Dino Vrongistinos received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Human Performance with emphasis in Biomechanics from Auburn University, Alabama. He completed his B.S. at the University of Athens, School of Physical Education and Sport Science. He has taught at Southeastern Louisiana University and Korea University.
Prior to working in Higher Education, he worked as a Physical Education teacher in middle school, as a basketball coach, and in human performance statistics-analytics. Interests included management and coaching techniques in basketball, youth sports development, parent-coach association relationships, and management of competitive clubs.
He was the PI for an NSF funded grant ($300K), Real time motion analysis systems: Professional and graduate student training implementations. He co-authored and served as the assessment/report lead for a Department of Education grant ($1.5M), Quality Teachers for Quality Students Project: National Professional Development Program.
He is working in the areas of measurement pertaining to sport and human movement. Research interests incorporate software metrics of three-dimensional data and smoothing techniques using Euler parameters (aka normalized quaternions). His lab team has developed transducers and software for measuring forces during manual wheelchair propulsion. Research interests include multicultural education and self-efficacy in Higher Education.
Ph.D. 2001, Auburn University
M.S. 1995, Auburn University
B.S. 1991, University of Athens