David D. Chen, PhD David D. Chen ,  PhD

Office Location: KHS-249  
Telephone: 657-278-2514
Email:   dapchen@fullerton.edu

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Course(s) Taught:  
HESC/KNES 342: Stress Management
KNES 364: Motor Development
KNES 371: Human Motor Control and Learning
KNES 471: Motor Control and Dysfunction
KNES 558: Advanced Study in Teaching Human Movement                                  

Dr. David Chen, Ph.D., was born in China. After completing his undergraduate studies at Wuhan University, he went to Florida State University in Tallahassee for his Master’s degree in motor behavior. In 1992, he earned a Ph.D. degree in motor behavior and sport psychology from University of Florida in Gainesville. He taught for four years at State University of New York at Cortland and one year at California State University Los Angeles prior to joining the faculty in the Department of Kinesiology in 1998. Dr. Chen He has authored and co-authored more than 25 research articles in the areas of motor learning, sport psychology, stress management, and Tai Chi and made more than 60 conference presentations. He is also the author of two textbooks: “Stress Management and Prevention: Applications to Daily Life 3rd ed” (Routledge Press, 2017) and “Motor Control and Learning: An Explorative Approach” (Great River Learning Press, 2019). He does consulting in the areas of human performance enhancement and stress reduction for corporations and organizations. Dr. Chen is the father of two sons and enjoys cooking, tai chi, meditation, and hiking with his wife.

Interest Area:  
Dr. Chen’s research interests include mindfulness practices in the context of motor learning, human performance under stress, feedback strategies in motor skill learning, and self-regulated learning.