Vanessa Fiaud

Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Office: Virgil Henson Activities Center, Room 230
Phone: 806-651-2677

Professional Profile

Fiaud joined the Sports and Exercise Science Dept within the College of Nursing & Health Sciences in 2009. She received a Licence in English and Business Law from La Sorbonne Paris III, France, and an M.Ed. in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University in 2012.

Teaching and Related Service

Fiaud teaches Structural Kinesiology, Measurement & Evaluation, Sports Biomechanics, and graduate-level Biomechanics. She has been involved in various committees on campus and has been involved in professional organizations such as the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education and the American Alliance in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Research and Creative Activity

Fiaud’s research interests include injury mechanisms related to balance, gender differences and the effect of obesity on balance abilities, and somatotyping in sports.

Personal Sketch

Fiaud is a native of Paris, France and is enjoying the challenges the Texas life brings every day. Her interests include traveling, playing tennis, cooking French dishes, and movies.