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joe_hamill.jpgI am Professor in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts and have been the director of the Biomechanics Laboratory for the past 21 years. I served as Chair of the department for 11 years and as Associate Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences for 3 years. I received a B.A. from York University, Toronto, a BS from Concordia University, Montreal, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in biomechanics from University of Oregon.

My research interests are focused on lower extremity biomechanics during normal and pathological locomotion. I have authored or co-authored over 80 research papers, over 95 research proceedings, several book chapters and three books. I have also presented over 130 papers at both national and international conferences. I am a member of numerous organizations including the American, Canadian, and International Societies of Biomechanics and the American College of Sports Medicine. I am a Fellow of ACSM, the Research Consortium, the Canadian Society of Biomechanics, the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and the Academy of Kinesiology. I am a member of several editorial boards of professional journals and review for all major professional biomechanics journals. I have been an invited speaker in many countries around the world. During my academic career, I have mentored more than 25 doctoral students.

I have served on the Executive Boards of the International Society of Biomechanics, the Internationals Society of Biomechanics in Sports, the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Society of Biomechanics. I have served on the Executive Board of the International Society of Biomechanics for the last four years. My responsibility on the Council is the Informatics portfolio. A major responsibility of this portfolio is to mange the ISB web site. I have worked to develop the new web site up and have managed many improvements on the site during the last two years..