Steven J. Stanhope

stanhope (1)Director BADER Consortium

205C McDowell Hall

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Prosthetics
  • Orthotics
  • Human movement analysis


  • 1985 University of Maryland at College Park — Ph.D. Degree Concentrations: Biomechanics, Human Anatomy, and Exercise Physiology
  • 1983 Externship in Neurosurgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Providence, RI. Summer clinical externship program assigned to a neurosurgical team.
  • 1982 University of Maryland at College Park — M.A. Degree Concentrations: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
  • 1980 Boston University — B.S. Degree Human Movement Studies
  • 1976 United States Naval Academy – Midshipman Honorable discharge


  • BMSC 866 Special Problems
  • HESC 485 Research in Exercise Science
  • BMSC 868 Independent Research
  • MEEG 466 Independent Study
  • UNIV 401 Senior thesis
  • UNIV 369 UG Research Sustaining
  • KAAP 690 Biomechanical Methods
  • KAAP 400 Research Methods (honors and non-honors)
  • NURS467-080 Biomedical Research Ethics (Guest Lecturer)
  • Clinical Research Ethics – UD Responsible Conduct of Research annual training seminar.

Honors, Awards, and Major Professional Offices Held

  • 2011 Principal Investigator—BADER Consortium
  • 2009-present Principal Investigator—Gait Adaptations to Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Use – Technology Development Pilot Project.
  • 2008-present Principal Investigator—Exemption from full Human Subject Research Board review (2/26/08) to access the unlinked database related to terminated protocol 05-CC-0175 “Gait Adaptations to Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Use.”
  • 2009 University of Delaware – Inventors, Recognition Award.
  • 2009 The Catholic University of America – Certificate of Appreciation for ten years service on the Department of Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board.
  • 2008 Reviewer Recognition, NIH, Center for Scientific Review, Special Emphasis Panel, ZRG1 MOSS-F 15 B, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.
  • 2008 Appointed to the Delaware Institute for Medical Education and Research (DIMER) Board of Directors.


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