MAT Faculty & Staff

  • Jessica Wallace, Ph.D., AT, ATC

    Athletic Training Program Director
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Kinesiology and Sport Science
    1 University Plaza, 307L Beeghly Center
    Youngstown, OH 44555
    330-941-2577

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
    • Master of Art in Physical Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology with concentration in Athletic Training, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

    Dr. Wallace’s primary line of research of interest is Sport-Related Concussion. Specifically, she specializes in public health issues related to health disparities and access to care within low socioeconomic status communities. Much of Dr. Wallace’s research reaches high school communities with the Youngstown and Northeast Ohio region.

  • Yongung Kwon, PhD, AT, ATC

    Clinical Education Coordinator
    Assistant Professor
    Director, Center of Sports Medicine and Applied Biomechanics (SMAB)
    Master of Athletic Training
    Department of Kinesiology and Sport Science

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Yeungnam University, South Korea
    • Master of Science in Athletic Training, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation and Movement Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

     

    Yongung Kwon, Ph.D., ATC is the Director of the Center of Sports Medicine and Applied Biomechanics (SMAB). Dr. Kwon specializes in three-dimensional biomechanics as it relates to injury and prevention from running and landing injuries. His primary research area of interest is the mechanism, assessment, and rehabilitation of lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries. More specifically, he focuses on patients with chronic ankle instability (CAI) by understanding and enhancing impairments in biomechanics and proprioception through the instrumented assessments including force plate measures, electromyography, and 3-Dbiomechanical motional analysis. His secondary interest includes the development of athletic injury prevention programs.