Department of Kinesiology

Sport & Exercise Psychology


PhD students
Photo Name, Education and E-mail Interests
Mel Adams Mel Adams
2nd Year Doctoral Student

Education: B.S. Physical Education (Sports Medicine) -- Keene State
College
M.Ed Athletic Training -- University of Virginia
Outcome expectations in new exercisers and weight loss
participants
j evans John Evans
2nd Year Doctoral Student

Education : M.A. Counseling Psychology – Western Michigan
University
Anxiety and performance
Nich Hester Nich Hester
4th Year Doctoral Student

Education: B.S. Psychology – Warren Wilson College
M.A. Physical Education – Minnesota State
University, Mankato
Racial aspects/advantages in sport,
counseling/injury rehabilitation
Jeff Labban Jeff Labban
3rd Year Doctoral Student

Education: B.S. Psychology – Wofford College
M.S. Sport Psychology – UNC-Greensboro
Injury and rehabilitation.
l lange Lizzie Lange
4th Year Doctoral Student

Education: B.A. Psychology (Biology minor) – Hollins
University
M.S. Physical Education – University of
Northern Colorado
Motivation, gender, team cohesion
Karen Murphy Karen Murphy
5th Year Doctoral Student

Education: B.A. Sociology - Memorial University
M.S. Exercise and Sport Science - UNC- Greensboro
Physical activity, health & wellbeing, health- related quality of life
Enid Rodrigues Enid A. Rodriguez
4th Year Doctoral Student

Education: B.S. Physical Education, University of Puerto Rico,
Mayaguez campus
M.S. Sport Psychology, University of North Texas
Sport violence, talent identification, and sexual harassment
y shang Ya-Ting Shang
2nd Year Doctoral Student

Education: M.A. Recreation and Sport Management – NCTPE

Gender and cultural issues
Jennifer T Jennifer Thomas
4th Year Doctoral Student

Education: B.S. James Madison University
M.S. Exercise and Sport Science – UNC-Greensboro
Applied research, baseball, running, tennis, conditioning
l washington Leah Washington
5th Year Doctoral Student

Education: B.S. Kinesiology – James Madison University
M.S. Exercise Physiology– The George
Washington University
Psychological aspects of athletic injury, consulting with athletes

Masters students
Photo Name, Education and E-mail Interests
k becofsky

Katie Becofsky
2nd Year Master’s Student

Education: B.A. Psychology, Communication
SUNY New Paltz

Exercise motivation and adherence
Brendan Carr Brendan Carr
3rd Year Master’s Student

Education: A.B. Psychology, Exercise and Sport Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leadership; Emotional regulation; Student
development; Professional issues in sport
psychology
Danielle Duffy

Danielle Duffy
2nd Year Master’s Student

Education: B.S. Athletic Training
Lenoir-Rhyne College

Injury rehabilitation; Motivation
Kelly Dvorak

Kelly Dvorak
1st Year Master’s Student
Education: B.S. Kinesiology and Health Promotion
University of Wyoming

Sports injuries; Exercise and dementia
Efferman Ezell

Efferman Ezell
1st Year Master’s Student

Education: B.A. Psychology
University of California, Merced

Attention allocation; Motivation; Sports injury
Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher
2nd Year Master’s Student

Education: B.A. Psychology, Government
University of Virginia

Performance enhancement; Attention; Motivation
Christine Jehu Christine Jehu
2nd Year Master’s Student

Education: B.A. Clinical Psychology
Hollins University
Female athlete triad; body image; Pre-competition
preparation
Paul Knackstedt

Paul Knackstedt
2nd Year Master’s Student

Education: B.S. Psychology, Kinesiology
The College of William and Mary
Interests:

Imagery/Visualization; Injury Rehabilitation
Bryan Loy

Bryan Loy
1st Year Master’s Student

Education: B.A. Psychology {Philosophy minor}
The College of Wooster

Exercise and mood; Coaching
Daniel Pendleton

Daniel Pendleton
1st Year Master’s Student

Education: B.S. Psychology & Health and Exercise Science
Colorado State University

Exercise and Cognition, Applied Sport Psychology;
Youth Sport Psychology
Aaron Piepmeier

Aaron Piepmeier
1st Year Master’s Student

Education: B.S. Psychology
Tennessee Technological University

Exercise motivation and creativity Martial arts
Erin Reifsteck

Erin Reifsteck
1st Year Master’s Student

Education: B.S. Psychology {Neuroscience minor}
St. Francis University (PA)

Gender and sports; Sport/Life transitions
Sheila Sidelinger

Sheila Sidelinger
1st Year Master’s Student

Education: B.S. Psychology, Athletic Training
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Interests:

Sport Injuries
Siobhan Huggins-Sullivan

Siobhan Huggins-Sullivan
1st Year Master’s Student

Education: B.S. Athletic Training
University of Pittsburg

Sport injury rehabilitation
Julie Sutcliffe

Julie Sutcliffe
2nd Year Master’s Student

Education: B.A. Psychology
Vassar College

Injury rehabilitation; Performance enhancement
Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams
1st Year Master’s Student

Education: B.A. Psychology
Warren Wilson College

Exercise motivation and adherence; Psychological benefits of exercise