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Master’s Students 2019-2021

Master’s Students 2019-2021

Billy Bean

Hometown: Schenectady, New York
Undergrad: The College at Brockport, State University of New York; B.S. in Psychology & Kinesiology, Minor in History
Assistantship: Teacher Assistant, Teaching: Soccer & Racquetball
Research Interests: Coach-athlete relationships, team dynamics, role efficacy, and motivational climates
Email: wb08675@georgiasouthern.edu
Justine Brown-DaCosta

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Undergrad: University of Saint Mary, B.S. in Sport Management, B.A. in Psychology with Minor in Coaching
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Badminton, Soccer, & Fitness Walking
Research interests: underserved youth & neurological diseases
Email: jb54138@georgiasouthern.edu
Carolena Charalambous

Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Undergrad: Florida State University, B.S. in Psychology and Family & Child Sciences
Assistantship: Research Assistant for Dr. Megan Byrd
Research Interests: Athlete burnout, mental health in athletes, the psychology of injury in athletes, intervention strategies in sport
Email: cc33864@georgiasouthern.edu
Samantha Holder

Hometown: Murrieta, California
Undergrad: California Polytechnic State University; B.S. Kinesiology
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant for aerobics, yoga, & weight training
Research Interests: Psychology of injury, coach athlete relationship, athlete burnout, and transition
Email: sh26514@georgiasouthern.edu
Deepashree Karve

Hometown: Mumbai, India
Undergrad: University of Mumbai, B.A. in Psychology
Graduate: SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant for PAL Program, teaching self-defense
Research Interests: Psychology of injury, coach-athlete relationship, athlete burnout, growth mindset in athletes
Email: dk07637@georgiasouthern.edu
Kelsey Kinnamon

Hometown: Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
Undergrad: West Virginia University, B.S. Sport & Exercise Psychology, Minor in Human Services
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant, teaching yoga & weightlifting
Research interests: Eating disorders in sport, coach awareness & education of mental health, transition out of sport/other performance fields
Email: kk12291@georgiasouthern.edu
Carly Notaroberto

Hometown: Phillipsburg, NJ
Undergrad: Salisbury University, Salisbury Maryland. B.A. in Psychology
Assistantship: Graduate assistant for PAL program, teaching yoga & walking
Research Interests: Psychology of injury and recovery, coach-athlete relationships, and racism in sport
Email: cn07047@georgiasouthern.edu
Marisa Puderbach

Hometown: Pottstown, PA
Undergrad: Clemson University, Clemson, SC; B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Athletic Leadership
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant, Teaching: Aerobics, Fitness Walking, and Body Conditioning
Research Interests: Psychological responses to injury, coach- athlete relationship, athlete burnout
Email: mp20465@georgiasouthern.edu
Tony Spencer
Hometown: Charles Town, West Virginia
Undergrad: West Virginia University, B.S in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Minor in Human Services
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant, Teaching: Fitness Jogging and Fitness Walking
Research Interest: Help-Seeking Behaviors in Athletes, Mindfulness in Sport, Psychological Skills Training
Email: js52129@georgiasouthern.edu
Katie Tozer

Hometown: Roscommon, MI
Undergrad: The University of Michigan
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Volleyball and Body Conditioning
Research Interests: Mental health in athletes, injury prevention and recovery, and personality in sport
Email: kt12369@georgiasouthern.edu
Nicole Vana

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Undergrad: Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Spanish
Assistantship: Teaching assistant for basketball, soccer, and fitness walking
Research Interests: Mental health in athletes, coach-athlete relationship, and transition in sport
Email: nv01434@georgiasouthern.edu
Master’s Students 2020-2022

Master’s Students 2020-2022

Claire Harding

Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Undergrad: University of Texas at Arlington, B.A. in Psychology
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Fitness Walking and Body Conditioning
Research Interests: Team dynamics, racism & sexism in sport, transition in/out of performance settings, and psychosocial aspects of sport, e.g., motivation, self-regulation, and coping with injury/mental health challenges
Email: ch31093@georgiasouthern.edu

Johanna Van Arkel

Hometown: Oskaloosa, Iowa
Undergrad: Grace College; B.S. in Sport Psychology, Minor in Business
Assistantship: Research Assistant for Dr. Jody Langdon
Research Interests: Psychology of injury, elite performance, coach-athlete relationship, concussions
Email: jv05481@georgiasouthern.edu
Emma Brazeau

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Undergraduate: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Bachelor of Arts – BA, Psychology & Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Swimming
Research Interests: Mental Health in Athletes, Athlete Burnout, Mindfulness in Sport, & Personality in Sport
Cassidy McIntire

Hometown: Chelsea, Oklahoma
Undergrad: University of Nebraska at Kearney, B.S. in Exercise Science, Minors in Psychology & Coaching
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Jogging & Fitness Walking
Research interests: Athlete Identity, Mental Health in athletes, athlete burnout, psychology of injury
Email: cm37977@georgiasouthern.edu

Marius Johnson

Hometown: Oviedo, FL
Undergrad: University of Central Florida, B.S. Psychology, Minor in Fitness Training
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant: Body Conditioning, Flag Football, Weight Training
Research Interests: Emotion and performance in sport, mental training and performance enhancement strategies, psychology of injury and recovery, impact of society and racism in sport
Email: mj14091@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 9/9/2020

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