Dr. Doug Powell
Assistant Professor of Health Professional Studies
PhD, University of Tennessee
MA, East Carolina University
BS, East Carolina University
Location: Room 109, Carrie Rich Hall
Academic Experience Summary
Dr. Powell is a section editor for the International Journal of Exercise Science and a founding member of the South Central Regional Chapter of the American Society of Biomechanics. Areas of teaching expertise include clinical biomechanics, research methods and techniques, and neurological pathology.
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
- Master of Arts, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- Bachelor of Science, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Community
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Society of Biomechanics
- National Strength & Conditioning Association
- South Central Regional Chapter of the American Society of Biomechanics
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
- Biomechanical & Neurophysiological adaptations in healthy and pathological movement
- Sensory integration in healthy and pathological neuromuscular systems
- Aberrant foot function and lower extremity injury mechanisms
- Mechanical, neurophysiological and perceptual manifestations of fatigue
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications (15)
Selected Publications include:
- Powell, D., Williams, D.S., Butler, R. (2012) A comparison of two multi-segment foot models in high- and low-arched athletes. Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association, In Press (March 2013).
- Powell, D., Hanson, N.J., Long, B* and Williams, D.S. (2012) Frontal plane kinematics and kinetics in high- and low-arched female athletes during a landing task. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 22(5): 430-435.
- Powell, D., Long, B.*, Milner, C., Zhang, S. (2012) Effects of vertical loading on arch kinematics in high- and low-arched females using a multi-segment foot model. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Vol. 28; 165-73.
- Powell, D., Clowers, K., Keefer, M., Zhang, S. (2012) Alterations in neuromuscular activation patterns in short-leg walking boots. Journal of Sport and Health Science, Vol. 1 (1); 43-8.
- Powell, D., Threlkeld, A.J., Fang, X., Muthumani, A., Xia, R.P. (2012) Amplitude- and velocity-dependency of rigidity measured at the wrist Parkinson’s disease. Clinical Neurophysiology, Vol. 123 (4), p. 764-773.
- Xia, R.P., Powell, D., Rymer, W.Z., Hanson, N.J.*, Fang, X., Threlkeld, A.J. (2011) Differentiation between the contributions of shortening reaction and stretch-induced inhibition to rigidity in Parkinson’s disease. Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 209: 609-618.
- Powell, D., Hanson, N.J.*, Fang, X., Threlkeld, A.J., Xia, R.P. (2011) Enhancement of parkinsonian rigidity with contralateral muscle contractions. Clinical Neurophysiology, Vol. 122: 1595-1601.
- Powell, D., Long, B.*, Milner, C., Zhang, S. (2011) Frontal plane multi-segment foot kinematics in high- compared to low-arched females during dynamic loading tasks. Human Movement Science, Vol. 30, p. 105-14.
- Renshaw, D.*, Bice, M.R.*, Cassidy, C., Eldridge, J., Powell, D. (2010) A comparison of three computer-based methods of determining EMG signal amplitude. International Journal of Exercise Science, Vol. 3 (1), p. 44-8.
- Keefer, M.*, King, J.*, Powell, D., Krusenklaus, J., Zhang, S. (2008) Effects of modified short-leg walkers on ground reaction force characteristics. Clinical Biomechanics, Vol. 23 (9): p. 1172-77.
Selected Publications include:
- Powell, D.and Hanson, N.J.* (2011) Invited Review: Relationship between arch characteristics and landing mechanics. March, Lower Extremity Review.
- Zhang, S., Powell, D. and Keefer, M.* (2007) Effects of two basketball shoe designs on biomechanics and muscle activities in jumping and cutting movements. Technical Report to adidas International.
- Hamill, J., Zhang, S., Rodrigues, R., Powell, D., and Keefer, M. (2006) Phase-I Report: Anthropometric and plantar pressure evaluation of the foot. Technical Report to Schering-Plough Health Care Products Inc.
- Zhang, S., K. Clowers and D. Powell. (2005) Comprehensive 3D biomechanical analyses of selected key basketball movements. Technical report to adidas America, Inc.
- Zhang, S., K. Clowers and D. Powell. (2004) 3D biomechanical analyses of gait patterns in two walking boots. Technical report to DeRoyal Industries, Inc.