Dr. Jesse Rhoades
- Associate Professor, Education, Health & Behavior
- Email: jesse.rhoades@UND.edu
- Office: 701.777.3113
- Dept: 701.777.4324
Hyslop Sports Center Room 202D
2751 2nd Ave North Stop 8235
Grand Forks ND 58202-8235
I am an associate professor in the department of Education, Health, & Behavior Studies at the University of North Dakota. My educational background has fostered a diverse research skill set, which I have enthusiastically endeavored to use in novel research topics and methodologies. I have a strong background in Biomechanics as well as Pedagogy within Kinesiology. Using this skill set, I have established, funded, equipped, and currently direct the BiPed laboratory at the University of North Dakota (UND). This lab specializes in motion capture and its application across various disciplines. The BiPed lab and its novel approach have fostered relationships throughout UND, including Pedagogical Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Biomedical Engineering, and Aerospace. Through these bridging efforts, I have found a rich research environment that is both personally fulfilling and informs my work with undergraduates and graduate students. As a result of my growth within Biomechanics and Pedagogical research, I have two strong lines of inquiry. The first is the application of novel Biomechanics techniques for human gait research, explicitly dealing with injury prevention. This line has taken shape in the form of foot arch studies with the Physical Therapy faculty and Lunar/Martian gait research with Aerospace. My second line of research remains the development of superior pedagogical strategies based on non-linear dynamics and their quantitative assessment.
Biomechanics is highly cross-disciplinary; additionally, the underlying motion capture inherent in this area of science extends this skill set into many other disciplines. The high flexibility of this skill set has allowed me to make connections and meaningful contributions to Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace, and Physical Therapy. These opportunities have allowed me to apply my expertise in human motion capture in ways that have not previously been explored. Specifically, I have used 3D motion capture and principal components analysis to determine optimal gait performance during fractional gravitational loading for space suit design. Also, I have used the application of 3D motion capture for foot dynamics to assess relationships between the plantar facia's deflection and elastic velocity in determining foot arch health. This ongoing project shows promise in detecting individuals at risk for plantar facia injury.
Non-linear pedagogy and its application within the physical education environment has been and continues to be a passion of mine. I have identified and am currently working on motion capture techniques for quantifying fundamental phenomena within this area of science. Namely the identification and quantification of reciprocal recursive nonconscious mimicry. Specifically, the assessment of interpersonal student mimicry through 3D motion capture and principal component analysis. If this line of inquiry is successful, it will help students who do not benefit from the current instructional paradigm, opening up more significant opportunities for success among these children.
KIN 410: Secondary Methods in Physical Education
KIN 410L: Secondary Methods in Physical Education Lab
KIN 305: Health/PE for ECE/Elementary Education teachers
KIN 494: Directed Studies Research in PXW
KIN 198: Practicum in Coaching
KIN 420: Physical Education Curriculum
KIN 242: Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 355: Applied Motor Development
KIN 491: Senior Capstone
KIN 501: Research Methods
KIN 332: Biomechanics
- Motion Capture
- Human Gait Analysis
- Fractional Gravity Effects Human
- Complexity Theory
- Dynamic Systems Theory
- Non-conscious Mimicry
- Spontaneous Synchronization
- Recursive Co-Mimicry
- Learning in Physical Education
- Subverting the Dominant Paradigm
Hopper, T., Rhoades, J. (2023). Biomechanical insights on tennis canada’s skill fundemantal phases: Ecological dynamics and reading gameplay. ITFCoaching and Sport Science Review.
Smith, E., Fitzgerald, J., Tomkinson, G., DeLeon, P., Orr, S., Rhoades, J (2023) Reduced Gravity Effects on Gait Coordinative Structures. Life Sciences in Space Research.
Green, W., Kim, H., Rhoades, J., DeLeon, P., (2023). Design for Custom Shaped Space suit, and Optimizing the Fit of the Spacesuit Hard Upper Torso. 2023 International Confrence on Environmental Systems. (Peer Reviewed, Published Confrence Manuscript)
Orr, S., Casler, J., Rhoades., J., DeLeon, P. (2022). Effects of walking, running, and skipping under simulated reduced gravity using the NASA Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS). Acta Astronautica.
Hopper, T,. & Rhoades, J. (2022). Enactivism and learning to play tennis: Modification-by-adaptation enabling action spaces and nonconscious behavioral mimicry. Stratagies.
Hopper, T,. & Rhoades, J. (2022). USTA and Tennis Canada learning to play tennis initiatives: Applying Ecological dynamics, Enactivism and Participatory sense-making. Stratagies.
Disterhaupt, J. W., Fitzgerald, J. S., Rhoades, J. L., & Tomkinson, G. R. (2021). The relationship between the digit ratio (2D: 4D) and vertical jump performance in young athletes. American Journal of Human Biology, e23679.
DeRouchey, J., Fitzgerald, J., Tomkinson, G. & Rhoades, J. (2020). Reliability of the Styku 3D Whole Body Scanner for the Assessment of Body Size in Athletes. Measurement in Physical Education in Exercise Science, 24(3), 228-234.
Rhoades, J. L., & Hopper, T. (2020). Reciprocal recursive nonconscious behavior mimicry, PE groupings, and modification-by-adaptation. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 11(2), 145-162.
Schwenzfeier. A., Rhoades, J.L., Whitehead, J., Short, M. & Fitzgerald, J. (2020). Increased sprint performance with false step in collegiate athletes trained to forward step. Sports Biomechanics, 1-8.
Rhoades, J. L., & Hopper, T. (2019). Reciprocal recursive nonconscious behavior mimicry, PE groupings, and modification-by-adaptation. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 1-18.
Graber, K. C., Woods, A. M., Killian, C. M., Richards, K. A. R., & Rhoades, J. L. (2019). My, how you have changed, PETE: An updated demographic profile of US teacher education faculty. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1, 1-12.
Rhoades, J.L., Woods, A. M., Fitzgerald, J., Trendowski, T., & Ellison, D., (2019) U.S. Voluntary Advanced Teacher Certification: Towards the Dakar notion of EFA. International Journal of Teacher Development, 23(5), 549-565.
Southard, K. J., Rhoades, J. L., Whitehead, J. R., & Walsh, T., (2018). A Signage Intervention Decreased Inactive Study Breaks in College Students. American Journal of Health Studies. 33(1).
Rhoades, J. L., & Hopper, T. F. (2017). Utilizing Student Socio-coordinated Mimicry: Complex Movement Conversations in Physical Education. Quest, 1-17.
Barry, A., Rhoades, J., Fitzgerald, D., Caine, D., Dalin, D., & Walsh, T. (2017) Effect of Sedentary and Physical Activities on Children’s Food Choice. International Journal of Exercise Science. 10(5): 702-712.
Rhoades. J.L., Woods. A, Daum, D. (2016). JTPE: A 30-Year Retrospective of Published Research. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 35(1). 4-15.
Rhoades, J. L., & Woods, A. (2015). Repertoire networks among national board- certified physical education teachers. Professional Development in Education, 41(3), 1 16.
Rhoades. J.L. & Hastmann, T. (2014). The Development of the NEXSS Observational Instrument. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science.18 (1), 53-71.
Woods, A. M. & Rhoades. J. L. (2013). Teaching Efficacy Beliefs of National Board Certified Physical Educators. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 65(1), 44-56.
Rhoades. J.L. & Rhoades. R.S. (2013). Complexity of Online Discussions. Journal of Online Teaching and Learning.9(1), 68-79.
Rhoades. J. L. & Woods, A. M. (2013). Self-Organized Communities of Practice inPhysical Education. Quest. 65(1), 44-56.
Woods, A.M. & Rhoades. J.L. (2012). National board certified physical educators: Perceptions of certification impacts. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 83(2), 235–244.
Rhoades. J. L. & Woods, A.M. (2012). National Board Certified Physical Education Teachers Task Presentations and Learning Environments. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 31(1), 4-20.
Graber, K., Erwin, H., Woods, A., Rhoades, J. & Zhu, W. (2011). A national profile of teacher education faculty: The construction of an online survey. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 15(4), 245-256.
Woods, A. M. & Rhoades. J. L. (2010). National board certified physical educators: Background characteristics, subjective warrants, and motivations. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 29, 312–331.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL August 2010
Ph.D. – Pedagogical Kinesiology
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, December, 2006
M.A. – Exercise Science
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, May, 2002
B.S. – Physical Education Teaching
Parkland Community College, Champaign, IL May, 1999
A.S. – Physical Education
Deleon, P., Crisman, K., & Rhoades, J. (2022). A Preliminary Study on the Feasibility of current US Spacecraft Systems to Support Parastronaut Activities. National Aeronautics Space Administration, US. ($100,000; Funded)
Thimgan, T., Verble, R., Smaranayake, V., Hercula, S., Rhoades, J. (2022). Anticipating and detecting cognitive decrements during uneven workloads that impair sustained CBRN missions. U.S. Army Research Office, FOA, W911NF-17-S-0003. ($499,999, Funded)
Snaches, L., Ovens, A., Dos Santo, E., Rhoades, J., Gorgina, L., Venacino., L Nascimento, L., Philpot, R., Lazaretti, W., & Moura Barreto, S. (2021). Complexity and social justice in the permanent physical education teacher education: collaborative processes and production of artifacts. Brazil Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation. (99,000 Reais; $17772), Funded
Nolby, C., DeLeon, P., Crisman, K., Mayapu, K., & Rhoades, J. (2021). Study of Performance for Commercial Extravehicular Space Suit. NASA, NNH21ZHA002C, ($100,000 Funded)