Our Mission

Steven J. Stanhope (Ph.D., University of Maryland)



Professor, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
211 McDowell Hall

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation Biomechanics
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Human Movement Analysis
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics

Mentoring In

  • Applied Anat & Biomech
  • Applied/Exercise Physiol
  • Motor Control/Behavior
  • Rehab Engineering


  • 1985 University of Maryland at College Park -- Ph.D. Degree Concentrations: Biomechanics, Human Anatomy, and Exercise Physiology
  • 983 Externship in Neurosurgery, St. Joseph's Hospital, Providence, RI. Summer clinical externship program assigned to a neurosurgical team.
  • 1982 University of Maryland at College Park -- M.A. Degree Concentrations: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
  • 1980 Boston University -- B.S. Degree Human Movement Studies
  • 1976 United States Naval Academy – Midshipman Honorable discharge

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 Principal Investigator—BADER Consortium
  • 2009-present Principal Investigator—Gait Adaptations to Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Use – Technology Development Pilot Project.
  • 2008-present Principal Investigator—Exemption from full Human Subject Research Board review (2/26/08) to access the unlinked database related to terminated protocol 05-CC-0175 “Gait Adaptations to Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Use.”
  • 2009 University of Delaware – Inventors, Recognition Award.
  • 2009 The Catholic University of America – Certificate of Appreciation for ten years service on the Department of Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board.
  • 2008 Reviewer Recognition, NIH, Center for Scientific Review, Special Emphasis Panel, ZRG1 MOSS-F 15 B, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.
  • 2008 Appointed to the Delaware Institute for Medical Education and Research (DIMER) Board of Directors.