DEANNA KENNEDY
Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 301C Blocker
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-3130
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Primary Emphasis Area: Kinesiology
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Short Bio
Dr. Deanna Kennedy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. She received her PhD in Kinesiology (Motor Neuroscience) from Texas A&M University. Her research addresses theoretical questions related to motor synergies and bimanual coordination as well as more applied questions that have important implications for stroke rehabilitation and aging.
Research Interests
Bimanual Coordination
Motor Neuroscience
Neural Crosstalk
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Kennedy, D.M., Boyle, J.B., Wang, C., and Shea, C.H. (2016). Bimanual force control: Cooperation and interference. Psychological Research, 80, 34-54

2. Kennedy, D.M., Wang, C. Panzer S, and Shea, C.H. (2016). Continuous scanning transitioning through the attractor landscape. Neuroscience Letters, 610, 66-72

3. Shea, C.H., Panzer, S., and Kennedy, D.M. (2016). Effector Transfer in Hagemann, N., Strauss, B., MacMahon, C., and Loffing (Eds.). Latterality in Sports: Theories and Applications (181-205).Elsevier

4. Leinen P, Vieluf S, Kennedy D, Aschersleben G, Shea CH, and Panzer S (2016). Life span changes: Performing a continuous 2:1 bimanual coordination task. Human Movement Science, 46, 209-220

5. Boyle, J.B., Kennedy, D.M., Wang, C., and Shea, C.H. (2016). Optimizing the control of high ID movements: The role of the tracking template. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 4, 80-99

6. Shea, C.H., Buchanan, J.J., and Kennedy, D.M. (2016). Perceptual and action influences on discrete and continuous bimanual coordination. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 361-386

7. Kennedy, D.M., Rhee, J., and Shea, C.H. (2016). Symmetrical and asymmetrical influences on force production in 1:2 and 2:1 bimanual force coordination tasks. Experimental Brain Research: DOI: 10.1007/s00221-015-4460-0

8. Boyle, J.B., Kennedy, D.M., and Shea, C.H. (2015). A novel approach to enhance limb control in older adults. Experimental Brain Research 233: 2061-2071.

9. Kennedy, D.M., Boyle, J.B., Rhee, J., and Shea, C.H. (2015). Rhythmical bimanual force production: Homologous versus non-homologous muscles. Experimental Brain Research 233: 1917-195.

10. Boyle, J.B., Kennedy, D.M., Wang, C., & Shea, C.H. (2014). The sine wave protocol: Decreasing movement time without increasing errors. Journal of Motor Behavior, 46, 277-285

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

Courses Taught
2016 - 2017
KINE 307, KINE 491
2015 - 2016
KINE 307, KINE 691
2011 - 2012
KINE 198, KINE 199, KINE 485
2009 - 2010
KINE 429, KINE 485
2008 - 2009
KINE 198, KINE 199, KINE 429
2007 - 2008
KINE 198, KINE 199, KINE 429, KINE 485
2006 - 2007
KINE 198, KINE 199, KINE 429, KINE 485
2005 - 2006
KINE 198, KINE 199
2004 - 2005
KINE 198, KINE 199
2003 - 2004
KINE 198, KINE 199
Awards

(2016-2016). AFS Distinguished Graduate Student Award Research.  TAMU, AFS Award

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