Dr. Adam Knight

Research/Teaching Expertise


  • Professor
  • Graduate Coordinator
  • Co-Director of the Neuromechanics Laboratory


Email: aknight@colled.msstate.edu

Complete Vitae


  • Auburn University (Ph.D., 2009, Biomechanics)
  • Auburn University (M.Ed., 2006, Exercise Science)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (B.S., 2004, Athletic Training)

Areas of Research

  • Lateral Ankle Sprain Mechanics
  • Clinical and Sport Biomechanics
  • Occupational Biomechanics

Areas of Teaching

  • Anatomical Kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Neural Control
  • Statistics

Selected Publications

  • Simpson J., Koldenhoven R., Wilson S., Stewart E., Turner A., Chander H., & Knight A. (2022). Lower extremity joint kinematics of a simulated lateral ankle sprain after drop landings in subjects with chronic ankle instability. Sports Biomechanics, 21(4), 428-446.  DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2021.1908414
  • Chander H, Kodithuwakku Arachchige SNK, Turner AJ & Knight AC. (2022). Is it me or the room moving? Recreating the classical “moving room” experiment with virtual reality for postural control adaptation. Adaptive Behavior, 30(2), 199-204. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059712320971372
  • Kodithuwakku Arachchige SNK, Burch V R.F., Chander, H., Turner, A.J., & Knight, A.C. (2022). The use of wearable devices in cognitive fatigue: current trends and future intentions. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 23(3), 374-386. https://doi.org/10.1080/1463922X.2021.1965670  
  • Turner AJ, Carroll W, Kodithuwakku Arachchige SNK, Saucier D, Burch, RFV, Ball JE, Smith BK, Freeman CE, Knight AC, & Chander, H (2021). Closing the Wearable Gap — Part VIII: A Validation Study for a Smart Knee Brace to Capture Knee Joint Kinematics. 152–162. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomechanics1010012
  • Chander H, Kodithuwakku Arachchige SNK, Turner AJ, Burch RFV, Knight AC, Wade C, & Garner JC (2021). Role of Occupational Footwear and Prolonged Walking on Lower Extremity Muscle Activation during Maximal Exertions and Postural Stability Tasks. Biomechanics, 1(2), 202–213. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomechanics1020017
  • Kodithuwakku Arachchige SNK, Chander H, Knight AC, Chen C, Pan Z, & Turner AJ (2020) Impact of Foot Arch type and Minimalist Footwear on Static Postural Stability, Footwear Science, 12 (3), 173-183. https://doi.org/10.1080/19424280.2020.1791976
  • Simpson J., Koldenhoven R., Wilson S., Stewart E., Turner A., Chander H., & Knight A. (2020). Ankle kinematics, center of pressure progression, and lower extremity muscle activity during a side-cutting task in participants with and without chronic ankle instability. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 54, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2020.102454.
  • Simpson J., Stewart E., Turner A., Macias D., Chander H., & Knight A. (2020). Lower limb joint kinetics during a side-cutting movement in participants with and without chronic ankle instability.  Journal of Athletic Training, 55(2), 169-175, https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-334-18.
  • Saucier D., Luczak T., Nguyen P., Davarzani S., Peranich P., Ball J.E., Burch R.F., Smith B.K., Chander H., Knight A., & Prabhu R.K. (2019). Closing the wearable gap – Part II: Sensor orientation and placement for foot and ankle joint kinematic measurements. Sensors, 19, 3509; http://doi:10.3390/s19163509
  • Simpson J., Rendos N., Stewart E., Turner A., Wilson S., Macias D., Chander H., & Knight A. (2019). Bilateral spatiotemporal postural control impairments are present in participants with chronic ankle instability. Physical Therapy in Sport, 39, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.06.002.
  • Simpson J., Cosio-Lima L., Scudamore E., O’Neal E., Stewart E., Miller B., Chander H., & Knight A. (2019).  Effects of Weighted Vest Loading during Daily Living Activities on Countermovement Jump and Sprint Performance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11, 1-10, http://doi:10.1123/ijspp.2019-0318
  • Simpson J., Stewart E., Rendos N., Cosio-Lima L., Wilson S., Macias D., Chander H., & Knight A. (2019).  Anticipating ankle inversion perturbations during a single-leg drop landing alters ankle joint and impact kinetics. Human Movement Science, 66, 22-30, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2019.03.015.
  • Kodithuwakku Arachchige S.N.K., Knight, A.C., & Chander, H. (2019).  Flat feet: Biomechanical implications assessment, and management. The Foot, 38, 81-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foot.2019.02.004 .
  • Simpson J., Stewart E., Mosby A., Macias D., Chander H., & Knight A. (2019). Lower Extremity Kinematics during Ankle Inversion Perturbations: A Novel Methodology that Simulates an Unexpected Lateral Ankle Sprain Mechanism. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 28(6), 593-600. http://doi.org/10.1123/jsr.208-0061.
  • Simpson J., Stewart E., Turner A., Macias D., Chander H., & Knight A.  (2019). Neuromuscular control in individuals with chronic ankle instability: A comparison of unexpected and expected ankle inversion perturbations during a single leg drop-landing. Human Movement Science, 64, 133-141. http://doi/org:10.1016/j.humov.2019.01.013.
  • Simpson J., Stewart E., Macias D., Chander H., & Knight A. (2019).  Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability Exhibit Dynamic Postural Stability Deficits and Altered Unilateral Landing Biomechanics: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy in Sport, 37, 210-2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.06.003.

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
  • American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Chapter (SEACSM)