Joseph Hamill

HerzogFellow Since: 2017

Current Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Joseph Hamill is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received a B.A. from York University (Toronto), a B.S. from Concordia University (Montreal) and M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Oregon. Joe was a faculty member in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for 31 years after serving on the faculty at Southern Illinois University for four years. He served as Department Chair of Kinesiology for 11 years and as Associate Dean of Research in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences for five years. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), an Adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick (Ireland), at Staffordshire University (England) and the University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), a Distinguished Research Professor at Republic Polytechnic (Singapore) and a Staff Scientist at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA. Dr. Hamill has authored over 180 research articles, over 200 proceedings and abstracts, three books and 22 book chapters and has made more than 250 research presentations at regional, national, and international professional meetings.

Dr. Hamill is an active member of the American Society of Biomechanics (Fellow), the American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow), the International Society of Biomechanics, the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (Fellow), the Canadian Society of Biomechanics (Fellow), and the National Academy of Kinesiology (Fellow). He is currently President of the International Society of Biomechanics (2017-19) and formally President of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (2012-14). He has served on the Editorial Board of Clinical Biomechanics, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Sports Biomechanics, Exercise and Sports Science Review, Gait & Posture and Journal of Foot and Ankle Research as well as acted as an ad hoc reviewer for many professional journals.

Dr. Hamill studies the coordination and control of lower extremity segments during human locomotion. His research has addressed functional variability from a dynamical systems perspective in both healthy and pathological gait. His aim is to determine risk factors for overuse running injuries. He has been funded for his research by several federal agencies in addition to private industry.