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Dr. Christopher Williams

A Photo of Dr. Christopher Williams Office: 165 Tuttle South
Phone: (585) 395-2621
E-mail: cwilliam@brockport.edu

Education:
PhD, Auburn University
MS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
BS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Area(s) of speciality:

Biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise science, and strength and conditioning

Books, Publications, and Grants:

Rispoli, T., Williams, C., Nasri, P., Collier, D., & Kozub, F.M. (2014). Rate of force development in persons with intellectual disabilities following a six-week powerlifting program. North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) symposium. Ann Arbor, MI. October 16-18.

Durkee, B., & Williams, C.D. (2014). Effect of multi-joint velocity-based training on the development of explosive power in NCAA Division III hockey players. National Conference of Undergraduate Research.  Lexington, KY. April 3-6, 2014.

Nasri, P., & Williams, C.D. (2013). Biomechanics of power training: Women’s volleyball. National Conference of Undergraduate Research. LaCrosse, Wisconsin. April 10, 2013.

Too, D., & Williams, C.D. (2010). Kinesiological Bases for Exercise and Sport,Revised Edition. Dubuque, IO: Kendall-Hunt. (ISBN 0-7575-1174-0)

Williams, C.D., & Too, D. (2005). Biomechanics of Human Movement and Sport.  Dubuque, IO: Kendall-Hunt. (ISBN 0-7575-2020-0)

Williams, C.D. (2005). Running kinetics of visually impaired children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37 (5), S159.

Williams, C.D. (2003). An analysis of gait kinetics of visually impaired children during running. American Publishing House Grant Award. Total awarded: $5,995.

Williams, C.D.  Technology Support Initiative Grant Award. SUNY Brockport. 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008. Total awarded: $10,992.

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Biography

Dr. Williams arrived at The College at Brockport, SUNY, in 1999.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education (KSSPE). His specialty is in biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise science, and strength and conditioning. He is the Biomechanics Lab Director; and he teaches kinesiology, biomechanics, kinetics, strength and conditioning seminar, advanced snowboarding, graduate research methods, graduate and undergraduate thesis, and a number of independent study courses. 

Dr. Williams received his BS and MS from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and he earned his PhD from Auburn University. He has investigated areas such as explosive power in sport, rate of force development, neuromechanics and neuromuscular motor drive, the electromechanical delay, balance, joint stability, and special populations. Dr. Williams has published several times on these topics, including the authorship of two textbooks
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In 2011, Dr. Williams launched the Power Training Program - a collaboration between the Biomechanics Lab and Athletics Department to develop explosive power in athletes. Over 500 student-athletes in over 20 sports and activities have trained for sport-specific power and rehabilitation using Dr. Williams’ strategies and techniques.  In addition, over 100 undergraduate exercise science students have worked in the lab as a research team to administer the program.

The Power Training Program is unique in the world. It uses principles and tools in biomechanics, strength and conditioning, and rehabilitation to develop exercises, sequencing, and periodization protocols. However, what makes the Power Training Program unique is the use of responsive kinetic technology.  Dr. Williams’ Power Training Program is the only research-quality athlete training program utilizing all of these capabilities for sport-specific power and performance.  Research in the Biomechanics Lab has and continues to investigate the effect of responsive kinetics on explosive power, rate of force development, joint stability, balance, and neuromuscular performance.

As a result of the success of the Power Training Program, Dr. Williams has consulted with many teams and institutions - including high profile organizations such as the US Olympic Track and Field team, Russian Ministry of Sport, NY Knicks, Sacramento Kings, and Philadelphia Flyers. Each of these organizations use strategies and protocols developed by Dr. Williams in his Power Training Program to meet their individual needs in athlete training, maintenance, and rehabilitation.