned a Master’s degree in Athletic Training at St. Louis University and is a certified athletic trainer. His dissertation was on Neuromuscular Control of the Hip, Pelvis, and Trunk During Running. Currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Oregon State University, Cascades, JJ is working in the Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence in Bend, Oregon. His research interests include mechanisms underlying lower extremity injuries, knee osteoarthritis and, recently, maximal running shoes.
JJ’s bio here: https://osucascades.edu/people/jj-hannigan
Li’s dissertation focused on a Kinematic and Kinetic Analysis of Walking and Running Across Speeds and Transitions Between Locomotion States. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Iowa, working in the Human Performance and Clinical Outcomes Laboratory. His research interests include gait analysis, footwear evaluation, and prosthetic foot research, including the use of wearable sensors.
Li’s Bio here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/li-jin-237132a4
Both have publications and papers under review in journals including the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and Human Movement Science, as well as a number of presentations at professional meetings including the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.
Congrats to the KIN faculty who took part in the CAHPERD (California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) State Convention that took place in Garden Grove (Southern California) this past week (2/21-2/23). We are very proud of our undergraduate students and Dr. Daum who spent their time and money to attend.
Here are some of the highlights and news:
- We had 10 undergraduate Kinesiology-Preparation for Teaching students and two faculty attend the conference (attached is a picture of the group minus Dr. Siebert) . A very well attended conference, CAHPERD leadership mentioned they had very high pre-registration (over 1,000 pre-register) and day-of registration.
- One of our students, Joanna Peet, was one of the three scholarship recipients from CAHPERD. She earned a $1,000 scholarship because of her scholarship, leadership and service.
- Joanna Peet also presented her original research poster based on her work with Dr. Shifflett and others related to gender bias and sport reporting. She won top original research poster.
- Our students took part in the student competition Friday night and placed third. Team “Daum’s Disciples” (They chose the name of their group, thank you Daniel Murphy for coining the term…) earned third place of 11 teams. CSU San Bernardino was second and CSU East Bay earned first. There were many undergraduate students from across the state, I estimate at least 75, in attendance.
- Dr. David Daum was voted Vice President Elect of Physical Education for CAHPERD, he will serve a three year term.
- San Jose will host the 49th NAPEC (National Adapted Physical Education Conference) in Fall 2020, Dr. Siebert is involved with the planning of this. I am sure she will provide more details as we get closer.
- The CAHPERD state convention will be back in Garden Grove in February 2020. The 48th NAPEC, will also be in Garden Grove, Nov. 7-9th, 2019. We look forward to sending another strong contingent of students and faculty. There will be an opportunity, like Joanna took advantage of, for students to present original research or research critiques at CAHPERD, I will forward the information when session proposals are due for CAHPERD 2020.
- CAHPERD Bay District Workshop will be hosted at SJSU Fall 2019, date TBD (Likely Nov. 2nd, 2019), Dr. Daum will be helping organize this event as 2018’s event was very successful.