Education prof honored for contributions

Education prof honored for contributions

Jody Jensen, an expert on balance and locomotor skills over the lifespan, has been given the Ruth B. Glassow Biomechanics Award by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The award was created to honor biomechanics scholars nationwide who have made significant contributions to applied biomechanics research. Jensen is a professor in the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education and director of research for the University of Texas Autism Project. The focus of her studies has been the biomechanical and neurophysiological factors influencing skill acquisition in infants and children and motor performance declines in older adults.