Mitchell Stephenson, Ph.D

Assistant Professor



BARC 221


(406) 683-7230

[email protected]

Biography Mitch is a Michigan native that spent so much time driving to the mountains that he decided to move there! Academically he specializes in combining neurocognition and motor control theory in biomechanics research to reduce injury rates and enhance human performance. Much of his research contends with reaction time and anterior cruciate ligament injuries, but he also has extensive experience in strength and conditioning and human augmentation (braces, exoskeletons, heads-up displays, etc). During his M.S. at the University of Wyoming and his Ph.D. at Iowa State University, Mitch also specialized in statistics, workplace ergonomics, and practical pedagogy. When Mitch isn’t teaching, consulting, or in the lab, he’s almost always up in the mountains backpacking and riding motorcycles. You can find more information about Mitch’s research and pedagogy on ResearchGate, Google Scholar, or his ever-under-development website. Courses Advanced Strength Training & Conditioning, Biomechanics, Motor Learning & Control, Personal Health & Wellness Selected Publications & Presentations *Student co-author names in italics* JT Wilder, MLStephenson, & JC Gillette (2019). Efficacy of shoes and boots in preventing motorcycle-related ankle inversion. In Proceedings of the 37thConference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. ML Stephenson, AG Ostrander, H Norasi, & MC Dorneich (2019). Shoulder muscular fatigue from static posture concurrently reduces cognitive attentional resources. Human Factors, (ePub). DOI: 10.1177/0018720819852509 ML Stephenson, TJ Hinshaw, HA Wadley, Q Zhu, MA Wilson, M Byra, & B Dai (2018). Effects of timing of signal indicating jump directions on knee biomechanics in jump-landing-jump tasks. Sports Biomechanics, 17(1), 67-82. DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2017.1346141 JC Gillette & ML Stephenson(2017). EMG Assessment of a shoulder support exoskeleton during on-site job tasks. In Abstracts of the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. B Dai, MLStephenson,SMEllis,MR Donohue, X Ning, & Q Zhu (2016). Concurrent tactile feedback provided by a simple device increased knee flexion and decreased impact ground reaction forces during landing. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 32(3), 248-253. DOI: 10.1123/jab.2015-0220 ML Stephenson, DT Smith, EM Heinbaugh, RC Moynes, SS Rockey, JJ Thomas, & B Dai (2015). Total and lower extremity lean mass percentage positively correlates with jump performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(8), 2167-2175. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000851 S Breen, ML Stephenson, R Jensen, & S Drum (2014). Changes in running gait parameters during a 161 km trail race. In Proceedings of the 32ndConference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.