Matthew F. Moran, Ph.D.

Matthew F. Moran, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor/Dir. Undergrad Exercise Science

Exercise Science, Undergraduate Director
Motion Analysis Laboratory Director 

Professional Interests, Activities and Affiliations
Biomechanics

Degrees and Certifications

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

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

    Autistic movement patterns; Influence of running mechanics on performance and injury; Computational prediction of running performance through improved optimization algorithms

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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23532337

    Moran MF, Greer BK (2013) Influence of "Midsole Actuators" on running economy in trained distance runners. Footwear Science, 5(2), 91-99. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19424280.2013.792878?journalCode=tfws20#preview

    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. http://www.frontiersin.org/Integrative_Neuroscience/10.3389/fnint.2013.00033/abstract

    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. http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol6/iss1/9/

    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

    http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fzLtOHEAAAAJ

    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.
     

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    Cambridge 2-ES-24
    College of Health Professions
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