Shannon Ringenbach

425 N. 5th St.
ABC 131
Mail Code 9020
Phoenix
Assoc Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Shannon D. Ringenbach is an associate professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. She heads the Sensorimotor Development Research Lab, which  is currently investigating Assisted Cycle Therapy (ACT) and its effects on motor, cognitive, physical and mental health in a variety of neurological populations (e.g., Down syndrome, ADHD, ASD, Stroke, etc.).

 

Education

  • Ph.D. (Motor Control, Motor Development and Motor Learning), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1998
    M.Sc. Human Biodynamics (Motor Control and Motor Learning), McMaster University, Canada 1993
  • B.Pe. McMaster University, Canada 1991

Research Interests

The Sensorimotor Development Research  Lab  is currently investigating Assisted Cycle Therapy (ACT) and its effects on motor, cognitive, physical and mental health in a variety of neurological populations (e.g., Down syndrome, ADHD, ASD, Stroke, etc.).

Publications

Last 5 Years:

  1. DChen, C.-C. (J.J.) & Ringenbach, S.D.R. (2018). Dose-Response Association between Exercise Intensity and Motor Performance in Individuals with Down syndrome: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1007/s10882-018-9640-y
  2. DChen, C.-C. (JJ), UGHunt, L.M., & Ringenbach, S.D.R. (2018) Exploring Associations with 6-Minute Walk Test Performance in Adolescents and Young Adults with Down syndrome. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 30(6), 738-792. doi.org/10.1007/s10882-018-9619-8
  3. DChen, C.-C (J.J.) & Ringenbach, S.D.R. (2018).  Walking performance in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome; the role of obesity and sleep problems.  Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(4), 339-348.  doi: 10.1111/jir.12474.
  4. DChen, C.-C., UDBellama, T.J., DRyuh, Y.J., & Ringenbach, S.D.R. (2017).  Examination of participation and performance of dancing movement in individuals with Down syndrome. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 65(1), 58-63. doi.org/10.1080/20473869.2017.1334307
  5. Ringenbach SDR, DHolzapfel SD, Bosch PR, UGSnow M, & UGHunt LM (2017). Leisure physical activity and body composition relate to cardiorespiratory fitness independently in Down syndrome. Journal of Sports Sciences, 5, 65-77. Doi 10. 17265/2332-7839/2017.02.001
  6. Burke, D, Linder, S., Hirsch, J., Dey, T., Kana, D., Ringenbach, S, Schindler, D., & Alberts, J. (2016).  Characterizing information processing with a mobile device: Measurement of simple and choice reaction time. Assessment, 1-10.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191116633752 (Impace factor 3.1)
  7. DChen, C-C. & Ringenbach, S. D. R. (2016). The Association between Physical Activity and Sleep Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults in Down Syndrome: A Questionnaire Study. Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and Care, 5:3, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2325-9639.1000175
  8. Ringenbach, SDR, DHolzapfel SD, Mulvey, GM, UGRichter, M, UGJimenez, A, & UGBenson, A. (2016). The effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT) and voluntary cycling on reaction time and measures of executive function in adolescents with Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(11), 1073-1085. Doi 10.1111/jir.12275 (Impact factor: 2.41)
  9. DChen, C.-C.(JJ), UGKelsey, A., DMulvey, G.M., & Ringenbach, S.D.R. (2016). Examining the Davidson's Model via an exercise variable in individuals with intellectual disabilities, International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 62(1), 70-75.
  10. DChen,C-C., & Ringenbach, S. D. R. (2016). Dose-response relationship between

 intensity of exercise and cognitive performance in individuals with Down

syndrome: A preliminary study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(6), 606-614.

  1. Holzapfel SD, Ringenbach SDR, Mulvey GM, Sandoval-Menendez AM, Birchfield N, & Tahiliani SR (2016). Differential effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT) on short-term and working memory of adolescents with Down syndrome. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 28(8), 990-1003. Doi 10.1080/20445911.2016.1205592
  2. DChen, C-C., & Ringenbach, S.D.R. (2015). Test–Retest reliability of Purdue pegboard in adolescents and individuals with Down syndrome.  Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 3(2), 151-157.
  3. Ringenbach, S. D. R., UGLichtsinn, K. C. & DHolzapfel, S. D. (2015). Assisted cycle therapy (ACT) improves inhibition in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 40(4), 376-387. doi:10.3109/13668250.2015.1080352
  4. DChen, C.-C., Ringenbach, S. D. R., UGBiwer, A., UGRiekena, A. (2015). Cerebral

      lateralization of the EEG during perceptual-motor integration in young adults with

            Down syndrome.  Brazilian Journal of Motor Control, 9(1), 1-7.

  1. DHolazpfel, S.D., Ringenbach, S.D.R., Mulvey, G.M., UGSandoval-Menendez, A.M., UGCook, M.R., UGGanger, R.O., & UGBennett, K. (2015).  Improvements in manual dexterity relate to improvements in cognitive planning after assisted cycling therapy (ACT) in adolescents with Down syndrome.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 45-46, 261-270. . doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2015.08.003
  2. DChen, C-C., Crews, D., UGMundt, S., Ringenbach, S.D.R. (2015). Effects of equine-assisted activity on frontal EEG asymmetry in young children with autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 61(1), 56-59. 
  3. DChen, C.-C., Ringenbach, SDR, Crews, D, Kulinna, PH, and Amazeen, EL (2015). The association between a single bout of moderate physical activity and executive function in young adults with Down syndrome: a preliminary study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59, 589–598. doi: 10.1111/jir.12163.
  4. Ringenbach, S. D. R., UGZimmerman, K., DChen, C.C., DMulvey, G. M., & DHolzapfel, S. D. Weeks, D. J., & Thaut, H. H. (2014).  Adults with Down syndrome performed repetitive movements fast with continuous music cues.  Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 2(3), 47-54.* Excellence in Research Award
  5. DChen, C-C., & Ringenbach, S.D.R (2014). The Association between sleep disorders and fine manual dexterity in young adults with Down syndrome. Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and Care, 3(2), 1-4. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2325-9639.1000132
  6. Ringenbach, S. D. R., UGAlbert, A. R., DChen,J.J., Alberts, J. L. (2014).  Acute bouts of assisted cycling improves cognitive and upper extremity movement functions in adolescents with Down syndrome.  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52(5), 124-135.
  7. DChen, C-C., Ringenbach, S.D.R, & UGSnow, M. (2014). Treadmill walking effects on grip strength in young men with Down syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(2), 288-293.
  8. DChen CC, Ringenbach SD, UGAlbert AR. (2014). Assisted cycling exercise improves fine manual dexterity in persons with Down syndrome.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 27(3), 264-272.
  9. DChen, C-C (JJ) , Ringenbach, S.D.R., UGAlbert, A., & MSemken, K. (2014). Fine motor control is related to cognitive control in adolescents with Down syndrome. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 61(1), 6-15.
  10. Ringenbach, S. D. R., MBonertz, C., & Maraj, B. K. V. (2014).  Relatedness of auditory instructions is important for motor performance in persons with Down syndrome.  Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 20(1), 84-91.

Research Activity

  • Project HoneyBee, ASU’s Center for Sustainable Health

    09/01/2016 – 09/01/2017

    ACT NOW: Use of ACT9X activity and sleep tracker to help with early detection of

    Alzheimer’s disease in older adults with Down syndrome

    Ringenbach, S. D. R. (PI)

    $25,385

     

    2. National Institute Of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health

                Award Numbers RL5GM118969, TL4GM118971, and UL1GM118970.

                University of Texas El Paso

                BUILDing SCHOLARS Summer Research Programs

                Supermentor in Faculty to Student mentoring program in 2016: Ringenbach, S. D. R.

  • Mentee: Valeria Diaz-Pacheco
  • Final Poster Presentation: Validity of Maximal Heart Rate
  •       Prediction Equations After Stroke

    3. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,

                07/09/2012 – 06/30/2015

    Assisted Cycle Therapy (ACT) in Adolescents with Down Syndrome

    Ringenbach (Robertson), S. D. (PI),(scored in the to 6 percentile)

    $149,875

    1R03HD073652-01

  • Ringenbach,Shannon Dora*, Mcclain,Darya Denise. Assisted Cycle Therapy (ACT) for Adolescents with Down Syndrome. HHS-NIH-NICHD(7/9/2012 - 6/30/2015).
  • Ringenbach,Shannon Dora*. The Effect of Music on Motor Cognitive and Affect Functions for People with Down Syndrome in Music-Based Exercise. (5/1/2011 - 11/30/2012).
  • Ringenbach,Shannon Dora*. Music & Movement in Down Syndrome: Examination of intra and interhemispheric .....with Down Syndrome. JEROME LEGEUNE FDN(6/30/2009 - 6/29/2011).
  • Ringenbach,Shannon Dora*. Music and Movement in Persons with Down Syndrome. JEROME LEGEUNE FDN(7/1/2007 - 8/31/2009).
  • Ringenbach,Shannon Dora*. Perceptual-Motor Tasks in Adults with Down Syndrome. HHS-NIH-NICHD(4/1/2005 - 9/30/2007).
  • Ringenbach,Shannon Dora*. PERCEPTUAL-MOTOR BEHAVIOR IN DOWN SYNDROME. MCMASTER UNIVERSITY(1/1/1999 - 6/30/2002).

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning
KIN 422 Motor Control/Spcl Populations
CHS 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
CHS 494 Special Topics
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
NTR 799 Dissertation
EXW 799 Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning
CHS 494 Special Topics
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
NTR 799 Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
KIN 422 Motor Control/Spcl Populations
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
CHS 492 Honors Directed Study
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
CHS 494 Special Topics
CHS 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
NTR 799 Dissertation
EXW 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning
KIN 422 Motor Control/Spcl Populations
CHS 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
CHS 494 Special Topics
EXW 692 Research
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
EXW 792 Research
NTR 799 Dissertation
EXW 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning
CHS 494 Special Topics
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
KIN 422 Motor Control/Spcl Populations
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
KIN 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning
KIN 422 Motor Control/Spcl Populations
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning
EXW 599 Thesis
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
KIN 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning
KIN 422 Motor Control/Spcl Populations
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
KIN 422 Motor Control/Spcl Populations
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
KIN 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning
HON 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
HON 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
HON 498 Pro-Seminar
HON 499 Individualized Instruction
KIN 499 Individualized Instruction
NUR 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
KIN 345 Motor & Developmental Learning

Presentations

I teach KIN 345 Motor and Developmental Learning every Fall and first summer session.

I teach KIN 422 Motor Control in Special Populations every Fall and twice every Spring.

I also advise many Barrett Honors theses students and undergraduate research students.

Honors/Awards

2018             Outstanding Educator of the Year    Sharing Down Syndrome, AZ 

2016              Nomination for Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award             ASU

2015              Excellence in Research Award                                             NASPSPA

2015              Apple Polisher Award                                                Devils Advocates 

2014               Apple Polisher Award                                               Devils Advocates 

2014                Super Mentor                                         BUILDing SCHOLARS Grant

2012                Outstanding Professor Award                                    Order of Omega

2011                Nominated for Professor of the Year           ASU Parents Association

2010                Nominated for teaching award                                         CLAS, ASU

2009              Special Recognition for Professor of the Year                       ASU

2008 Featured as Arizonas Leading Women Scientists, Phoenix Woman Magazine

2006               Research Career Award             World Down Syndrome Congress

2005              Early Career Distinguished Scholar (nomination)            NASPSPA

2003 - 2004     ASASU Centennial Professor (see internal grants)           Arizona State University

1997 - 1998     Outstanding Graduate Student in Scholarship/Service         Purdue University

1995 - 1996     Young Scientist Award                                                           SCAPPS

Editorships

Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities

Human Movement Science

Professional Associations

North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Society for Neuroscience

Service

CHS Curriculum Committee

Personnel Committee

Limited Submissions Committee

Reviewer: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research

Reviewer: Journals in Adapted Physical Disability and Motor Control

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona

Down Syndrome Network

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Doctorate

Tongyu Ma                 Member          Exercise and Nutrition Sciences                       

Kahyun Nam              Chair               Exercise and Nutrition Sciences 

 Nathaniel Arnold       Chair               Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

 Simon Holzapfel         Chair               Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness - 2017

              *National Doctoral Scholar Award, American Kinesiology Association

 

Work History

 

 

 

 

2005  present            Associate Professor, Program of Kinesiology, ASU

2013  2016                Associate Dean, Barrett, The Honors College, ASU Downtown campus

2001 - present             Affiliated Faculty, Department of Psychology, ASU

2013  present            Affiliated Faculty, Cognitive Science, Department of Psychology, ASU

1999 - 2005                 Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Exercise Science Ph.D., ASU

1998 - 2005                  Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, ASU