Jeff A. Nessler has been a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, San Marcos since 2008. Dr. Nessler’s interdisciplinary background includes an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, an M.A. in Biomechanics from San Diego State University, and a B.S. in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University. Before joining the faculty at Cal State San Marcos, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University and spent two years as an assistant professor of Kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Nessler currently serves as the chair of the Kinesiology Department at CSUSM.
Dr. Nessler’s research is focused on the control and mechanics of human movement. He has spent several years studying gait and locomotion, where much of his work focused on the development and use of robotic devices. Recently, he has applied his background in movement analysis to paddling mechanics, balance, and wave riding in surfers. To date, Dr. Nessler’s work in the study of human movement has been supported by grants from both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.