Diane L. Gill, Ph.D.


Office: 266 HHP Building, Greensboro, NC 27402-26170
Phone: 334-4683
Email address: dlgill@uncg.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Brief Bio

Dr. Diane L. Gill is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, and her undergraduate degree from the SUNY at Cortland. She held faculty positions at the University of Waterloo and the University of Iowa before moving to UNCG where she has served as Associate Dean, Department Head, and Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness.

She is former editor of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and of Quest, and currently is Editor of the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal.  She is a fellow in several professional organizations, including the National Academy of Kinesiology and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She has served as president of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), and of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD. 

Her research emphasizes social psychology and physical activity, with a focus on physical activity and psychological well-being.  Her scholarly publications include the text, Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, several book chapters, and over 100 journal articles. 

Her primary teaching responsibilities are in the sport and exercise psychology area, including the undergraduate core course (KIN 388), graduate-level overview course (KIN 644) and advanced topics seminars.  She has also taught Research methods and Seminar in Kinesiology (KIN 750), and developed the online version of the Seminar (KIN 750) for the EdD program. She has served as advisor for over 75 graduate students, including M.S. and PhD graduates in sport and exercise psychology and several graduates of the KIN EdD program.