Department of Kinesiology

Diane L. Gill, Professor


Office: 266 HHP Building, Greensboro, NC 27402-26170
Phone: 334-4683
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Research Interests

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Brief Bio

Diane L. Gill, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Her research interests focus on physical activity and well-being across the lifespan, with an emphasis on social psychology, particularly gender and cultural diversity. She received both 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 in January 1987.

At UNCG she has served as Associate Dean of the School of Health and Human Performance, Head of the Department of Kinesiology, and as the founding Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness.

Her scholarly publications include the text, Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, several book chapters, and over 100 journal articles. She has presented over 100 research papers and invited addresses at national and international conferences, and received several awards for her research and professional work. She is a fellow in several professional organizations, a former 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, and of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD.

She serves on several editorial boards and is former editor of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.