Visitive Research Associate
- M.S. in Applied Sport Science at Indiana University, 2005
- B.G.S at Indiana University, 2001
Associate Instructor and Graduate Assistant Department of Kinesiology
Leader Training Assistant Indiana University Division of Recreational Sports (August 2009-December 2009)
Modulation and plasticity of spinal neuronal mechanisms and how spinal circuits modulate information to coordinate the complex muscle actions required for human movement. The research employs electromyographical, conditioning and H-reflex stimulation techniques to study the neuromuscular control of human movement with the goal of assessing the plasticity or adaptability of the human segmental spinal systems through training.
Ryder, R., Kitano, K., Koceja, D.M. (2010). Spinal reflex adaptation ind ancers: Changes with body orientation and role of pre-synaptic inhibition. J Dance Med Sci.
International Association Dance Medicine and Science Annual Meeting 2008. "Spinal Cord Adaptations Involved in Dance Skill Acquisition and Maintenance".
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2008. "Heteronymous Presynaptic Inhibition on Reflex Profiles in Prone and Standing Positions in Dancers and Controls".
National Dance Education Organization Conference 2006. Presentation "The Science of Dancing: The Practical Application of Exercise Science in Training the Individual Dance Student".
Courses Recently Taught
Graduate Courses: Nature and Basis of Motor Skill
Undergraduate Courses: Advanced Modern Dance, Indiana University Dance Theatre, Intermediate Modern Dance, Theory and Practice of Dance Technique, Beginning Modern Dance and Body Conditioning for Dance