Douglas A. Wajda
Dr. Douglas Wajda is an Assistant Professor and member of the Health and Human Performance Department in the College of Education at CSU. He earned his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wajda teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the exercise science program including, Kinesiology, Motor Learning, Biomechanics and Exercise testing.
Dr. Wajda's research interests focus on the study and quantification of human movement and human motor control. Primarily, Dr. Wajda has extensive experience investigating gait and balance issues in individuals with neurological impairments such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and stroke. Since arriving at CSU in Fall 2016, Dr. Wajda has become an active member in the human performance laboratory, adding research experience in other areas such as sport performance and physiology. Dr. Wajda actively incorporates research activities and experience in the courses he teaches.
In addition to scholarly research activities, Dr. Wajda utilizes his background in Engineering and Mathematics to collaborate on projects with private corporations and federal agencies. This has led to research opportunities investigating fighter pilot physiology, microfluidic blood processing techniques, and medical device design and testing.
Outside of CSU, Dr. Wajda enjoys spending time with his daughter, outdoor activities, maintaining an active lifestyle and following Cleveland Sports. Dr. Wajda is a native of Northeast Ohio who grew up in Trumbull County just North of Youngstown.
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