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Dr. Stephen A Wallace

Dr. Stephen A Wallace
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John F. Kennedy University

Dr. Wallace received his undergraduate and Masters degrees from Kent State University in Ohio and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After his doctoral work, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Child Behavior and Development at the University of Illinois at Champagne. His previous teaching appointments were at the University of California at Davis and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Wallace have been teaching at San Francisco State University since 1997. He started teaching as an adjunct professor at JFKU in the Sport Psychology program about 5 years ago. His major research area is in motor control and motor learning. For the past several years he has been doing research on the topic of how upper extremity prosthetic devices (or artificial limbs) are controlled and learned. He was elected into the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2001. A revision of the textbook that he has written and is using for PSP 5833 has just come out (Introduction to Kinesiology: The Science of Human Physical Activity, 2013, Cognella Academic Publishing) and is currently using it in the course. Dr. Wallace's primary objective in PSP 5833 is to show the relevance of Kinesiology to mental skills training.

Education

B.S. in Physical Education from Kent State University
M.A. in Physical Education from Kent State University
Ph.D. in Motor Control and Motor learning/ Physical Education from University of Wisconsin- Madison