KIN Dept Welcomes Two New Faculty in Biomechanics

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:

Li JinLi’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:

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.

KIN Dept Adds New Faculty to Sport Mgmt Program: Theodore Hayduk

KIN community!

It is with great pleasure that we announce Theodore Hayduk as the latest addition to our full time tenure track faculty ranks!

Mr. Hayduk will be joining us this fall as a specialist in Sport Management.

Theodore joins us from Texas A & M University where his is currently finishing up his Doctorate in Strategic Entrepreneurship in Sport.

In addition to his scholarly contributions, Theodore will be instrumental in facilitating growth in our sport management program thereby helping to prepare our students for careers in wide assortment of sport-related occupations.

We are excited to welcome Theodore and know that he will be a fantastic addition to the department of kinesiology at SJSU.

Find out more about hum here: