Celebrating Kinesiology Faculty Achievements in 2023

  • On August 2023, Martin Bilello (Handball Instructor) served as the Head Coach of the USA Team Handball Youth (U19) Men’s National Team that competed at the IHF Youth World Championships in Croatia. This was the first time a USA team competed at this age category. Four Bay Area players were on the roster, and the team got the first win ever in this age category.
  • Dr. Seung Ho Chang has been elected as an editor for “Research into Practice” in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (JOPERD).
  • Dr. Seung Ho Chang was invited to a special session as an invited speaker to deliver a presentation entitled “The Role of Motor Development in Sports Psychology” for graduate students majoring in motor behavior and sports psychology at Seoul National University.
  • Dr. Michael Dao was named the new Director of the San José State University Human Rights Institute. As the director, he will focus on health and healthcare as human rights in the future.
  • Dr. Li Jin received the University Grants Academy Summer 2023 Award for a project entitled “Optimization of Footwear Design on Improving Running Gait Biomechanics among Recreational Runners.”
  • Dr. Jihyun Lee’s article, “Parental Support and Concerns About Physical Activities of Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder During COVID-19,” published in Recreation, Dance and Physical Education Volume 6, Issue 2, received the Best Research Award for 2022. This news was announced this fall semester.

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