Matthew F. Moran, Ph.D.

Matthew F. Moran, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor/Dir. Undergrad Exercise Science

Professional Interests:

  • Biomechanics

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ph.D., Kinesiology (conc. Biomechanics), 2005 ,Pennsylvania State University 
    • M.S., Kinesiology (conc. Biomechanics), 2002, Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., 1998, Kinesiology College of William & Mary

Teaching Responsibilities

    • EX 260 - Kinesiology
    • EX 270 - Neural Control of Human Movement
    • EX 361 - Functional Gait Analysis
    • EX 532 - Applied Biomechanics
    • EX 534 - Coaching Methods

Research Interests & Grants


    • University Research Creativity Grant, 2009-2010, Sacred Heart University
    • Matching Dissertation Grant, 2005, International Society of Biomechanics
    • Academic Computing Fellowship, 2002-2005, Pennsylvania State University


    Research Interests:

    • Autistic Movement Disorders
    • Running - Related Injury


    Scholary & Creative Interests:

    • Large Scale Optimization of Training Data

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • 2010, 2011 University Research and Creativity Grant Recipient
    • 2008 USTFCCCA Regional Men's Assistant Track & Field Coach of the Year
    • 2007, 2008 SUNYAC Conference Men's cross Country Coach of the Year
    • 2007 USTFCCCA Regional Women's Outdoor Track & Field coach of the Year

Publications and Presentations

    Moran MF, Foley JT, Parker ME, Weiss MJ (2013) Two-legged hopping in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7(14), 1-8.

    Moran MF, Greer BK (2013) Influence of "Midsole Actuators" on running economy in trained distance runners. Footwear Science, 5(2), 91-99. 

    Weis MJ, Moran MF, Parker ME, Foley JT (2013). Gait Analysis of Teenagers and Young Adults Diagnosed with Autism & Severe Verbal Communication Disorders. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 7(33), 1-10. 

    Smith, JW, Moran, MF, Foley JT (2013) Effect of GPS Feedback on Lactate Threshold Pacing in Intercollegiate Distance Runners. International Journal of Exercise Science, 6(1), 74-80. 

    Moran MF, Rickert B, Sullivan, A.  2012. Effect of Body Weight Support on Temperospatial Running Mechanics. In: 59th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. San Francisco, CA.
    Moran MF, Foley JT, Parker ME, Weiss MJ. 2011. Two-legged hopping in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In: Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Conference. National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, MD.

    Google Citations

    Moran MF, DeFede MA, Weiss MJ, Foley JT, Parker ME. Kinematic Investigation of Throwing Patterns in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In: 58th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Denver, CO.

    Moran, MF, 2010. Computational Predictions of Running Performance Utilizing a Modified Training Impulse. In: 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.

    Moran, MF, Bhimji, S, Racanelli, J, Piazza, SJ, 2008. Computational assessment of constraint in total knee replacement. Journal of Biomechanics; 41:2013-2020. Abstract

    Harrison, K. P.; Moran, M.F.; Hokansen, J.; Hendrick, J., 2010. Effect of Menstrual Cycle on Perceived Exertion and Running Economy During Treadmill Running. 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Contact Information

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  • Location:
    Exercise Science
    Cambridge 2-ES-24
    College of Health Professions
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