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Matthew Beerse, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

Contact

Email: Matthew Beerse, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-4108

Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 646P

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Georgia State University
  • M.S. in Exercise Science, Georgia State University
  • B.S. in Biology, Belmont Abbey College

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Biomechanics

Research interests

  • Development and acquisition of motor skills
  • Optimizing motor learning
  • Physical interventions for pediatric populations with motor dysfunctions
  • Motor control and variability

Selected publications

Beerse, M., Wu, J. (2019) Biomechanical analysis of the timed up-and-go (TUG) test in children with and without Down syndrome. Gait and Posture, 68, 409-414.

Beerse, M., Henderson, G., Liang, H., Ajisafe, T., Wu, J. (2019) Variability of spatiotemporal gait parameters in children with and without Down syndrome during treadmill walking. Gait and Posture, 68, 207-212.

Beerse, M., Wu, J. (2018) Vertical stiffness and balance control of two-legged hopping in-place in children with and without Down syndrome. Gait and Posture, 63, 39-45.

Beerse, M., Wu, J. (2017) Comparison of whole-body vertical stiffness during single-leg hopping in place in children and adults. Journal of Biomechanics, 56(3), 71-75.

Liang H, Beerse M, Ke X, Wu J. (2017) Effect of whole-body vibration on center-of-mass movement during standing in children and young adults. Gait and Posture, 54, 148-153.

Beerse, M., Wu, J. (2016). Vertical stiffness and center-of-mass movement in children and adults during single-leg hopping. Journal of Biomechanics, 49(14), 3306-3312.

Wu, J., Beerse, M., Ajisafe, T, Liang H. (2015) Walking dynamics in preadolescents with and without Down syndrome. Physical Therapy, 95(5), 740-749.

Wu, J., Ajisafe, T., Beerse, M. (2015). Children display adult-like kinetic patterns in the time domain but not in the frequency domain, while walking with ankle load. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 31(5), 292-308.

Wu, J., Beerse, M., Ajisafe, T. (2014) Frequency domain analysis of ground reaction force in preadolescents with and without Down syndrome. Res Dev Disabil. 35 (6), 1244-1251.