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Wendi Weimar

Wendi Weimar, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Director of the Sport Biomechanics Laboratory

Phone: 334-844-1468
Campus Mail: 302 Wire Rd, Auburn University, Auburn, Al 36849
Office Location: Room 20, Kinesiology Building
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Academic Areas

Exercise Science

Short Bio

Dr Weimar obtained her PhD from Auburn University and has been the Director of the Sports Biomechanics for 22 years. Her most far reaching research compared the gait parameters and muscular activity between flip flops, barefoot and sneakers. Her research has also included gait kinematics of dogs, of horses and humans. Her primary area of research is on the lower extremity mechanics. CUrrently, her focus is on the influence of different surfaces and different shoe structures on performance. She has consulted with the Texas Rangers, the Blue Jays. the Astros and the Orioles.

Professional & Educational Experience

  • Castleton State College: BS Secondary Education/Physics and Chemistry
  • University of Virginia: MEd: Adapted Physical Education
  • Auburn University: PhD Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Colonie High School, Colonie NY: Physics and Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor: Auburn University
  • Associate Professor: Auburn University
  • Professor: Auburn University

Research Interests

  • Influence of surfaces (artificial turf, grass, hardwood, concrete)

  • Walking, running gait

  • Hopping and Jumping

  • Foot health and function