Points of Pride

Faculty Spotlight

New faculty portraits as part of new faculty orientation Friday, August 16, 2019.

In the Fall of 2019, Dr. Jae Yom joined the Exercise Science program as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Allied Health at University of Illinois Springfield. Dr. Yom received a Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Georgia, with a concentration in Biomechanics.

Beginning in 2011, Dr. Yom had taught undergraduate and graduate courses for University of South Dakota and Ohio University. Also, he has conducted and been involved in several research projects such as landing/cutting biomechanics for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, gait biomechanics for total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and postural control with idiopathic toe walking behaviors.

Recently, Dr. Yom has contributed and collaborated with the Neuromuscular Biomechanics and Health Assessment Laboratory at Ohio University for a cognitive dual-task landing and virtual reality (VR) landing biomechanics projects by Department of Defense Orthopedic Research Program.