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Kristine R. Csavina, Ph.D.

Kristine R. CsavinaAffiliated Faculty

Ph. D. in Bioengineering

Dr. Kristine Csavina holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the U. A. Whitaker College of Engineering. She first joined FGCU in August of 2007 as an Assistant Professor after serving as Director of the SHRI-CORE Orthopedic Research Labs in Sun City West, Arizona, from 2005-2007. Dr. Csavina received a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Dayton and the Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Arizona State University (ASU). From 1992-1997 she worked at NASA Lewis Research Center in test engineering after her undergraduate degree before returning to graduate school to pursue a research area in biomechanics and motor control.  She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Engineering Program Innovation in the College of Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University.

After her graduate degree, Dr. Csavina served as a Faculty Associate for the Harrington Department of Bioengineering at ASU and taught Biomechanics, Introduction to Bioengineering, and Introduction to Engineering Design. She also mentored several senior capstone design projects from 2003-2007. Dr. Csavina was the recipient the ASU Commission on the Status of Women's Outstanding Contribution and Achievement Award in 2002 and of the American Society of Engineering Education-ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant in 2004. She has supervised several MS students who worked on projects in motion analysis and bone biomechanics in the area of orthopedics. She has been a Co-PI on several industry grants for orthopedic research and has a recent publication in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma. She has research interests that range from motion analysis of human movement in orthopedics and sports to engineering education research in student learning, pedagogical approach, and K-12 outreach initiatives.

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