In her new position, Arena will teach introductory and biomechanics-related courses in the Exercise Science department. She will also conduct and guide student research in biomechanics-related topics including balance, balance recovery, functional capability and motor control of human movement.
Arena completed her Ph.D. as a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow in Biomedical Engineering and served as post-doctoral research assistant and adjunct instructional faculty in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her research interests include motor control, dynamics and mathematical modeling of human movement.
“I am thrilled and excited to join the High Point University family,” says Arena. “I look forward to preparing and guiding my students toward accomplishing their career goals.”