Joao Barros

Joao Barros

Office Location: KHS 230
Telephone: (657) 278-5986

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Course(s) Taught:  
KNES 371 – Human Motor Control and Learning
KNES 349 – Measurement and Statistics in Kinesiology
KNES 499 – Independent Study
KNES 571 – Advanced Study in Human Motor Control and Learning

Dr. Barros joined the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology in 2010. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physical Education from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He then moved to the U.S. to pursue his Ph.D. in Motor Behavior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. At Tennessee, Dr. Barros received the H. W. Hobt Memorial Teaching Award twice and the Edward A. Capen Award for excellence in research from his department. At CSUF, Dr. Barros has received the Faculty Recognition for Excellence in Teaching in 2016. He has served as Scientific Director for the Brazilian Society for Motor Behavior and Editor-in-Chief for the Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior. He is an active member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, President of the Pride Alliance - Faculty and Staff Association, and co-directs the Motor Behavior Laboratory.

Interest Area:
Dr. Barros’s research focuses on understanding factors that improve movement performance and the learning of motor skills. He is especially interested on the effects of different practice schedules, foci of attention, self-control manipulations, and instruction.