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Duane Knudson

D. Knudson

Duane Knudson, Ph.D., FACSM, FISBS, FRSA


  • B.S. - University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • M.S. - Baylor University
  • Ph.D.- University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Duane Knudson earned his Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has held tenured faculty positions at Baylor University, California State University-Chico, and Texas State University. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State. Dr. Knudson has received numerous grants for his research on the biomechanics of sport and exercise. He has published over 95 peer-reviewed articles in influential journals like the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, International Journal of Sport Biomechanics, Sports Biomechanics, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sports Sciences, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Sports Engineering, Gait & Posture, Research Quarterly for Exercise in Sport, Journal of College Science Teaching, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Kinesiology Review, and Quest. His research areas are in the biomechanics of tennis, stretching, qualitative movement diagnosis, learning biomechanical concepts, as well as influence and citation metrics of kinesiology research. Dr. Knudson has authored three books, 14 chapters, and 28 peer-reviewed articles in scientific proceedings.  He has also authored over two dozen articles for professionals and athletes in sport magazines and web sites. His scholarship has been cited over 2600 times for an h-index of 25 and a g-index of 46 on Google Scholar. His individualized h-index is 20.  He has served on four journal editorial boards, VP of Publications for ISBS, President of the AKA, and has been elected fellow of three scholarly societies. He has received the outstanding young alumni award from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and was the 2010 Southeast ACSM Scholar.  His national honors include the 2011 Ruth B. Glassow Honor Award from the Biomechanics Academy of NASPE and the NAHKHE 2016 Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture.  Dr. Knudson’s ORCID iD is 0000-0003-0809-7970.

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