Jennifer J. Didier

Jennifer J. Didier

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology


HKC 217

Curriculum Vitae


Jennifer J. Didier is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University and has taught undergraduate and graduate online and hybrid classes for over five years. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology and Psychology at Texas A&M University, and her Ph.D. in Motor Behavior, Biomechanics and Psychology from Louisiana State University.  She was an assistant professor at Southeastern Louisiana University in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies for 8 years before accepting her position in 2010 at SHSU. Her research interests include the integration of motor learning concepts in physical education, ACL injury prevention strategies for female athletes, and the psychology of exercise and learning. She also holds volunteer positions as a LIVESTRONG Leader and an assistant coach for the Huntsville High School mountain bike team, and spends her free time year round promoting physical activity and healthy living and chasing a very active young daughter.


  • Louisiana State University, 2003, Ph.D., Kinesiology, Concentration - Motor Behavior, Minor -   Psychology
  • Texas A&M University, 1998, M.S., Kinesiology, Major - Motor Behavior, Minor - Psychology
  • Texas A&M University, 1996, B.S., Kinesiology, Major - Physical Education, Minor – Psychology

Selected Publications

  • Glave, AP, Didier, J.J., Weatherwax, J. Browning, S. J., & Fiaud, V.  (2016). Testing postural stability: Are the Star Excursion Balance Test and Biodex Balance System Limits of Stability test consistent? Gait & Posture, 43 (1), 225-227.
  • Glave, A. P., Didier, J. J., Oden, G. L., Wagner, M. C., & Rivera, S. M. (2015). The relationship between body fat percentage and difference in caloric expenditure as measured by indirect calorimetry and estimated by an elliptical trainer. Journal of Molecular Pathophysiology, 4(2), 65-68. doi: 10.5455/jmp.20150525021208
  • Didier, J. J., Glave, A. P, Fiaud, V., Browning, S & Weatherwax, J. (2014) Reliability of BBS LOS test at two time points in a Healthy Population. Journal of Fitness Research, 3 (3), 3-7.
  • Didier, J. J.  (Spring 2014). Reducing texting and driving behaviors through critical thinking. Inquiry, In Press.
  • Glave, A. P., Didier, J. J., Santiago, J. A., Roper, E. A., and Keathley, R. (2013). Fostering Mentoring Relationships through Service-Learning. In Dominguez, N. & Gandert, Y. (Eds.). 6th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings: Impact and Effectiveness of Developmental Relationships. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico. In Press.
  • Didier, J. J., Li, L., and Magill, R. A. (2013). Environmental context affects outcome and kinematic changes at different rates during skill learning. Perceptual & Motor Skills: Motor Skills & Ergonomics 2013, 116, 3, 1-16. doi: 10.2466/25.23.PMS.116.3.
  • Didier, J. J. & West, V. A. (2011). Vertical Jumping and Landing Mechanics: Female Athletes and Nonathletes. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training, 16 (6), 17-20.
  • Didier, J. J. & West, V. A. (2011). Vertical Jumping and Landing Mechanics: Female Athletes and Nonathletes: Detailed Methods. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training, online supplement.
  • Rukavina, P. B. & Jeansonne, J. J. (2009). Integrating Motor Learning Concepts and Learning Strategies into Physical Education using Guided Discovery.  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, November/December, 23-30.
  • Jeansonne, J. J., Hoenig, J. R, & Hollander, D. B.  (2008). Applying Sport Science Theories to Increase Rehabilitation Adherence. Athletic Therapy Today, 13(3), 18-19.
  • Jeansonne, J. J. (2004). Motor Skill Learning Research Looks Beyond Outcomes. Biomechanics, 11, 6, 69-76.
  • Maraj, B. K. V., Li, L., Hillman, R., Jeansonne, J. J., & Robertson, S.D. (2003). Verbal and Visual Instruction in Motor Skill Acquisition for Persons with and without Down Syndrome. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 20, 57-69.