Jacob Gdovin

Jacob Gdovin
Assistant Professor

Academic Interests

  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Exercise Science/Kinesiology

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

Journal of Athletic Training (JAT) Kenneth L. Knight Award for Outstanding Manuscript (2014). This award is given annually to the most prestigious and scholarly article:  Jacobson, B; Cendoma, M; Gdovin, J; Cooney, K; Bruening, D. The effectiveness of utilizing the pack-and-fill protocol in order to maintain the cervical neutral position on a football player with a potential catastrophic cervical neck injury. Journal of Athletic Training. 49(1):42-48, 2014. 

Previous Experience

  • The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS: Graduate Assistant in the Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management. Primary instructor for undergraduate lecture, laboratory, and exercise leisure courses.
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children, Erie, PA: Movement Analysis Laboratory Graduate Assistant/ Coordinator. Primary responsibility consisted of collecting and reducing data to create quantitative graphs for physical therapists and physicians to analyze.


Tucson, AZ


  • Family
  • Watching and playing all sports
  • Traveling
  • Movies   

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Develop my skills as a professor to have a positive impact on my students and introduce them to new ideas in the field of exercise science/kinesiology.
  • Determine how athletic footwear (cleats) plays a role in athletic performance and injury. 

Life Outside the University

My life outside the University consists of spending time with my family and exercising.