Faculty

 

Dr. Gary HeiseGary Heise

Education

  • 1992 Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • 1989 M.S., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • 1982 B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Professional Experience

  • 1992 - 1995 Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 1995 - Present Assistant, Associate, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Research

Collaborative efforts which examine:  the inter-individual variability in running economy from a neuromechanical perspective; the role of mechanical stability in different athletic populations (with athletic training faculty);  the biomechanical adaptations of amputee gait (with Jeremy Smith).

 

Dr. Jeremy SmithJeremy Smith

Education

  • 2008 Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • 2001 M.S., Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • 1998 B.A., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Professional Experience

  • 2013 – present Associate Professor of Sport & Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • 2008 – 2013 Assistant Professor of Sport & Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • Aug. 2007 – Dec. 2007 Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 
  • 2005 - 2007 Instructor of Physical Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Research

A major research interest of mine focuses on the effects of lower extremity structural limitations on the mechanics and energetics of locomotion. I use an interdisciplinary approach to my research that draws from three primary areas: biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor control. Thus, my research philosophy is one that involves a number of research collaborators with expertise in different areas. Research collaborators include Gary Heise, David Hydock, and Carole Schneider from UNC; David Hahn from the Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk; Cory Christiansen from UC-Denver; Phil Martin from Iowa State University; Brian Umberger from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Anne Silverman from Colorado School of Mines; and ChengTu Hsieh at California State University-Chico.