Travis Ficklin`s Vitae - University of Northern Iowa

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Curriculum Vitae
Travis K. Ficklin, Ph.D.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Ph.D. Human Performance (Biomechanics) - Indiana University
2012
Dissertation: The mechanics of ball velocity production in windmillstyle softball fast pitching. (Computer Science minor)
M.S.
Exercise Science (Sports Med) - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2006
Thesis: Varus/valgus and internal/external rotational knee joint stiffness in males
and females.
B.A.
Physics Teaching - Brigham Young University
1997
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Associate Instructor / Lecturer
School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2011 - Present
2006 – 2011
TEACHING
Courses Taught
Graduate
University of Northern Iowa
PEMES 6260
Lab Instrumentation and Test Interpretation
PEMES 6251
Biomechanics
PEMES 6289
Applied Biomechanics (online)
Undergraduate
University of Northern Iowa
PEMES 3151
Introductory Biomechanics
PEMES 3186
Coaching Baseball/Softball
PEMES 3108
Softball Theory
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Indiana University
HPER-P 391
Biomechanics (Lecture)
HPER-P 391
Biomechanics (Lab)
HPER-E 159
Racquetball
SCHOLARSHIP
Peer Reviewed or Refereed Articles
Ficklin T.K., Lund, R., and Schipper M. (in Press). A comparison of jump height, takeoff velocities,
and blocking coverage in the swing and traditional volleyball blocking techniques. Journal of Sports
Science & Medicine.
Schmitz R.J., Ficklin T.K., Shultz S.J., Shimokochi Y., Nguyen A., Perrin D.H., and Beynnon B.D.
(2008). Varus/valgus and internal/external torsional knee joint stiffness differs between sexes.
American Journal of Sports Medicine, 36(7): 1380-8.
Peer Reviewed or Refereed National Presentations with Published Abstracts
Ficklin T.K., Reilly-Boccia C., Lund R., Beatty K., and Hervas J. (2013). The relationships of bat
quickness and bat velocity with batting outcomes for division I softball players. American Society of
Biomechanics Annual Meeting (Omaha , NE).
Lund R., Cusick J., and Ficklin T.K. (2013). A comparison of two different sprint start techniques in
collegiate linebackers. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting (Omaha , NE).
Reilly-Boccia C., Ficklin T.K., Lund R., Hervas J., and Beatty K., and (2013). Bat quickness and bat
velocity in division I softball players. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting (Omaha ,
NE).
Ficklin T.K. and Dapena J. (2013). Windmilling mechanisms for the generation of ball speed in
softball fast-pitching. American College of Sports Medicine.
Ficklin T.K., Schipper M., and Lund R. (2012). A comparison of volleyball blocking techniques:
jumping velocities and effective blocking areas. American Society of Biomechanics.
Ficklin T.K. and Dapena J. (2011). Vertical ground forces made in maximal sprinting exceed those
made in a ground tapping task. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43, (Suppl. 5), S289.
Ficklin T.K., Dapena J., and Brunfeldt A. (2009). A comparison of base running techniques in
baseball. American Society of Biomechanics.
Theses and Research Projects
Chair (research project). “A comparison of starting style effectiveness for the rate of speed
development in linebackers”. Jason Cusick (2013)
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Committee member (research project). “The effects of in-season maintenance training on force
production and body composition in division I female softball athletes”. Courtney Novotny. (2012)
Committee member (research project). “The relationship between absolute strength, relative strength
and body mass on depth jump performance in females”. Erin Brocka. (2012)
Chair (research project). “The acute effects of pre-exercise stretch on injury rate and performance”.
Kimberly Decker. (2012)
Chair (research project). “Validation of a novel device for the measurement of repetitions, lift velocity,
and lift power”. Ben Boothby. (2012)
Committee member (research project). “Body mass, relative strength, and depth jump performance in
males”. Scott Airey (2012)
Committee member (research project). “Examining the differences in the function of imagery used
between starters and non-starters on a collegiate football team”. Reid Evans (2012)
Chair (Thesis). “Bat quickness and bat velocity in intercollegiate softball players”. Cassie ReillyBoccia (in progress)
Committee member (research project). “Drive and braking impulses in windmill style softball fast
pitchers”. Kara Beatty (in progress)
Committee member (thesis). “The effects of heel elevation on torso inclination during the barbell back
squat”. Mike Neppel (in progress)
Chair (research project). “The mechanical effects of the pole release in pole vaulting”. Justin Bartels.
(in progress)
Committee member (research project). “Biomechanical similarities and differences between a
traditional blocking method and swing blocking method in volleyball”. Megan Schipper. (in progress)
Additional Presentations
Invited Presentations
Ficklin T.K. (2013) Sport science: biomechanics. Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program in
Biology. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Ficklin T.K. (2012) Sport science: biomechanics. Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program in
Biology. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Ficklin T.K. (2012) Sport Science and Biomechanics instrumentation and methods. Power-Lift / UNI
International Strength & Sport Summit II. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.
Ficklin T.K. (2011) Sport science: biomechanics. Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program in
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Biology. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Ficklin T.K. (2010) Sport science: biomechanics. Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program in
Biology. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Reports, Videotapes, and DVDs
Dapena, J., Ficklin T.K., and Dapena K.M. (2007) High jump, #32 (Men). DVD Addendum to Report
for Scientific Services Project (USATF). USA Track & Field, Indianapolis, IN.
Dapena, J. and Ficklin T.K. (2007) High jump, #32 (Men). Report for Scientific Services Project
(USATF). USA Track & Field, Indianapolis, IN.
Dapena, J., Gordon B.J., Ficklin T.K., and Dapena K.M. (2007) High jump, #31 (Women). DVD
Addendum to Report for Scientific Services Project (USATF). USA Track & Field, Indianapolis.
Dapena, J., Gordon B.J., and Ficklin T.K. (2007) High jump, #31 (Women). Report for Scientific
Services Project (USATF). USA Track & Field, Indianapolis, IN.
Dapena, J., Willmott A.P., Meyer B.W., and Ficklin T.K. (2006) High jump, #30 (Men). DVD
Addendum to Report for Scientific Services Project (USATF). USA Track & Field, Indianapolis, IN.
Consultation and Training
Ficklin T.K. (2012) 3D filming techniques and advisement. Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre:
Donovan Bailey Invitational Track Meet. Edmonton, AB.
Other
Ficklin T.K. (2013) Windmilling mechanisms for the generation of pitched ball speed. University of
Northern Iowa Research Symposium. Cedar Falls, IA.
SERVICE
University Service
College of Education Technology Committee
HPELS Technology Committee
Faculty Advisor, University of Northern Iowa Baseball Club
Alternate committee member for Fabio Fontana, UNI CARR
2013 - present
2013 - present
2012 - present
2012
Community Service
Young men organization president, LDS Cedar Falls ward
Scout troop committee member, BSA Troop 148
Volunteer leader, Cub Scout Pack 3748
2012 - present
2012 - present
2011 – 2012
Professional Organization Memberships
4
2007 – present
2007 – present
American College of Sports Medicine
American Society of Biomechanics
Other
Reviewer: Journal of Biomechanics
Reviewer: Journal of Sports Sciences, (Routledge).
Reviewer: Research in Sports Medicine, (Routledge).
2013 – present
2011 – present
2011 – present
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