Matthew F. Moran, Ph.D.
Asst Professor/ Dir. Undergrad Exercise Science
Exercise Science, Undergraduate Director
Motion Analysis Laboratory Director
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)
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.
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.
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.