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Eamonn Hanrahan

Hometown: Wilton, CT
Undergrad: Exercise Science, University of Scranton
Assistantship: PAL GA-Flag Football, Softball and Adaptive Physiology
Research Interests: Elite performance, personality and motivation, team dynamics

Cora Dodson

Hometown: Waynesville, NC
Undergrad: Lenoir-Rhyne University; B.S. Exercise Science, minors in Psychology and French
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant (Physical Activity Life Program) Bowling and various administrative duties
Research Interests: Teams and Group Dynamics

Delaney Scace

Hometown: Waterloo, Illinois
Undergraduate: Missouri State University-B.S. Psychology, Coaching minor
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant: Basketball & Bowling
Research Interests: Stress and performance anxiety in female officials/athletes; motivation and cohesion in teams; self-talk;  pressure

Tyler Behrmann

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Undergrad: Kennesaw State University; B.S. Psychology; Minor in Philosophy
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant: Jogging & Yoga
Research interests: Motivation, peak performance, optimum performance, mindfulness

Katy Johnson

Hometown: Yorktown, Indiana
Undergrad: Anderson University B.A. in Elementary Education, Minor in Literacy
Assistantship: Research Assistant Dr. Megan Byrd
Research Interests: Perfectionism; Self-Compassion; The Yips; Mental Health and Well-Being in Sport; Youth & International Sport; Performance Anxiety

Desirae Myers

Hometown: Trinity, Florida
Undergrad: University of South Florida, B.S. in Exercise Science
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistantship: Body Conditioning, Weight Training, Volleyball
Research Interests: Coach-athlete relationships, racism & sexism in sport, mental health in athletes, gender equality in sport, sexual harassment & abuse in sport and military

John Hott

Hometown: Centreville, Virginia
Undergrad: West Virginia University; B.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology; Minors in Business
Administration and Sport Communication
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant- Golf, Soccer and Basketball
Research Interests: Physical Activity Motivation; Mental Health in Athletes; Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation; Organizational Culture

Luca Ziegler

Hometown: Oberroth, Germany 
Undergrad: Presbyterian College with a double major in Psychology and Business Management 
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant – Online Body Conditioning & Racquetball
Research Interests: Elite Performance; Personality in Sport; Implicit Beliefs; Competitive Anxiety

Ashley Fordyce

Hometown: Originally Sycamore, IL
Undergrad/Degree: University of Kansas; BA in Psychology
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant – Volleyball & Body Conditioning
Research Interests: Elite performance; Diversity; Cultural competence


Stephen Baehman

Hometown: Neenah, WI
Undergrad: Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI; Major in Psychology; Minor in Sport & Exercise Science
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant (PAL Program): Flag Football and Badminton
Research Interests: Working with teams/athletes from high school to professional level; Peak performance; Mindfulness; Psychological Interventions; Performance Enhancement

Quanjenae’ Broughton

Hometown: Sumter, SC
Undergrad: Psychology minor Coaching, Winthrop University
Assistantship: PAL Teaching Assistant: Bowling, Fitness Walking
Research Interests: Team Dynamics; Elite performance; Mental Health in Athletics

Kylie Dykgraaf

Hometown: Hawthorn Woods, IL
Undergrad: Middle Tennessee State University; B.S. in Exercise Science and Psychology; Minor in Honors Studies
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant: Aerobics
Research Interests: Psychology of Injured Athletes, Depression in Sports, and Team Dynamics

Matthew Goldstein

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Undergrad: The University of Alabama; B.A. in Psychology; Minor in Addiction and Recovery
Assistantship: Research Assistant for Dr. Hal Wilson
Research Interests: Mental health in sport; Mental skills training; Performance; Injury rehabilitation

Erika Moeller

Hometown: Cranberry Township, PA
Undergrad: University of Dayton, B.S. in Psychology with minor in Biology
Assistantship: Research Assistant – Tactical Athlete Initiative with Dr. Bridget Melton
Research Interests: Mental health in tactical athletes; cognition and performance; motivation for sport and exercise; gender dynamics in sport; physical and sociological factors impacting accessibility to sport and exercise

Kelsey Moeller

Hometown: Troy, MI
Undergrad: Fairmont State University; B.S. Psychology; Minor in Exercise Science
Assistantship: PAL Graduate Teaching Assistant – Volleyball, Weight Training, Fitness Walking
Research Interests: Transition out of competitive sport; Mental health in athletes; Coach-athlete relationship; Mental skills training

Hannah Moll

Hometown: Wadsworth, IL
Undergrad: University of South Alabama; B.S Psychology, Minored in Spanish Language
Assistantship: PAL Teaching Assistant: Yoga
Research Interests: Performance Anxiety; Perfectionism in Sport; Mental Health in High School Athletes; Personality and Sport health in athletes; Coach-athlete relationship; Mental skills training

Lauren Murray

Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Undergrad: McDaniel College; B.S. Psychology; Minors in Sociology and Sports Coaching
Assistantship: PAL Teaching Assistant – Soccer and Jogging
Research Interests: Coach-athlete relationships; mindfulness in sport; personality in sport

Karla Villa Alonzo

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergrad: Western Kentucky University. B.A. in Psychology and Diversity & Community Studies
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant – Fitness Walking
Research Interests: Using sport to promote social change; Sport equity; Cultural diversity in sport; Mental health in athletes

Tylar Walker

Hometown: Stockbridge, GA
Undergrad: B.S. Exercise Science, minor in Psychology, Georgia Southern University
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant – Anatomy Lab I & II
Research Interests: Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation; Motivation in Teams; Mental Health in Athletes; Racism & Sexism in Sport; Performance Anxiety; Perfectionism

Madelynn Wood

Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Undergrad: Millikin University; B.S. Psychology: Minor in Health and Wellness Coaching
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant in Pal Program: Soccer and Body Conditioning
Research Interests: Anxiety and perfectionism; Youth in sport; Body image and self-esteem; Goal setting; Burnout

Last updated: 1/4/2023