Renee Sample, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Mathematics

Main (Lacey)
Fields: Mathematics, mechanical engineering; biomechanical engineering
Ph.D. University of Dayton; M.S. University of Dayton; B.S. University of Dayton

5000 Abbey Way
Lacey, WA 98503


“I strive for each student to succeed and enjoy their learning experience. I hope my passion for teaching and student success motivates students to put in their best efforts”

I completed my Ph.D. in Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Dayton as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in June 2016. My husband, puppy and I moved from Dayton, Ohio to the Pacific Northwest in 2015 for a move with the Air Force. We’ve enjoyed exploring by hiking, camping and kayaking – and my favorite the beaches!


  • Beach Sample, R; Jackson, K; Kinney, A; Diestelkamp, W; Edginton Bigelow, K. “Manual and Cognitive Dual-Tasks Contribute to Fall-Risk Differentiation in Posturography Measures.” Journal of Applied Biomechanics. Accepted.
  • Pinnell, M; Rowley, J; Preiss, S; Franco, S; Blust, R; Beach, R. “Bridging the Gap Between Engineering Design and PK-12 Curriculum Development Through the use of STEM Education Quality Framework”. Journal of STEM Education. August 2012.

Areas of interest

Traveling, hiking, running, reading, biomechanics