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Meet the Faculty

Photo of Michael E. Feltner

Michael E. Feltner

Professor of Sports Medicine
Dean of Seaver College

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Thornton Administrative Center (TAC) 320C

  • Ph.D., Human Performance, Indiana University, 1987
  • M.S., Physical Education, Indiana University, 1984
  • B.S., Biological Science, Miami University, 1981


  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Statistics & Research Methods Lab
  • Research in Sports Medicine

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Associate Editor, Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Biomechanics
  • FACSM, Fellow: American College of Sports Medicine
  • President, Biomechanics Interest Group, American College of Sports Medicine, 1998-2001
  • Invited Presenter, IV IOC World Congress on Sport Science
  • President, Seaver College Faculty Association, 1999-2000
  • Research Fellow American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Chairperson, Seaver College Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Academic Interests:

  • Dynamics of high-speed upper extremity movement
  • Injury mechanics and gender effects on injury mechanics
  • Mechanical and muscular alterations associated with skill progression
  • Upper extremity augmentation of lower extremity musculoskeletal dynamics during vertical jumps

Selected Works:

  • Feltner, M. E., Fraschetti, D.* & Crisp, R.* (1999) Augmentation of lower extremity muscle force generation via arm motions during vertical jumping. Journal of Sports Science, 17, 449-466.
  • Feltner, M. E. & Taylor, G* (1997). Three-dimensional kinetics of the shoulder, elbow and wrist during a penalty throw in water polo. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 13, 347-372.
  • Feltner, M.E., MacRae, H.S.H., MacRae, P.M., Turner, N.S.*, Hartman, C.A.*, Summers, M.L.* & Welch, M.D.* (1994). Strength training effects on rearfoot motion in running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26(8), 1021-1027.
  • Feltner, M.E. (1989). Three-dimensional interactions in a two-segment kinetic chain: Part II: Application to the throwing arm in baseball pitching. International Journal of Sports Biomechanics, 5(4), 420-450.
  • Feltner, M.E. & Dapena, J. (1986). Dynamics of the shoulder and elbow joints of the throwing arm during a baseball pitch. International Journal of Sports Biomechanics, 2(4), 235-259.
  • Feltner, M.E., E.J. Bishop*, & C.M. Perez*. Segmental and kinetic contributions in vertical jumps performed with and without an arm swing. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. In press.

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